Every December, you vow it’s not going to happen and yet, without fail, you return home from your Christmas shopping with far more than you intended. Do you ever wonder why? The answer (more…)
A new study offers good news for women who unwind with a cocktail at the end of the day: light to moderate drinking is associated with lower stroke risk. The new report by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital involved 26 years of data on 83,578 women who were part of the long-running Nurses’ Health Study — a federally funded study of how such factors as diet, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle factors may influence women’s long-term health.
Over the follow-up period, there were 2,171 reported stroke events: 1,206 were ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain is blocked by a clot, and 363 were hemorrhagic strokes, when a blood vessel in the brain weakens and bursts. The rest were of an unknown type.
On average, about 35% of women reported very low levels of alcohol consumption — less than 4.9 grams, or less than half a glass of wine, a day. About 37% drank moderately — 5 to 14.9 grams daily, or a half to one and a half glasses of wine, one serving of a mixed drink, or one beer. Approximately 11% reported drinking more than the equivalent of one mixed drink per day and 30% reported abstaining from alcohol completely. (more…)
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Beautiful women of color, STOP chemically processing your gorgeous curly-kinky-nappy-poofy-coily locks!! Hair relaxers are used by millions of black women, possibly exposing them to various chemicals through scalp lesions and burns resulting in cancer and difficulty reproducing! (more…)
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Meet the web’s latest relationship expert: Facebook.
By analyzing changes in users’ relationship statuses in 2010 and 2011, the social network’s data team has unearthed some noteworthy patterns that offer insights into the ways people break up and hook up throughout the year. The data also sheds light on just how much information Facebook has about even the most personal matters in our lives.