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STROKE SYMPTOMS IN MEN VS. WOMEN

CTV NEWS – Scientists have come up with several theories for why men and women experience stroke differently. First, it’s all about hormones. Estrogen is one of the main female reproductive hormones in the body, ongoing research shows it is protective against stroke. This may have to do with estrogen’s anti-inflammatory effects, which could protect against a brain injury. Estrogen also seems to help with increasing blood flow in the internal carotid artery, which supplies blood...

Mayo Clinic Minute: Managing sleep during menopause

Mayo Clinic News Network – Women typically go through menopause between the ages of 45-55. It's a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive cycle. This transition can usher in many symptoms, including hot flashes, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of Mayo Clinic Women's Health and medical director of the North American Menopause Society, says simple lifestyle changes can help women get a good night's sleep during menopause. It's...

Britney Spears writes about aborting Justin Timberlake’s baby

CNN – Britney Spears reveals a personal experience she has kept private for two decades in her upcoming memoir. During her relationship with Justin Timberlake, Spears became pregnant by the singer and had an abortion, she writes in a book excerpt published by People. “It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much...

Natural Remedies For Urinary Tract Infection

Philadelphia Holistic Clinic – The first step is prevention. It’s always easier to prevent the problem than fight it. The following actions could reduce the risk of UTIs: Consume a lot of liquids, primarily water. Urine can be diluted by drinking water. This causes more urination, which helps to remove bacteria from the urinary tract before an infection starts. Consider cranberry juice. Research into whether cranberry juice shields against UTIs is ongoing. On the other hand,...

A common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

CNN – Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a study has found — and that might have you wondering whether your regular gel mani-pedi is worth the risk. Some dermatologists say the findings, in a study published in January in the journal Nature Communications, aren’t new when it comes to concerns about ultraviolet, or UV, light from any source. In fact, the results reaffirm the reason why some...

Patients treated by female surgeons ‘less likely to die,’ research finds

THE INDEPENDENT (UK) – Patients treated by female surgeons have better chances of effective recovery and are “less likely to experience death,” according to a new study that raises further questions on the underlying causes. The study of over one million people, published recently in the journal JAMA Surgery, found patients treated by female surgeons have a lower likelihood of adverse outcomes at 90 days and a year following their surgical procedures. In this research of...

Cervical Cancer Is NOT Caused By Poverty; It’s an STD

Having multiple sex partners is the leading risk factor for cervical cancer, but you wouldn't know it from KFF's article focussing on poverty, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. |

North Carolina Hooters sued for racial discrimination against employees

CNN – The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a North Carolina Hooters restaurant for allegedly discriminating against Black or darker-skinned “Hooters Girls,” the federal agency announced Thursday. In March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Greensboro, North Carolina, Hooters temporarily laid off around 43 employees, dubbed “Hooters Girls” by the restaurant chain. The EEOC said in a lawsuit that the restaurant laid off a class of Black and dark-skinned women and...

‘Still alive and wriggling’

CNN – When a 64-year-old Australian woman was sent to hospital for brain surgery, neurosurgeon Dr. Hari Priya Bandi was not expecting to pull out a live 8-centimeter (3-inch) long parasitic roundworm that wriggled between her forceps. Bandi told CNN of the world’s first discovery of a live worm inside a human brain: “I’ve only come across worms using my not-so-good gardening skills … I find them terrifying and this is not something I deal with...

Woman Arrested for Assault after McDonald’s Order Goes Wrong

MARGATE TALK – A Margate woman angered by an inaccurate drive-thru order faces felony burglary with assault charges following a chaotic assault on employees and the destruction of a cash register. On August 14, a customer at the McDonald’s in Coconut Creek became violent after receiving the wrong order. According to police, Nirva Pierre, 32, parked her car and entered the restaurant. There, she hurled a dessert at the counter and ran behind the...

Houston woman proves she’s among the ‘Fittest on Earth’

HOUSTON — On the surface, it might seem like the sport of CrossFit is all about numbers. “My clean and jerk is 245, my clean’s 260, my deadlift’s about 400," elite CrossFit athlete Kelly Baker said when she was asked about some of her personal marks in common CrossFit lifts. Baker trains at CrossFit Greater Heights and is one of only 40 women in the world to qualify as an Individual for the 2023 CrossFit Games...

Alabama women’s health researcher will succeed Fauci in infectious disease post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A research scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was named Wednesday to succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci as the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo will become director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the fall. She will oversee the agency's $6.3 billion budget, its research and its response to infectious disease outbreaks. Fauci, 82, retired from a five-decade career in December. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Woman’s escape from cinder block cell likely spared others from similar nightmare, FBI says

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who escaped her kidnapper by punching her way out of a homemade cinder block cell at a home in southern Oregon likely saved other women from a similar fate, authorities said, by alerting them to a man they now suspect in sexual assaults in at least four more states. Negasi Zuberi posed as an undercover police officer when he kidnapped the woman in Seattle, drove hundreds of miles to...

Plastic surgeon who livestreamed procedures on TikTok banned from practicing medicine in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio plastic surgeon's state medical license was permanently revoked Wednesday after a medical board determined she harmed patients while livestreaming their surgeries on the social media app TikTok. The Ohio Medical Board voted to ban Katharine Grawe — also known as Dr. Roxy in her plastic surgery practice "Roxy Plastic Surgery" and to her many TikTok followers — from ever practicing again in the state. The board said Grawe, who originally...
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