Health, Fitness and Style
Rose Madeline Mula writes: I have a serious disconnect between mind and body — thank goodness. No way do I want to face reality! Instead, I'm going shopping. I want to buy a couple of sleeveless mini dresses, some skinny jeans with frayed knees, a pair of stilettos, and a new bikini, which I'm going to need when I start my surfing lessons next week. more »
Rising Mortality Rates in Women in the United States: "Today, we still have to fight for equal access, equal rights, and even equal health"
Congresswoman Lois Capps stressed that knowing about diseases and risk factors provides individuals with the opportunity to notice a problem early and to take action. She emphasized that health care providers require education to spot unique warning signs and women need support because they all too often put their families and jobs ahead of their own health more »
High-Containment Laboratories; Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses: "The oversight of these laboratories is fragmented and largely self-policing"
"As GAO last reported in 2013, after more than 12 years, GAO has not been able to find any detailed projections based on a government-wide strategic evaluation of research requirements based on public health or national security needs. Without this information, there is little assurance of having facilities with the right capacity to meet the nation's needs." more »
"Recent research suggests that red is an aphrodisiac for men viewing women. Men viewing women on a red background or in red clothing find them more attractive and sexually desirable, intend to spend more money on them, and choose to sit closer to them." One experiment situation: "Imagine that you (are interested in casual sex with a guy. You) decide to join a dating website because you have heard that it is a good way to find a guy (for this type of relationship). The website allows you to post one picture, and you decide to take a picture of yourself using your cell phone." more »