On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas -- a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked to ...
As a 34-year-old woman fast approaching 35, I feel not only biology at my back, but also society and life. Pressure to defy the egg cliff coming from all angles. I don't yet have children and I am all too aware that I am at that critical age.
If you have bothersome bladder symptoms, talk to your health care provider. Often, women suffer from "bladder on the brain" for years before seeking treatment. If you have regular urine leakage or urinary frequency that keeps your mind on your bladder, discuss it with your physician.
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding alcohol use during pregnancy. SELF spoke to the experts, and they answered some common questions for us. Here's what they had to say.
For me, yoga is about faith. It's about recovery and renewal and reinventing. It is about taking a time out each day to nurture myself and connect. It has taught me transcendence and also helps me daily to ground.
So, What happened the first year out of a coma? After you re-learn how to walk, talk, see, remember (memory was a massive problem) and your brain starts to function again, what are the next steps?
We aren't talking investing in expensive equipment or new drugs or even funding house-calling health workers (though that would be nice), but simply making sure that screening for depression is part of routine prenatal visits.
While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.
While progress is possible, it is not inevitable. If we're going to keep the promise we made in 2012, it's time to step up and get to work.
These days, when I'm teaching a group fitness class, I choose my words carefully, knowing how much of an impact they can have. I emphasize how the exercises we do in class are in preparation for activities we do outside the gym.
By Ann Luk, Digital Program Manager, GoSpreadtheWord.com and CardioDx in collaboration with Society for Women's Health Research In 2015, approximat...
As a young doctor working with refugees in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq, I saw how breastfed babies can prosper even under such challenging circumstances, and even when they are sick or small. So I am delighted that new research published today in The Lancet again confirms the health benefits of breastfeeding.
Waiting until you're "in the mood" can lead to one very long dry spell. As Kerner says, "sex begets sex." So grab your partner -- and your planner -- and find some time not just on Valentine's Day, but every week.
There are very few places in the world where we can't be found and where people can't contact us in one form or another. When did we become so dependent on being electronically connected to the world?
Tragically, pregnancies across the U.S. and around the world are deeply unequal. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and Latin Am...