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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 […]

Real Life Christmas Miracle – 11 Year Old Girl Gets Free Of Brain Tumor

Real Life Christmas Miracle – 11 Year Old Girl Gets Free Of Brain Tumor

A real-life Christmas miracle is making headlines this week. In June, 11-year-old Roxli Doss was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor that doctors feared would take her life. But just a few months later, it completely disappeared, leaving the Texas girl’s medical team baffled. Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, about six months ago, reported Austin […]

New Year, New Health Resolutions

New Year, New Health Resolutions

There’s something inspiring about the start of a new year. It represents a fresh beginning, and the perfect occasion to renew yourself with motivation and the promise to eat better, exercise more and spend less time sitting around watching TV. But there is a right way to set healthy resolutions, and a wrong way. Think […]

Signs Of Sleep Apena

Signs Of Sleep Apena

Until recently, sleep apnea — a disorder that’s characterized by brief pauses in breathing during sleep — was thought to almost always occur in middle-aged men. But now researchers are finding that not only is the disorder common in women, but the risk for it may also increase with age. At least 4% of men […]

Overthinking Is A Problem

Overthinking Is A Problem

When I was in college, there was a student who lived in my dorm who regularly surveyed other students about which outfit she should wear. Sometimes, she would go door to door soliciting opinions. Although most people were polite enough to tell her which outfit looked better, in reality, no one cared what she wore […]