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A woman who was told she was not fat enough to have gastric bypass surgery on the NHS is taking health chiefs to court in a bid to overturn the ruling. Hazel Kent, 40, of Bracknell, Berkshire, claims the operation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard is asking that her country's people look not to her Labor party's recent history but to her personality as the basis for a stable federal government. Ms Gillard has held initial talks with independent candidates... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Miscarriage is the most common form of pregnancy complication. The estimated UK miscarriage rate is 250,000 each year. Doctors believe that roughly 50% of all conceptions never make it to a pregnancy test, and once there is a positive test... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has challenged Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to a debate on the economy, which she says is the main issue of the election, to be held next week. Gillard threw down the gauntlet to Abbott, calling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Hundreds of women arrive in the UK each year to clean homes, cook and care for children. They come so they can support their families back home. Instead they are turned into virtual slaves. The story of one domestic worker,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
There is so much bad news around about breast cancer, but here's some good news: deaths from the disease have fallen in the UK since the 1980s. However mortality rates from breast cancer continue to be among Europe's highest, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Pregnant women who fast during Ramadan could be putting the health of their unborn baby at risk, according to a new study. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims across the world fast... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
It's an international bestseller, a true story of a woman on a spiritual journey. Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts has even reportedly converted to Hinduism after filming Eat Pray Love, the popular travel memoir by US journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. But now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Differences between male and female abilities can be traced to variations in the hard-wiring of their brains at birth, it has been claimed. A growing number of scientists are challenging the pseudo-science of "neurosexism", as they call it, and are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Images of young women being led through the streets of China on a rope as part of a police crackdown on prostitution have sparked outrage in the Asian country. The pictures, taken by Chinese woman Wan Yu on her mobile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Australia's federal opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has been talking up the women in his life before the country goes to the polls next month, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Abbott told a Liberal Party conference in Perth his life is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Rallies are being held around the world to highlight the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for alleged adultery. Campaigners hope that the events will put Iran under pressure to release Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was originally told... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Before she reached the age of consent, Sophie Atherton was "desperate to lose my virginity while it was still illegal". Instead, she had her first kiss aged 15 and then remained a virgin until she was 32. Yet Sophie today... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Kylie Minogue is reportedly planning a star-studded concert to mark her fifth anniversary of beating breast cancer and raise money for charities. The 42-year-old, who was diagnosed with the disease in May 2004, is planning the extravaganza for next February.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A couple have been sentenced to be stoned to death for alleged adultery by a tribal court in north-west Pakistan, the Guardian reports from Islamabad. The man involved, Zarkat Khan, has run away while the woman is in the custody... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The lull in the global economy appears to be forcing the world of geisha to seek more enterprising — and cheaper - ways of earning a living by setting up geisha beer gardens, The Telegraph reports from Tokyo. In Japan,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Caster Semenya, who last year won a gold medal in the women's 800m at the World Championships in Berlin before her career was thrown into limbo when questions were asked about her sex, last night made a triumphant return to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Alarming new research has found that one third of young women check Facebook before going to the toilet or brushing their teeth in the mornings. One in five even said they woke up in the middle of the night to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Bella, the female character at the centre of the Twilight books written by Stephenie Meyer, is the butt of Bidisha's criticism and puzzlement in today's Guardian. She criticises Bella's "passivity, the oppressivness of her boyfriends (presented as protectiveness), the fetishisation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Women's Views on News
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