Monday Roundup: The women of ‘sex tech’, blood tests that could detect cancer before symptoms appear, and (finally) some concrete data about the benefits of probiotics

Aug 21, 2017 | Kimberly Williams

Monday roundup

How was your weekend? It's hard to jump back into Monday, especially as the days get longer and the weather gets sweeter. We get that—which is why we've brought you some of our favorite articles from around the web this week. Hopefully, it can make your Monday a bit less painful! 

Johns Hopkins University is developing a blood test that could detect breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer before patients begin exhibiting symptoms.

A large clinical trial of probiotics demonstrates how beneficial bacteria can prevent a life-threatening condition for newborns in rural India.  

“As a disabled woman who uses a wheelchair, the start of college proved to be a crash course for me in figuring out how to balance academics and socialization with self-care.” Women talk about  12 things they wish they’d known before attending college with a disability or chronic illness.

In New York, the women of sex tech discuss disrupting a male-dominated industry, women’s sexuality, and the evolution of the sex toy industry.

When it already feels like an oven outside, why turn on the stove when you can prepare these no-cook summer side recipes instead?

A review of several studies reveals strong evidence that links breastfeeding with lowering the risk of breast cancer.

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