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  • Women who smoke are more likely to go through early menopause; like, before the age of 45. [DailyMail]
  • Eating disorders are not just for the young: There's a rise in women in their 30s, 40s, even 50s seeking treatment for diseases such as anorexia and bulimia. [USAToday]
  • Coming soon to an airliner near you: A breast-milk "free for all"! [Salon]
  • Placentas: Good for depression, good for hair? [Salon]
  • The body-parts of some 3 dozen infant girls and aborted female fetuses were found in a well in India. Which is pretty much what you can expect from a society that in large part, doesn't value an entire gender. [The Guardian]
  • Speaking of societies that don't value women: In Iran, husbands and fathers will be allowed into birthing rooms for the first time. Ever. [Guardian]
  • A growing labor shortage in Japan is spurring employers to seek out female employees like never before. [WSJ]
  • Survival rates for breast cancer are increasing to the point where some experts believe it shouldn't be labeled a 'killer' anymore. Let's not count our chickens before they're hatched, shall we? [Telegraph]