Health Problems

Why You Should Never Put Jade Eggs in Your Vagina

First, Gwyneth Paltrow raved about vagina steaming; then her lifestyle website, Goop, wanted you to stick a $66 rock up your hoo-ha. Now, Goop has settled a lawsuit over the unscientific health claims made to sell those rocks. A little background: In 2017, Goop posted a story called “Better Sex: Jade Eggs for Your Yoni,” which […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, I knew nothing. I was the Jon Snow of boobs. (Somewhere Kit Harington is wincing). But after one lumpectomy, four biopsies, countless mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs, I learned fast and furiously. Now, five years after my diagnosis, I sat down with Dr. Lisa Newman, breast surgeon […]

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If You Have an Egg Allergy, Can You Still Get a Flu Shot?

It's officially flu season, and you know what that means: It's also flu shot myth season. While every single person should be getting a flu shot every single year (unless you're medically unable to, because of age, allergies, or other medical exemptions), flu myths still scare lots of people off from getting the jab. (Quick FYI: […]

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Why you shouldn't hold your phone while running

If you’re someone who likes to clutch their phone while out for a jog, stop it. We understand it’s tempting to hold your phone when running. It’s a comfort blanket, and it feels easier to keep it in your hand to skip through all those poorly-chosen tracks on your workout playlist rather than having to […]

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Your menstrual tracking app could be revealing when you last had sex

Your best friend may not know when you last had sex, but it's possible that Facebook does. At least two menstruation-tracking apps, Maya and MIA Fem, were sharing intimate details of users' sexual health with Facebook and other entities, according to a new report from Britain-based privacy watchdog Privacy International. In some cases, those details, […]

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What causes excessive sweating and how can you treat it?

Most of us sweat while we exercise, when it’s too hot, or if we’re on the London Underground (particularly the Central line). Perspiring is important because of how the body regulates temperature – sweat keeps us cool and comfortable and prevents the body from overheating. But you shouldn’t be sweating if your body doesn’t need […]

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Why you should make family meals part of your busy day

(HealthDay)—Family meals are a recipe for healthy eating in kids, nutritionists say. “Research shows that families who regularly dine together are more likely to eat more fruits, vegetables and fiber and are less likely to eat fried foods,” said Kristen Gradney, a dietitian nutritionist and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Eating together […]

Kids Health

5 Weaning Side Effects You Didn't Expect

There’s a multitude of reasons why you might start to wean when you do. But, whether your process is abrupt or gradual, baby-led or mother-led, you’re bound to notice a few changes, emotionally and physically, that come as a result of your stopping breastfeeding. To give you a better idea of what to expect, how […]