health

New Louisiana Abortion Waiting Period Law Has The Most Infuriating Name Ever

Kylie Cheung | May 23, 2016 - 7:40 am

On today’s edition of Infuriatingly Deceitful Labels Anti-Choice Lawmakers Use To Disguise Their Stonewalling Access To Healthcare As Being Beneficial To Women™…. More »


What’s The Hot New Trend In Teen Plastic Surgery? Labiaplasty, And It’s Terrible

Danielle Henderson | April 27, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Wait, it gets more depressing. More »


5 Ways To Treat Acne When Your Skin Is Completely Over It

Leah Prinzivalli | April 19, 2016 - 1:01 pm

There are two things wrong with my face. One, my right eye is bigger than my left. Two, I’m constantly dealing with scars from the cystic acne that I can’t ward off with an army of lotions, potions, and crystals. The age-old question — how to get rid of acne? — is one I’ve been asking in front of… More »


An Eighth-Grader Totally Nailed Why BMI Is Just Another Dumb Number

College Candy | April 6, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Usually middle school kids are super self-conscious of every pimple and pound. But one eighth grade girl isn’t just loving her body – she’s teaching us all how to love ours too.

When asked to calculate her BMI in class, the girl instead wrote an impromptu essay about why BMI is an outdated,… More »


Lazy Weekends Are Worse For You Than Working All Week, Says Science

YourTango.com | March 12, 2016 - 11:00 am

There’s been quite a bit of research in recent years about the association between sedentary behavior (which includes time sitting, watching television, or using a computer) with serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

Now, a new study has found… More »


Have You Ever Had A Fart Travel Upward Through Your Vagina? You’re Not Alone

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2016 - 4:30 pm

We’re not talking about queefing, just by the way. More »


Let’s Bring These Queer Sexual Concerns Into The Light

Tammy Danan | March 7, 2016 - 9:15 am

LGBTQ+ sex therapist Rena McDaniel helps us understand what sexual issues are most prominent in the queer community. More »


Women Need More Sleep Than Men, Says Science

YourTango.com | March 4, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Couples will sometimes fight over who sleeps in more. And according to a study, it turns out your wife should be the one sleeping in, not you. The study examined 210 middle aged men and women, and found that women suffered greater health issues from lack of sleep than men. Read more on YourTango.com…More »


Dear Cheryl Tiegs: My Weight Doesn’t Define My Health

YourTango.com | March 1, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Last week, former model Cheryl Tiegs told E! News she disapproves of Sports Illustrateds recent cover. For its annual Swimsuit edition, the publication featured “rookie” model, Ashley Graham. As a former model for Sports Illustrated, Tiegs calls her a “beautiful face,” but “not healthy in the long run.”

Primarily, Tiegs follows Dr. Oz’s… More »


Abortion Access Now At Dangerous Pre-Roe v. Wade Levels

Danielle Henderson | February 24, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Well, this is infuriating.

According to Bloomberg News, abortion access is vanishing at an insanely accelerated rate, a trend they’re attributing to a push by Republican lawmakers to “legislate the industry out of existence.”
Bloomberg’s reporting shows that the downward trend has accelerated to the fastest annual pace on record since 2011,… More »


Pam Anderson Gets Brainwashed By A Wellness Cult In Connected

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Wellness culture is definitely a sort of horror show to me. Between deprivation from perfectly normal food (like, you know, meat), hivemind-ish workouts (I’m looking at you, SoulCycle), and an implicit mistrust of Western medicine, it is my actual nightmare. To each their own, of course: If you want to drink green juice all theMore »


ALDI Tampons Might Dissolve In Your Vagina, Just FYI

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 16, 2016 - 1:00 pm

As if having periods and paying $60 a year for menstrual products every child-bearing year of your life wasn’t enough of a nightmare, now you can have your tampon dissolve in your vagina! That’s what happened to 19-year-old Lauren Richardson, anyway, when she used Florette-brand tampons from ALDI.

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Scientists Find That Long-Term Pot Usage Leads To Wait What Were We Talking About?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 2, 2016 - 11:15 am

Oh yeah, memory loss. More »


Over the Pill? Facts About Nonhormonal Birth Control

Pop Sugar | January 31, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Are you thinking about switching to an IUD after being on the pill? Wth the intrauterine device’s rise in popularity, you’re not the only one with questions about nonhormonal birth control options.

Hormonal options range from the ring to the patch to the pill, but what if you want to avoid the consequences,… More »


Contracting HPV From Oral Sex Can Make You Seven Times Likelier To Develop Head And Neck Cancer

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A massive medical study – of 96,000 participants over 4 years – has shown that if you contract HPV via oral sex, you’re at least seven times more likely to also develop cancers of the head and neck (cancers of the pharynx, larynx, sinuses, oral cavity, and salivary glands).

And peopleMore »


8 Yoga Moves To Help You Survive A Hangover

College Candy | January 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm

When you’re hungover, the last thing you probably even want to consider thinking about is working out. But whether you are a well-seasoned yogi, or someone who barely knows what the inside of a gym looks like, you probably are very familiar with… More »


There’s A Period-Tracking App For Men Who Want To Avoid “Getting Grief”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Eye-roll into space. More »


Man Flu Might Be A Thing, But No One Is Going To Feel Bad About You Having It

Lauren Vinopal | January 15, 2016 - 3:45 pm

 All these hormones are FINALLY good for something.   More »


Crossfitter Snatches To “Single Ladies,” Talks About Masculinity, Wins At Life

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 15, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Behold, the best thing maybe ever on the internet!

Crossfitter Khan Porter re-posted a video of himself doing a choreographed snatch to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” after seeing Channing Tatum dress in drag to perform “Run the World” on Lip Sync Battle. It went viral, so he used the opportunity to More »


No One’s Vagina Needs Herbal Tampons

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 13, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Your vagina is just fine without getting a 72-hour “herbal detox.” More »


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