Stop Trying to Be Perfect

Oprah and Friends is one of my favorite sites to visit. There is ALWAYS some nugget, in some cases , a whole mine full, of wisdom. Oprah and Friends reminds we women to treat ourselves more kindly. That is message that we can’t hear too often. If you haven’t already, please go to http://www.oprah.com/community and Continue Reading …

Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Women are four times more likely to develop a debilitating and potentially lethal lung disorder known as pulmonary hypertension, a new study shows. Pulmonary hypertension is caused by high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs with blood. People who suffer from the condition can become tired, Continue Reading …

The Menstrual Roots of Three Jewish and African Rites of Passage

Metaforms of a Monotheistic Religion The Menstrual Roots of Three Jewish and African Rites of Passage: Khomba, Bat Mitzvah and the Mikvah by Deborah J. Grenn, Ph.D From Metaphormia – A Journal of Menstruation and Culture  B’rucha at Shekhinah[1] eloteinu malkah ha’olam she’asani ishah: Blessed are you, Shekhinah our god, Creator of the world/Source of Continue Reading …

Prominent Scientist Warns of HPV Vaccine Dangers

Mercola.com The World’s Most Popular Health Newsletter October 25, 2008 Independent health researcher Grace Filby, who won a Churchill Fellowship for her research into phage therapy, is calling on the government for more research into the possible side-effects of the HPV vaccine that is currently being given to teenage girls. Filby believes that not enough Continue Reading …

NVIC Says Government Denies Gardasil Risks

Business Wire  October 24, 2008 Vaccine Watchdog Group Calls for Transparency WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to publicly release the study design, data and names of principal investigators involved in a statement this week maintaining that Gardasil vaccine is safe with no Continue Reading …

Drug Web site raises important questions

By DAN RODEN, M.D. • October 10, 2008 Dr. Dan Roden is professor of medicine and pharmacology, director of the Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, and assistant vice chancellor for personalized medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced a public Web site listing potential drug side effects it Continue Reading …

red meat may increase risk of prostate cancer

680 NEWS Radio 680News staff and the BBC | Saturday, October 11th, 2008 10:26 am Men who eat a lot of meat and dairy products may increase their risk of prostate cancer. A diet filled with meat and dairy raises levels of a hormone that promotes cell growth by 15%. University of Oxford researchers found Continue Reading …

Women’s high pitch voice points to fertility

Virtualmedicalcentre.com October 16, 2008 A woman’s voice tends to rise in pitch the closer she is to ovulation, according to research published in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters. Researchers believe this is because a higher pitch is more attractive and more feminine, thus signalling fertility to potential partners. Scientists at the University of California Continue Reading …

British Women Decry Growing Tolerance of Rape

Women’s eNews By Anna Louie Sussman WeNews Commentary October 20, 2008 England’s conviction rates for rapists have dropped to less than 6 percent from 30 percent three decades ago. Anti-violence activists mounted a pressure campaign against officials, even staging a mock trial to charge them with neglect. LONDON (WOMENSENEWS)–Ruth Hall, a founding member of the Continue Reading …

McCain Is Party to Secret War on Contraception

Womens eNews By Roberta Riley WeNews Commentator October 22, 2008 (WOMENSENEWS)–We’ve heard plenty of talk about abortion in this campaign season, including during the final presidential debate last week. But what many mainstream voters may not realize is that Nov. 4 also brings us to a crossroads in a war most have never heard of: Continue Reading …