Monday Roundup: Feminine hygiene products correlated with a heightened risk of vaginal or urinary tract infections, & more….

April 30, 2018 Kimberly Williams

 

How is today Monday? It was Friday only a few hours ago! We know it’s hard to reset when the weekend is gone in the blink of an eye. Luckily, we’ve garnered our favorite articles from around the web to take your mind off of Monday.


“Intimate washes and other types of vaginal cleansers were linked with a 3.5 times higher risk of bacterial infection, and a 2.5 times higher risk of UTIs.” A recent Canadian study finds that some feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection.



Two former Disney executives have launched a new social media network for girls called Maverick. It aims to connect girls while dismantling social constraints like the pressure to be perfect and to follow the rules.



A new scientific review is challenging whether or not strenuous exercise suppresses the immune system. Contrary to popular belief, the review concludes that a tiring workout can actually improve immune responses.

 

“Despite my best efforts, it was really difficult for me to find resources geared toward young women. It makes sense, considering fewer than 5% of women in the U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer are under 40, but hey, we still exist!” A 24-year-old woman found a breast cancer lump while she was getting ready for a night out.

 

Why are women more prone to migraines than men? New research shows that estrogen makes your brain cells more susceptible to pain signaling. The good news is that this finding will ultimately improve migraine treatment.

 

Have you checked out the Minimalist Baker yet? Their recipes are all plant based, require 10 or less ingredients, and take 30 minutes or less to prepare. Here’s the recipe for their roasted plantain and black bean bowl, we can’t stop dreaming about it!



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