Home » Archives by category » Health (Page 39)

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

3 Ways to Change Your Lifestyle and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

A pill that cures Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Wouldn’t that be incredible? Recent articles in both TIME and The New York Times have explored ways our society can try to prevent and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. But scientists still haven’t found the ‘magic bullet,’ a drug that would cure Alzheimer’s without […]

Apple a day increases life expectancy for older women, Perth researchers find

Apple a day increases life expectancy for older women, Perth researchers find

Perth medical researchers who tracked a group of women for 15 years have found eating an apple every day was associated with a 35 per cent decrease in mortality. A group of 1,456 women aged 70 to 85 were asked to regularly participate in questionnaires about their fruit intake by a team from the University […]

10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

10 Signs You’re Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Nobody’s perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people’s emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health issue that can […]

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Self-Care Is The New Feminism

Feminism invites us to call our power back. To advocate effectively for all women, we need to learn to advocate for ourselves. For many women, this is not something that comes naturally in everyday life. For the big stuff, we’re all in. Pay equity, non-violence, ending discrimination — totally. But when it comes to the […]

The great FLOTUS food fight

The great FLOTUS food fight

Miriam Nelson got the call while she was rock climbing in Canada: It was the White House assistant chef, of all people, summoning her to a closed-door meeting with the new first lady of the United States. It was 2009, Nelson was one of the nation’s top experts on nutrition and exercise, a Tufts University […]

Menopause and abnormal vaginal bleeding

Menopause and abnormal vaginal bleeding

If you’ve already started menopause, this would mean that you’ve stopped having menstruation for more than a year and should not be having any menstrual bleeding. As spotting, even a little is not normal after menopause. What does it mean to have abnormal vaginal bleeding? When you experience abnormal vaginal bleeding is a symptoms of […]

Welcome to Perimenopause, Girlfriend

Welcome to Perimenopause, Girlfriend

Last night I cried because I have under-eye bags and dark circles. Not because of some jarring world event, or a national crisis (like the upcoming U.S. elections); not because my livelihood is in any kind of direct jeopardy, not because I’m worried about where my next meal is coming from (though these days I […]

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 […]