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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 […]

LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

LOUD WHISPERS: May Your Seat Not Be Empty

There is a time of the year when I become quite apprehensive and agitated. During this period, I play all kinds of scenarios in my mind, and I find it difficult to concentrate. It is the time of the year when I have to do my medical checks. As we grow older, the things to […]

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 […]

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Twice a week, Mama Mwatatu rises early and makes a two-hour trek from her home in Beni’s Cité Belge neighbourhood in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the local radio station. For the past 12 years, she has hosted a call-in radio talk show called “Women and Development” and has a devoted […]

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 […]

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