health

Banning Big Sodas: Nanny State Or Smart Move?

Newser / June 4, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sodas bigger than 16 ounces from being sold in New York City (with afew exceptions), and as the AP points out, he’s likely to get his way considering he appoints everyone on the city’s Board of Health. Read more…More »


New Study Measures The Objectification Of Women

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that women are objectified at much higher rates than men. That sound you just heard was every woman in the world yelling, “Well, duh!” but still, this is a pretty interesting development, because as much as we can see and feel the effects of sexual… More »


9-Year-Old Blogs Her School Lunches, World Is Horrified

If you’re feeling less than enthusiastic about the tuna sandwich waiting for you in the office fridge, you might want to take a look at NeverSeconds, a food blog curated by nine-year-old Martha Payne. For the past month, Martha has borrowed her father’s camera and diligently documented the lunch offerings at her Scottish primary school,… More »


Carl’s Jr.’s Ice Cream Brrrger & 11 Other Freaky Fast Foods

The Frisky / May 26, 2012

Carl’s Jr is currently testing a new product called the “Ice Cream Brrrger,” which is, well, exactly what it sounds like: a burger made of ice cream. We’re a little creeped out by the beefy texture of the ice cream and the dripping frosting condiments, but in the grand scheme of freaky fast foods, thi… More »


Why Are Less People Identifying As “Pro-Choice”?

Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2012

If you were to ask most people if an 13-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a baby after being impregnated by her own father, I think they would say no.

If you were to ask most people if a woman should have to risk her own life while going through… More »


What Songs Are On Your Workout Playlist?

Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite song… More »


Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the vinegar, was rushed to the hospital and died.

The details of her death have only now come out in relation to a trial… More »


Catholic Orgs File Massive Organized Lawsuits Against Obama Administration Over Birth Control

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2012

Earlier today, 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions filed lawsuits in 12 federal courts over birth control coverage in President Obama’s plans for health care reform. The Obama administration has long touted its compromise that contraception coverage will be provided free by health care insurers if the employer refused to cover it; however,… More »


12 Ways To Love Your Body Without Hitting The Gym

YourTango.com / May 17, 2012

Hate working out? Join the club. While exercise is important, it isn’t the only way to improve the way you look. In fact, there are plenty of painless ways to freshen up your appearance and feel better about your bod.
We polled our experts to find out some things you can do to improve your… More »


Coat Hanger Abortions? No Biggie!

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2012

Here’s a lovely comment on the value of a woman’s life from Republican Mississippi State Represenative Bubba Carpenter. In a video filmed a county GOP meeting, Rep. Carpenter is heard saying (emphasis mine), “You have [pro-choice supporters] … like, ‘Well, the poor pitiful women that can’t afford to go out of state are just… More »


Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

Kate Hakala / May 14, 2012

Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog died. This is you after a break up. This is you after failing to assemble an Ikea chair.

This image comes frighteningly close… More »


Tips For A Hollywood Hourglass Figure

TooFab / May 13, 2012

Celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson’s client list reads like a who’s who in Hollywood: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Sofia Vergara, just to name a few.
Now you can get the same access A-listers have via The Gunnar Challenge. The 8-week online fitness program, launching May 21, provides customized exercises and low-calorie meal plans to… More »


H&M Under Fire For The Use Of A Ridiculously Tan, Blatantly Altered Model

Rachel Krause / May 12, 2012

H&M made Tanning Mom so proud with their new swimwear ad, which features model Isabeli Fontana flaunting skin the color of coffee beans. The Swedish fast-fashion retailer was forced to apologize Thursday after the campaign in question left doctors, critics, and cancer groups roaring with outrage. The photos are clearly altered — though Fontana, who… More »


A Fair Trade?

Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2012

In this Craitgslist ad, a woman offered to trade her three-month-old weave for a prescription for birth control. A fair exchange? Hmmm. I guess it depends on how many months supply of the Pill she would be getting.  But don’t forget about the complimentary bottle of hair conditioner. That’s worth something. I wonder if there… More »


Man Claims Motorcycle Gave Him A Two-Year Erection, Sues BMW For Emotional Distress

When Henry Wolf hopped on his BMW motorcycle to take a leisurely four-hour ride, he never imagined that the ridged seat would give him an epic erection that was still going strong 20 months later. Now he’s suing BMW for lost wages, medical expenses, and mental and emotional distress. Since suffering from priapism (the medical… More »


Teen Activist Asks Seventeen Magazine To Skip The Photoshop

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Waterville, Maine, was hearing a lot of negative self-talk in her ballet class. Her peers often complained about feeling fat and exhibited signs of warped body image. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” says Julia. “Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such… More »


Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules Texas Can’t Withhold Funding From Planned Parenthood

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

A federal judge ruled today that a new Texas law banning Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds through its Women’s Health Program — so targeted because it provides abortion services in addition to cancer screenings, etc. — is unconstitutional. In his ruling, the judge noted, “The court is particularly influenced by the potential for… More »


Planned Parenthood Believes It’s The Target Of A Sting Operation By Anti-Choicers

Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2012

Planned Parenthood Federation of America clinics in 11 states have reported a string of suspicious incidents where women come in asking questions about sex-selective abortions, leading the organization to believe it’s being targeted with a “hoax” by an anti-abortion sting operation.

Women claiming to be pregnant came into clinics over two dozen times,… More »


Young Mother Dies From 2-Gallon-A-Day Coca-Cola Habit

The Huffington Post / April 21, 2012

Experts say a New Zealand woman’s 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.
Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old, stay-at-home mother of eight from Invercargill, died of a heart attack in February 2010. Fairfax Media reported that a… More »


Finally! Why Women Have More Migraines Than Men

Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

New evidence has come out on why women suffer from more migraines then men. And this is appropo today because I am having a migraine at this very moment! Yes, yes! It’s migraine time, today, so I totally get it when Dr. Andrew Charles, director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA… More »


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