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...
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Junjie Zhang, Yong Xia, Haoyue Zeng, Yanning ZhangAbstractDetection of pulmonary nodules on chest CT is an essential step in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is critical for best patient care. In this paper, we propose an automated pulmonary nodule detection algorithm, denoted by NODULe, which jointly uses a conventional method for nodule detection and a deep learning model for genuine nodule identification. Specifically, we first use multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters and prior shape and size constraints to detect nodul...
ConclusionLow PNI predicts poor survival in LC patients.
Resistance training (RT) does not seem to reduce the bone-thinning effects of weight loss in older adults, new research shows.Reuters Health Information
CONCLUSIONS Our finding revealed that resistance against amphotericin B, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and fluconazole can be observed in C. albicans.
This study investigated the associations between infants’ attention to emotional faces and infants’ and parents’ negative emotions in a community sample. Infants’ (N = 57, Mage = 14.26 months) fixations and pupil responses to fearful, sad, angry versus happy and neutral faces were measured with an eye-tracker. Mothers’ and fathers’ negative emotions (negative affect, depression, and anxiety), and infants’ negative temperament were measured with questionnaires. Infants looked longer at fearful than happy or neutral faces, while they showed less pupil dilation to fearful than to happ...
Caroline Bailey developed a rare bacterial infection and had to have her reproductive organs removed at the tender age of 11. But the 46-year-old from Missouri went on to adopt three children.
Dr Xand van Tulleken is on a mission to end the rising numbers of male suicide - not least because of his own deep-seated anxieties. This is his compelling plea to both men and women.
There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.(Image credit: FS Productions/Blend Images/Getty Images)
The findings by Columbia University add to the large body of evidence linking factors like education, income and access and affordability of care to worse survival rates for cancer.
Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?Medscape Public Health