As a fertility expert and gynecologist, I’ve probably been asked every question under the sun when it comes to fertility. The decision to start a family is likely the most important you will ever make. And yet, there is still so much confusion and misconception surrounding the topic of fertility. Over the years, I’ve sat before many individuals […]

As examples of healthy, long-term, non-monogamous relationships become more commonplace in the media and in social circles, more people are beginning to consider it themselves. While for some it may feel like an exciting adventure, for others it can feel very disruptive, triggering insecurity, instability, and anxiety. If non-monogamy is piquing your interest and you want to […]

Especially in long-term relationships, boredom is only natural. You’ve already learned everything there is to know about your partner (or so you think), and as a couple, you have something of a routine, predictable lifestyle. But long-term relationships can feel stale if they don’t grow. Boredom can be relationship poison—it leads to disinterest, emotional distance, […]

Paramedics sped to the brick ranch home on Lowrance Road at 10:22 a.m. They found Calista Johnson, 32, in severe pain, holding an ice pack against her back. She walked to the door with some difficulty to meet them. It was already 80 degrees in Red Oak, TX, a suburb of Dallas. The air was […]

You’ve probably heard of the stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, grief is a complex and personal experience, and there are many aspects of it that don’t fit neatly into this model. One common, but often unrecognized, grief response is feelings of tremendous anxiety. Some individuals may be aware that they’re feeling […]

Injuries, heart attacks, lung infections, strokes and other medical emergencies caused about half of the world’s 28 million deaths in 2015, a new study reports. Such deaths are on the rise, and rates are much higher in poor countries than wealthy ones, the researchers said. “We believe our study is among the first to identify the […]

Pregnant women who work at least two-night shifts in a week may increase their risk of miscarriage in the next seven days, a new European study finds. Danish researchers led by Dr. Luise Moelenberg Begtrup, from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Kobenhavn, analyzed data on nearly 23,000 pregnant […]

On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don’t drink any water at all, a new survey shows. And those who don’t end up consuming almost twice as many calories from sugar-sweetened beverages. That, investigators warn, translates into an extra 100 calories per day, which over time can raise the risk for becoming overweight or obese. “Drinking water is the healthiest beverage […]

Note: This story was updated April 18, 2019 with statistics on reported measles cases worldwide.    Measles cases have been skyrocketing in the U.S. this year, with 555  reported so far, according to the CDC. Worldwide, the number of reported cases jumped 300% in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same time period in […]

The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig’s death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal’s brain. The cells of the brain remained viable six hours later, compared with other brains not preserved using the newly developed process, the […]