Sex Hormones May Be Lurking In Your Food

Photos by and iStock Photo By Jennifer J. Brown, PhD, Everyday Health Whether you’re a meat lover or prefer plant-based protein like soy in your diet, the idea of sex hormones in your food might make you a bit queasy. Use of hormones as drugs carries potential risks as varied as bone loss from steroids, and heart disease risks from hormone replacement during menopause. Sex Hormones in Meat The sex

Breast Pain? Why You Can Stop Worrying About Cancer

The fear factor Breast pain can be scary. Your mind immediately thinks cancer, but in all likelihood, cancer is not the cause. “The important thing for patients to realize is that while it can be a sign [of cancer], it is very rare,” says Michael Cowher, a breast surgeon with Cleveland Clinic. Breast cancer rarely produces painful symptoms, and the best way to detect it is still with your fingers.

Surprising Things That Could Impact Your Sexual Health

The “Yes Means Yes” bill, recently passed in California, was one of those rare instances —a new law that stands to change the way we view sexual assault in this country (see below for more detail).  But this landmark decision isn’t the only current legislation that could impact the way we handle important sexual-health issues in the United States. Right now, everything from emergency contraception to blood donation among gay

Airplane or Giant Germ-Mobile? 10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Flying

What crazy germs are flying with you? (Photo: Image Source/Digital Vision/Getty Images) When it was revealed last week that Ebola had arrived in the United States after a Liberian national, who had been visiting relatives in Dallas, was hospitalized with the disease, many began to worry—okay, freaking out— over the potential risks of traveling beside an ill cabin mate. But there is very little the average plane passenger has to worry






Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The family of a 19-year-old Indian girl has been ostracized and fined 1.6 million rupees ($25,000) by a village council after she rejected a marriage arranged when she was a baby, the girl and her parents said on Wednesday. Santadevi Meghwal, from the western desert state of Rajasthan, said she was married off at 11 months old to a nine-year-old boy

For diabetes control, surgery and intensive lifestyle change about equal

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Intensive medical management with supervised diet and exercise may work as well as weight-loss surgery to help diabetics get blood sugar levels under control, at least in the short term, a small study suggests. Researchers followed 40 people with diabetes and poorly controlled blood sugar for one year, giving half of them weight-loss surgery and offering the other half a non-surgical alternative, so-called intensive

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign

By Mohammed Ghobari Mohammed Mukhashef CAIRO/ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president. The hostilities illustrated how tough it will be to find a political solution to a war stirring animosities between rival Gulf powers Saudi Arabia and