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How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

Every two months, 800 women gather in a church courtyard in the village of Tritriva, Madagascar, to receive cash from the Malagasy government. Mothers of six- to 10-year-olds get the payment only if their children have regularly attended school. For those with children under five, it’s unconditional – but they are given information about family […]

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

  A new review of the “little pink pill” for women with low sexual desire says the drug doesn’t work very well — but some doctors and patients who’ve been using the treatment disagree. The drug, Addyi, or flibanserin, has been on the market since October. “The data presented in this review suggests that the […]

5 Tips for Losing Emotional Weight

5 Tips for Losing Emotional Weight

“Carbs can be bad. Protein can be good. Eat this, not that.” With all the advice about eating plans and fitness fads, what do you believe? And what works best for you? Let’s place eating aside for one moment and focus on a different aspect of weight management–emotions. Through my years of social research, I’ve […]

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

What do aid donors really accomplish? A story of HIV trainings in Ghana

How many people – health workers, citizens, and government staff – have been trained in HIV prevention and treatment in Ghana in the past 10 years? Although this may seem like a simple question, arriving at an accurate number is a monumental task. Even within a single donor organization, tracking and totaling outputs such as […]

Eight Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Eight Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to help maintain your quality of life. Some type of sight-threatening eye problem affects one in six adults age 45 and older. And the risk for vision loss only increases with age. In fact, a recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report […]

Option B+ to prevent maternal transmission of HIV shows rise in women initiating therapy

Option B+ to prevent maternal transmission of HIV shows rise in women initiating therapy

February 23, 2016 — The first findings from a study in the Kingdom of Swaziland on a new approach to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV were presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston. Led by ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and conducted […]

Pregnancy At Week 39

Pregnancy At Week 39

When you are pregnant and at week 39, you know that this is where some major changes start happen and may be a little nervous about it. If you are approaching this stage of your pregnancy, keep reading, go over the main points carefully and start preparing accordingly. 1. Baby’s growth during the full term […]

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

If you’re like many people, you can be a little OCD about language, but at the same time you can go ADHD and lose the thread and use some words loosely. Like you’re kinda bipolar or schizophrenic about it, ya know, and maybe you get paranoid that someone’s gonna go psycho on you about it. […]

India’s Dark Secret

India’s Dark Secret

Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain. The cruel practice of female genital cutting […]

5 Tips to Make Menopause a Positive Experience

5 Tips to Make Menopause a Positive Experience

Just like any other transition, the transition to menopause often comes with anxieties for many women. Whereas being anxious is understandable, the transition to menopause could be a special time for both inspiration and reflection. In addition, many women have found this transition more interesting as it brings with it some new sense of freedom […]