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Models deserve protection from being pressured to be too thin

2017-02-05 00:01

A new study has addressed pressures on models to be too thin which often leads to very unhealthy behaviors. Initiatives should be taken to protect models from being pressured to risk their health to make it in the fashion industry.

Modeling is a big business with a lot of young girls dreaming they could go from rags to riches if only they got a break as a model.

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Social connections can help women beat breast cancer

2016-12-15 05:02

Researchers have found that women who have a greater number of social connections have a higher rate of survival from breast cancer.

Breast cancer is a devastating condition. However with aggressive treatment and a positive attitude cure rates for breast cancer can be impressive.

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Good Social Ties Improve Breast Cancer Survival

2016-12-14 11:52

Loneliness is a risk factor for poor health outcomes, per a new Kaiser Permanente study.

Your social network – including spouses or partners, family members, friends, and community and religious relationships – is quite important to all women, but particularly so for those who have bre

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How Licorice Could Lower Estrogen and Affect Fertility

2016-11-13 18:25

Licorice is a popular chewy candy as well as a common herbal supplement sometimes used to manage peptic ulcers, blood sugar and diabetes, colds, indigestion, coughs, hot flashes associated with menopause, and perhaps even gum disease. But did you know that licorice contains a compound that could lower estrogen and affect fertility in women?

The results of a new study, which was conducted by a team at the University of Illinois, found that exposure to a compound found in licorice, isoliquiritigenin, reduced the expression of genes invo

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Resveratrol For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

2016-10-21 09:44

For the 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age who suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), news that a natural supplement can address the hormone imbalance characteristic of the condition could be great news. That supplement is resveratrol, which is found in grapes, raspberries, and red wine.

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Breastfeeding saves lives of babies and mothers

2016-09-29 16:10

Breastfeeding as it is recommended may protect babies and their mothers from premature death and serious illnesses.

There has been growing evidence that breastfeeding is good for the health of babies. It seems that breastfeeding is also good for the health of mothers.

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How Corn Can Help Build Strong Bones

2016-09-02 11:50

Building strong bones is critical during adolescence and for avoiding osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women. Now new studies from experts at Purdue University explain how corn can help build strong bones when used in the form of soluble corn fiber.

What is soluble corn fiber?

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Home Remedies: Sweetened and dried cranberries help with urinary tract infections

2016-08-18 23:22

Urinary tract infections are very common among women and can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, but there are home remedies women can use, including cranberries.

There has been talk for a long time dealing with the beneficial effects of cranberries in helping to prevent urinary tract infections.

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The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

2016-06-15 11:15

Do you know what a food allergy is? Probably so. What about food intolerance or food sensitivity? You generally understand that as well. Now, how about explaining the differences between the three? That's where things start getting confusing. Dr. Chad Larson gets questions about the differences between these three health issues often enough that he decided he might as well put something in writing to help people differentiate.

By Dr. Chad Larson

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