Late Rising Could Heighten Risk Of Breast Cancer

Late Rising Could Heighten Risk Of Breast Cancer

If you’re a morning person, here’s a perhaps unexpected benefit of your early-bird nature: Today a study published by the BMJ analyzing sleep patterns found people who enjoy getting up early are at a lower risk of developing breast cancer than people who like staying up late. With an estimated one in seven women developing breast cancer in […]

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Sleep, A Must For Trauma Survivors

Each year, millions of Americans are exposed to major traumatic events. Family violence, sexual violence, natural disasters, or surviving a deadly accident or incident are unfortunately common experiences in our modern lives. Coping in the aftermath can often be challenging, and many survivors live every day with symptoms of traumatic stress. As a PTSD specialist, the […]

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Menstrual Migraines | 7 Ways To Prevent And Ease Symptoms

Migraines seem to rear their ugly head at the worst possible times. They can be especially worse during perimenopause, when you start or stop birth control, and—just like clockwork—during your period. Nearly every month, these amped-up headaches appear, making life even more miserable. When you’re struggling with other period problems, migraines can literally be an added […]

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Exposure To Air Pollution Could Be Affecting Your Fertility

If the air around you is full of environmental chemicals, your breathing is at risk. But that’s not the only problem you should consider: A recent study found that in addition to causing an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disorders, air pollution can also affect women’s fertility. The new study, which was presented this month at […]

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A Cup Of Coffee Daily May Be The Secret To Burning Fat

Many of us love a cup of coffee (or two or three) throughout the day. With 64% of Americans drinking a cup of coffee daily, researchers have attempted to get to the bottom of the question: Is coffee healthy? Some research has linked coffee consumption to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and greater longevity, whereas other studies suggest coffee […]

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Why Sex Gets Way More Exciting The Older You Get

Societally, there’s a belief that, as people get older, their sex life becomes less exciting or dries up altogether. Well, a new study is debunking that stereotype by proving that things really do get better with age—like way better. Lumen, a dating app designed for singles over 50, recently interviewed over 2,000 sexually active people ages 50 […]

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Why Masturbation Is Healthy Even While You’re In A Relationship

Masturbation is good for you. Studies have shown masturbation (and the subsequent orgasms that follow) can help relieve symptoms of depression, improve sleep quality, and even make you more likely to engage in partnered sex(and find that sex more satisfying). Contrary to the sex shame-y cultural beliefs we have around sexuality, masturbating when you’re in a relationship doesn’t […]

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Lyme Disease | How To Protect Yourself And Your Baby During Pregnancy

With all the recent news about Lyme disease being on the rise and tick populations exploding, it’s natural to feel a bit panicked about getting bitten—especially if you’re pregnant and trying to protect two people from any and all health threats. So, as an OB/GYN and Lyme disease expert, it’s my goal to arm you with the […]

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Working Long Hours Every Day Bad For Your Heart In The Long Run

Working long hours, especially more than 10 hours per day, can be exhausting. But those long hours could also have an impact on your heart health over time, according to a new study from the American Heart Association’s Stroke journal. The study looked at data from more than 140,000 full-time working people living in France, all of whom had […]

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Choosing The Right Vaginal Lubricant

Sure, you may not want to be the person who “needs” a vaginal lubricant, but the truth is, a little dryness down south is not uncommon—and no, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. While the vagina normally self-lubricates during sexual arousal, a variety of factors could leave you feeling a tad dry, from fluctuating […]

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