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Expert tips on choosing a wedding dress

Finding the perfect wedding dress is a notoriously difficult task, and future brides are often unsure where to start. Which style of dress to choose? Which materials? On the occasion of New York Bridal Week, wedding dress designer Rime Arodaky agreed to answer some of the main questions facing brides-to-be.


India's acid victims still suffer despite new rules

The Indian teenager's voice trembles as she recalls the day she lost her face when her brother-in-law and his friends pinned her down and doused her with acid.


Smart fertility thermometer indicates when to deliver the goods

The popular fertility tracking app Ovatemp now offers a corresponding device called ONDO that takes your basal body temperature to let you know when the most fertile phase of your monthly cycle hits.


Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

Despite the surging popularity of online dating, it may not be the best bet for those looking to marry, according to researchers at Michigan State University, East Lansing, who set out to explore how couples' meeting venues could play a role in the duration of the relationship.


A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

A husband's happiness is significantly related to how his wife feels about the union, according to researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan, who say the happier the wife is with the marriage, the more content her husband will be with life in general.


Eating fish could help preserve women’s hearing: study

According to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women's risk of acquired hearing loss.


Belly dancing could encourage positive body-image: study

Popular for the fitness benefits of its torso-driven moves and for pure enjoyment, the practice of belly dancing could also lead to improved body image for women, according to researchers from Flinders University in Australia.


Big weddings, few partners could be the formula for a happy marriage: study

A big wedding celebration preceded by few romantic relationships for both the bride and the groom could be a positive sign that they will be happy together years down the road, according to researchers at the University of Virginia.


Potassium-rich foods offer health benefits for older women: study

Healthy postmenopausal women reduce their risk of stroke if their diet is rich in potassium, according to a research team led by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.


New study favors sutures over staples for closing a C-section incision

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia believe to have settled a longstanding debate over how to close a C-section, sutures trumping staples by a whopping 57 percent decrease in wound complications.