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Women and Health

John Kasich Will Sign Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood In His State

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has positioned himself as one of the more moderate Republican presidential contenders, plans to sign a bill t...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. stu...

This Kind Of Skin Cancer Is More Deadly For Pregnant Women

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Pregnant women with the skin cancer melanoma may be more likely to die from it than women with melanoma who are not pregnant, according to a new study...

There Could Be A Link Between Miscarriage And Yeast Infection Drug

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- A prescription drug for yeast infections may increase chances for miscarriages when used early in pregnancy, a large study in Denmark ...

24 Women Bare Their Scars To Reveal The Beauty In Imperfections

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women

I was only 6 years old when doctors sliced me open and removed my left kidney. At the time, I didn't really understand what the fuss was all about. T...

Women May Face Increased Heart Disease Risk After Traumatic Event

LiveScience | Sara G. Miller | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

By: Sara G. Miller, Live Science Contributor Published: 06/29/2015 08:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Women who experience a traumatic event and develop ...

Meet The Woman Making Aphrodisiac Weed

The Cut | Posted 06.05.2016 | Women
The Cut

After I smoked this one," she remembers, "I said, You know, honey, that was perfect. Save it for next time." Her partner dutifully labeled the bag "Sexpot." And inspiration struck.

7 Women Share 7 Very Convincing Reasons To Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women

A little DIY is good for the soul -- and you don't have to log onto Pinterest to get down. In a recent video from Refinery29, seven women talk abou...

I've Got the BRCA-Positive Mutation Gene -- How Do I Interpret My Hereditary Risk for Getting Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer?

Sharlene Hesse-Biber | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sharlene Hesse-Biber

It behooves the medical profession who relate hereditary risk assessment percentages to do so in a way that women can interpret the subjective nature of these data and offer more guidance on just how at risk women should apply these numbers in the context of their own lived experience.

Could The Pill Affect Your Perception Of Other Women?

LiveScience | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience Contributing Writer Published: 07/24/2014 08:01 PM on LiveScience The amount of estrogen in women's birth con...

6 Scary Signs That Prove Stress Is Taking A Toll On American Women

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Taking an inventory on several health risks for American women in 2013 paints a picture of pain: of overdosing, caregiver burnout, health disparities, financial stress and over-drinking.

STUDY: Does Your 'Body Type' Predict Your Health?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women

It turns out that "body type" is good for more than just finding out what style bathing suit a women's magazine says is best for your shape. A new...

The Best and Worst Moments In Women's Health, 2012

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.21.2012 | Women

2012 has been an important year for women's health, with researchers presenting multiple findings that impact women's understanding of their bodies an...

6 Things Every Woman Doesn't Know About Her Own Body

Posted 12.07.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul These little-known facts will surprise and intrigue you. (And only one of them has to do with your you-know-what.)...

The Woman Behind The 'Vibrator Play'

The Guardian | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

The play In the Next Room, also known as the Vibrator Play, was a big hit a couple of years ago in New York, which surprised no one more than Sarah Ru...