In other primate species, only pregnant or lactating females have bosoms. The animals stay flat-chested for the rest of their lives. In humans, pubescent girls accumulate fat around their milk glands, which stays for life and seems to hold sex appeal in every culture. Those permanent, alluring mounds of fat on women’s chests are indeed an evolutionary anomaly, begging for an explanation.
A smart new history takes boobs seriously.
Breasts are very sensitive to the environment at every single life stage, from earliest embryonic development through puberty and pregnancy and lactation and menopause. So it turns out that they’re really sentinel organs in our bodies.
Think back: You’ve probably got your own personal important breast moments — many of us do.
For some, it’s the day you first realized you had them, or the day you bought your first bra, (not to be overshadowed by the day you realized you were wearing the wrong size, like basically every other brassiere-wearer out there, according to bra experts).
Just like with any part of your body, you have to listen and examine what your breasts are trying to tell you. Are both your boobs really sore, more than would be deemed normal, or is just one sore breast causing you more headache than usual? Or are your breasts just getting lumpier and heavier occasionally? Here’s some hidden and some not so hidden meaning behind your sore boobs.
Perhaps because my boobs have never been too big, too small, too lumpy, lopsided or painful, or because I've never been into showing them off (maybe because there was never much to show at the time in my life I would have been inclined to do so), I've never given them that much thought.
Evolution might underlie the different processing of female versus male bodies. Both genders do it.
Before there was breast cancer awareness, there was tuberculosis advocacy. It was a lot more effective.
If certain bacteria do instigate cancer, the finding could lead to new screening methods or treatments.
Most people agree that breast sensitivity is at its height right before your period, but how alarmed should we be by pain?
That sense of calmness when surrounded by lavender oil may not be the only thing growing in your chest.
Get in Touch has reached worldwide to over 80 countries through the free educational program and their smart phone app. These foreign countries, many of them undeveloped, are so excited about having the education to spread as far and wide as they can. Many of us have the resources to live healthy and wise that some others around the world don’t. If we can lead by example we are taking a huge step towards not only breast health awareness, but also towards setting precedence for how we should treat ourselves as individuals.
Breast self-exams haven't been shown to save lives. Instead, here's how to actually tell if you might have breast cancer.
They’re always hanging around — but most of us rarely give them a second thought. A science journalist exposes the impressive, eye-popping facts about breasts and breast health.
The good news is, there are several ways to improve your breast health naturally. Through specific nutrients and lifestyle changes, you can keep your health strong and reduce your risk for breast cancer.
No one can control whether or not they get breast cancer–but there’s a lot we can control to keep ourselves, and our breasts, as healthy as possible. Here are five ways to get on top of your breast health and live your healthiest life.
A comprehensive program to reduce your risk of breast cancer or its reoccurrence.
The mission of the Get In Touch Foundation is to provide breast health initiatives that educate gals and guys of all ages how to "get in touch" with their bodies, information, and each other in our crusade against breast cancer.
The Healthy Breast Program is designed to educate women globally in ways to reduce their risk of breast cancer and prevent its recurrence.
The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative is an outreach organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast & heart health while providing them with the resources to beat these diseases.