Does that medicine work for women? Why signing up for a medical study could be your next feminist move

You’ve marched in the Women’s March, cheered for women in Congress, grappled with the wide-ranging implications of the MeToo movement, talked with your kids (of both genders) about sexual harassment. Wait—did you forget to sign up for a medical study? In the new pantheon of Women’s Causes We Care About, inclusion in medical research has often ranked somewhere below concern […]

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11 Weird Facts About Your Cervix

Real talk: How much do you actually know about your cervix? Don’t feel bad if you’re scratching your head thinking, Where’s the cervix again? “A lot of women don’t even know what it is,” Michelle Berlin, MD, a professor of ob-gyn and co-director of the Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Women’s Health, tells Health. It’s true; the cervix […]

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Trick Your Kids Into Organizing With These DIYs

Parenting is synonymous with chaos, and while you may think you don’t have time for things like cute and practical DIYs for parents — you barely have enough time to shower, after all — you would be wrong. And what’s more, you’d be missing out on these super-practical DIYs that will actually make your life easier. Organize your kids’ crap and […]

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The most important hair on your head is on the inside

Cells along the brain’s cavities are equipped with tiny hair-like protrusions called cilia. Cilia are still poorly understood, but we know a few things about what can happen if they are not doing their job. People with ciliary defects can develop neurological conditions like hydrocephalus and scoliosis. New research from the Yaksi group at Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at […]

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If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you’re safe, too)

During the end-of-year holidays families often come together to exchange gifts and, sometimes, to confront long-held grudges. What better gift than a peace offering? Conflict is rarely pleasant and arguments in families can be particularly upsetting. We all know that knot in the pit of the stomach, the flushed face and sweaty hands we experience when we feel we have […]

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