Category: Womens Health

Do Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

Do Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?

If you think the only place you’re likely to come across charcoal is at a barbecue, you’re well behind the times. This activated form of carbon is a highly useful material and is now part of a beauty movement. Face masks, bar soaps, cleansers and more utilize this trendy ingredient. However, one of the most exciting advances in activated charcoal is in...

Is Wearing Thongs Bad For Me?

Is Wearing Thongs Bad For Me?

Listen, thongs are not for everyone. For some, it’s the bane of their existence. For others, it’s an awesome, sexy pick-me-up, or maybe you simply wear these bad boys for practicality purposes. #GoodbyePantylines. But what about your health? How do thongs affect your body’s well-being, if at all? I mean, something has to be happening down there when...

This Easy Activity Is Amazing for Heart Health

This Easy Activity Is Amazing for Heart Health

If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your cardiovascular health, there’s one thing you should start doing every day. And we say it’s simple, it really will take little effort, and it’s been proven to be a great way to boost and even improve your heart health. All you have to do is a little stretching....

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

A broken heart is a fodder for love songs, romance novels, and many rom-coms. But, broken heart syndrome—it also goes by takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy—is a real physical ailment that occurs when a traumatic event causes your heart muscle to weaken. The event can be emotional, such as the sudden death of a loved...

Is depression genetic?

Is depression genetic?

If your parent or sibling had depression, maybe you’re worried you’ll get it too. Or perhaps you’re concerned that because you had depression, you’ll pass it on to your child. Whatever the case, you may find yourself wondering: Is depression genetic? Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. About...

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

Nothing may gross you out more than the thought of a public restroom. They smell, they’re too often out of toilet paper, and attempting to clean your hands at a dirty sink can seem pointless at best, and downright dangerous when it comes to exposing yourself to germs. Now, as the country begins to open...

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

You can catch COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious droplets enter your nose or mouth. But can you become ill if the virus lands in your eyes? Virologist Joseph Fair, PhD, an NBC News contributor, raised that concern when he became critically ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. From a hospital...

I love my husband but sometimes when we are having sex, I start off aroused and then lose interest. What’s wrong with me?

I love my husband but sometimes when we are having sex, I start off aroused and then lose interest. What’s wrong with me?

Many “happy couples” portrayed on social media are living with a troubling secret: little or no sexual intimacy. This, in particular, is a major hidden problem for women. And amid all of life’s demands and the white noise that comes with them, relatively few talk about it. My female clients tell me that lessened or completely lost sexual desire...

Myth: Taking a sauna or hot bath can kill coronavirus

Myth: Taking a sauna or hot bath can kill coronavirus

Some people believe saunas have general health benefits, and the heat in saunas or hot baths can kill coronavirus. Hot temperatures may kill viruses on surfaces. The danger with very hot baths is that you could burn or scald your skin. But taking a sauna or hot bath will not affect coronavirus if you are...

Do I Have a Yeast Infection, or Something Else?

Do I Have a Yeast Infection, or Something Else?

Yeast infections can be uncomfortable, but they’re usually not serious. You may have itching or irritation in or around your vagina, as well as a thick, white discharge. In many cases, an antifungal treatment will clear up your symptoms. If you’re not sure whether you have a yeast infection or something else, it’s important to see a doctor for the right diagnosis and...

Can Steam Kill Viruses?

Can Steam Kill Viruses?

You’re just about as likely to find in-stock disinfectant online these days as you are to see a unicorn casually cruising down your street. And finding it in stores? Yeah, not by a long shot. (BTW, these are the CDC-approved cleaning products for coronavirus.) If you didn’t stock up on bleach wipes and cleaning sprays before...

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