HEALTH | An investigation into the rising rates of breast cancer in Australia

Despite all the campaign and fundraising, breast cancer rates are still on the rise in Australia. Here’s the latest on what we known and what we can all do. This year 19,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s one in seven women compared with one in eight only last year. In 1982, … Continue reading HEALTH | An investigation into the rising rates of breast cancer in Australia

HEALTH | Could Sunscreen Cause Vitamin D Deficiency? Short Answer: Yes

Exposing skin to sunlight is a convenient way to meet out vitamin D needs, which is crucial for bone health. That might make you wonder: Does wearing sunscreen interfere with vitamin D levels and potentially cause vitamin D deficiency? The short answer is yes. But before you toss your SPF 30, dermatologists say the relationship … Continue reading HEALTH | Could Sunscreen Cause Vitamin D Deficiency? Short Answer: Yes

HEALTH | Anemia In Early Pregnancy Linked With Risk For Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Children born to mothers with iron-deficiency anemia early in pregnancy may be at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study suggest. In an analysis of data on more than half million babies born in Sweden, researchers found that anemia in the mother before the 30th week of pregnancy was linked with a heightened … Continue reading HEALTH | Anemia In Early Pregnancy Linked With Risk For Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MOTHER TO BE | Stress In Pregnancy ‘Makes Child Personality Disorder More Likely’

The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests. Even moderate prolonged stress may have an impact on child development and continue after a baby’s birth, it said. More than 3,600 pregnant women in Finland … Continue reading MOTHER TO BE | Stress In Pregnancy ‘Makes Child Personality Disorder More Likely’

WOMAN’S HEALTH | How Tracking Menstrual Cycles Helps Women In Sport

In July 2019, the US women’s football team won the World Cup. Their success was, in part attributed to having tracked each player’s menstrual cycle and adapted individual training loads and diet accordingly. It is an approach which many think is long overdue. In recent years, a number of top sportswomen have talked about the … Continue reading WOMAN’S HEALTH | How Tracking Menstrual Cycles Helps Women In Sport

INFLUENCERS | Michelle Obama Wants You To Step Into Self-Care

Remainders to lean into self-care are always welcome. But reminders to lean into self-care from Michelle Obama? Those are revered. The former first lady took to Instagram last Wednesday to celebrate #WellnessWednesday with a tribute to the small things that keep her-and all of us-feeling and functioning from a centered space. Obama shared a duet … Continue reading INFLUENCERS | Michelle Obama Wants You To Step Into Self-Care

WOMEN’S HEALTH | More Intense Exercise Linked To A Better Sex Life, Exploratory Study Says

There’s really nothing better for your health than exercise – and that applies to your sex life’s health too. “Men and women who are healthy tend to have better sexual function”, said Dr. Lauren Streicher, the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine. “Because almost any medical illness can impact normal sexual … Continue reading WOMEN’S HEALTH | More Intense Exercise Linked To A Better Sex Life, Exploratory Study Says