health

13 Things To Keep At Your Desk To Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Protecting yourself from the flu largely comes down to getting the flu shot and staying at home when you’re sick. But you still have to go into the office during flu season, and unfortunately not everyone is cognizant enough to follow these two key…
By Eva Taylor Grant

These 5 Drinks At Starbucks Can Secretly Boost Your Workout

Just because you're hitting the gym doesn't mean you have to give up on your Starbucks habit. All you need to do is make conscious decisions about what you order immediately before and after a workout, to make sure your body gets the nutrients it…
By Eva Taylor Grant

11 Misconceptions About Women & Anxiety That Therapists Hear The Most

Mental health is still a topic that many people don't know much about, which means people are often in the dark when it comes to managing their wellbeing. Issues such as anxiety tend to be misunderstood, and there are a number of misconceptions…
By Carina Wolff

Science Says Cardio Has This Major Effect On Mental Health

It's super frustrating when people tell others with depression to exercise more to feel better. But somehow, these arguments keep coming back. Turns out, this cliché is rooted in scientific links between exercise and depression that show movement is…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Yes, You Can Get Breast Cancer Even If It Doesn’t Run In Your Family

Thanks to the popularity of at-home DNA testing kits, it's now pretty widely known that some people's risk of breast cancer can be hereditary, and science is better than ever at detecting those genes that can raise your risk of breast cancer. But…
By JR Thorpe

What These 7 Body Odors Reveal About Your Health

Because we are human beings — and are thus covered with bacteria and sweat and other smelly things — we can expect to be a bit stinky at various moments of the day. You likely wake up with morning breath, or get a bit ripe after hitting the gym. And…
By Carolyn Steber

The Two Best Times Of Year To Sign Up For A Gym Membership

Making the investment in a gym membership is a great step to take in order to further your health goals. After all, there’s nothing like putting some money down to solidify that commitment, right? With the holidays fast approaching, you might be…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

9 Types Of Tattoos That Can Change As You Get Older, According To Tattoo Artists

When it comes to standing the test of time, there are quite a few factors that can determine how well a tattoo will age. So if you're concerned that your new ink might fade, blur, or stretch out over time, definitely ask your tattoo artist for their…
By Carolyn Steber

92 People Are Sick From A Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Chicken

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on Oct. 17 that a salmonella outbreak linked to chicken has gotten 92 people in 29 states sick. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. The CDC states that, according…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This New Service Will Send You Personalized Vitamins Based On Your Nutrient Deficiencies

If you're looking to boost your immune system and increase your overall health and well-being, you might consider turning to vitamins. But with so many choices, how do you know which vitamins are best for you? If you have vitamin-selection…
By Brandi Neal

Tampax Just Launched Their Own Menstrual Cup & Here’s How It Works

If you’ve been curious about trying a menstrual cup, but haven’t yet made the switch, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a new option for you. Tampax just launched a new menstrual cup, and it’s designed to be effective while also as comfortable as…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Too Much Sleep Is Just As Bad As Not Enough Sleep, A Huge New Study Says

The world’s largest sleep study ever just revealed the exact amount of sleep you need every night. While the minimum number of hours recommended for healthy functioning aren’t that surprising, researchers found that actually sleeping too much can…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

1 In 4 Women Have Insomnia. So Why Is It So Hard For Them To Get Help?

One night, in the summer of 2013, I woke up and couldn't fall back asleep. That in and of itself was not especially shocking — who among us hasn't occasionally found themselves wide awake at 3 a.m., panicked about a job, a relationship, or some…
By Gabrielle Moss

Doctors Say This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Have An Ovary Removed

On Tuesday, Lena Dunham had her left ovary removed. On Wednesday, Dunham posted a photo her mother took of her post-op on Instagram, writing, “Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis,…
By Amanda Chatel

Scientists Have Designed A New Condom That Could Revolutionise Your Sex Life

Over the last 50 years, a lot of research has gone into making sex fun and safe. Whilst the pill revolutionised birth control and there are now many more options out there to prevent unwanted pregnancy, condoms are still the only way to protect…
By Alice Broster

Trigger Warnings Before Graphic Content Actually Make a Difference

A trigger warning is a statement saying that some type of content — like a film, book, or classroom material — contains images or descriptions that could trigger symptoms in people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Report Shows What Health Care Costs In 2018, & Let's Just Say It's Not Great

Between prescription medications, doctor visits, unexpected medical needs and all those confusing insurance terms (like, what the heck is a deductible?), it can be pretty hard to figure what you’re spending to stay healthy. But, according to…
By Mika Doyle

3 Ways Breast Cancer Is Different When You're Younger Than When You're Older, According To An OBGYN

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, according to the nonprofit Breastcancer.org. While fewer than 5…
By Lauren Dana

Women Share What It Was Like To Share Their Abortion Story In A National Photo Exhibit

One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. That's a third of the female population. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, which could possibly be the case with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one-third of women will have to put…
By Amanda Chatel

A Nonprofit Is Sending Period Products To Hurricane Michael Survivors — Here's How To Help

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power or access to emergency aid, making now a crucial time to help those impacted by the lingering effects of the storm. There are many ways to support…
By Mia Mercado