Menopause News Flash: Your Purse is Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

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Menopause News Flash


Your purse is nasty! The average purse carries more bacteria than the average toilet seat—and one in five handbags contain enough bacteria to be considered a health risk, says a recent study.

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found a link between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obesity. Learn more about the finding and what it means for your waistline.

People who skip sunscreen suffer from 24 percent more skin aging than those who slather on their SPF on a daily basis, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its 3-Day races for next year. Read about the controversy surrounding the decision.



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Let’s hang out! The first Monday of every month at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST, Ellen is hosting her Menopause Mondays Google Hangouts: Where the Sisterhood helps the Sisterhood. Her July 1 hangout will include women’s sexual health expert Dr. Ricki Pollycove! Send your questions here today! Get ready to talk menopause with Ellen and Dr. Pollycove at this free online event! Details and RSVP here.

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  • Hi,
    I’m afraid to put my hand into my purse for fear of what it will find!

    • Be brave, Janie. Then use some anti-bacterial soap when you’re done.