health

Explosive Detonated At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Wisconsin Last Night

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

UPDATE, 1:40p.m.: Mother Jones is reporting the clinic is “temporarily closed” and the FBI has joined an investigation into the bombing. [Mother Jones]

An explosive blew up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin last night at around 7:30 p.m. Police say a homemade bomb was placed o… More »


10 Things You Think About When You Are Sick

By: Julie Gerstein / April 2, 2012

I was sick with a crap cold all last week and hopped up on spacey combo of Sudafed and Benadryl (the magic recipe is Sudafed during the day, Benadryl for sleep). It might be the wacky weather, or my generally pathetic immune system, but either way, my brain felt funny and snot-filled. Last week, I… More »


An Open Letter To The Loud Sneezer In My “Office”

By: Anonymous / March 27, 2012

Dear Loud Sneezer In My Office,

How are you? Good, I hope. I just wanted to bring something to your attention. Every time you sneeze, the air is momentarily sucked out of the office, and we are swallowed into your black hole of sound. Okay, so the “office” is a coffee shop and… More »


Evening Quickies: Kim Zolciak Knocked Up With Baby #4

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 20, 2012

“Real Housewives Of Atlanta” hot mess Kim Zolciak is preggo again with her fourth kid, her second with husband Kroy. Mazel tov! [Dlisted]
Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima is also knocked up.  [Just Jared]
Kathy Bates beat ovarian cancer eight years ago, she revealed today on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.  [US Weekly]… More »


Idaho To Vote On Bill Forcing Ultrasound Before Abortion

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2012

Idaho’s state senate may vote as early as today on a bill that will force women to get a medically unnecessary ultrasound before terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Anti-abortion activists say forcing a woman to have an ultrasound gives her “more information” before an abortion. Pro-choice activists and doctors say this is just another a tactic… More »


Sending Out An S-O-S! My Migraines Are Out Of Control!

By: Julie Gerstein / March 16, 2012

This is what I looked like yesterday in the office, my head ensconced in a scarf, attempting to cradle it slightly from the outside world and at least partially keep the bright light, noise and throbbing pain that is my migraine at bay. Oh, yes, my migraine. The twice or thrice monthly (at least) headache… More »


Kindly Inform Your Ladybusiness That Pap Smear Guidelines Have Changed

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Important news about your vagina: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that instead of annual Pap smears, you can now get screened for cervical cancer every three years. ACOG has actually been saying for awhile that women don’t need annual Pap smears, but this recommendation was finally put in writing yesterday by the… More »


Doctors Could Tell Women That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Under New Hampshire Bill

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Another day, another new height reached in WTF-ery: New Hampshire’s state House has advanced a bill that would require doctors to give women “informational materials” before an abortion that “that inform the pregnant woman that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer.” Even though there isn’t.

This scare tactic justMore »


Fact Or Fiction: ObamaCare’s “$1 Dollar Abortions”

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 14, 2012

Ridiculously sensational headlines like “$1 Abortions in ObamaCare” and “ObamaCare: Home of the $1 Abortions” are what’s buzzing at the pro-life water cooler today. These headlines would have you believe that under the President’s health care reform, taxpayer funding will pay for abortions that cost just a buck. More »


Mitt Romney Promises To “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

Mitt Romney must think low-income women don’t really need breast exams. And those Pap smears that could detect cervical cancer? So frivolous! Surely that’s the only thing the GOP frontrunner could have meant when he told folks in Missouri he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, as well as a number of other programs, to… More »


Marriage May Keep You Alive Longer

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

As the number of couples walking down the aisle dwindles, science suggests that our generation may be missing out on marriage’s “healing powers.” A study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reveals that adults who’ve tied the knot have a better survival rate after heart surgery. According to Ellen Idler, a sociologist at… More »


Sex With “Younger Ladies” Attributed To Heart Attacks In Cheating Men

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

Cheaters beware: you may be killing yourself.  A new American Heart Association study finds that men who die of heart attacks were more likely to be cheating. An analysis of 6,000 autopsy reports of people who died of sudden heart attacks (1 percent died while getting it on) found that 90 percent of the people… More »


Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

By: Sarah Marian Seltzer / March 9, 2012

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending to read and philosophize but really gossiping about our schoolmates — acting exactly our age.

That afternoon, I had miserable symptoms as I alway… More »


How PMS Can Save Your Life

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2012

Breaking news in the world of snake detection. And no, I’m not talking about trouser snakes. I’m talking about actual snakes. Those slithery things that can kill you, either because you are freaked out to the point of cardiac arrest or because they are poisonous. Those things. A new study found that women are better… More »


Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person.” This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say than put your… More »


Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “prostitute” and “slut” on air. [Think Progress]
Could — and would — Sandra Fluke sue Rush? [The Daily Beast]
Women earn less then men at every education level, according to a new… More »


Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll Position. Forty-six percent of women supported the mandate, compared to only 37 percent of men. Anyone else surprised these numbers are so low? [UPI]… More »


Carré Otis Gives Her Support To The Model Alliance

By: Rachel Krause / February 29, 2012

For as long as the modeling industry has boomed, there has been tales of abuse exacted upon fashion models. In some ways, it comes with the territory: it’s a business that banks upon barely nubile girls, frequently but not always sourced from poverty-stricken backgrounds in foreign countries, valued solely for their competency as human clothe… More »


Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see if one of your packets of pills has been recalled and use another form of birth control in the meantime! [MSNBC]
An Alabama lawmaker… More »


Today’s Lady News: WA Pharmacies Don’t Have To Sell Plan B, Judge Rules

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012

Pharmacies in Washington state are no longer required to carry the morning-after pill/Plan B following a ruling by a district judge. Two pharmacies had claimed that being forced to provide the morning-after pill infringed on their freedom of religion. [Nerve]
Jan Berenstain, the children’s book author who co-wrote The Berenstain Bears series with… More »


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