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Guido Mieth/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study not only confirms known research that regular physical activity can prolong life and lower a person’s risk of dying, it also finds that women experience greater benefits from exercise than men do, at lower amounts of exercise. Using findings from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Jeremy Hogan/Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are investigating the homicides of two women who were found slain in a similar manner near each other just days apart. Indianapolis Interim Police Chief Christopher Bailey said they have not determined if the two deaths are connected but that there are “similarities in these two cases.” “We’re […]

Cavan Images/Getty Images (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — She delivered a healthy child, but left the maternity ward traumatized and ashamed. “The most happy moment in my life is at the same time the most terrible moment in my life because of what they did to me,” said a California mother who alleges hospital staff physically restrained […]

ABC News A string of shootings across Memphis, Tennessee, left four women dead and one in critical condition Saturday evening, prompting an hourslong manhunt for a suspect who was later found dead, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting on Howard Drive at about 9:22 p.m., the Memphis Police Department said. “Through […]

nazarethman/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Maria Cristina Benavides is still haunted by the chilling premonition she said her daughter shared in August 2018, just two weeks before her murder. “She told me, ‘They’re going to kill me with a gun,’” Benavides told ABC News in Spanish. “It’s like she saw the future.” Melissa Ramirez, Benavides’ […]

Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Women and children in Gaza are bearing the brunt of the Israel-Hamas war, according to United Nations agencies and experts. More than 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the conflict began Oct. 7, and more than 25,000 others injured, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said […]

Eleganza/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study released on Friday found that women who followed a heart-healthy diet reduced their risk of cognitive issues later in life. Doctors have long touted the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which was designed to lower blood pressure, and now a New York University Women’s Health […]

ATU Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Women in Idaho, Oklahoma and Tennessee filed legal actions against their states over abortion bans, saying they were denied abortions despite having dangerous pregnancy complications. Four women in Idaho — Jennifer Adkins, Jillaine St. Michel, Kayla Smith and Rebecca Vincen-Brown — and abortion providers filed a suit against the […]

Maskot/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising awareness about the potential mistreatment of and discrimination against women receiving maternity care during pregnancy and delivery in the United States. The federal health agency said the quality of maternity care is important to address because it could help reduce pregnancy-related […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (AUSTIN, Texas) — Four women and an OB-GYN are expected to testify at hearings on Wednesday and Thursday as part of a lawsuit filed against the state of Texas over its abortion bans. The women are some of the 15 individuals party to the lawsuit who have alleged that their lives were […]