Superhero Teacher Makes Cute Menstruation Kits For Students

While there should be nothing embarrassing about getting your period, it didn’t always feel that way in middle school. Between the intense self-consciousness of the adolescent years and the fact that you’re just getting used to the ups and downs of a menstrual cycle, it’s a formula for a lot of time spent with a…

Pembalut masih belum terjangkau?

Pembalut merupakan salah satu tantangan baru untuk perempuan? Menurut sumber dari detik health di perkirakan terdapat 118 juta perempuan di seluruh Indonesia, 67 juta diantaranya masih usia subur. Kebutuhan pembalut dan pantyliner yang aman masih sangat dibutuhkan, tiap bulan ada 1,4 miliar pembalut yang digunakan oleh seluruh perempuan di Indonesia. Ya, setiap perempuan pasti mengalami…

The Case for a Breakfast Feast

Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward. A recent review…

Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones?

Q. Does coffee drain calcium from your body and contribute to osteoporosis? A. Drinking a lot of coffee has been linked to an increased risk of fractures in some observational studies. However, other studies have found no such link. “I wouldn’t worry about it,” said Dr. Robert R. Recker, the director of the Osteoporosis Research Center…

Teen Childbearing, Breastfeeding and Child-rearing: The Economic Consequences of Family Relationships

Is there any economic impacts to having children in a woman’s teenage years? Does the “Sandwich Generation Family” phenomenon has any consequence to working women? And do breast milk and mother’s working hours affect children’s cognitive development? Bachelor degree graduates of the Economics Department at University of Indonesia answered those questions comprehensively during a panel…

Why Are People Left-Handed?

It’s International Left-Handers Day, so it’s time to give left-handers some overdue appreciation. There was once a time (a long time ago), when people believed that being left-handed meant a person was more prone to “dealings with the devil” and that the trait should be corrected, according to the New York Times. Thankfully, the prejudice is gone,…

Berjuta Hambatan Saat Kalian Belum Nikah Tapi Mau Beli Pil Pencegah Kehamilan Legal

Tekanan moral dan pandangan konservatif layanan medis di Indonesia menghalangi perempuan yang butuh akses terhadap kontrasepsi legal. Pengalamanku ini contohnya. Stigma melingkupi aktivitas seks di luar nikah membuat jutaan perempuan Indonesia berpaling pada cara-cara berbahaya di pasar gelap untuk membeli pil mencegah kehamilan. Persoalan ini menambah pelik situasi, mengingat pendidikan seks di sekolah-sekolah selama ini…

Perlukah Daging Olahan Diberi Label Pemicu Penyakit Kanker?

Sebuah lembaga swadaya mengeluarkan petisi, menuntut daging yang diawetkan, diberi bahan kimia, atau diasinkan, wajib dipasangi stiker memicu kanker. Sumber perdebatan ini adalah kajian WHO pada 2015 Artikel ini pertama kali tayang di MUNCHIES. Sambil membaca ini, coba kalian berhenti sebentar makan dendeng dan sosisnya. Tahun lalu Agensi Peneliti Kanker di bawah naungan Organisasi Kesehatan…

Benarkah Makan Mi Instan Tiap Hari Bisa Memicu Kanker?

Kami ngobrol bareng satu cowok asal Ciputat yang tiap hari makan mi goreng instan. Seberapa buruk sih dampak kebiasaan itu ke tubuh? Begini skenarionya:  Kalian menjalani hari-hari menyedihkan jelang akhir bulan. Inilah hari kalian rajin ngorder poke bowl sudah jauh lewat. Kamu tidur-tiduran di kosan, bingung mikirin mau makan malam apa. Kamu lagi males ke…

Could I Be Lactose Intolerant?

Lots of people think they are lactose intolerant. And as it turns out, most of them are probably right because a vast majority of people over the age of two are legitimately lactose intolerant. Confused? I’ll walk you through it. First of all, what is lactose? Dikaseva via StockSnap.io Lactose is a naturally occurring disaccharide (a fancy word for two sugars bonded together)…

3 Things to Avoid if You Can’t Stop Farting in Class

We’ve all been there, you are either the one doing the farting in class, or you can smell it and you know someone else is. It sucks, but unfortunately there’s not much you can do in the actual moment (except for maybe go to the bathroom, but there are things you can do in advance so it won’t…