Woman cleaning her nose with toilet paper.

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Currently, 50% of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese. Obesity has been shown to increase the severity of influenza infection

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Period products are now free in Scotland

Scotland became the first country in the world to eliminate period poverty. 

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Job insecurity negatively affects your personality

New research shows that experiencing chronic job insecurity can change your personality for the worse

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Gender violence related to higher risk of death for women

A  study by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, says that gender violence is also related to the development of cardiometabolic diseases. 

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Stressed out? Spend some time in nature

New research has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.

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What you need to know about polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome has been treated, for a long time, with contraceptive pills, but other treatments promote a lifestyle change. 

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Coronavirus has infected more men than women, why?

Even though further study is needed, the answer could be linked to women´s inmune system and smoking

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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.

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Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

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

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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

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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.