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Early Menopause Caused By Makeup?

Early Menopause Caused By Makeup?

It turns out that phthalates – chemicals found in cosmetics, hairspray, packaged food, household cleaners, and other common plastic items – are causing early menopause. At least according to one new study that is getting a lot of hype in the past week or two. A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, studied phthalate levels in...
September is Menopause Awareness Month, and Menopause Brings Dry Skin and Wrinkles?

September is Menopause Awareness Month, and Menopause Brings Dry Skin and Wrinkles?

"My Blue Guard" by Flickr user Coffeelatte, CC 2.0 September is Menopause Awareness Month. If you do a web search on “Menopause Awareness Month,” the first things that pop up are about hormone therapies, pain, cramps, eye floaters, and other terrible symptoms that should probably be commemorated this month….or maybe not. Other websites that pop up are the websites for...
What was once mocked is now trendy

What was once mocked is now trendy

Remember last fall, when half the Western world was shocked – shocked! – by The Guardian‘s publication of an Ingrid Berthon-Moine photo of a woman with menstrual blood on her lips? We’ll never forget. Apparently menstrual activists are just a few steps ahead of high fashion: Blood red lips are now considered “quite glam”. Perhaps Laura, my colleague...
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