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Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

The sale of mosquito-eating frogs and toads is booming in Argentina as the government warned that Zika virus is spreading in the country despite the massive deployment of pesticides The virus has has been linked to a rise in microcephaly, a debilitating birth defect where children are born with abnormally small heads. Argentina’s health ministry […]

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Have scientists found a way to stop breast cancer spreading?

Scientists have discovered a protein that stops breast cancer from spreading, offering hope for millions of women worldwide. When tumour cells spread, they first enter the blood stream and grip onto the inner walls of blood vessels. Now, a study has revealed cancer cells control a receptor protein called EPHA2 in order to push their […]

5 Ways That Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Vital, Visible And Relevant

5 Ways That Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Vital, Visible And Relevant

A 2014 study on women and middle age found that most women began to feel invisible and dismissed in society by the time they were 50. Among the thousands of women surveyed: 75 percent felt ignored by men when they walked into a crowded room, 50 percent felt as if they’d been “left on a […]

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

A lump in the breast, sudden weight loss and blood in the stools. We think we know the signs of cancer. Except we don’t – and now experts are encouraging people to be more aware of less-known symptoms that could signal early disease and report them to their GPs. In the UK, one in two […]

Your body on…PMS

Your body on…PMS

Two weeks before your period Your brain’s pituitary gland unloads two fast-acting agents, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone, into your bloodstream. Both of them direct-message your ovaries: release the egg! Message received loud and clear. Your ovaries jettison their most mature egg into a fallopian tube. This isn’t the V8s though – that egg’s journey […]

Future-proof your health

Future-proof your health

YOUR 20s In your 20s your pituitary gland is firing on all cylinders, namely with human growth hormone, meaning it’s easier to tone up than at any other point in your life. Cash in on this by lifting as heavy weights as you can – this’ll bank muscle memory for your 30s and 40s. “Choose […]

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

When you’re four weeks pregnant, the baby in your belly is the size of a poppy seed. This little one has a lot of growing to do, and it needs your help. During your first doctor’s appointment you learn about the healthy pregnancy trio: sleep, food, and vitamins. All three are equally important—for both the […]

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

There’s a lot of scary buzz around the Zika virus lately. But how dangerous is it really? To make sure you’ve got your bases covered without slipping into paranoia, we went to the experts to get a handle on what you need to know and what you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about. 1. You […]

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and found those who ate the most fiber during high school and early adulthood […]

So, what is the Zika virus?

So, what is the Zika virus?

NEED TO KNOW: The Zika virus may be the Ebola of 2016, just a lot less deadly. The virus is spreading rapidly throughout the Americas. The World Health Organization said the virus is spreading “explosively.” Health officials are warning of a pandemic. And the news media is starting to take notice. So, what is the […]