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Bipolar Disorder In Women

Bipolar Disorder In Women

Bipolar Disorder Is Different for Women Diagnosing bipolar disorder is a notoriously inexact science. The disorders characteristic combination of symptoms —bouts of depression interspersed with periods of an abnormally elevated mood known as mania—is easy to miss or misread, even for trained experts. People with bipolar disorder, who often receive an initial diagnosis of unipolar […]

5 Simple Ways To Be Healthy At Work

5 Simple Ways To Be Healthy At Work

The typical full-time work week averages around 47 hours, about 30 per cent of our week. With all this time spent in our workplace, the environment and routine should be a healthy one. Unfortunately many people see too great a distinction between the active life they lead away from work, and sedentary office living, with […]

6 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Enough Sleep

6 Surprising Benefits Of Getting Enough Sleep

As a college professor, I am regularly surrounded by sleep-deprived young adults who sometimes wear their chronic lack of sleep as a badge of honor, comparing notes on who got less shut-eye before a big exam. But the truth is that a lack of sleep – whether cramming for an exam or burning the candle […]

This Is Exactly Why Companies Should Take Mental Health Seriously

This Is Exactly Why Companies Should Take Mental Health Seriously

You spend the majority of your weekday waking hours at work — shouldn’t your mental health be a priority while you’re there? The workplace can be particularly stressful, and if you’re not careful, it can lead to burnout. That’s why it’s important to manage your mental wellbeing during your nine-to-five. But don’t just take our […]

How Your Metabolism Changes in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

How Your Metabolism Changes in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

You remember the moment it hit you: When you realize that, even though you’ve been eating about the same and exercising a fair amount, you’ve put on a few pounds. Or, you came back from vacation only to realize you weren’t bouncing back as quickly as you used to from the fried foods and frozen […]

OPINION: How Diabetes Affects Women

OPINION: How Diabetes Affects Women

Diabetes is a condition of high blood glucose levels in the blood. Women are affected by diabetes in multiple ways and have some problems different from men. Studies suggest that a greater number of women with diabetes have maturity onset diabetes, i.e, diabetes that occurs due to relative insulin deficiency or body cells becoming resistant […]

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

Obstetric Fistula: ‘I Had Bled The Whole Night When The Doctor Saw Me – The Baby Had Died’

    Sarah Omega was orphaned at the age of 11. With eight siblings and no money, she was forced to drop out of school in her small, Kenyan village after finishing her primary education. She later joined her elder sister who was working in the city of Eldoret. “When I was 19, I was […]

Male Involvement Enhances Female Condom Use

Male Involvement Enhances Female Condom Use

Although female condoms have been in the global market for almost 15 years, the product is still unknown to many women. At the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Demark (16-19 May), Denise Van Dijk, director of global market development at The Female Health Company, called for men to be ambassadors of the female condom as […]

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

9 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself

1. You justify your decisions “I’m not going to write today, because I wrote yesterday and I’m tired and I just don’t feel like writing.” Sound familiar? Every time we have to justify a reason for not doing something, we’re most likely straying from what we truly want to be doing. If you choose not […]

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

You know the virtues of regular physical activity: it can lower your risk of becoming overweight and can keep diseases like heart problems and diabetes at bay. But can it help reduce the risk of cancer, too? A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sheds new light on that question. Previous studies have found […]