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Majority of young mothers are frequent mobile gamers: survey

If you're struggling to find a present for a mother with school-age kids this year, don't play it safe with a box of chocolates: get her an App Store or Google Play gift card, because chances are she'll need it to buy access to the next level of Candy Crush Saga.


Pakistan's Malala, global icon of girls' education

Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai's courageous fightback from being shot by the Taliban has transformed her into a symbol for human rights and a campaigner in global demand.


For Uganda's women, action on traumatic childbirth injury

After suffering the tragedy of giving birth to a stillborn child nine years ago, Anna Grace Amuko was left with a debilitating condition.


WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

The World Health Organization introduced new cervical cancer guidelines Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.


Study makes a case for taking folic acid before conceiving

Folic acid supplementation is well known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects to a developing fetus, but a new study says hopeful moms-to-be should start the process even before they get pregnant to reduce the risk of low birth weight.


High heels could bring out the best in men: study

A first-of-its kind study investigated the effect of women's shoes on men's behavior and found that women wearing high heels inspire a man to be more helpful.


Job authority spells depression for women: study

Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said.


Palestinian dancer seeks change through ballet

Ramallah dancer Shireen Ziyadeh wants to use pirouettes and plies to change the place where she grew up, training aspiring ballerinas to show that "something beautiful comes from Palestine".


Freezing eggs to halt the biological clock

She is 44 and single, but journalist Sarah still dreams of having a child, while TV producer Susanah, 38, is waiting for her younger boyfriend to be ready.


Having young kids around may ease menopausal symptoms

Spending time with young children could reduce hot flashes and night sweats for some women in mid-life, according to a new study from the Kinsey Institute that focused on women who underwent rapid menopause after surgical removal of the ovaries.