hormones

3 Signs It's Time to Find a New Doctor Pronto

Can you erase stretch marks?

Did you know anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of adults, depending on age and ethnicity, have stretch marks?

Hormonal Birth Control Colors Women's Memories, Study Finds

A new study out from the University of California, Irvine found that hormonal contraception influences how women remember emotionally provocative events, compared to women who aren't on birth control. Specifically, naturally cycling women may retain more details about an emotional event (i.e. the type of car involved in a fatal car accident, the accident setting, etc.), whereas women taking birth control pills may better recollect central information, or the "gist" of it.

Do blind people experience 'love at first sight' instant attraction?

When discussing the concept of love at first sight on the most recent Stuff Mom Never Told You episode, Molly and I speak solely from the perspective of being able to actually see the object of attraction. But how might that instant magnetism change if you're blind? According to one blind man's account, it seems that 'love at first sight' then becomes 'love at first sound'.

Childbirth Changes Moms' Brains

Having a baby bring about a host of changes in new moms' lives -- and their brains. A recent neuroimaging study suggests that women experience gray matter growth in certain brain regions during the first few months of motherhood. The added gray matter volume was concentrated in the prefrontal cortex, parietal lobes and midbrain areas that are associated with maternal care. Mothers who openly doted on their babies the most showed the greatest amount of gray matter growth, indicating that the neurological adjustment is the body's way of prepping women to be good mothers.

A few weeks ago on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I discussed andropause, better known as male menopause. The condition is characterized by an age-related drop in testosterone levels in some men, leading to symptoms such as decreased sex drive and bone density loss.