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Leona Lewis began to straighten her hair at the age of 20 after she was signed to her first record label. She shares this fact in an essay written on Glamour.com about the reason she decided to embrace her natural textures after several years under the flatiron.

Initially, Leona Lewis was new to the industry and was influenced by the many beautiful women in the media who all had straight hair.

?Gradually I started wearing my hair straight too, especially on photo shoots, where a lot of stylists didn?t know what to do with my curly hair? she said. She also admits to feeling more ?polished? and got comfortable straightening her hair for years.

Mental Health / How an Experimental Implant May Help People With Schizophrenia
« Last post by iana5252 on May 30, 2017, 10:14:03 am »
One of the challenges of schizophrenia is that individuals living with the mental disorder often have trouble adhering to their antipsychotic medication as prescribed. But a six-month implant of risperidone as an alternative to the daily oral dose of this safe and effective treatment can help people adhere to therapy.

Currently, the device is called BB0817. Researchers developed the drug?s delivery method based on the premise that schizophrenia can be well managed through continuous long-term treatment with antipsychotic medication.

For Lyndie Greenwood the notion that women are the weaker sex is not reflected in either her role as the tough, combat-trained, monster chaser Jenny Mills on the TV series Sleepy Hollow or in what she says is her "natural affinity for kung fu." Greenwood trained in the martial art for almost 10 years and says it helped her prepare for the role as one of several warrior women in the series, which has developed a cult following among fans of action-packed supernatural thrillers.

As a teenager, Greenwood, who was born in Toronto, was intrigued by the lifestyle of an old boyfriend's sister. "She studied tai chi, and she was a jeweler who went all over the world to search for rare gems she used to make jewelry. I just thought she was the coolest person," Greenwood says. "And because I thought she was so awesome, I wanted to follow in her footsteps and start training in martial arts. But I thought tai chi might be a little slow for me, so I chose kung fu."

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Hair Health / Panthenol: The Truth About This Common Hair and Skin Care Ingredient
« Last post by iana5252 on September 06, 2016, 09:02:59 am »
If you read the label on most any skin or hair care package, you'll find panthenol listed there. The powerful ingredient is celebrated for moisturizing, thickening and boosting hair's body quotient. What's more, panthenol is so famous that Proctor & Gamble even built an entire line of products around it: Pantene Pro-V. But that hasn't stopped this key ingredient from getting a bad rap for being a lab-based ingredient that can harm curly hair. What's the truth?

Panthenol's Basic Chemistry
Panthenol is derived from vitamin B-5 and is what's called a chiral molecule. This means that the molecular structure contains two different sides that are mirror images of each other instead of exact duplicates (kind of like your left and right hands). Panthenol's two sides have different chemical and biological properties that are either magnified or minimized depending on the type of panthenol-containing product chemists plan to make.

When asked about her first recollection of her parents being deaf, a pregnant pause settles before actress Grace Gealey answers. There was nothing to compare it to, she says. "That's not something that happens in children. Whatever circumstance you grow up in is exactly what you deem to be normal."

Gealey explains that she was 7 or 8 years old when the realization dawned that there was a difference between her parents and other mothers and fathers. "But it was more of an outside perspective than one from the inside," she says. "I realized not that my parents were deaf, but that other parents could hear."

Gealey's explanation crystallizes a key experience that defines deaf culture. As the child of deaf parents, she identifies as a member of a distinct cultural group with its own language, beliefs, attitudes, history, norms, values, literary traditions and art. But like it does for many children of deaf adults, or CODA for short, the realization made Gealey feel different.

Hair Health / 10 Must-Have Hair Oils
« Last post by iana5252 on March 22, 2016, 01:56:02 pm »
A brand new feature on Real Health serves up health tips on topics that matter most to African-Americans.

This week we look at 10 Must-Have Hair Oils...
Celebrity Interviews / Arthel Neville talks surrogacy
« Last post by iana5252 on September 08, 2015, 12:21:56 pm »
When Arthel Neville enters the room, a lingering fragrance fills the air. It?s the scent of steel magnolias, and it?s only intensified by her clear, direct gaze. Her handshake is warm and firm just before we make our way into a secluded anteroom in an alcove off the bustling lobby of a boutique hotel on Manhattan?s west side. Neville seats herself on an upholstered settee that?s reminiscent of vintage furniture. She?s at ease and ready to share her story of trying for five years without success to conceive a child?an effort that led her to hire a surrogate to carry the child for her.

The first inkling Neville had a problem came in 1998, when the journalist and TV personality paid a visit to her mom in New Orleans. ?That?s when I noticed that my [menstrual] cycle became really aggressive,? she recalls. ?I remember being at home in my bathroom, doubled over in pain, to the point that I asked my mom for a Valium.?

After a beat, Neville smiles and qualifies her recollection. ?Not that my mom has Valium. She doesn?t. But this was painful!?

Sexual Health / How can faking orgasm affect a couple's relationship?
« Last post by iana5252 on July 17, 2015, 09:06:47 am »
Dorothy Horton, PsyD, answers your questions in our Real Health Summer issue.

Q: How can faking orgasm affect a couple's relationship?

A: Remember the scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally when actress Meg Ryan faked an orgasm in a deli? The scene sparked a lot of talk. One reason might have been because it made people wonder whether someone had faked an orgasm with them.

Have you ever done this, or had it done to you? Deception is not a good thing for an intimate relationship. Faking an orgasm to lead your partner to believe you've reached a climax when this hasn't happened is just dishonest. It's like you've lied to your partner, and there's nothing like lying to erode the trust in your relationship.

Hair Health / New Hair Grown From Human Stem Cells
« Last post by iana5252 on July 17, 2015, 09:04:32 am »
As the quest to end baldness continues in laboratories all over the world, U.S. researchers say the breakthrough may be rooted in using human stem cells, according to findings published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Scientists at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in San Diego, California developed a method that caused human stem cells to create new cells, called dermal papilla cells, capable of growing hair. Dermal papilla cells regulate the formation of the hair follicles and the growth cycle of human hair.

Mental Health / Certain Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects
« Last post by iana5252 on July 17, 2015, 09:03:17 am »
The debate over whether or not antidepressants cause birth defects has gone on for years, with a range of findings. Now, a new study published in health journal The BMJ offers a more definitive answer--simply put: Some do and some don't, NPR reports.

For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 38,000 women who gave birth between 1997 and 2009. Scientists checked the number of babies born with birth defects, then asked those babies? mothers whether they took any antidepressants in the month before they conceived or during the first three months they were pregnant.

Researchers found that among the women who took antidepressants, 40 percent used Zoloft (sertraline), a commonly used antidepressant. Other antidepressants used were Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine).

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