In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Week In Health", Bailey Mosier discusses how a university in Pennsylvania is now offering the Plan B pill in vending machines, we also learn that it may be healthy to have a little desert for breakfast, and finally one study that showed that spanking your child is worse than we thought.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.
Most often we hit the vending machine for an afternoon snack, but in this week’s edition pushing a few simple buttons may also serve up emergency contraceptives. We also learn that you can have your cake and eat it too and researchers warn against spanking your children. Have a look.
One university in Pennsylvania now offers the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step in a vending machine in a private room in the school's health center for $25. The school began making Plan B available after a survey found that 85 percent of students supported doing so.
A study by the American College Health Association found that 83 percent of schools surveyed already sell emergency contraception, but this Pennsylvania university is the first known for providing it via a vending machine. Who knows…Plan B may be coming soon to a vending machine near you.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University recently found that you can add dessert as part of a balanced 600-calorie breakfast that also includes proteins and carbohydrates as a way to lose weight and keep it off.
Researchers analyzed 200 adults over the course of a 32 weeks and found that participants who added dessert to their breakfast — cookies, cake, or chocolate — lost an average of 40 lbs. more than a group that avoided such foods. What's more, is they kept off the pounds longer.
The key is to indulge in the morning, when the body's metabolism is at its most active and we are better able to work off the extra calories throughout the day.
Canadaian researchers recently analyzed two decades of research and found that physically punishing your children can lead to years of aggression.
The team found that physical punishment for children is associated with higher levels of aggression against parents, siblings, peers and spouses.
While studies show that spanking has declined in the U.S. since the 1970s, a 2010 University of North Carolina study revealed that nearly 80 percent of preschool children in the U.S. are spanked, providing that many parents still believe it's an acceptable form of punishment.
The authors urged physicians to help parents learn nonviolent, effective approaches to discipline, rather than simply telling them what they shouldn’t do.
That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday for the latest in women’s health.