Stem cell differences could explain why women are more likely to develop adrenal cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased turnover of hormone-producing cells found in the adrenal glands of females. The adrenal gland is a hormone producing organ that sits on top of the kidneys. The outer part, or cortex, […]

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Some women with psychotic disorders are more vulnerable around the time of menstruation

Mothers on the Edge, a recent documentary by Louis Theroux, told the stories of four new mothers admitted to specialist mental health units for a range of serious conditions including anxiety, depression and psychosis—triggered by recent motherhood. Hormonal changes that happen with childbirth, menopause and menstruation may trigger or exacerbate symptoms of psychosis. Levels of ovarian hormones in the blood […]

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Anna Faris, Bethenny Frankel & More Share Their Kid Food Hacks

As any parent, grandparent, babysitter, teacher, older sibling, or essentially anyone who has ever tried to feed a small child can attest: Kids like what they like. And a lot of times, what they don’t like is what’s actually healthiest for them: be it broccoli or beets or butter beans (that’s Lima beans to us Northerners). But luckily, there are […]

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Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “As most people age, they simply cannot do the activities they once did, or they may experience the loss of a […]

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Why Abortion Access Became More Important to Me When I Came Out

After President Trump was elected, I had a miniature — read: major — breakdown, so I decided to focus on a specific issue: Abortion access. In January of 2017, I joined the board of directors at NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, which works on everything from pro-choice legislation to running a volunteer clinic escort program. At the time, I was still in […]

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Negative experiences at dentist much more common for low-income, nonwhite children

Disparities in young children’s experiences at the dentist are linked to income, ethnicity and language, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Published in Academic Pediatrics, it found that families with lower incomes or from ethnic or linguistic minority groups were more likely to report negative incidents, such as the child being physically restrained, separated from […]

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Carrie Underwood Says She’s Unsure About Having More Kids After 3 Miscarriages

Carrie Underwood sat down for an interview with Natalie Morales of the Today show. The singer opened up about her multiple miscarriages and life on the Cry Pretty tour with a three-month old. To help, she’s taking the pressure of herself and taking things day by day. Carrie Underwood has been living that new mom life (times two!) since giving […]

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Why Rose Byrne ‘Can’t Even Think About’ Having More Children

Too much on her plate! Rose Byrne doesn’t have any immediate plans to give her sons a younger brother or sister. “I can’t even think about that, I’m so busy,” the actress, 39, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Ads-Up presents It’s Your Shout Gala on Thursday, April 25. “[My boys] are keeping me very busy. They’re physically very exhausting. They’re […]

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Five ways to move more at work and make it count

With the recent news that even small bouts of exercise lead to significant health benefits, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is urging adults to move more and make it count where they spend most of their time—at work. “It doesn’t matter whether you get activity in short bursts […]

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