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Covid vaccine trials didn’t monitor menstrual changes. Researchers say it’s part of a bigger problem.

Evidence thus far suggests that Covid vaccines can temporarily prolong menstruation or result in heavier periods, but that these vaccine-induced changes are short-lived — Male said most resolved within one or two cycles.

How arthritis can worsen from these 7 foods

YAHOO! LIFE – Some foods are known for worsening an individual's arthritis and should be avoided whenever possible to prevent flare-ups. While no single food will cause arthritis or trigger a flare-up, your diet as a whole can substantially impact the severity of your condition. Certain foods have been found to have inflammatory properties, so it's wise to avoid these foods as much as possible. 1. Dairy Dairy contains a protein called casein which can stimulate inflammation around...

Red Meat Is Not a Health Risk; University Study Slams Years of Shoddy Research

BIG THINK – Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years. But nestled in the recesses of those published papers are notable limitations. Nearly all the research is observational, unable to tease out causation convincingly. Most are plagued by confounding variables. For example, perhaps meat eaters simply eat fewer vegetables, or tend to smoke more, or exercise less? Moreover, many are based on self-reported consumption. The...

Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s More Than Men? Study Offers Clue

MEDSCAPE – Of the more than 6 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. age 65 or older, nearly two-thirds are women. A new study may help explain the gender gap — and offer clues to new treatments for helping patients of both sexes fight back. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University zeroed in on a gene named USP11, found on the X chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes, while men at birth have one X and...

Measles outbreak erupts among unvaccinated children in Ohio daycare

ARS TECHNICA Amid declining vaccination rates nationwide, an outbreak of measles has erupted this week among unvaccinated children at a childcare facility in Columbus, Ohio. The outbreak has sickened at least four children so far, all of whom are unvaccinated with no history of travel, meaning they contracted the highly contagious virus locally, according to Columbus-area health officials. Officials expect more cases Columbus CBS affiliate WBNS-TV reported that one of the four cases had been hospitalized in...

Shrink Your Fibroids Naturally

CNW Network – In the book Shrink Your Fibroids Naturally, Jamaican author Keisha McDonald teaches women to do just that. McDonald is the busy owner of a gourmet vegan restaurant in Kingston called Kushite’s Vegetable Cuisine. She’s also a freelance attorney and womb healing coach. She has researched fibroids extensively with years of trial and error on a patient she was most invested in, herself. After discovering a whopping 40 cm fibroid the size of a...

Actress Who Played Porn Star Complains of Being Stereotyped As A Sex Symbol While Wearing Nipple-Revealing Dress

YAHOO! – Elisha Cuthbert's role as an ex-porn star in 2004's The Girl Next Door solidified her reputation as a sex symbol. Now, nearly two decades later, the actress says society still pressures her to live up to that title. "There was this pressure of, like, maybe the fashion world or whatever saw me as a certain thing when really it was a character," she told Paris Hilton on Monday's episode of her podcast, This...

5 Reasons You Should See the Doctor About Your Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects more than 30 million men. It is something that all men will experience at least once in their lives at any age. ED can be the result of an underlying medical condition or a number of other factors. If you have been living with more than the occasional ED, we are going to cover the top 5 reasons why you should see your doctor about your ED. Understanding...

10 delicious (and surprising) foods that can help spice up your sex life

Eat these 10 things to really get the blood flowing . . . everywhere it needs to go THE MANUAL – Food and sex have long been connected, in both obvious and subtle ways. Many foods just feel sexy, like champagne, strawberries, and chocolate. No one wants their sexual health to, uh, underperform, so let’s take a look at some of the foods that will help keep that from happening. This is how to increase sex...

Turns Out Salad Tongs Weren’t The Only Thing Up There

MEDSCAPE – Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies in the GI and GU (gastrointestinal and genitourinary) tracts carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options. Typically found objects are vibrators, dildos, light bulbs, candles, shot glasses, and bottles. Some rectal foreign bodies were swallowed but produce complications only after transiting to the rectum. Adults who have ingested a foreign body usually present to the ED or clinic soon thereafter. Patients may be very embarrassed to...

Workers walk out of iPhone factory, highlighting virus woes

BEIJING (AP) — Workers who assemble Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone walked away from a factory in central China following virus outbreaks and complaints of unsafe working conditions, highlighting the clash between the disease's enduring risks and efforts to restore the global flow of goods. Employees started leaving the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou after some fell ill in mid-October and received no treatment, according to an employee who asked not to be identified by name. He...

Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief

Health & Balance / Stress Management / Written by Paige Fowler WEBMD – Take a deep breath in. Now let it out. You may notice a difference in how you feel already. Your breath is a powerful tool to ease stress and make you feel less anxious. Some simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your regular routine. Before you get started, keep these tips in mind: Choose a place to...

Best evidence yet that lowering blood pressure can prevent dementia

The George Institute for Global Health (Australia) – A global study of over 28,000 people has provided the strongest evidence to date that lowering blood pressure in later life can cut the risk of dementia. Dr Ruth Peters, Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney and Program Lead for Dementia in The George Institute’s Global Brain Health Initiative, said that in the absence of significant dementia treatment breakthroughs, reducing the risk of developing the disease would be...

What doctors forgot to tell women about COVID vaccines

Physicians failed to warn women about the expected temporary disruptions to their periods after the vaccine, and the more significant issues after a severe bout of COVID-19.
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