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Mothers to all boys have shorter life expectancy and more illness

Women who only give birth to boys have a shorter life expectancy and run a higher risk of becoming ill compared with mothers of daughters, or both sons and daughters, shows a new Ph.D. thesis.

Mammography screening does not stop advanced breast cancer

Many healthy women are diagnosed with cancer even though the cancer would never have made them ill, shows new research.

How female emancipation has helped torture victims

Female emancipation in the West and sexual liberation means that rape has become less of a taboo subject and allows women to talk more openly to therapists.

What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?