Cervical Cancer : Many Women Are Not Getting 'Life-Saving' Smear Test
A smear test or a cervical screening test is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer. While this process only takes a few minutes to complete, only a few women prefer to get this "life-saving test."
South Korea Pays Women To Have Babies To Battle Low Fertility Rate
To rise the national fertility rate, South Korea pays women to get pregnant. Other incentives are also in place to lure couples to get married and start families.
Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May Affect Sex Of Child
Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto were able to gather scientific evidence about predicting a child's sex. They say that women who have lower blood pressure tend to have a girl, while those with higher blood pressure may indicate that she would have a baby boy.
Hair Coach: Smart Hairbrush Can Tell Your Hair's Health Status
The world's first-ever hairbrush can tell more about your crowning glory's health than your dermatologist or hairstylist. Hair Coach is set to be released later this year and will cost about $200.
PMS: Women's Gene Changes Cause Mood Swings, New Study Shows
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) affects 2 to 5 females, and a less severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is much more common. Researchers discovered molecular mechanisms which may explain a woman's mood changes in the days leading up to her menstruation.
New Heels Caused Blisters Which Led To Leg Amputation
The woman wore her new high heels all night, even if they were pinching. She noticed a blister on her left leg which she thought was normal, but that blister caused infections which led to her leg amputation.
What Science Would Like You To Know About Men, Board Games And Music
Researchers suggests that rock music is too distracting for men. Women, on the other hand, perfomed the same, regardless of the type of music that they listen to.
UK Doctors Are Failing To Identify Signs Of Heart Disease Among Pregnant Women
In the UK, a recenty study shows a number of maternal deaths are due to doctors not recognizing the symptoms of heart disease right away. Althought the rate of maternal death in UK is low, the government needs to address this issue to reassure expectant moms.
Is Texas Abortion Booklet Biased? Science Thinks So
Texas released a revised version of a booklet women receive 24 hours before a scheduled abortion. Critics say that the booklet is biased and clearly shows where the state stands about the abortion issue.
Cancer Drug May Help Infertile Women, New Research Suggests
A common cancer drug used to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma is said to cause ovaries to produce healthier eggs. Doctors say the shock of the chemo treatment may have triggered the ovaries to produce pre-pubescent eggs.
Why Boys Are Braver Than Girls? Science Could Be The Culprit
According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, these “masculine traits” have been linked with mental health issues such as depression and substance abuse. Masculine norms (a.k.a. sexism) are strongly linked to poorer mental health and well-being in the men who exhibit them.
Yo-Yo Dieting Causes Falling Hair, Heart Damage
Experts say that yo-yo dieting slows down metabolism, making it increasingly harder for your body to lose weight. Or worse, it could kill you.
Women Had Breasts Removed After Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
Two Australian women had their breasts removed after a pathologist from the Royal Darwin Hospital diagnosed them with breast cancer. It turned out that the diagnosis was wrong.
Things You Need To Know Before Taking An Abortion Pill
Abortion pill or medication abortion is more private since it can be done at home. It sounds scary and intimidating, but doctors say, for as long as it's done properly, it actually is safe.