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Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk Of This Deadly Cancer

Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk Of This Deadly Cancer

The birth control pill isn’t just one of the most effective types of contraception. These little pills offer a ton of other proven health payoffs, from reducing acne to easing cramps to regulating your period. Now, a new study lends support to a birth control pill benefit that previous research has shown: The pill appears to help decrease the risk of […]

The Rectal and Colon Cancer Symptoms You Need To Know

The Rectal and Colon Cancer Symptoms You Need To Know

Colon and rectal cancer rates have declined in older adults in recent years, but researchers have uncovered an alarming trend: Diagnoses in Millennials and Generation X are actually on the risethis link opens in a new tab, according to a 2017 research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers from the American Cancer Society analyzed data from more than 490,000 […]

The Danger Of Yo-Yo Dieting

The Danger Of Yo-Yo Dieting

It’s a scenario so many women can relate to: You succeed at losing weight, only to gain it back six months later. You shed the pounds again, but they return…and the cycle continues. This up-and-down routine is the definition of yo-yo dieting, and as a new study shows, the term isn’t reserved only for people who yo-yo drastic amounts of […]

These Things Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

These Things  Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, it’s common for new moms to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety, often referred to as the baby blues. But in more serious cases, these feelings last longer than a few days and may actually be postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a term that covers a wide range of things,” says Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, […]

These 8 Types Of Cancer Are Increasing Among Millennials

These 8 Types Of Cancer Are Increasing Among Millennials

Cancer is an ever-present health concern, especially as you age. But a recent study has found that some types are increasing dramatically in young people. A study published in the Lancet Public Health from the American Cancer Society analyzed 20 years of data on cancer diagnoses in adults ages 25 to 84 and found surprising increases in […]

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

You might feel like you’re doing your body a favor when you opt for diet soda instead of regular, but unfortunately, new research shows otherwise. Having two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drink per day is linked to to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and even early death, according to a […]

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 […]