Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low

Compared with women who have never given birth, those who recently had babies may have a slight increased risk of breast cancer that peaks after about five years and then gradually declines, according to a study published this week. The degree of risk increases with the mother’s age at the time she gave birth. The…

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Medical News Today: Endometriosis after a cesarean delivery: What to know

Having a cesarean section is a risk factor for endometriosis. Endometriosis following a cesarean delivery remains relatively rare, but it is a potential complication that women should discuss with their doctors. A 2013 study found that women who had undergone cesarean delivery were more likely to receive an in-hospital endometriosis diagnosis. They also found a…

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Life as a Runway: What 10 Entrepreneurs Wore to a Girlboss Rally

Image CreditKrista Schlueter for The New York Times They came from as far as India and Peru — hairdressers and editors, entrepreneurs and influencers. They came to learn the ways of Sophia Amoruso, the author of “Girlboss” and founder of Nasty Gal, the once-buzzy fashion label that filed for bankruptcy in 2016. The Girlboss Rally,…

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Why are my breasts sore before a period?

The menstrual cycle can cause many symptoms, including sore breasts. Hormone fluctuations before a period can lead to breast tenderness or pain. Doctors do not fully understand what causes these breast symptoms, but they know that specific hormones are involved. People can take some measures to reduce breast discomfort. However, if their breast pain becomes…

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What to know about rectovaginal endometriosis

Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus and into the rectum, vagina, and many structures between them. Some suggest that rectovaginal endometriosis is one of the most severe forms of endometriosis. It can cause chronic pelvic pain and gastrointestinal problems, and it sometimes contributes to infertility. The condition is a form…

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El Espace: Valentina of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Back, Mi Amor!

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). “I feel like La Virgen de Guadalupe is my…

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Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

For the past two decades, scientists have been exploring the genetics of schizophrenia, autism and other brain disorders, looking for a path toward causation. If the biological roots of such ailments could be identified, treatments might follow, or at least tests that could reveal a person’s risk level. In the 1990s, researchers focused on genes…

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Rookie Cataloged a Generation of Girlhood

When Tavi Gevinson announced at the end of November that Rookie was folding, it didn’t just mean the end of the online magazine she founded at age 15. To many of her young readers, it signified the dissolution of a meeting place for a particular kind of girl: smart, self-serious and inclined to dream in…

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Medical News Today: 19 natural remedies for a headache

Headaches are a very common form of pain and can be a nuisance when someone has one. Rather than reaching for over-the-counter painkillers, there are many natural methods that people can try to help them get rid of a headache. In this article, we look at a range of home and natural remedies for headaches.…

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