Soy Baby Formulas Tied to Menstrual Pain

Image Consuming soy-based formula during infancy may be linked to severe menstrual pain in adulthood, researchers report. A study published in Human Reproduction included 1,553 African-American women ages 23 to 35 with information on soy formula feeding gathered by questionnaires. To determine menstrual pain, they asked women whether they had ever taken prescription or over-the-counter…

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5 Steps to Closer Communication with Your Partner

Communication in a marriage is far more than just an interchange of everyday routine information. From an impersonal bandying of words, it becomes a vessel of feeling, loyalty, and respect, requiring a talent for avoiding squabbles and supporting when it’s necessary. Quality communication can make your union more intimate and durable. Consequently, you could always…

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My Space: A Tour of a Writer’s London Sitting Room

Ben Schott Age: 44 Occupation: Designer and writer; author of “Schott’s Miscellanies,” “Schott’s Almanac” and the new novel “Jeeves and the King of Clubs” (Little, Brown). Location: Highgate village, London His Favorite Room: Mr. Schott lives with his wife in the top half of a townhouse built around 1790 in the Georgian style, which he…

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Medical News Today: 7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It…

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Goodbye, Tampon Tax (at Least for Some)

Image CreditFranziska Barczyk “When you say you’re for ‘menstrual equity,’ it means you’re for educational equity; it means you’re for workplace equity; it means you’re for health equity.” — Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of the 2017 book “Periods Gone Public” Tampons and pads are necessary items that half the population must acquire a dozen times a…

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SZA Stylist Dianne Garcia’s Nordstrom x Nike Collection Makes Streetwear Sexy

Dianne Garcia is always on the go. Or as her Instagram bio so succinctly puts it, she’s «actually working.» The Los Angeles-based stylist is the mastermind behind the smooth, understated, and street-rooted style of Compton’s golden child, Kendrick Lamar. She’s also responsible for SZA’s dreamy aesthetic that’s equal parts girly and rugged tomboy, and the…

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Medical News Today: What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the…

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