Do you stay up too late? Have nothing in your brain? Taylor Swift has her own solution for that when it’s stress-related. Ahead of her 30th birthday in December, Swift shared with Elle 30 lessons she has already learned about life. Included on the list? The importance of vitamins. “Vitamins make me feel so much […]
Skim Milk vs. Whole Milk: What's Actually Healthier?
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Food Allergy Vs. Food Intolerance: What's the Difference?
What's the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy? Answer From James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D. Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, […]
What's the Difference Between a Food Allergy and Food Intolerance? Here's What Most Americans Don't Know
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Do You Really Know What's In Your Tampons? This Woman Thinks You Should.
On Dec. 12, Kotex voluntarily recalled some of its tampon products for unraveling or breaking apart inside consumers’ bodies. Kimberly-Clark, Kotex’s parent company, said in a press release it received “a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms” and that in some cases consumers had to seek medical […]
Vitamin D pills – what's the truth?
You may have seen headlines saying that vitamin D supplements do not improve bone health or prevent fractures and falls, even though official advice says everyone should consider taking them – particularly during autumn and winter. So what’s the truth? Why do we need vitamin D? Vitamin D supplements have been a topic of hot […]
Sex During Pregnancy: What's OK, What's Not
If you want to get pregnant, you have sex. No surprises there. But what about sex while you're pregnant? The answers aren't always as obvious. Here's what you need to know about sex during pregnancy. Is it OK to have sex during pregnancy? As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally, you can have sex […]
Netflix's 'Reversing Roe' Reveals What's At Stake If Brett Kavanaugh Is Confirmed
Netflix’s upcoming documentary “Reversing Roe” shows just how much is at stake in America’s abortion battle. A trailer for the documentary released Tuesday shows the long-fought battle between advocates for and against abortion. From second-wave feminist marches to the religious right and the onslaught of attacks on abortion clinics, “Reversing Roe” promises to show the […]
Breastfeeding and Medications: What's Safe?
If you're breastfeeding, you know you're giving your baby a healthy start. However, if you need to take medication while you're breastfeeding, you might have questions about the possible impact on your breast milk. Here's what you need to know about medications and breastfeeding. Do all medications pass into breast milk? Almost any drug that's […]
Mental Health: What's Normal, What's Not
What's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and mental illness isn't so obvious. For example, if you're afraid of giving a speech in public, does it mean you have a mental health condition or a run-of-the-mill case of nerves? Or, when […]
What's Really Happening When A Migraine Makes You Lose Your Sight
It started out as a migraine. Then, for one hour, De Elizabeth lost her vision. “All of a sudden, I started seeing weird bright lights in the corner of my eyes, and after a few minutes, I couldn’t see anything on the page. Everything was white, and I also had a splitting headache,” said Elizabeth, […]
Headaches and Hormones: What's the Connection?
Many factors contribute to headaches for both men and women, including family history and age. Women, however, often notice a relationship between headaches and hormonal changes. The hormones estrogen (ES-truh-jen) and progesterone (pro-JES-tuh-rohn) play key roles in regulating the menstrual cycle and pregnancy and may also affect headache-related chemicals in the brain. Having steady estrogen […]
What's the Difference Between Occasional Obsessive Thoughts and OCD?
OCD is a term that’s incorrectly thrown around a lot to describe when people are being particular or obsessive about something. But obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a clinical mental health diagnosis, and this flippant use of the term isn't just inaccurate and stigmatizing—it can also prevent people from truly understanding what the condition is […]
What's The Deal With Milk Bath Maternity Photos?
If you’re tapped into the world of pregnancy trends, you’ve likely seen milk bath maternity photos. This style of photography has grown in popularity in recent years, as mothers and photographers share stunning images on Instagram, Pinterest and beyond. Milk bath maternity photography features pregnant women reclining in ― you guessed it ― milk baths. […]
Pregnancy Acne: What's the Best Treatment?
What's the best way to treat pregnancy acne? Answers from Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. Pregnancy acne can be treated with self-care and medication. Pregnancy acne isn't a special form of acne. Some women simply seem to have trouble with acne during pregnancy. The likely culprit is an overproduction of oil (sebum)—which happens when certain hormones […]