Women's Health

Men Don’t Want to Be Nurses. Their Wives Agree.

It seems like an easy fix. Traditionally male factory work is drying up. The fastest-growing jobs in the American economy are those that are often held by women. Why not get men to do them?<p>The problem is that notions of masculinity die hard, in women as well as men. It’s not just that men consider …


Why are female doctors introduced by first name while men are called ‘Doctor’?

Julia Files and Anita Mayer, physicians at the Mayo Clinic, started seeing a pattern: When their male colleagues were introduced at conferences, they were usually called “Doctor.” But the men introduced them and other female doctors by their first names.<p>The pair quickly realized they weren’t alone. …

Women's News

6 Ways Cigarette Smoking Can Lead To Fertility Problems | International Business Times

We're constantly reminded how bad smoking is for our health; the tar and chemicals stick to our clothes, skin, and the inside of our lungs. Cigarette …


The word “women” literally never appears in the US Senate’s 142-page health-care bill

Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out.<p>But because they do, from their late teens to their early forties, women have higher health-care costs than men of the same age. Carrying and birthing a child is a sometimes difficult, dangerous, …


This Squat Variation Is The Hardest Move You'll Try All Week

Just when you thought they couldn't get any tougher...<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Squat press</b>: If you've already got quads of steel but want to up the ante, look no further. …

Women's Fitness

6 Summer Salad Recipes To Make This Week To Lose 6 Pounds

Now that it's officially summer, it's time to get serious about losing weight. The easiest way to lose weight is to make healthy changes to your …

Weight Loss

Surgery in the womb gives hope for spina bifida

For most parents-to-be, the lead up to a child's birth typically involves choosing a birth plan and getting the nursery ready for baby. They might celebrate with friends and family and anticipate getting to meet their little one.<p>But for parents of spina bifida babies, there are more weighty choices …


Barack Obama: 'The Senate Bill Is Not a Health Care Bill'

<i>Welcome to This Week in Women's Health Care—the round-up for women who care about what's going on in Washington and around the country and how it</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Donald Trump Is Reckless, Erratic And Incompetent, According To Business Leaders Around the World

Thirty-five global CFOs have weighed in on President Donald Trump's managerial skills.

Donald Trump

The Science Behind the “Abortion Pill”

<i>Roe v. Wade</i> may have legalized abortion in America 45 years ago, but the fight it ignited is far from over. While abortion is still legal, many …


Use This Genius Trick To Pick A Ripe Peach Every Time

Plus, how to prepare and enjoy this tasty fruit.<p>Nothing says summer quite like a fresh picked peach. But picking and preparing the perfect peach requires a little skill. Luckily, we’ve got the scoop. Here’s everything you need to know about the soft and juicy summer staple.

Women's News

Senate’s New Health Care Bill Royally Screws Pregnant Women

Senate Republicans finally unveil their big Obamacare replacement bill, and you can tell it was written by a bunch of men<p>Yesterday, the Senate …

Health Care

8 health issues backpackers need to think about (and how to deal with them)

Other than catching the travel bug, obviously.<p>There's loads of stuff you need to think about before you set off on a worldwide trip backpacking and generally living your best life. Namely, how the eff you're going to fit enough clothes for the best part of a year into one measly rucksack.<p>But as …


The week in patriarchy: essentially unconscious from anger

Senate Republicans proved they could be just as heartless as their House counterparts, targeting the most vulnerable among us with their healthcare bill<p>• Get this newsletter via email – sign up<p>To say this has been a tough week is the understatement of the century. A new study showed that guns are …


​This Is The Exact Eating And Exercise Plan That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds

​Andrea Barlow went from feeling hopeless to completely overhauling her health.<p><b>Before:</b> 375<p><b>After:</b> 158<p>Before starting this journey, I battled weight issues my entire life. I tried to establish healthier habits through programs like Weight Watchers, but had no luck. Things worsened when I became …

Weight Loss

Major medical groups call for rejection of Senate health bill

More than a dozen leading health and medical organizations are speaking out in opposition to the Senate's new health care plan to replace Obamacare. …

Health Care

Chelsea Clinton and Cecile Richards Urged Women to Take Action on Trumpcare

Yesterday, Senate Republicans unveiled the newest version of their health care bill following a drafting process where women were literally shut out …

Women's News

What Publishers Can Learn From the Latest Magazine Shake-Up

Two more publishing companies sent the latest signal about the decline of the print media business this week.<p>On Tuesday, Wenner Media announced the …

Advertising Industry

Bizarre App Lets Users Swipe Right to “Pray” for Real Women Considering Abortion

Invasion of privacy or gigantic lie?Screenshot/Human Coalition app On Thursday morning, before I’d even brushed my teeth, I helped save the lives of …

Rights & Freedoms

7 Health Concerns Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

Most of us think of our period as an unpredictable but inevitable part of being a woman that honestly, just gets in the way of our plans. But what if …


The Senate Health Care Plan Would Be Devastating For Women Of Color

On Thursday, June 22, Senator Mitch McConnell and his colleagues unveiled the long-awaited details of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the …

Women's News

Feminist Leaders Come Together to #StopTrumpcare

Leaders from Feminist Majority, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National …

Women's News

The Health Care Bill Gets Its Own '10 Things I Hate About You' Poem

Planned Parenthood Minnesota has strong words for the GOP.<p>After the Senate released its draft of the Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday, women’s health care organizations voiced their concern about what the AHCA would mean for women.<p>NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue called it …

Health Care

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

You've heard of plus-size, tall and petite, but have you ever heard of clothes for women with diabetes?<p>Budding fashion designer Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and created a range of clothes which she says will help women manage the condition.<p><i>This clip is originally from 5 live.</i>

Type 1 Diabetes

These SUPER Close-Up Pimple-Popping Videos Are Truly Nauseating

"My mom saw this over my shoulder while I was watching it and knocked my phone out of my hand and told me to get a better hobby."<p>The internet's obsession with pimple-popping videos is only picking up steam—and now a new account on Instagram is taking these gross videos to a whole new level of <i>ick</i>. …

Women's News

Meredith shows interest in acquiring Rodale titles

Meredith, the company that balked at paying $1.8 billion or more for Time Inc., has declared that it’s in the hunt for the Rodale titles, which will …

News Industry

Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Attacking Women’s Health Care

Senator Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor on Thursday after the Republicans released their so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act, which …

Planned Parenthood

​The Sneakers This Actress Says Are Perfect For Jump Squats

​"They feel like air but are supportive."<p>Dove Cameron, who reprises her role in <i>Descendants 2</i> (on Disney Channel July 21), considers herself a "fitness and health junkie." It's a title she proudly upholds by following an all-natural diet and staying in shape with a weekly routine of cardio, …


Your Weekend Guide: 4 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Routine

​Make your go-tos even better with this guide.<p><i>Summer is here! Time to bust out the sunglasses emoji and duck out of work early on Fridays (if that’s allowed). To celebrate, every Friday this summer we’re bringing you a digest to get you ready for the weekend. Want to know how to stay stylish, fit,</i> …


Four-time cancer survivor Gabe Grunewald finishes ninth at USATF Championship, will resume chemotherapy next week

Four-time cancer survivor Gabe Grunewald competed in the 1500m event at the USATF Championship on Thursday and finished in ninth place. Although she …

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