How Women Can Keep Winter Allergies at Bay

The snow is flying, the wind howling, and the temperatures plunging. The bugs are dead, beyond dead, and all the little animals are hiding away in their burrows and nests. The air feels crisp and clear, yet somehow, somewhere, there is something hitching a ride on those invisible airwaves, because …

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The Gut Bacteria and Depression Connection

Research is increasingly showing a mind-body connection. Did you know, for example, that depression could be a result of bacteria in your gut? In 2012, scientists at University College Cork discovered that brain levels of serotonin, or the ‘happy hormone,’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut …

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How IBD Messes With Your Period, Pregnancy, and Sex Life

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and you think it’s messing with your menstrual cycle, your pregnancy, your menopause, and even your sex life, you’d be…right. Women have all the luck, eh? IBDs affect both women and men, but as often seems to be the case, women experience unique …

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