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Woman holding a calendar with marked menstrual cycle days.

Menstruation: the dirty and scary blood

The lack of information about menstruation has been creating fear and even a feeling of dirtiness in Colombian women.

Doctor looking at an ultrasound on an iPad.

Colombian Constitutional Court will decide on decriminalization of abortion soon

On February 19, judge Alejandro Linares delivered a paper in which the decriminalization of abortion until the first trimester is proposed. 

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How to get a license of manufacture or cultivation of cannabis in Colombia?

Thanks to the change in Colombian law, now you are allowed to cultivate and grow the plants at home.

Woman suffering from anxiety.

These are the effects anxiety has on your health

Chronic anxiety can cause a lot of overall health issues that you may not know about. 

Mother breastfeeding her baby.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding associated with lower risk of early menopause

A new study, published in JAMA Network Open, reports that women who have babies and breastfeed may be less likely to go earlier though menopause. 

People doing office works.

French unions played key role in protecting workers' mental health

The unions were able to influence how the suicides were interpreted - both within the firm and in the media - then communicate their findings to workers, managers and the public

Glass with water and medicine pills.

Acid reflux drug is a surprising candidate to curb preterm birth

The study also identified 12 other FDA-approved drugs that are deemed safe in pregnancy.

Woman using virtual reality goggles.

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

Feet of newborn.

Here's a possible reason for postpartum depression

A new study shows that having general anesthesia in cesarean delivery is linked with significantly increased odds of severe postpartum depression.

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Hearing loss: is your baby showing any of these signs? 

Early identification of hearing loss could help your child reach his maximum potential. Here are some of the signs you should look for

Woman holding a razor blade.

End genital mutilation now

The international day to end Genital Mutilation was yesterday, February 6. Here's what you should know about this issue.

Two little boys sitting on a bench.

Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to help others

Altruistic helping -- the act of giving away something desirable, even at a cost to oneself - is perhaps no more evident than when it comes to food.

Person holding alarm clock.

Sound of music: How melodic alarms could reduce morning grogginess

The sounds that wake you up could be affecting how groggy and clumsy you are in the morning.

Person holding a cellphone and watching applications.

The top 5 mental health apps

Even though apps do not replace therapy, these five apps work just fine as a complement

Grayscale photography of two men cycling during daytime.

Top reasons adults should take up more sports this year

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking for a challenge or a beginner wondering where to start, here are some reasons why adults should do more sports this year

Woman doing exercise.

Aerobic exercise training linked to enhanced brain function

Regular aerobic exercise may decrease the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease

Hospitalized mother.

U.S. maternal mortality is still too high

700 women die from childbirth in the U.S. every year, which means it is in the last place among all developed nations in terms of maternal mortality

Man leaving a building.

Study finds black and Hispanic patients face more barriers when making doctor appointments

Discrimination may cause black and Hispanic patients to wait longer for a scheduled primary care appointment, according to a new Tulane University study published in JAMA Network Open

Sick woman

Quiz: How to prevent the spread of a virus?

WHO raised the global threat posed by the coronavirus to "high level". Test your knowledge on how to prevent infection

Illustration of cervix and cancer fighting tape.

Cervical cancer is still a thing

New data suggests that less than three-quarters of women invited to have cervical screening actually take it.

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