Tag Archives: Risks

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »

Weight loss: Can the Fat Flush Diet plan really help you lose belly fat? Know the benefits and risks – Times Now

Does the Fat Flush Diet plan help you lose weight and burn belly fat?&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspThinkstock New Delhi: Have you heard about the Fat Flush Diet? It is claimed that this eating plan can boost your metabolism, cleanse the liver and burn body fat effectively, helping you lose weight fast. While shedding those extra kilos… Read More »

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and transwomen

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of infection as a result of various socioeconomic inequalities – homelessness, lack of employment, the criminalisation of same-sex practices and high levels of stigma and violence. As a… Read More »