On Monday, the World Health Organization classified the Zika virus as an international public health emergency. Since the outbreak began in Brazil last May, it has spread to over 20 countries in Latin America, according to the New York Times.
After suffering from Type 1 diabetes most of her life, Sue York has become the first person in the world to undergo a pancreas transplant on the basis of being afraid of needles; she will now be able to forgo daily insulin shots.
If you experience sexual pain, menstrual pain, or lack of control with your bladder or bowels, a specialized type of physical therapy may be able to help cure your ails. Yep, you can get physical therapy for your genitals. And the results can be life-changing.
On Thursday, the El Salvadorean government recommended that all women in the entire country refrain from getting pregnant for the next two years. The extreme recommendation was made in an attempt to prevent children from being born with brain damage due to the Zika virus.
Pads and tampons aren’t the only ways to manage your flow during shark week. Menstrual cups are another great option. But unless you’ve personally tried one, or know somebody who has, you probably see these rubbery wonders as shrouded in mystery. Today we lift the veil.
Following the success of her surprisingly strong literary start in The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, Cameron Diaz is releasing a tome that’s “an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages—and what we can all do to age better.”
Amazon’s Gold Box team has really fallen in love with the new year’s resolution theme this week, but it’s tough to complain with so many great deals on yoga and fitness products.
We have a vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It’s as safe as any other vaccine, and getting it for your tween son or daughter—or yourself, if you’re in your early twenties—is a no-brainer. Don’t buy into bogus exposés on “dangers” that don’t really exist.
If you grew up in the 1990s, you practically absorbed a degree in AIDS studies just by existing—or at least that’s what it felt like. The years since then have brought better tests and treatments, and we now know more about the virus, but that information isn’t common knowledge. HIV and AIDS have fallen off our radar.
In March of this year, Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent surgery involving the removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes to lessen her chances of ovarian cancer. Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away from the disease in 2007 and the actress wanted to be proactive about her health. The procedure forced…
Welcome to cold and flu season, in which our bodies are attacked by germs and our emotions by guilt-mongering bosses and coworkers.
“Are you having an ultrasound?” the midwife asked, at my first appointment. I thought there had been a miscommunication: nobody had told me whether I would have one. “Well, it’s up to you,” she said. She could explain the pros and cons, but the decision was mine. Welcome to the midwifery model of care.
Between 100,000 and 240,000 Texas women ages 18 to 49 have attempted to terminate their own pregnancies without medical assistance, according to new research.
It seems that every day we have to pay attention to some old person who thinks they are special just because they’ve been alive for a super fucking long time. How hard is it not to die?
Addyi is a new libido-boosting pill for women. According to the manufacturer’s studies, it can restore a healthy sex drive to some (but not all) of the women who take it daily. But the drug is expensive and has scary side effects. So is Addyi worth it?
“I went to GameStop a couple of months ago and even that wasn’t a far trip at all,” says Troy. He pauses for a few seconds, as if lost in thought. “I wanted some Wii U games,” he laughs. “That was interesting.”
Welcome to our new and improved Apparel and Beauty deal coverage. We’ll be diving in and finding some great picks for you, more often, in addition to just showering you with promo codes (we’ll do that too).
If current reports on his health are to be believed, Lamar Odom may be in need of a new kidney. But unlike the 100,000+ Americans currently waiting for a kidney transplant, Odom is rich, famous, and backed by one of today’s most powerful entertainment dynasties. When it comes to organ donation, are the rich and famous…
AIDS was a terrifying mystery, and then we solved it. When researchers identified the human immunodeficiency virus as the reason why young, previously healthy people were developing rare cancers and wasting away, it was a triumph of medical science.