No one would ever claim that French fries are as healthy as having a salad, but they seem pretty harmless overall. Now, new research has found a link between the junk food and a higher risk of death.
According to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, about 13 U.S. kids daily get emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury, or nearly 4,800 children each year.
A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) states that vigorous exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. The link between vigorous exercise and breast cancer prevention was “a bit of a surprise,” experts say. The results from this comprehensive research — which was comprised of 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer — also found “strong evidence” that moderate exercise decreases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer (the most common type of breast cancer).
In Washington, DC, childcare costs add up to over 89 percent of the typical single mom’s income. A new report released on Thursday by the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on the state of childcare in America finds that access to high-quality early learning childcare is more critical than ever for American families — and even more difficult to find. The report found that access to affordable high-quality childcare will increase employment opportunities: For every 10 percent decrease in childcare costs, mothers are anywhere from 0.5 percent to 4 percent more likely to work.
Janet Jackson recently welcomed a son at age 50. According to research published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, “older” women are likely to handle the many aspects of parenting better compared with younger mothers. The study also mentions previous research, which concluded that older moms are likely to worry less during their pregnancy, are more positive about becoming parents, and have an overall more positive attitude toward their children.
“Stressed” is the most common word that women use right now to describe how they feel as females in today’s world, according to the results of an exclusive new Yahoo survey. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and because our audience is pretty equally split down the center when it comes to politics, Yahoo Style + Beauty decided that instead of going on strike to support “A Day Without Women,” like many women’s websites, we’d present the results of a survey of a nationally representative group of 650 American women of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Among the findings: Women are worried about finances (but not so much about equal pay), were basically behind the Women’s March (but say their community involvement has not changed that much since Donald Trump’s election), and have some very complicated feelings about the current state of feminism.
Cervical cancer is a highly preventable cancer that can turn deadly if it’s left undetected for too long — and a study published in the journal “Cancer” discovered that the death rate from cervical cancer is much higher than previous estimates.
The number of teens reporting depression is on the rise according to new US research, and is growing at an even faster rate among teenage girls. Led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the team of researchers analyzed data from the 2005 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health on adolescents and young adults to look at trends in "major depressive episodes" over the previous year. Also known as clinical depression, major depressive episodes occur when someone develops a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, along with other depressive symptoms, consistently for at least two weeks.
Among the most popular items being marketed by celebrity songsters: soda and sugary drinks, fast foods, and sweets, according to a new study.
Two photos of dads snuggling with their infants have gone viral this week, reigniting discussion about the power of skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies.
A pair of British studies has confirmed what most makeup users know: that (a) using out-of-date cosmetics can be risky business and (b) nobody really cares.
A new study of contestants from the reality show The Biggest Loser (Season 8) sheds new light on why maintaining weight loss is so hard.
The lipstick one wears provides lots of evidence about the person behind the pucker. But what if it could help track down a killer? That may be possible now.
The findings, which were presented this weekend at the American Society of Human Genetics’ annual meeting, traced the connection to a genetic variation carried by women with hips that are larger in comparison to the rest of their body. The gene variation is inherited from a woman’s mother and doesn’t appear to have the same effect on men. According to a press release from the American Society of Human Genetics, researchers are currently investigating the discrepancy, but hypothesize that there may be a sex-specific protein that interacts with KLF14 and diminishes its impact on men. While the findings are surprising, Peter LePort, MD, medical director of the Memorial Care Center for Obesity at California’s Orange Coast Memorial Medical Care Center, tells Yahoo Health that he isn’t shocked.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Assess your risk now with this handy online tool. Scientists have created a new online calculator to help predict if you’ll develop breast cancer in the near future. The calculator involves just six questions based on your age, ethnicity and race, family history of breast cancer, whether you’ve had a breast biopsy, and your breast density. The calculator was tested using data from more than 1.1 million women, aged 35 to 74.
In the 1600s, William Shakespeare once wrote, “Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye,” explaining that beauty is subjective to the individual. UK-based pharmacy Superdrug commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers from 18 different countries to retouch an image of a woman’s body to “fit with their culture’s perceptions of beauty and an ideal female form.” The project was inspired by Esther Honig’s 2014 project, Before & After, in which she asked graphic designers to manipulate the face.