In an article about the lack of research around painful periods, Quartz spoke to an expert who compares the worst of them to a heart attack and says doctors are failing to actively treat the condition.
Neuroscience in Taiwan have found that cramps can actually change the way your mind works. A series of brain scans revealed that women with menstrual cramps experience grey-matter increases in regions involved in pain modulation while on the rag.
• A Canadian judge has ruled against a man who sued Air Transat after a flight attendant refused to examine his balls. The unhappy passenger was bleeding, but the (male) attendant opted not to look at his junk. •