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The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

We know you’ve been told all your life to slather on the sunscreen before a day spent outside. We’re not disputing that advice, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has given us some food for thought: There’s a chance that sunscreen could potentially be dangerous. Here’s how: Sunscreen ingredients can travel through the […]

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

Don’t Stigmatize Infertile Women

An international organization, Merck Foundation, holds one-day health training for Liberian journalists from across the country held at a local hotel in Monrovia on Monday, May 27. The Foundation of which Liberia’s First Lady Clar M. Weah is an Ambassador, trains over 100 journalists on reporting infertility. Liberia’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

Sweetened Drink Increases Your Chances Of Stroke

You might feel like you’re doing your body a favor when you opt for diet soda instead of regular, but unfortunately, new research shows otherwise. Having two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drink per day is linked to to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and even early death, according to a […]

Economic Commission For Africa Focuses On Ethiopian Women’s Health

Economic Commission For Africa Focuses On Ethiopian Women’s Health

 The Economic Commission for Africa and the World Health Organization on Friday hosted a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss women’s health issues in Ethiopia. The meeting, which was held under the theme; Meeting Women’s Health in Ethiopia. Challenges and Opportunities, was part of the Africa Health Week that was held on the margins of […]

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 […]

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

When pregnancy or childbirth go wrong, access to Caesarean section – usually known as C-section – can be the difference between life and death for both the woman and her baby. Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible. But they aren’t. This is clear from the fact that there’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lamu County Launches Sh137m Project To Improve Contraceptive Use For Women

Lamu County Launches Sh137m Project To Improve Contraceptive Use For Women

Lamu County has launched a three-year plan aimed at increasing the rate of contraceptive use from 43 percent to at least 46 percent by the year 2020. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (FP CIP) outlines county-specific strategies for this goal to be achieved. In Lamu, the project will cost about Sh136 million. COST EFFECTIVE […]

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