Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON | Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:33am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organization report said on Thursday. The vast majority of women are […]

Victoria Beckham plans UK store as juggles family and fashion

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said life as a working mother is a struggle but she relishes the challenge and plans to expand her empire with a retail store in London. As mother to three boys – Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Cruz, 8 – […]

Androgyny and minimalism to stalk London Fashion Week

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON | Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:29pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – Leading British designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, Alice Temperley and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, will showcase their latest creations alongside emerging young talent when London Fashion Week kicks off on Friday. Fashionistas say the ever-youthful and innovative London will herald […]

Day-Lewis as Lincoln set for home delight during tip UK film awards

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON | Sat Feb 9, 2013 6:14pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – Home fans will be anticipating for British success during a BAFTAs on Sunday with Daniel Day-Lewis a clever favorite to win best actor for a pretension purpose in “Lincoln” and internal box bureau hits “Les Miserables” and “Skyfall” adult for a […]

Hyper-parents can make college aged children depressed-study

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON | Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:33pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children’s schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study on Wednesday showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life. Researcher Holly Schiffrin from the […]

Health service, pride of Britain, ravaged by hospital scandal

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON | Wed Feb 6, 2013 10:35am EST LONDON (Reuters) – The deaths of hundreds of hospital patients, left without food or water in filthy conditions, exposed an urgent need to change the culture of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), a report said on Wednesday. Between 400 and 1,200 patients are estimated […]