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Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

CNN recently published an article looking inside Uber’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The SIU is tasked with handling severe incidents reported by passengers. An internal memo commissioned by Uber determined that SIU employees were overworked, underpaid and, at times, emotionally traumatized. The memo cited a “serious level of stress and anxiety of team members,” warning of mental health […]

Women Are Regularly Misdiagnosed

Women Are Regularly Misdiagnosed

I can point to the exact, pivotal moment when anxiety became a serious problem for me. It was a normal day in December and I was a college student, registering for classes for the following semester. I was in college before the Internet existed and so I had to go into the basement of this old […]

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings

A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 were up to date with their screenings. Among women […]

WHO Names Anti-Vaxxers As A Top Threat To Global Health In 2019

WHO Names Anti-Vaxxers As A Top Threat To Global Health In 2019

The World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy — the “reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability” — as one of the top threats to global health in 2019. Each year the World Health Organization, or WHO, publishes a list of the ten biggest threats to world health to set its agenda for the next 12 months. This is […]

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

What Does It Mean To Have An Abnormal Pap Smear?

Millions of women get a Pap smear or Pap test every year to screen for cervical cancer. (Reminder: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which leads into the vagina.) The procedure is simple and is part of a regular visit to a gynecologist. A doctor swabs some cells off of your cervix and sends them […]

Your Personality Can Affect Your Sleep – Here Is How

Your Personality Can Affect Your Sleep – Here Is How

Are you an anxious person? A type-A perfectionist? Prone to depression? Highly stressed? Then there’s a good chance that you aren’t sleeping well. It’s long been known among sleep experts that insomniacs tend to have certain personality traits—most of them not all that positive. And a new paper published in Lancet Psychiatryonly furthers the evidence. Netherlands Institute […]

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To Know

Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Needs To  Know

Consider all the strides that have been made fighting cervical cancer, you might think it’s a disease you don’t have to be worry about as much anymore. Decades ago, it was one of the major killers of women of childbearing age in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. But thanks to the development of […]

Food Addiction Is A Thing…

Food Addiction Is A Thing…

When Lay’s potato chips challenged Americans with their slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!” in the 1960s, the company was making a pretty safe bet. Potato chips, like pizza, ice cream, and fries, make the list of the top 10 most “addictive” foods. We know that certain features of these foods, like being high in sugar […]

Let’s Talk About Your Eye Colour And Winter Depression

Let’s Talk About Your Eye Colour And Winter Depression

For some people, colder temperatures and shorter days bring to mind beautiful winter wonderlands and cozy nights by the fire. For others, however, winter can be downright depressing. Now, scientists say they may have a clue as to why some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) while others don’t: According to one recent study, eye color may […]

Burning Calories? Figure It Out

Burning Calories? Figure It Out

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, and that means many of us will be vowing to save more money, get enough sleep, and, you guessed it, get healthier by losing some weight. Shedding extra pounds is always a top resolution shared by millions of people. If it’s yours too, one question is likely running through […]