Kids Health

These YA Novels That Discuss Sexual Assault Are More Important Than Ever

Long before Kavanaugh, Weinstein, #MeToo and more brought the topic of sexual violence front and center in the news cycle, activists have emphasized the importance of educating kids of all genders about “yes means yes” consent and the devastating effects of rape culture.  Important movements are happening on college campuses across the nation, but conversations about […]

Personal Health

I Didn't See Women My Size on the Internet—So I Decided to Change That

This profile is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Three years ago when Katie Sturino launched her blog, her goal was to provide fashion inspiration for women with similar body types to hers. The 12ish Style struck a chord: Today, Sturino has 225,000 followers on Instagram (if you haven’t seen her #SupersizeTheLook posts, you need to) […]

Personal Health

I have had this mole-like thing on my chest for almost a year now. I thought it used to be a pimple that I popped, but instead of disappearing it became this big soft fatty bump on my chest which makes me look like I have 3 nipples! Is this a bad sign? Do I need to see my doctor?

Anytime you have a skin problem that doesn’t go away, you should make an appointment with your health care provider. Small lumps or cysts (fluid filled sacs under the skin) are common and most of the time aren’t dangerous. They can sometimes get infected and in very rare cases they can be something serious. It […]

Health Problems

Team isolates antibodies that neutralize GI bug norovirus

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have isolated the first human monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize norovirus, the leading cause of acute gastrointestinal illness in the world. These antibodies, described this week in the journal Gastroenterology, “have high potential” for improving diagnosis and treatment of norovirus illness as well as furthering efforts to develop the […]