A study from April’s Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a whopping 30% of women experienced pain during their last sexual experience. Sadly, a lot of women operate under the assumption that sex is inherently painful, and that all you can do is grit your teeth and get through it. Nothing could be further from the… »
Remember when hot tubs used to be associated with images of 80’s-style sexiness? Well now you can associate them with diarrhea. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report detailing outbreaks of the creepy-sounding cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the runs, which people… »
A 35-year-old Australian woman was rushed to the hospital recently after collapsing in a park, citing loss of feeling in her legs and feet. Turns out, after a day of helping a family member move—which involved a certain amount of squatting—her skinny jeans had cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles. »
“There does not appear to be evidence that chocolate should be avoided in terms of impact on cardiovascular risk.” So conclude the authors of a report published Monday in the august medical journal Heart. Their takeaway is decidedly unsexy (takeaways from well-conducted health studies, which the aforementioned… »
Technology is amazing. Google can do long division for you, your smartphone can track your sleeping patterns and soon there will be a device that reminds you when to pee. Truly, what would we do without such marvels of scientific innovation?
Beyoncé recently spoke to Good Morning America about the new vegan lifestyle that’s helped her lose weight. Now she’s looking to pay it forward (by, uh, convincing everybody else to pay for it). »
About 30% of my female clients have never taken a good look at what they’ve got going on between their legs. About 75% have some sort of misinformation or inaccurate belief about their genitals. And virtually all of my clients feel insecure or ashamed about some aspect of the most intimate areas of their bodies.… »
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… »
The Environmental Working Group has released its annual guide to sunscreens, and what they’ve discovered will encourage you to partake in the important summer ritual of staying inside. Their research, as reported by TIME, claims 80% of sunscreens offer “inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like… »
On March 20, a 44-year-old Liberian woman was diagnosed with Ebola. The case initially puzzled doctors because the epidemic had begun to wane in the country—her case was the first diagnosis in a month—and the woman hadn’t been to a funeral or in contact with any current patients.
Tea tastes great, is easier to make well than coffee, and is incredibly good for you. Today we’re rounding up the best gear and leaves to get the most out of you tea. Cheers. »
On April 16, a group of 10 medical professionals penned a letter asking Columbia University to reconsider its relationship with Dr. Mehmet Oz, who currently holds a faculty position with the medical school. That move has now opened a can of worms that will likely result in everyone involved looking even more stupid… »
Scientifically, relationships have been shown to affect everything from your cardiovascular health to your mental well-being; anecdotally, it can mess with everything from your brand of toothpaste to control of your DVR. So it should come as no surprise that marriage, divorce, and widowhood come with their own… »
The average American mother spaces the birth of her children two and a half years apart. But one-third of women don’t allow enough space between children. A study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 30 percent of mothers become pregnant again within 18 months.
Another day, another reminder that packaging is pretty, pretty lies. Specifically, you might want to throttle back on your Kind bar consumption, because those snacks are not actually some magical fruit-and-nut-filled shortcut to wellness. »