health

Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

By: Mary Odell / June 12, 2013
Eddie Murphy’s genetically gifted daughter Bria Murphy is now a model and recently revealed some  ... questionable ... eating habits of her peers. Said Murphy in an interview: “I’ve heard of people eating the cotton balls with the orange juice … they dip it in the orange juice and then they eat the cotton ball… More »


Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013
Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans' balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words "rape" and "pregnancy"? What happened? How did Rep. Trent Franks dodge that?! At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Rep. Franks of Arizona said his ban on abortio… More »


Victory! Obama Administration Backs Off The Morning-After Pill

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2013
Ending a years-long losing battle against making the morning-after pill accessible to all, the Obama administration has finally conceded to the wisdom of the masses and will stop fighting against emergency contraception. More »


Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013
The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under age 18 need to acquire written permission from a parent or guardian to obtain an abortion; if she's unable to discuss this sensitive subject with… More »


The Trendiest New Way To Get Alcohol Poisoning

By: Mary Odell / June 6, 2013
In 2004, people figured out that if you smoke alcohol, you can get drunk almost immediately without any of the empty calories associated with that old-fashioned liquid alcohol.  A product called AWOL (Alcohol Without Liquid) was quickly banned in the U.S. because inhaling alcohol straight into the bloodstream is super dangerous. But now inhaling alcohol… More »


Beatriz, El Salvador Woman, Finally Has Emergency Abortion

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2013
Beatriz, a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador with serious health issues, has finally had an abortion that will hopefully save her life. The mother of a 14-month-old was 26 weeks pregnant with a fetus missing parts of its brain and skull; doctors had warned that Beatriz, who has kidney issues and lupus, could be… More »


Celebrating Caffeine Intoxication Disorder With Cappuccino Art

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 3, 2013
It's official. Coffee addiction is a now a mental disorder. The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) includes a condition known as “caffeine intoxication." You may suffer from the caffeine-related disorder (and subsequent withdrawal) if you've had more than two to three cups of coffee and experienced five or more… More »


El Salvador Will Allow Beatriz An Emergency Abortion After All

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2013
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of El Salavador refused an appeal by a 22-year-old woman with serious health issues to have a lifesaving abortion. Beatriz is 26 weeks pregnant with a fetus missing parts of its brain and skull; it is not expected to live for more than a few hours after birth. Her doctor… More »


Learn The Art Of Prancercise

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 29, 2013
As a person born in the Year of the Horse, the art of prancercise appeals to every level of my being. My new fitness guru, Joanna Rohrback (who just so happens to be from the great state of Florida), demonstrates how to prancercise in this instructional video. It's a fitness workout, yes. But it's more… More »


7 Ways To Stop “Fat Talk”

According to an article in the New York Times' "Well" Blog, a study found that a staggering 93 percent of college women engage in something called "fat talk." Think, one woman says: "I can't believe I just ate that whole bag of Oreos. I'm so fat!" Think, another woman says in response: "Oh my god,… More »


Roman Polanski Gripes The Birth Control Pill Has “Masculinized” Women

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013
I know you care about the opinions of a man who, in 1977, gave a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl before he raped her. This weekend, filmmaker Roman Polanski said that the birth control pill has "masculinized" women and taken the "romance" out of our lives. You know, the romance of yore, like giving… More »


This Is A Photo Of Eight Men Discussing A Ban On Women’s Reproductive Health

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2013
Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett snapped this photo Wednesday at a House of Representatives hearing regarding a proposed nationwide 20-week abortion ban spearheaded by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. If you look closely, you will see a dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, another dude, and yup, one more dude. EIGHT… More »


Republican Politician Shames Woman For Abortion, Said She Should Have Delivered Severely Disabled Baby

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2013
Yesterday, a woman named Christy Zink testifed before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to discuss a bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Zink spoke about her difficult decision in 2009 to have an abortion at 22 weeks after she learned the fetus she… More »


Arkansas Ban On Abortions After 12 Weeks Temporarily Blocked

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2013
A ban on abortions after 12 weeks in Arkansas — the earliest abortion ban in the country — has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. [Politico] The state government of Illinois has advanced a comprehensive sex ed bill that requires teachers to teach "medically accurate and age-appropriate lesson[s]" on sexual health. What a novel… More »


Kermit Gosnell, Late Term Abortion Provider, Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of Murder

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor whose clinic gained attention for his criminal performance of late-term abortions, was found guilty yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder. He had been accused of killing four babies and one woman, but was found guilty of only three of the babies' deaths. Gosnell, 72, operated an illegally-run clinic… More »


Girl Talk: My OBGYN Visit In Iran

By: Bahar Anooshahr / May 13, 2013
As I am getting ready to leave for the doctor’s office, Auntie Shadi gives me a warning: “Now don’t expect to be seen exactly on time. This is not America.” “Oh. Ok,” I say, instead of admitting that we don’t necessarily get seen exactly on time for our doctor’s appointment either. During this one-month stay i… More »


North Carolina Pols Actually Thought Requiring Parental Consent For STD Testing Was A Good Idea

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013
Thank God somebody in North Carolina's state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD testing and treatment, as well as other healthcare. The Republican-controlled committee had advanced the bill on Tuesday, to an explosion of WTF ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? More »


Obama Administration Appealing FDA’s Morning-After Pill Decision

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2013
This is why we can't have nice things, America. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the age to purchase the morning-after pill would be lowered to 15 and it would be available on shelves instead of behind-the-counter. The decision was prompted by a federal judge having struck down the "age-17 and over without aMore »


FDA Makes Morning-After Pill Available Ages 15 And Up

By: Sarah Gray / May 1, 2013
Ladies, rejoice!  For once, politicians are actually expanding access to contraceptives — sort of! Following a recent court decision -- Tummino v. Hamberg -- mandating that the Food and Drug Administration expand access to the morning-after pill, the government agency did just that.  Yesterday, the FDA announced two major changes to purchasing the emergency contraceptive: It has lowered… More »


Your Slutty Behavior Is Killing Flowers (Or Something?)

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013
You probably didn't know that by taking the birth control pill, you are directly contributing to lethal experimentation, euthanasia, poverty, and crime. Well, this flower/weed graphic discovered by feminist blogger Jessica Valenti on One More Soul, a Christian website promoting chastity until opposite-sex marriage, will set you straight. Only through chastity will you have a… More »


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