FemiLab: Wasted Tax $$, Dark Chocolate and Stroke Risk, and Best Meal Plan for Kids


Jeers and Cheers
Jeers for this serious waste of $$, perhaps your tax dollars.
No one loves good science more than FemiSex writers, but…seriously, did anyone need to do this study that found…”Marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, according to a recent study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and their colleagues.”
NOT SO MUCH! Let’s actually cure some shit with our precious and finite resources.

FemiLab: Moroccan-Style Cauliflower


Turmeric is said to have many lovely health benefits , and here's a nice fiber rich dish that will serve you nicely!

1/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
4 cups cauliflower florets
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. powdered turmeric
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

FemiLab: B. Hussein Obama thwarts access to OTC emergency contraception, Again, plus other health news

Arm thyself
Homicide and suicide during pregnancy account for more maternal deaths than do obstetric causes.
Ladies, get thee a gun and protect thyself, unless you are planning to use it on yourself, that is. Obstet Gynecol 2011 Nov 118:1056
Women who underwent IVF had excess risk for ovarian malignancies, particularly borderline tumors.
Hum Reprod 2011 Dec 26:3456

And women are forever under Obama’s bus, unless they are looking for a free ride that is.

FemiLab: Maternal and Child mortality rates falling, older mums are better mums

Older Mums make better Mums
Increasing maternal age was associated with improved health and development for children up to 5 years of age.
Children of teenage mothers had more emotional and social and language difficulties than children of mothers aged 40.
Source: BMJ

--Repro Health
The Good News:

FemiLab: Healthy Summer Eats from American Institute for Cancer Research


Salmon and Vegetable Oven Kebabs

Juice of 4 lemons
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 lb. wild salmon, cut into 2-inch cubes
4 small plum tomatoes, cut into quarters or 8 cherry tomatoes
4 large whole mushrooms, stems removed, halved
1 medium green bell pepper, deseeded, cut into 12 pieces
1 medium yellow squash, cut into 8 pieces
Canola oil cooking spray
4 skewers
If using wooden skewers (in lieu of metal ones), soak them in water for about 30 minutes.

FemiLab: Obamacare and the subjugation of the Gold Standard study; pregnancy mortality rates rise in U.S.; cervical cancer screens and more!

A topic hugely under-reported in the mainstream media—Obama’s Comparative Effectiveness push promotes using less rigorous observational studies over gold-standard studies to determine your treatments.

FemiLab: The FAT train is leaving all aboard


A New England Journal of Medicine study shows, rather unsurprisingly that fat folks who get more interventions to help them shed weight did better over a period of 2 years. But the thing is: cost effectiveness was not proved and who knows what will happen when the plug is pulled and less interventions like lifestyle coaches are given.

FemiLab: healthy eating! Baked Apple Sauce

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This receipe from The American Institute for Cancer Research will make your kitchen smell like Grandmother's on a cold winter day! Yummy! (PS. I put blueberries in my applesause to make it even more delish!

Baked Apple Sauce
4 lbs. (about 10 medium) assorted apples, such as McCoun, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold or HoneyCrisp, peeled, cored, and quartered
1/3 cup fresh apple cider
4 lemon slices, paper-thin, or 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 (3-inch) piece stick cinnamon, or 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, optional
2 Tbsp. sugar, agave syrup, or honey, optional