Abortion Not Linked To Mental Disorders, Study Says

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Having an abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing mental health problems, a British health agency has found. The U.K.’s National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health compared a number of studies conducted worldwide in the past 20 years and found that in cases of unwanted pregnancy, women who chose abortion were no more… More »

Smoking Is Bad For Your Nipples

Ami Angelowicz | December 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

If fear of lung cancer or emphysema isn’t enough to make you quit smoking, do it for your nipples. Apparently, nicotine and carbon monoxide restrict blood flow to various parts of the body … like your nipples. According to plastic surgeon, Anthony Youn, M. D., smokers who undergo breast surgery are at great risk for… More »

Gov’t Overrules FDA, Forbids Morning-After Pill From Going On Shelves

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up: the Secretary of  Health and Human Services (a woman!) has overruled the FDA’s recommendation to allow the morning-after pill to be sold on drugstore shelves without a prescription. If Plan B is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, it is almost 90 percent effective in preventing a… More »

Girl Talk: Pooping Is A Feminist Issue

Rachel White | December 7, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Mary and I were sitting on her couch, laughing. “But wait, no seriously, is pooping a  feminist issue? Why aren’t we talking about this?” I asked.

It was funny, if only because there was some truth in the (often female) phenomenon of “holding it in.” There’s this prevalent idea that girls don’t poop. More »

FDA Considers Putting The Morning-After Pill On Drugstore Shelves

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Conservatives losing their marbles to start in five … four … three … two … one: the FDA has until tomorrow to decide whether the morning-after pill Plan B will be available on drugstore shelves (as opposed to behind the counter) without a prescription for anyone of any age. If taken within 72 hours of… More »

Girl Talk: I Have A Picking Problem

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 5, 2011 - 11:00 am

This weekend, I made an horrifying discovery. I have a bald spot. It’s small, but it’s at the top of my head, right where, if the hair around it is swirling in a certain direction, it is visible to anyone standing six to 10 feet behind me. The good news about my bald spot is… More »

Girl Talk: I Have A Boring Vagina

Sofi Mars | December 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

The last time I spread my legs for a doctor (and no, I haven’t slept with anyone in scrubs), Lindsay Lohan was a law-abiding citizen. Somehow, I had managed to put off my visit to the friendly gyno longer than I cared to admit. A close friend’s recent alarming diagnosis post-gyno visit had fueled me… More »

25 Percent Of American Women Take Mental Health Medications

Stefanie Blejec | November 18, 2011 - 3:20 pm

According to Medco Health Solutions Inc., more than 25 percent of women took at least one drug to treat psychiatric conditions in 2010, most prominently for depression and anxiety. The use of drugs to treat psychiatric and behavioral disorders has risen by 22 percent since 2001, and today roughly 20 percent of all Americans hold such prescriptions. More »

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like During An Orgasm

Ami Angelowicz | November 18, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Researchers at Rutgers University used brain scan technology to find out exactly what’s going on when women orgasm. A whole lot, apparently. Scientists monitored 80 separate regions of the brain to measure the oxygen levels as a woman approaches climax (red is the lowest and yellow/white is the highest). As you can see, when we’re… More »

Finger Stomach, Nipple Foot, & Elephant Hand: The 8 The Craziest Human Appendages

Ami Angelowicz | November 18, 2011 - 9:00 am

Breaking news in the world of appendage anomalies (my favorite). Doctors in China saved a man’s severed middle finger by attaching it to his stomach. Twenty-year-old furniture maker, Wang Yongjun lost the tip of his finger when working with an electric saw. Eeek! His doctor had to make a snap decision to save the finger… More »

Morning Quickies: Kotex Recalls Tampons Over Bacterial Contamination

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2011 - 10:40 am

About 1,400 boxes of Kotex tampons have been recalled by Kimberly-Clark because the plastic applicator may be contaminated with bacteria. The recalled Kotex tampons are Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency and were sold to Walmart, Fry’s and Smith’s stores in eight states. You can read more specific info about the recalls… More »

More Women Having Sex Out Of Obligation

Stefanie Blejec | November 11, 2011 - 1:40 pm

A long-term study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland found tha women who had sex four or more times a week were rated as looking 10 years younger than their actual age. (More sex leads to a youthful glow? I can dig that!) But the research, cited in a new study by WomenTALK, also found… More »

Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think about their sons being sexually active than their daughters. Facepalm. [NPR]
How the worldwide SlutWalk protests have developed a divide between black women and… More »

Rabies, Trolleys & Wii Fit: 6 Things You Had No Idea Could Make You A Nympho

Ami Angelowicz | October 28, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Of all the weird side effects rabies causes, I never knew that hypersexuality was one of them. The other day we heard the story of an Indian woman who contracted rabies from a puppy bite. After two months untreated, the inflammation in her brain caused her to feel aroused all the time. Sadly, she passed… More »

Today’s Lady News: Birth Control Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Women who have been on the birth control pill for 10 or more years have cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 45 percent, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. [Guardian UK]
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We Only Think We Look Hot For 2 Hours And 22 Minutes A Day

Ami Angelowicz | October 21, 2011 - 2:40 pm

A recent poll found that all of our pre-work primping and preening doesn’t hold up for long. Of the 2,000 women surveyed, 10 percent thought they needed to fix up their hair and makeup after an hour in the office, 40 percent felt completely “bedraggled” by lunch, and 43 percent felt like a completely different… More »

Poop Happens: Do You Poop At Work?

Julie Gerstein | October 19, 2011 - 9:40 am

I want to talk about a very important subject–one near and dear to all of our colons and butts. Pooping. And specifically, pooping at work. There are some of us who feel unable to poop at work. And then there are those of us (RAISES HAND) who do not understand how some people have the… More »

Cheerleaders Spanked Over “Save Your Bumps” Breast Cancer Tees

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 4:40 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means every day brings us 16 different stories of pink boobie paraphernalia banned from schools. Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona is the latest school seeing red over pink. The administration said the cheerleading squad’s pink T-shirts reading “Feel for lumps, save your bumps” was an “objectionable slogan”… More »

Woman Wants Mr. Hanky The Christmas Poo To Be Rectal Cancer “Spokesturd”

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2011 - 11:20 am

Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo has cracked up “South Park” fans with his juvenile sense of humor since, oh, forever. But it’s time to for him to step it up for a serious reason now: rectal cancer. That’s why Michelle L. Dobrawsky, a lawyer/comedian, started a campaign for Mr. Hanky to become the official spokesman —… More »

New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

That sound you hear? It’s a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it’s too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission. More »

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