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Can Bee Pollen Cure PMS? Some People Say A New Supplement Works

I mean, I’ve sort of grown accustomed to the rage and discomfort at this point. More »


Zika Virus Has Reached U.S. Mosquitoes With The First Local Transmission In Florida

Before now, all U.S. Zika cases involved people who contracted the virus in another country or by having sex with someone who did. More »


People Would Have To Look Like This Gross Monster To Survive Car Crashes

Meet Graham, the brain-child of sculptor Patricia Piccinni, road safety engineer David Logan, and trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield. More »


California GOP Delegates Contracted Norovirus, So Pretty Much Everyone’s Sick About The RNC

Of course, I know that medically speaking norovirus is a germ that invades the body, but the less rational side of me also wants to believe these delegates’ bodies physically rejected their party’s dangerous platform. More »


5 Things You Should Know About Grooming Your Pubes, No Matter Your Method

To each their own, but be informed. More »


A Drone Delivered Abortion Drugs To Northern Ireland In Bold Protest Of Its Dangerous Laws

Technology has made everything more accessible — now including abortion meds. More »


Cranberry Juice Doesn’t Actually Help Your UTI And The Whole World Is A Lie

We’ve been fooled, women. More »


Oklahoma Creates Sex Ed For An “Abortion-Free Society,” As If American Sex Ed Wasn’t Bad Enough Already

They’ll tell teens that life begins at conception, but won’t tell them what fucking actually is. That has to be confusing. More »


Zika Is Potentially Transmitted By Oral Sex, A New Case Suggests

Scientists recently discovered that the mosquito-driven Zika virus rapidly spreading across the Americas can be passed along through semen, and now they believe Zika may also be transmitted through oral sex and potentially kissing. More »


If You Visit A Zika-Infested Country, Plan On Having Protected Sex For A While

The World Health Organization (WHO) revised its guidelines, saying people who travel to Zika-infested countries should practice safe sex or not have sex at all for eight weeks. More »


#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Exposes Non-Violent Domestic Abuse, Which Is Every Bit As Real And Destructive

The word “abuse” often brings to mind the image of battered women with black eyes and bruised thighs; however, there are multiple types of abuse, some only leaving internal scars. More »


4 Myths About Fat Bodies And Weight Loss, Which Don’t Work At All How You Think

A new study just revealed how extreme weight loss negatively impacts fat bodies, exposing a number of myths about weight loss. More »


Do Tea Detoxes On Instagram Really Work? Eh, Not So Much

On social media platforms, we’re able to convey a certain image or idea of “healthy living” that is actually contrary to healthy habits. You’ve probably seen oodles of endorsement posts for teatox companies without even realizing it. But do teatoxes really work? What is it exactly?

In this article published yesterday by Racked, writer… More »


Sit-Ups Are Bad For You (Maybe)! Here’s What You Might Not Know About Ab Workouts

It’s possible that sit-ups aren’t just torturous garbage dreamed up by sadists obsessed with something made up called “core strength,” but it’s entirely possible that sit-ups are bad for you. Maybe. Well, they could be bad for your back. Eventually. Like, you could pull a disc in your back. It’s not as awful as, say,… More »


The Life Expectancy Gap Is Literally When You Die Sooner Because You’re Poor, So That’s Fun

Researchers have known for some time that economic class and health are inextricably linked, and that the stress and trauma of living in poverty has physical and emotional repercussions, but a recent study reveals how these stats break down by city as well. According to the Health Inequality Project, more rural locations have the greatest… More »


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

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

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 »


Woman’s Uterus Transplant Story Has Incredible Start

It remains to be seen whether America’s first uterus transplant will be a success, but luck appears to be on the side of the first recipient: In what a Cleveland Clinic doctor says he considered an “act of God,” details of a matching donor appeared just minutes after the first patient’s name was put on… More »


Let’s Bring These Queer Sexual Concerns Into The Light

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

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 »


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