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What you should know about tubular breasts

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Learn about tubular breasts, a condition where the breasts appear irregularly shaped. Included is detail on risk factors and possible treatment options.

Cervical ectropion: What you need to know

Monday, December 11, 2017

Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

How does menopause affect sex drive?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause.

Under the mistletoe: Tips for a happy sex life over the holidays

Friday, December 08, 2017

The holidays can be a stressful time for couples, with very few chances to share intimate moments. Here is our guide to a happy sex life this Christmas.

Endometrial cancer: Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Researchers reveal how nanoparticles filled with two anti-cancer drugs targeted and killed tumor cells in mice with aggressive endometrial cancer.

What you need to know about menopause and pregnancy

Sunday, December 03, 2017

In this article, we look at the links between menopause and pregnancy. Included is detail on whether you can get pregnant during menopause.

What you should know about non-hormonal birth control

Saturday, December 02, 2017

A look at non-hormonal birth control, contraception that does not rely on hormones. Included is detail on barrier methods and permanent solutions.

How to lose weight by having sex

Friday, December 01, 2017

Looking to burn off a few pounds before the peak holiday season? Find out how sex can help you lose weight by burning calories and staving off hunger.

What's the secret to younger-looking skin? Study sheds light

Friday, December 01, 2017

Women who look much younger than their age have specific gene expression patterns, researchers reveal. The results could be used to combat skin aging.

IBS: Five facts you need to know

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Irritable bowel syndrome affects over a tenth of the population globally, but many go undiagnosed. Nobody knows what causes it, however. Find out more.

Exercise alone does not achieve weight loss

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exercise alone is unlikely to help you shift the pounds, a new study finds. Instead, physical activity should be combined with a healthful diet.

Is there a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid?

Friday, November 24, 2017

In this article, we examine whether there is a link between menopause and an underactive thyroid, and how the two may affect each other.

What to know about monophasic birth control

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Learn about the monophasic birth control pill, a form of contraception. This article examines its uses, benefits, and possible side effects.

Do you gain weight with a birth control implant?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A look at birth control implants and weight gain. Included is information on the causes of weight gain and other birth control implant side effects.

What are the best birth control pills for PCOS

Friday, November 17, 2017

A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the best non-pill options.

Obesity: Five surprising facts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Obesity rates are on the rise. But did you know that weight gain tends to sneak up, and that our diet influences our children's genes?

Trauma may lead to weight gain in women

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A new study strengthens the link between stress and weight gain, after finding that bad life experiences may raise the risk of obesity in women.

What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?

Monday, November 13, 2017

A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective.

Brisk walking may help older women live longer

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

A study of physical activity in older women tied brisk walking or similar exercise to a 60–70 percent lower risk of early death, compared with inactivity.

Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.

Why am I cold when nobody else is?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

As winter begins to set in, it's time to get those hats and gloves ready. But not everyone feels the cold the same way, scientists say.

Teen moms at risk of heart disease

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Recent research found that teenage first-time mothers have a significantly greater long-term risk of cardiovascular disease than older moms.

Letter from the Editor: Know thyself

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The ancient Greeks urged "know thyself." In this month's letter, Managing Editor Marie Ellis unmasks what that means — for our editors and our readers.

What causes salt cravings?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Salt cravings are usually the result of simple factors, such as boredom or stress. Sometimes, salt cravings can be tied to a medical condition. Learn more.

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All you need to know about fat-soluble vitamins

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body.

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.

What are the benefits of nopal?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits.

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

What causes a sweet taste in the mouth?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sugary foods can cause a temporary sweet aftertaste. However, a persistent sweet taste in the mouth can be a sign of a number of serious conditions.

How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light

Monday, December 11, 2017

New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity and overeating.

What are the best ways to make yourself burp?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A look at how to make yourself burp. Included is detail on how burping works and the best strategies to force belching in order to relieve gas.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

What is a caffeine allergy?

Friday, December 08, 2017

In this article, we examine allergic reactions to caffeine, including the symptoms, causes, and what can be done to treat and prevent them.

All you need to know about xanthan gum

Friday, December 08, 2017

A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.

Canola oil may worsen memory

Thursday, December 07, 2017

A diet supplemented with canola oil worsened memory and led to weight gain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

How to reduce Christmas stress

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill, but it's often a source of stress, instead. Here are some tips for a stress-free Christmas.

Remedies for ulcerative colitis constipation

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Some people with ulcerative colitis experience frequent constipation. Learn about the treatment options, including magnesium and castor oil.

A high-fat diet without the weight gain? Study says it's possible

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Researchers have discovered that activating the Hedgehog signaling pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet prevented them from gaining weight.

What are the possible benefits of MCT oil?

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

In this article, we examine the potential uses and health benefits of MCT oils. We also take a look at natural sources of MCT fats.

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices?

Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.

Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

Monday, December 04, 2017

Eating 40 grams of cheese every day could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a new observational study.

What you should know about biotin-rich foods

Monday, December 04, 2017

A look at biotin-rich foods that can be added to the diet for a range of health benefits. Included is detail on types of fish, meat, and vegetables.

Your DNA may dictate which diet works for you

Monday, December 04, 2017

Different diets work for different people, depending on their DNA, suggests new research. Findings may soon lead to personalized diets.

Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know

Sunday, December 03, 2017

An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.

What are the benefits of wheatgrass?

Sunday, December 03, 2017

A look at the benefits of wheatgrass, a popular health food. Included is detail on the taste of wheatgrass and how to prepare it for consumption.

Psoriasis could be prevented with artificial vanilla extract

Saturday, December 02, 2017

In mouse models of psoriasis, researchers found that oral administration of a synthetic vanilla extract called vanillin reduced skin inflammation.

What are the health benefits of beans?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Beans are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. Learn about the health benefits of beans and how to incorporate beans into a healthful diet.

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