Health Problems

How much sunshine causes melanoma? It’s in your genes

Australian researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have shown that 22 different genes help to determine how much sun exposure a person needs to receive before developing melanoma. For people at high genetic risk, sun exposure in childhood is a strong contributing factor while people at low genetic risk develop melanoma only after a […]

Health Problems

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Vagina

You know the best foods to eat for other parts of your body: You consume lean protein when you need steady energy, good fats for healthy hair, skin, and nails, and whole grains to fill you up and keep your system running smooth.  But what foods are best for keeping your vagina in top shape? Believe it or not, […]

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 […]

Kids Health

Is This Sleep Trick Hurting Your Kids?

Bedtime rolls around. You can’t wait for your head to hit the pillow or to indulge in a show on Netflix after your kid has conked out. But this always seems to be the time when your child revs up every night. For many, it’s a familiar and frustrating scenario. And more parents are reaching for the help of the supplement melatonin. But is it safe?    A 2015 study published in the European Journal of Paediatric […]

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The reason why your nipples itch

There’s nothing worse than having an itch you need to scratch but can’t — especially if it’s your nipples and you’re not in a place where you can go digging around inside your bra. It can be made even worse by the fact that you can’t think of any good reason as to why they’re […]

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Changing your diet can lift your mood in less than a month

Fresh research has found that just three weeks of healthy eating improves depression symptoms in young adults. The study, published by Australian researchers this week, looked at how changes to 101 young adults’ diets impacted their mental health. Those involved in the study – aged 17 to 35 – many of them university students – […]

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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 […]