Tag Archives: History

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

The dark, cocaine-fueled history of ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet

With its bejeweled costumes and heaps of magic courtesy of the Sugar Plum Fairy, “The Nutcracker” is the hotly-anticipated film of the festive period. Starring Kiera Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and Jack Whitehall, the new Disney blockbuster tells the story of Clara and her quest to open an enchanted box. But far less enchanting… Read More »