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October 17, 2012

 

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Is Estrogen Entering The Environment?

Studies have shown synthetic estrogen can produce fish with drastically reduced reproductive capability, and thereby cause the collapse of entire populations.

March 28, 2011

 

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What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

September 7, 2010

 

Father and baby hand

Can Dads Experience Postpartum Depression?

We often hear about woman experiencing postpartum depression but did you know that men can experience it too?

April 11, 2006

 

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The Skin Changes of Pregnancy

Because pregnancy increases the amount of blood flowing through the body, including to the skin, many pregnant women do get a rosy glow, but that's not all.

December 20, 2005

 

Fingers and Fertility

Guess what? You’re hands may have a lot to do with your sex life. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 30, 2005

 

Breast Cancer and Exercise

If you’re not already convinced that regular exercise is important to stay healthy, now there is yet another reason to break a sweat, especially if you’re a woman: breast cancer. `Several studies have linked exercise to lowering the risk of developing breast cancer. Considering that breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, these findings are nothing to shrug about. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 1, 2004

 

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Whiskers On Women?

Do you know women who are self-conscious about whiskers?

May 24, 2004

 

broccoli sprouts in a community garden

Cancer-fighting Foods and Vegetables

What foods help fight cancer? Learn about cruciferous vegetables and how they not only help lower your risk of cancer, but slow the growth of existing tumors.

September 27, 2003

 

Male Lactation?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That’s the question on today’s Moment of Science. In 1979, a scientist concluded that there is no insurmountable physiological reason that men can’t lactate, or produce breast milk. In fact, there are a couple of cases where elderly men who received estrogen to treat prostate cancer were actually induced to […]

September 27, 2003

 

Estrogen and Breathing

First, sleep apnea is a disorder in which air is obstructed to some degree from entering a person’s body while he or she sleeps. Usually, this is because the tongue or other muscles relax and block the air passage.

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