health

Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2013
Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health Service Executive. Savita, 31, died from septic shock caused by a dying fetus being kept in her womb for several days. Doctors reportedly refused to terminate… More »


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex Addiction

By: Tres Sugar / September 23, 2013
Before Tiger Woods gave his celebrity endorsement to sex addiction, we debated whether it's an easy excuse or a mental health issue. But now it seems more people are treating it as a serious condition. Sex addiction has gone mainstream in movies like "Shame" and now "Thanks For Sharing," out today. We already took a… More »


Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

By: Carrie Nelson / September 23, 2013
A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of decorating her baby’s room, our conversation turned to reproductive choice. Specifically, we talked about her decision to terminate her pregnancy if she and her husband… More »


Bruce Jenner’s Latest Nose Bandage Has Nothing To Do With Vanity

By: The Stir / September 21, 2013
For the last week or so, Bruce Jenner has been walking around with a small bandage on his nose. Now where he's from in the land of plastic surgery, models, and venti lattes known as Hollywood -- that generally means he sprung for a nose job. However, TMZ is reporting that Bruce's days of too… More »


Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013
Pregnancy is one of life's beautiful passages. It's also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the coals is Lea-Ann Ellison, 35, of California who was photographed lifting heavy weights as part of her Crossfit training ... while eight-and-a-half months pregnant. I… More »


One Woman’s Amazing Skin Transformation After Quitting Alcohol For 30 Days

By: The Gloss / September 19, 2013
Putting a pause on your alcohol consumption can work wonders for your physical health (and wallet), but what kind of effect can it have on your complexion? Apparently, an incredible one, at least in one woman’s case. 40-year-old Laura Hogarth from Scotland drank around 5 large glasses of wine per week — 15 units, which… More »


Now You And Your Overweight Dog Can Go To Fat Camp Together

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 11, 2013
Different breeds of dogs have different body types. Chihuahuas are naturally petite while pugs tend to be on the stockier side. I can't even keep going with this intro because it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. What I'm trying to tell you is that the first doggy/owner fat cam… More »


Soon to Be Made In China: Your Chicken Nuggets

By: Newser / September 7, 2013
The US Department of Agriculture quietly announced on Friday that it had approved four Chinese poultry plants to ship processed chicken into the US. It's no wonder it tried to sneak that news onto the eve of a long weekend, notes Bloomberg: China has a dodgy reputation for food safety, with repeated outbreaks of avia… More »


5 Ways To Be Good To Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder

By: YourTango.com / September 5, 2013
Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the effects of the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Though eating disorders are more frequently reported in women than in men, they occur among both genders. The most commonly seen are anorexia (starvation) and bulimia (binge eating… More »


Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013
Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center poll. [PewResearch.org] Due to the Texas constitution's definition of marriage, the Texas National Guard is refusing to process same-sex benefits requests. Today is the first day… More »


Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

By: Newser / August 31, 2013
Depression might be known more as a women's disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men are just as likely to be diagnosed with depression as women, the study says. In fact, if nontraditional symptoms are properly identified, men may actually… More »


Valentino Shares His Super Sad Diet With Harper’s Bazaar

By: Rachel Krause / August 28, 2013
Diets, man! What a bitch. As a human with a particular fondness for bread, cheese, and meat and a diminutive frame that, presented with the opportunity, will take all of those calories, thank you very much, and keep them forever and ever, I am almost always on some sort of depressing leafy-greens-and-lean-protein restriction. For health,… More »


Anthony Yahle, Ohio Man, Comes Back To Life After Being Declared Dead

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 23, 2013
Lawrence Yahle refused to believe his dad was dead -- and he was right. The 17-year-old Ohio resident rushed into his father Anthony's Kettering Medical Center hospital room after doctors told him his dad could not be revived, according to ABC News. "Dad, you're not going to die today," Yahle said as he burst into… More »


Those Before/After Fitness Pictures Are A Big, Fat Lie

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2013
You might have already expected as much, but those before/after picture for the supplements that claim to help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days or give you an overnight six-pack or whatever insane thing they say they'll do are all a bunch of hogwash. Aussie personal trainer and fitness blogger MelVFitness demonstrated how those… More »


Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry To A Halt

By: Newser / August 23, 2013
A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn't reveal the infected performer's identity, but said it was working with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to treat other performers who might have been exposed,… More »


The Soapbox: Chelsea Manning Has The Right To Healthcare In Prison, Transgender Or Not

By: Avory Faucette / August 22, 2013
Now that Chelsea Manning has expressed a desire to medically transition through hormone replacement therapy, there are a lot of questions circling about what Leavenworth looks like for a trans woman, and how exactly someone might transition from male to female in prison. While Manning’s case itself is complicated, the question of what kind of… More »


Dream Or Nightmare: Caffeine Body Spray Is Here

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 22, 2013
When I arrive at work in the morning, I often make jokes about wanting to mainline more caffeine into my veins. And this is after I've already pounded three cups of java in rapid succession. It's just not enough!! I'm a caffeine junkie. No need for me to ever make that joke again now that… More »


5 Stages Your Therapist Goes Through After You Quit Her Services (In GIFs!)

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2013
Therapy has done me good. Off and on ever since I was 14, I've seen a couple therapists for a couple of years at a time each. They've helped me through family craziness, adjusting to college, adjusting to life after college, a boss possessed by Satan, and bouts of depression and anxiety. Therapy isn't about "solving"… More »


Absolutely Not: Weight-Loss Tapeworms Can’t Become A Thing

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2013
I think we can all agree that the society's issues with weight and body image have reached rock, rock, rock bottom when women are purposefully ingesting tapeworms to shed pounds. An Iowa woman had to seek medical attention last week after purchasing a LIVE tapeworm off the internet and swallowing it. She was advised to… More »


How Not To Fall For The Next Fitness Fad

By: Ask Men / August 15, 2013
In the fitness and weight-loss industry, serpent lubrication sells like hotcakes. It’s capitalism run amok, and it is not helping. Billions of dollars are at stake to perpetuate the myth of “quick and easy” when it comes to building muscle and/or dropping fat from your frame. If you believe in quick-fix miracle cures for getting… More »


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