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How independent women are shaping the travel industry

Released just in time for International Women’s Day, the results of a new international survey show that solo female travel is a robust market, with nearly three-quarters of respondents saying they that either plan to travel alone this year, or have already done so in the past.


HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

Despite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday.


Study yields pregnancy guidance for the obese

Waiting until you're halfway through your pregnancy to start gaining weight could prevent complications if you're obese, according to a new study conducted at the Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US.


Eating placentas? US moms swear by health benefits

Health trends come and go, but one post-birth fad is gaining a foothold in the United States among some new mothers who extol the benefits of eating their own placentas.


Enhance female employment rate

The annual findings of the Hays Asia Salary Guide released in conjunction with International Women's Day showed that the number of women holding management positions has greatly improved, achieving 34% and ranked 2nd in Asia just after China, which recorded 36%. The rate has even surpassed Hong Kong (31%), Singapore (27%), Japan (10%) and other economically strong regions.


Qatar women launch start-ups despite social constraints

Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates.


Stop weight shaming, calorie counting to encourage healthy eating: study

Traditional strategies for encouraging young people to eat healthily have come under fire in the findings of four US-based research teams.


Love changes everything, even tweets

If you get engaged and announce it on Twitter, the language, vocabulary and even the perception of time in subsequent tweets changes massively.


India's 'Charlie's Angels' take on capital's mean streets

As dawn breaks over the Indian capital, a group of police women are already hard at work practising their punches, on a mission to rid the city's streets of sexual predators.


Breastfeeding prepares baby’s belly for solids: study

The beneficial gut bacteria that a baby develops as a result of breastfeeding prepares the digestive system to take on solid foods later, according to a small study by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.