Tag: Wellness

How to Take Care of Your Skin During Breast Cancer

This story is part of Survivor's Guide, a series on navigating the impact of breast cancer through beauty and self-care. Amid so many other transformations to your body, treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy often cause dryness, itchiness, and sun sensitivity to the skin. "Studies show skin conditions are the most unexpected

A Guide to Managing Hair Loss Caused by Chemotherapy

This story is part of Survivor's Guide, a series on navigating the impact of breast cancer through beauty and self-care. Losing your hair is just one side effect of chemotherapy, but it's the most visible. In fact, "hair loss in breast cancer patients and survivors is considered one of the top side effects that affect

Women’s wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who’ve had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed. The morning-after pill is intended for backup contraception only, not as a primary method of birth control. Morning-after pills contain either levonorgestrel (Plan B

Beware the trap of faux feminist ‘wellness’

The late activist Audre Lorde wrote the now-famous quote, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” That is absolutely true – and wise words for the growing army of feminist activists who are taking to the streets in pursuit of equality with energy not seen

Air pollution and genetics can worsen asthma symptoms

A recent research has found that genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution. The research team also found that asthma patients that lack this genetic profile do not have

6 Wellness Escapes To Restore Your Mind, Body & Spirit

We get it – hibernation majorly appeals when there’s a chill in the air and the sky is greyer than the hoody now accompanying your workouts.  But mate, you’re not a bear, so it’s time to crawl out of this winter slump and dig out your suitcase. Simply planning a getaway can boost your wellbeing,

Lung cancer death rate for women may rise to 40% by 2030

In an alarming new research study, researchers have stated that lung cancer mortality rates among women could increase by 43% by 2030. The findings are according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The global age-standardised breast cancer mortality rate is projected to decrease by 9% in the same time frame. Globally, among women,

It’s Official: Scooters Can Be Bad for Your Health

Injuries linked to scooters are on the rise. If you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington DC, you may have noticed that a new toy has overtaken the streets and sidewalks. Popular in pedestrian-heavy cities, motorized scooters are the latest fad to hit the microtransit movement, referring to the recent growth of small-scale,

Quit smoking and lose weight for successful arthritis treatment

Obesity in women and smoking in men can hinder the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a study by McGill University in Canada, has found. Although early identification and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improves outcomes, this study showed that 46% of women and 38% of men did not achieve remission in the first year despite