women’s health

Social media users extol — and health experts decry — a 25-year-old study from Jamaica suggesting cannabis use poses no harm to fetal development. Fifty years ago this summer, Melanie Dreher, a registered nurse and young graduate student in anthropology, landed in rural Jamaica to study how people there were using cannabis. It was the same… Read more

Multitasking has traditionally been perceived as a woman’s domain. A woman, particularly one with children, will routinely be juggling a job and running a household – in itself a frantic mix of kids’ lunch boxes, housework, and organising appointments and social arrangements. But a new study, published today in PLOS One[1], shows women are actually… Read more

Hormone replacement therapy affects the accumulation of heart fat — a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease in midlife women – new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has found. They also found that the formulation and delivery route of hormones — whether as a pill taken orally or a… Read more

Bulimia is an eating disorder that affects mostly women. It is becoming more and more common in western cultures. Bulimia is dangerous, causing both physical and psychological issues. But during a pregnancy the eating disorder harms not only the health of the mother, but also the health of the baby. Bulimia does cause irregular or… Read more

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?” questions and the plethora of sticky handprints. For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can’t be more work than one. But… Read more