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Drug-detecting nail polish could become a woman’s best friend

The only better source of girl power than an attack Chihuahua to ward off fishy acquaintances would be none other than drug-detecting nail polish. A subtle stir with a finger can detect whether the drink brought over by a stranger at a party is safe.


Exercise could lower risk of irregular heartbeat for women in the golden years: study

US researchers observed post-menopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a 15-year study that began in 1991, and concluded that exercise decreased chances of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) by ten percent.


For women whose biological clock is ticking, the sound of an actual clock can speed it up: study

It's more than a metaphor: the sound of an actual ticking clock can ignite a woman's desire for children -- that is, if she comes from a background in which having kids is already a priority, according to a small new study by researchers at Florida State University.


Does a healthy heart start with a healthy marriage?

In a cross-sectional study of affairs of the heart -- in both biological and sentimental terms -- researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have linked cardiovascular health to marriage.


Pregnant? Best avoid contact with antibacterial compounds

A study to be presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) indicates, ironically, that what keeps us clean can be hazardous to unborn fetuses and could cause developmental and reproductive problems.


Synthetic protein offers new hope for male infertility

A research team from Queen's University in Canada, led by Richard Oko, has indentified a method of inducing fertilization using a synthetic version of the protein PAWP found in sperm cells.


Suicide bombers put women under suspicion in Nigeria's Kano

Women in north Nigeria's largest city Kano are abandoning their traditional religious dress after a spate of suicide bombings by young girls with explosives under their hijab.


For Iran's women, makeup speaks volumes

Under the compulsory veil and despite hard times, Iranian women are unrestrained in showing off one feature on which they feel a need to spend money. Their faces.


Women are the most committed mobile gamers

Forget the stereotypes: when it comes to smartphones and tablets, women spend more time and money on games and show greater too.


Older women should choose calcium, vit D supplements carefully: study

In a departure from typical clinical conclusions, researchers at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) say common supplements could elevate calcium levels too high, putting them at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems.