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Archive for the ‘ Women’s Health ’ Category

20 Feb

1 in 3

Keep in mind tonight: when the evening news talks about heart disease killing 1 in 3 women, that’s not 1 in 3 women who have heart disease. That’s 1 in 3 women – across the board.

20 Feb

No More Peanut Butter, No More Toast ‘n Jam

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites We’re feeling feisty. Something about Tuesdays… Wait, what are we talking about – we’re feisty every day. Sisson’s top picks are downright controversial today, so dig in: Blue Genes You may have heard the news yesterday that carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by genes, not overuse (then why do so many […]

16 Feb

Friday’s Fuss

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Peanut butter is being recalled, women are more germy than men, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, because Donald Trump’s comb-over may soon become a thing of the past. Or maybe not. Peanut butter isn’t the ideal food anyway (it’s fine in sauces and on fresh fruit, but […]

14 Feb

Great Health Hits

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news links you want to click! Mark’s favorite articles from the world of health: 1) Take heart! Women, like men, are at risk for heart disease and heart attacks. But according to the following link, about one in five women who have heart attacks show no signs of heart […]

8 Feb

And This Is What I Call a Deal-Breaker

I’m sure you’ve heard the headlines about Orlistat, the obesity drug, being approved for OTC use. What you may not have heard about are the side effects of this fat-blocking drug. Orlistat, which will still be distributed by Rx as Xenical for morbidly obese patients, will now be sold as Alli in drugstores nationwide. A […]

2 Feb

Do Anti-Cellulite Shoes Work?

Several Apples have written in wondering about MBT and other supposed jiggle-reducing shoe brands, so in the interest of truth and avoidance of unattractive footwear, let’s set the record straight. Do anti-cellulite shoes work? No, no, and no. Here’s a great article that debunks this ridiculous shoe trend. Not only are the numerous health and […]

1 Feb

Juicy Picks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the partially-hydrogenated soybean oil! 1) Every name under the sun… These guys have a great piece on shedding pounds by becoming aware of “liquid candy”. You’ll want to check it out – you’d be surprised at what can sabotage your weight-loss goals! 2) All y’all can […]

30 Jan

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat. 1) Angering dermatologists everywhere! Another holy grail of health is about to crumble. Here’s more evidence that a little sunshine is not only okay – it’s probably good for you (something any cat could tell you…if they could tell you). Want to prevent […]

26 Jan

Catch This

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Quick bites before you start your weekend (go on, get out of here!). 1) Another Study from Denmark This study was well-done (for once). And the news is pretty cool: a little coffee in the late stages of pregnancy is probably safe. Worker Bee Sara begrudgingly gives “the motherland” some credit. […]

25 Jan

Get It While It’s Hot!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the preservatives. 1) Inflammation Causes Cancer This is huge news, so be sure to spread it! Scientists have long suggested a link between inflammation and cancer, but lacked conclusive evidence. Lo and behold… Inflammation is caused by many things. Among the most common culprits: injury, stress, […]

22 Jan

Sting Operation

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: News for the men, news for the women, news for the kidlets… 1) First there was cellulite cream…now this? This week in quackery: was it the metrosexual trend that got men worrying about things like body wash and, now, testosterone cream? We’re not complaining about the body wash, but who needs […]

17 Jan

Morning Hits

Who Needs Caffeine When You Can Check Out This Clickativity? (Okay, you might still want your coffee.) Hey, Pessimists: Don’t Worry, It’s Only Bad for Your Health Hate Flossing? Hate Cancer More “Healthy” Donuts? It’s Still a Donut The Motherland Continues to Annoy (but they do have an interesting point) Seriously? Also in the news […]

9 Jan

Juicy Picks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: A lot of good stuff is buzzing about in the health world today, Apples. Here’s the best of the batch: 1) But my crumpet won’t be the same! A new study finds that adding milk or cream to your tea diminishes the nutritional value. (The nutritional value of tea is off […]

28 Dec

Thanks, Supermom

A new study from our controversial friends over at Psych Central (gosh, we love them!) finds that PMS and post-natal depression may have more to do with perceived social pressure or expectations than old wives’ tales and blaming hormones. Check out the clickativity.

20 Dec

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: Choline Choline is a B vitamin. It is essential to the body’s functions and it is found in every cell. Choline can be produced in the body, but not in adequate amounts. Choline works in concert with other vitamins, particularly Folic Acid and B12. WHAT IT DOES: Choline […]

19 Dec

Black Tuesday for Black Cohosh

The latest study doesn’t look good for black cohosh. Here’s the clickativity. Our take: The study was performed by the National Institutes of Health (your friendly government agency), and looked at just over 300 women – so, not exactly a conclusive study. However, size does not always matter – a good study is a good […]

18 Dec

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

HRT is all over the news again. This, from Newsday: “Statistics from a major study revealing that rates of the most common form of breast cancer dropped dramatically between 2002 and 2003 are being greeted with applause and skepticism as the medical and advocacy communities digest the news.” Yes, it’s a tough one to chew. […]

11 Dec

We Take the Sting Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Taco Bell’s Fourth Meal Campaign – where they’re advising you to revisit mealtime late at night – is suddenly wrought with a lot of potential for humor in bad taste…and terrible puns. We’re not going to stoop to such low standards, but you can bet someone in the blogosphere will. […]

15 Nov

Skinny-Fat

Ladies, I’m concerned about the skinny-fat among us. You know what I’m talking about. Skinny-fat women might look nice in a v-neck, but they’d sooner crawl into a hole than expose an upper arm or leg. This is what happens when you become “skinny fat” instead of genuinely lean and fit (where the muscle and […]

15 Nov

My Beef with Beef

I can’t tell you how furious I am about what I feel is the meat industry’s blatant disregard for human health. While I’m no vegetarian, I saw this study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and let’s just say, I’m not buying the “Happy Cows” line. The researchers looked at 90,000 women. That’s a huge […]

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