health

Mirai Nagasu Shared What It’s Like To Figure Skate On Your Period & It’s Too Relatable

If you have been following the Olympics in PyeongChang, you already know the women who are competing in the games have been making history. Mirai Nagasu, a figure skater for Team USA, is among those athletes who have accomplished groundbreaking achie…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Things You Didn’t Know Could Cause Sleep-Eating

The human brain is truly a remarkable thing — and what it’s capable of doing while we’re asleep is perhaps the most remarkable thing of all. Sleep-eating, for example, can occur for a wide variety of reasons — and when it comes to the causes of sleep…
By Lucia Peters

A Study Says A Compound In Wine May Help Prevent Cavities

Good news: happy hour may have an unexpected health benefit. That is, if you're a wine-o. According to a new report from The American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, there is reason to believe a primary component of win…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Cycle Syncing Can Reduce Period Cramps & PMS — And Here’s How To Do It

Nothing has been the same since you started getting your period. Your pharmacy shopping list has gotten longer, your underwear drawer has gotten significantly less pristine, and you pretty much feel cramps once a month that only get better with a hot…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

This Is The Number One Sex Position That Leads To Injuries In Women

If you've ever had a sex-related injury, know that you're absolutely not alone. A new survey of 1,662 people by Superdrug OnlineDoctor found that of those surveyed, 1,023 had suffered a sex injury at some point in their life. That's almost 62 percent…
By Amanda Chatel

A Study Looked At How Effective 21 Different Antidepressants Are & Here’s What It Found

Major depressive disorder can be debilitating, and finding the right medication to feel better is sometimes a frustrating process. Just like any other medication, antidepressant medications aren't one-size-fits-all — what works for you may not work f…
By Ayana Lage

A Middle School Had To Cancel Classes After A Sleepwalking Student "Broke In" At Night

Folks at a middle school in Greensburg, Pa., got an unexpected day off this week when a seventh-grade student reportedly sleepwalked into the school around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, according to CBS Pittsburgh. The student appeared to have gotten into We…
By James Loke Hale

I Tried To Stop Sleeping With My Phone Near Me & It Was A Total Disaster

I know that I should probably use my cell phone less, but I know it in the same way that I know that I should drink more water and exfoliate more often. I am always on my phone — I'd love to say that it's work-related, but that isn't true. I struggle…
By Ayana Lage

Researchers Examined All Known Dementia Risk Factors In A Study — And The Top One Was Alcohol

The cultural debate on whether alcohol is mostly good or alcohol is mostly bad hasn’t really been conclusive, likely in part due to how much alcohol we’re wont to consume. However, a new study is putting a pretty big tally in the column for how it co…
By Mia Mercado

11 Unexpected Reasons You’re Feeling Dizzy

Dizziness is one of those symptoms that seems like it could potentially be blamed on just about anything. I'm dizzy, so I must be hungry. I'll have another snack. Been there. I'm dizzy, so I must be tired. I'll just go to bed with the dinner dishes s…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

8 Ways Olympians Deal With Stress That Non-Athletes Can Try Too

We all get nervous from time to time. But when your job is based on performing extreme feats of agility and strength in front of hundreds, thousands, or millions of people, it’s fair to say that you may be more familiar with that nervous feeling than…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Most Common Types Of Cancer That Young Women Develop & The Odds Of Getting Them

Cancer is not a topic anyone enjoys talking about, but knowing what cancers are most likely to affect certain groups of people can keep you vigilant about watching out for potential symptoms or getting important checkups. There are certain types of c…
By Carina Wolff

This Is What Happened When My Partner Quit Drinking To Support My Recovery

It has been almost three years since I entered into recovery for my alcohol addiction, and two years since my last relapse. Sobriety hasn't been easy. I went to rehab, lived in a halfway house, went back to my old life (without drinking) and eventual…
By Irina Gonzalez

7 Unexpected Habits That Help Balance Your Hormones Naturally That OB/GYNs Swear By

Hormonal imbalance can cause all sorts of unwanted health effects, ranging from unwanted breakouts to low energy and hair loss. However, just because you feel like your hormones are out of whack doesn't mean you need to necessarily turn to medication…
By Carina Wolff

10 Signs The Reason You Can’t Fall Asleep Is Because Of An Underlying Medial Condition

I can tell you from personal experience (sadly) that dealing with a chronic sleep issue is quite possibly one of the most frustrating (not to mention exhausting, of course) things that can happen to a person. I've spent the better part of my non-slee…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

7 Ways To Tell If Your Bloating Is A Sign Of A Larger Health Issue

We all get bloated from time to time, and although it can be a nuisance, most of the time, it's pretty harmless. However, severe and frequent bloating can be a warning sign, so you want to make sure you know how to tell if your bloating is a sign of …
By Carina Wolff

Wendy Williams Revealed She Has This Common Autoimmune Disease & Here’s What You Need To Know

Autoimmune disorders are extremely prevalent, with nearly 50 million Americans diagnosed with some type of disease that negatively impacts or impedes their immune systems, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Television …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Alcohol Might Extend Your Life More Than Exercise As You Get Older, A Study Says

Fun fact: According to new findings from a long-running study, regularly drinking alcohol might extend your life more than regularly working out will. These particular findings haven’t been published yet, but co-principal researcher Dr. Claudia Kawas…
By Lucia Peters

Migraines Can Be More Painful Than Childbirth, According To This Survey

Even if you haven't had a migraine, you've probably heard that the pain is awful — but just how excruciating are migraine headaches? A new study says that a bad migraine can be more painful than childbirth, kidney stones or broken bones. The study, s…
By Ayana Lage

6 Tips For Maximizing The Health Benefits Of Sex

You often hear about the health benefits of sex. But was all sex created equal in this regard? There are, after all, infinite ways to have sex. And if something as fun as sex can improve your health, you'd might as well take advantage of it as much a…
By Suzannah Weiss