Education and health are more related than you might think

Education and health are more related than you might think

Not only obesity and consumption of alcoholic beverages: a study carried out by an international team and published in the U.S. journal Aging revealed that a (low) level of education can lead to ‘bad aging’, regardless of other risk factors. The somewhat revolutionary...

Contraception: the situation

Contraception: the situation

September 26 is World Contraception Day: the event, promoted by the Word Health Organisation (WHO), has been celebrated every year since 2007 and aims to shed light on this topic, in order to raise awareness about contraception measures and to make young people and...

A colour will help us talk openly about the menstrual cycle

A colour will help us talk openly about the menstrual cycle

A new colour thought up by colour company Pantone might help us break the greatest taboo concerning a woman’s body: a colour that will make people (including men) have open conversations about a taboo issue, which we think should no longer be a taboo. The new shade of...

Pets are good for your health!

Pets are good for your health!

Pets are good for your health: until recently, this used to be a commonplace stemming from popular wisdom. But now, there is scientific evidence that such a claim is well grounded. According to a research conducted by R.L. Matchock of the Pennsylvania State University...

An icon is going to save us

An icon is going to save us

Despite the recent measures taken to promote gender equality, many visual depictions of women still support outdated stereotypes. A web search of words such as entrepreneur, leader and boss still generally gives us pictures of men. Results for the words nurse, teacher...

How to recognise obstetric violence

How to recognise obstetric violence

Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, several states in Mexico and the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil: these are the countries and regions where a national law defines the idea of obstetric violence. https://www.obstetricviolence-project.com/ According to such laws,...

Taking your time is always a good thing

Taking your time is always a good thing

The pandemic and the awkward limbo we have been experiencing for some months now have affected our normal routine in a way we could have never imagined. Working from home blurs our daily life activities, which used to be quite clearly defined: work-related activities,...

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