These Photos Prove There's No Shame In Women Having Facial Hair

An Australian fitness blogger with polycystic ovary syndrome is getting the word out about the reality of living with the disorder in viral photos showing her shaving her face. “As well as depression, anxiety, infertility, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, bloating, abdominal pains, acne, cysts, increased risk of cancer and everything else, a lot of woman including myself have to deal with facial hair!” wrote Tina Marie Beznec in a message fellow Australian blogger Constance Hall shared this month. “Do you know how UNFEMININE this can make a woman feel?!?” she wrote. “I’ve always been super self conscious about it, but really just have to put this out there because I want create more awareness around this syndrome and how much it can impact someone’s life especially if they don’t know they have it.” Experts estimate that PCOS, a hormone disorder that gets its name because it causes small cysts on the ovaries, affects between one in 10 and one in 20 women of childbearing age. Besides the cysts, PCOS can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including irregular periods, acne, infertility, excess facial and body hair. It also increases a woman’s risk of obesity and diabetes. Beznec runs the Facebook page Fight Against Fat, where she shares health and fitness tips and documents her experiences living with PCOS. Her message is clear: Don’t judge someone’s personal appearance — especi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Gensichen J, Hiller TS, Breitbart J, Brettschneider C, Teismann T, Schumacher U, Lukaschek K, Schelle M, Schneider N, Sommer M, Wensing M, König HH, Margraf J Abstract BACKGROUND: We evaluated a team-based program of exercises for patients with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (PDA) in primary care. METHODS: 419 patients with PDA (mean age 46.2 years, standard deviation 14.4 years; 74% female) were included in this cluster-randomized, controlled intervention trial. The patients were blinded with respect to their group assignment at baseline. Patients in the intervention group (36 primary...
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the effect of individual differences and family variables on life satisfaction and depression in the oldest old compared with the young-old. A total of 1,799 cases from an 8-year period of the Korean Welfare Panel Study (2006-2013) were analyzed. A key finding was that life satisfaction significantly increased with time for the two groups of older adults while depression decreased. Moreover, family relationship satisfaction significantly affected both life satisfaction and depression in both groups. However, its impact was stronger for the oldest old. Finally, individual difference variables, th...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Bo Dong, Kaixuan Nie, Huanhuan Shi, Lemeng Chao, Mingyang Ma, Fengxiao Gao, Bo Liang, Wei Chen, Mengqiu Long, Zhengchun LiuAbstractPeptide nucleic acids array technology is a method of greatly increasing the throughput of laboratory processes to efficiently perform large-scale genetic tests. Diethylene glycol-containing chiral γPNA (miniPEG-γPNA) is considered to be the best PNA derivative and one of the best candidates for gene detection, because it can hybridize DNA with greater affinity and sequence selectivity th...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Authors: Ishihara Y, Sugawa T, Kaneko H, Hiroshima-Hamanaka K, Amano A, Umakoshi H, Tsuiki M, Kusakabe T, Satoh-Asahara N, Shimatsu A, Tagami T Abstract We herein report two cases of patients with thyroid storm with a delayed diagnosis due to psychosis. The patients were a 63-year-old woman with bipolar II disorder and a 37-year-old man with major depressive disorder. The psychoses in both patients were well controlled with medication. Although they both showed symptoms of thyrotoxicosis, the symptoms were ignored, presumably because the psychological manifestations of worsening of psychosis and thyroid storm are s...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ishimaru N, Kanzawa Y, Seto H, Kinami S Abstract We herein report a patient with syphilitic cervicitis and cervical cancer presenting as oropharyngeal syphilis. A 31-year-old Japanese woman with a history of unprotected vaginal and oral sex visited our hospital with right submandibular adenomas and erythema in the extremities. The fornix uteri was red, with a nodule noted. The rapid plasma reagin ratio was 1:3. She was diagnosed with syphilitic cervicitis and treated with amoxicillin for four weeks. Initial cervical cytology showed cells with mild nuclear enlargement, which was thought to be metaplasia ass...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Conclusions The scheduled administration of secondary prophylactic Peg G prolonged the progression-free survival in patients treated with mFFX. The combination therapy of Peg G and mFFX may be recommended in patients who exhibit grade 3-4 neutropenic events after prior mFFX cycles. PMID: 30996164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Sindhu Varghese, S. Gowtham KumarAbstractBackgroundThis meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between genetic polymorphisms of NOS3 894G>T (rs1799983) and TGF- β 915G>C (rs1800471) with the risk of diabetic nephropathy (DN).MethodsA systematic literature search was performed to collect and select eligible and relevant studies by electronic databases such as Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Library. Based on the genetic models/contrast such as allelic model, dominant model, recessive model and over-dominant the odds ratio and ...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study investigated the impacts of cognitive-behavioral intervention on anxiety and depression among undergradua...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Self-harm and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents are common and are risk factors for completed suicide. Social exclusion, which can take many forms, increases the risk of self-harm and suicidal ideation. One important marker of social exclusion ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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