health

Finally! My “Hanger” Problem Explained

Ami Angelowicz | June 27, 2013 - 3:30 pm

I suffer from a condition that I refer to as “hanger.” When I go too long without eating, something happens to me, beyond my control, not unlike Bruce Banner when he turns into the The Hulk. (I had to Google the name of The Hulk’s alter ego, by the way. Don’t mistake me for a… More »


7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being Okay) With Anxiety

Julie Gerstein | June 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Do you have anxiety? You’re in good company. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there’s around 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorders in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of friggin’ people — and I happen to be one of them.

Anxiety is something I live with and manage every… More »


14 Plastic Surgery Secrets Revealed

TruTV | June 22, 2013 - 1:30 pm

There are so many things you thought you knew about plastic surgery, but didn’t. Starting with…

Plastic Surgery for Tweens. The number of children opting for cosmetic procedures has risen dramatically over the past decade. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 160,000 children had cosmetic procedures in 2008. But in… More »



FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B One-Step is a one-pill version of emergency contraception and this approval covers women and girls of all ages. Like all EC, it is more effective… More »


Finally Some Good News: HPV Vaccine Has Been Incredibly Effective

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in 2006, infections in women and girls have been by more than half. This statistic exceeds the expectations of researchers and although this progress is encouraging, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden stated, “the report should be a wake-up call to our… More »


Obesity Is Now Recognized As A “Disease” By The American Medical Association

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Lesley Kinzel from xoJane on how the American Medical Association classified obesity as a “disease” yesterday, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot in a society with such a warped image of women’s bodies. [xoJane]
A Christian college in Pennsylvania can exclude the morning-after pill and birth control from the college health… More »



House Of Representatives Passes Ban On Abortion After 20 Weeks

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Yesterday, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives advanced a so-called “fetal pain” bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fortunately, it is not expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Obama would veto the bill. Thus, the bill is largely symbolic.

The Orwellian-worded bill called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act… More »


VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

Rachel Krause | June 18, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and… More »


Models Under 18 In New York Will Soon Be Protected By Child Labor Laws

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 2:30 pm

We know that some models pursue dangerous measures in the hopes they will join the cadre of elites. We know that being a top model means million-dollar contracts and the key that unzips Leonardo DiCaprio’s pants. And we also know that many modeling agencies are all too happy to exploit preteen and teen girls, putting their… More »



Wisconsin Governor Supports Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds For Abortion [UPDATE]

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is supporting an anti-abortion bill that is making its way through the state legislature which would require some women seeking first-trimester abortions to have transvaginal ultrasounds, which are performed by inserting a probe into the vagina. The forced transvaginal ultrasounds are medically unnecessary and are a popular ploy of anti-abortion… More »


Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

Mary Odell | June 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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… More »


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

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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… More »



Victory! Obama Administration Backs Off The Morning-After Pill

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2013 - 11:40 am

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

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

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,… More »


Celebrating Caffeine Intoxication Disorder With Cappuccino Art

Ami Angelowicz | June 3, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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 doctors… More »



Learn The Art Of Prancercise

Ami Angelowicz | May 29, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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 »


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