Smoke in Your Eyes: How Cigarettes Affect Intimate Health

Oct 302018
 
Smoke in Your Eyes: How Cigarettes Affect Intimate Health

Despite half a century of public anti-smoking efforts, tobacco remains the primary cause of preventable disease and death globally. Today, female smokers have caught up with their male counterparts as they face the same health consequences and some risks that tobacco has in store only for women. Usually, smoking habit starts in youth. In spite […]

What Makes Silicone Safe? A Look at What Exactly ‘Medical-Grade’ Means

Jun 072018
 
What Makes Silicone Safe? A Look at What Exactly 'Medical-Grade' Means

Do you love your menstrual cup or personal massagers (or both!)? Do you also care about your health and safety? Assuming you answered ‘yes’ both these questions (because really, who wouldn’t?) then it’s time to strap in, because we’re about to talk about something super important that has to do with all of these: silicone. […]

How Feminist Freedom Fighters Changed the Face of Sexual Health

Jan 232018
 
How Feminist Freedom Fighters Changed the Face of Sexual Health

For a pill the size of a pinhead, hormonal birth control has moved some serious mountains. A historical pillar of women’s sexual freedom and health rights, “the pill” helped shape the face of modern medicine, gender roles, and attitudes toward sex. As easy, affordable access to birth control comes under fire in political circles, we’re […]

Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy: Tips for Upping Your Daily Dose of H2O

Jan 052018
 
Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy: Tips for Upping Your Daily Dose of H2O

Considering that planet Earth’s surface is composed of around 71% water, and the adult human body is made of more than half H2O – 60% to be exact – you’d think it would be a little easier to stay hydrated. In a fast-paced culture of sports drinks, soda, and coffee, water doesn’t exactly have the […]

Cheers to Your Health: New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Jan 032018
 
Cheers to Your Health: New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

There’s nothing that makes you feel like you ought to set some New Year’s resolutions quite like the week between December 25th and 31st – it’s a weird limbo period where no one knows exactly what time it is, but we’re more than happy to eat more turkey leftovers and Christmas chocolate. Many people focus […]

Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Dec 192017
 
Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

If you’ve ever experienced intense cramping, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or cramps that have been so intense they’ve left you unable to to attend work or school, PCOS – or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the culprit. It affects 8-20% of menstruators worldwide and is unfortunately one of the leading causes of infertility if left […]

UTIs – What They Really Are & How to Avoid Them

Dec 122017
 
UTIs - What They Really Are & How to Avoid Them

If you have a vulva and have heterosexual penetrative sex, chances are you’ve experienced the dreaded UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection. While that sexual activity is not the only way to get a UTI, it is one of the most common, and in fact, UTIs are an extremely common ailment that will affect most women […]

How to Deal with All Your Pregnancy Skin Concerns

Nov 302017
 
How to Deal with All Your Pregnancy Skin Concerns

“You’re glowing!” is one of the things you might expect to hear when you’re expecting. But the physiological changes that generate the pregnancy glow can also wreak havoc on your complexion. Like the rest of your body, your skin will experience changes along the journey to childbirth. Here are some of the most common skin […]

72 New Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Discovered

Oct 262017
 
72 New Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Discovered

While previous studies have pointed to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes as the two main indicators of one’s likelihood of developing breast cancer, a recent study has shown there may be more genetic factors at play than thought. How Do Genes Play a Role in Breast Cancer? Breast cancer will affect roughly 12% of the American […]

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