Is My Vagina Normal?

If you’ve ever wondered (aloud or silently) if you have a normal vagina or vulva, you’re not alone. Gynecologists field questions from patients who wonder: Is my vagina normal? all the time, Sherry A. Ross, M.D., a women’s health expert and author of She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health. Period., tells SELF. “What […]

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Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

The world is entering “a new phase” where large outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a “new normal”, the World Health Organization warns. Previous Ebola outbreaks affected relatively small numbers of people. But the Democratic Republic of Congo is dealing with the second ever largest outbreak, just three years after the world’s largest outbreak […]


Normal Stress or Adjustment Disorder?

What’s the difference between normal stress and an adjustment disorder? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to positive or negative situations in your life, such as a new job or the death of a loved one. Stress itself isn’t abnormal or bad. What’s important is how you […]