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Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Is having a tattoo a no-no for job interviewers?

Thinking of whether or not to hide your tattoo before a scheduled job interview for your dream job or whether or not having your body inked can affect your chances of getting employed?
In the Media by Ron Jayson Timbang - 3 comments

Domestic violence in India: Women's existence 'privatized' Special

As domestic violence and women's rights matters in India continue to make headlines in the international press, one woman is working to elevate the issues in a troubling and challenging environment.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Aspirin may reduce colon cancer risk in women

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital shows taking low-dose aspirin every other day may lower a women's risk of colorectal cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Blueberries and strawberries lower risk of heart attacks

Blueberries and strawberries, fruits which contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits, have been linked to lowering the risk of heart attacks in women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey's defense of Todd Akin draws GOP backlash

GOP Representative Phil Kingrey of Georgia came to the defense of former GOP Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri in regards to legitimate rape. As Kingrey said that Todd was "partially right," Republicans, Democrats, and other groups pounced on his words.
In the Media by Can Tran

Rules for Texas' health program puts Planned Parenthood at risk

Austin - A Texas health program that serves more than 100,000 low-income women will shut down if Planned Parenthood is allowed to continue participating, the state's health and human services chief said on Thursday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Women need bifocals sooner than men & arm length may be to blame

Studies show that presbyopia, the inability to see at a close distance that occurs with age, is more common in women. While men and women need bifocals as they age, the need is more common among women and tends to hit them at younger ages than men.
In the Media by Danielle Smiley

High stress jobs linked to higher risk of heart attacks in women

Women with high stress jobs have a 67 percent greater cardiovascular risk than women in lower-stress jobs, according to a just-released study in the journal PLOS One.
In the Media by Liz Seegert
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