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Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Can We Predict Bipolar Switching in Women Diagnosed with Unipolar Depression?

For women, the postpartum period appears to be a time of increased risk for conversion to bipolar disorder in women previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Sharma and colleagues observed that the rate of diagnostic switching to bipolar II disorder occurred in 6.52% of women during the first six months after childbirth, which is at… Read More »

Best Yoga Poses for Women With PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects up to 10 million women in the world, yoga is a strong healing force. Other signs and symptoms of PCOS include excess testosterone, mood instability, hair growth in unwanted places, acne, excess insulin, weight gain, and irregular menstrual cycles. 7 Poses for Healing PCOS Bhadrasana… Read More »

Suicidal Ideation in Pregnant Women Not Always Associated with Depression

It seems that there is considerable variation in the estimated prevalence of suicidal ideation in pregnant and postpartum women across studies. One element that may contribute to this variation is how we assess for this symptom. Many studies use self-report questionnaires, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) which asks how often “the thought… Read More »