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Are Women Less Friendly Than Men Online?

A study released Friday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project finds that when it comes to social networks, women tend to be a lot less friendly than men.

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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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Muslim Women Warned to Stay Away From Bananas, Cucumbers and Other Sexual Foods

It’s important to some who observe the Muslim faith to distance themselves from those images, persons and items that might provoke sexual thoughts.

But is produce really one of those things?

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Older Women Are in Luck! Mammograms Work Better for Them — Health Check

Are mammograms actually effective? Several conflicting studies have come out in the past few years, leading some to pose this question. Don’t fear though ladies. An even newer study from Dutch researchers indicates that they do work, but older women might be getting more out of them.

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Women Who Exercise More and Watch Less TV Tend to Be Happier — Health Check

A study of almost 50,000 women over a 14-year period found older women who exercised more and spent less time watching television were the least likely to be diagnosed with depression.

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Supplements Could Be Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Women

Vitamins are said to be good for you. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, however, that may not always be the case.

Researchers reviewed the cases of 38,000 women over a 19-year period and found that those who took supplements had about a 2.4 percent increased risk of death over those who didn’t, which could be related to the compounds supplements contain — compounds that can be toxic in higher amounts and have a detrimental effect on those who use them long-term.

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Study Says Women on the Pill Choose More Stable Partners

New research suggests women on birth control pills tend to choose men they feel will be more stable relationship partners over guys who may be better looking or sexier.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women’s Rights Activists [VIDEO]

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its annual $1.5 million Peace Prize to three champions of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East — a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, and a Liberian campaigner against rape.

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Headgear Ban Sparks Scuffle with Muslim Women at NY Amusement Park [VIDEO]

A dispute over traditional Muslim headscarves turned violent earlier this week, prompting police to arrest 15 people at a New York amusement park.

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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Put Women at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association states women who’ve been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence are much more likely to develop a mental disorder.

In the study, researchers in Australia found 57 percent of women who’d suffered at least one incident of abuse also had a history of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, or anxiety — including panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. That’s more than twice the rate of women who had no such abuse.

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