COVID-19 and Menstruation

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has taken four million lives or more, worldwide. Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the respiratory and systemic manifestations of severe disease have overshadowed the other potential effects of the virus on human physiology. One such area is female menstruation. Image Credit: Peakstock/ Background There

Rachael Ray's Avocado Hack Is Dividing the Internet

Look, Rachael Ray is no stranger to thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to recipes like her buffalo chicken grilled cheese and cacio e pepe popcorn. Like many professional chefs, Ray has certain techniques she uses to gets things done efficiently. And, well, she just shared one of her chef secrets on Instagram

Postural hypotension in older adults related to poor cognition

Postural hypotension, a drastic drop in blood pressure when standing up, is linked to an increased risk of dementia and accelerated progression from cognitive impairment to dementia, even in the absence of symptoms, for instance when feeling dizzy or faint. In a study published in the journal Hypertension, researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that postural

Fibrosis Progression Flies Below the Radar in Subclinical ILD

Subclinical or preclinical interstitial lung disease in patients with connective tissue diseases is not a benign entity, and many patients may experience progression of lung fibrosis before a diagnosis of ILD is made, investigators caution. Dr Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold Among patients with connective tissue disease assessed with baseline and follow-up high-resolution CT scans for ILD, nearly

Humoral and cellular response to COVID-19 vaccines in patients with IBD

Researchers worldwide hypothesized that the development of vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could help to reduce transmission and help to lower the mortality rate. The vaccines developed against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had to undergo several clinical trials before they could be considered safe for human use. Patients of various age

Lillian Ahenkan aka Flex Mami on Thinking Differently

Called “one of the most charismatic Australians of the internet”, Lillian Ahenkan (@flex.mami) is your go-to woman for good energy, colourful suits and real talk, and her new book helps you work out who you are, what you want and how to get it. “I have a thing about women having agency. You’re allowed to

Here's How You Can Support Victims of Domestic Violence By Working Out

In the wake of COVID-19, many are experiencing escalating violence or abuse for the first time for a variety of reasons, including skyrocketing stress, financial struggles, unemployment, and alcohol use, says Nancy Glass, PhD, a community-based intervention researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and associate director of the university’s Center for Global Health.

21 Excellent Strengthening Shampoos for Thinning Hair

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A head of full and luscious hair is often pegged as the beauty ideal, but it's not an attainable standard for everyone. Many women experience thinning hair and hair

Study identifies factors that may influence patient's likelihood to get bariatric surgeries

According to the World Health Organization, four million people die from obesity-related causes annually. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective, lifesaving intervention for patients with obesity, however the majority who are eligible for the procedure never advance to surgery. A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified variables that