Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

Women’s Rising Status Leads To More Smoking

Millions of women in developing countries risk disease and early death in the coming decades as their rising economic and political status leads them to smoke more, researchers said on Tuesday. An analysis in 74 countries found that men are five times more likely to smoke than women in countries with lower rates of female empowerment, such as China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Uganda. ... read more >>

Angry young girls: Binge-drinking culture ‘creating a generation of aggressive and out-of-control women’

The number of teenage girls who are physically aggressive and lash out at school and at home has risen at an alarming rate, experts claimed yesterday. More and more girls are binge drinking and – tired of being regarded as the passive sex – are emulating male behaviour. The disturbing trend has been noted by the British Association of Anger Management, which is dealing with increasing numbers of ‘out-of-control’ and aggressive young women. ... read more >>

Angelina Jolie Tells All About Her Heroin & Cocaine Habit

A man who claims to be Angelina Jolie’s former drug dealer says the star was high on cocaine when she took part in a Charlie Rose TV interview back in 2000. According to Franklin Meyer, the then-25-year-old actress visited him both before and after the interview to buy cocaine. ‘She’d taken coke,’ he told Life & Style magazine. ‘She did the show and then she came back over after.’ ... read more >>

What’s Healthier: The Pill or An IUD?

“I need safe long-term birth control.” Any form of birth control requires a detailed cost-benefit analysis. But it’s important to use “new math” in the equation, says Rebecca Booth, MD, an OB-GYN practicing in Louisville, Kentucky, and author of The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle … at Any Age. “The new low-dose birth control pills are radically different from the pills of our mother’s generation,” she says. “The same is true of the progestin-containing intrauterine device (IUD), Mirena. There’s really a new landscape with lots of good choices.” ... read more >>

Marianne Faithfull tried to seduce me with her dark eyes and smoky voice – what was a man to do?

Fixing me with her dark, seductive eyes, Marianne Faithfull said in her sultry, smoky voice: ‘Do you want to have sex with me?’ What was a man to do? She was 32, a legendary Sixties rock icon and the former girlfriend of Mick Jagger. I was a 21-year-old photographer, who had barely made his way in the world. ... read more >>

I’d was drunk and in the gutter, shamed Fergie tells Oprah as she tries to explain away access to Prince Andrew scandal

The Duchess of York has tried to explain her offer to sell access to Prince Andrew for £500,000 by saying she was drinking at the time. She told Oprah Winfrey she was ‘not in the right place’ when she was caught out in the videotaped newspaper sting. The 50-year-old duchess said she had yet to see the damning videotape in which she tells a reporter posing as a wealthy businessman that ‘I can open any door you want’. ... read more >>

Laura Robson’s verbal volley against the ‘sluts’ of ladies’ tennis

Tennis prodigy Laura Robson has branded her female rivals ‘sluts’, who make a ‘bad name for themselves’ because they date so many men. The 16-year-old, who won the ­junior girls’ Wimbledon title in 2008, claims she prefers turning in early to wild nights out, dislikes drinking and hates smoking. But she said of her fellow players: ‘Some of the tennis girls, they’re sluts. They go with every guy and make such a bad name for themselves – and you don’t want to be known for stuff like that. You want to be more discreet.’ ... read more >>

World’s most tattooed woman (video)

Julia Gnuse from New York enters the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most tattooed woman. Her body is 95 per cent covered in ink. ... read more >>

Happy Feet at Any Age

Whether you’re pounding the pavement in a pair of killer heels, propelling through a 5K, or pursuing a 5-year-old around the house, you probably take your feet for granted. But as you get older, your tootsies develop their own unique growing pains and need you to show them some love. Here’s how to sidestep the biggest foot-health issues—and enjoy pain-free feet for years to come. ... read more >>

More women are getting disorders traditionally thought of as ‘men’s’ diseases

Once considered “men’s” diseases, gout, heart attacks and lung cancer now are sickening women, too. Experts partially blame the exhaustion that comes with stressful jobs. Women working in high-pressure jobs are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease as other women, and women under 50 run the highest risk, according to a Danish study. ... read more >>

It seems there’s nothing the stars won’t try to look good – but could a celebrity diet work for YOU?

As Naomi Campbell’s bizarre maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet proved last week, celebrities have some strange ideas about what constitutes a decent meal. Here, we enlist Ursula Arens, from the British Dietetic Association, and Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, to give their opinions… ... read more >>