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No woman wants someone telling her what her vagina should look. That’s why the activist group UK Feminista and performance art group the Muffia—known for wearing nude bodysuits decorated with tufts of pubic hair—are taking to the London Streets tomorrow morning. These women are tired of the porn industry promoting the removal of pubic hair. Let’s just say, bald isn’t always beautiful. These ladies are also railing against the rise in ... Read More
  The very wise Alicia Keys once asked, “Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart?” Well a new study says a lot of women have, and it’s not easy. The research, conducted by the American Heart Association, says that women are seven to nine times more likely than men to suffer from Broken Heart Syndrome, which occurs after someone “suffers from a sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death.” Though ... Read More
How are you feeling? A recent study revealed that 53 percent of women say their overall health is in poor shape, so it might be safe to assume you're not feeling so hot. A study called A Fragile Nation in Poor Health conducted by the health communications firm TeleVox, recently polled 1,015 American across the country about how they feel about their health.  More than half of the women polled say they feel unhealthy and one in five nationwide say they ... Read More
                                             Feeling bloated? Perhaps you’re having abdominal pain? Or maybe you’re just peeing more frequently? Although these symptoms don’t seem like much, they could all be signs of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer was believed to be a silent killer, but more often than not these run of the mill ... Read More
While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his own, instead depending on ... Read More
Best-selling author Wendy Shanker opens her latest memoir, Are You My Guru? How Medicine, Meditation and Madonna Saved My Life (Penguin, September 2010), with a comparison of sick bodies. Her own--as a person living with a rare autoimmune disorder--and Madonna's--as a person who "could crush your head between her thighs while she's prancing around singing 'Holiday.'" From the first page she lets us know that Madonna provides "an example of unrelenting strength." ... Read More
Over the past five years, doctor’s have made many breakthroughs in the battle to preserve and prolong women’s fertility.   And while I think we’re all familiar with invitro at this point, you may not know much about ovarian transplantation.  The first successful ovarian tissue transplant was performed back in 2004 between two sisters. Only a handful have been performed around the world since then, mainly due to the high cost and ... Read More
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While breastcancer.org predicts that 40,480 American women are expected to die in 2008 from it, the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1990. The organization largely credits earlier detection among the top reasons for the decrease. So it’s understandable why women all over the U.S. are ... Read More
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