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Periods were once an absolutely dreaded monthly reminder of having a uterus (which makes sense if you were in the Victorian era and had to wear a sanitary belt along with the corset, petticoats, and whatever else sucked you in all day). And up until recently, they've still been pretty taboo.
Kate Hudson is on the cover of Women's Health's December issue.
In the cover story, the actress discusses how self-care for her involves powering off and taking four-day weekend trips at least every six to eight weeks.
She won't leave her three kids behind while they're still young, so her goal is to get away as much as possible as a family (and meditate while the kids are with her).
From a sprawling casale in Tuscany to a Sicilian domed dammuso, these authentic Italian abodes show off Italian architecture at its finest. Just as different regions of Italy are known for certain kinds of wine, many areas have distinctive architecture styles, developed to suit the local landscape and people.
Men are increasingly invested in the ingredients they put in (and on) their bodies—and this applies to skincare products just as much as supplements.
There’s a good reason for this increased diligence: Chemicals in personal-care products may cause allergic reactions, hair loss, asthma, and possibly even cancer, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.
There are chemicals lurking in more products and foods than you may realize, and while some may be harmless, others could be wreaking havoc on your reproductive system, neurological system, immune system, and more.
Although 4 in 5 women who suffer from heart attacks are over 40, you shouldn’t assume you’re having one just because you're experiencing some of the symptoms. The good news is, you may just be having a panic attack! PS: Here’s the part where we tell you to consult a professional regardless, seriously.
Your body has been through trauma after a miscarriage and will need time and additional care to heal. Parsley Health physician Jaclyn Tolentino, DO and health coach Kelly Johnston, RD, weigh in on how to cope physically and emotionally.
You may not be able to see it happening, but inflammation is the body’s interior defense mechanism toward anything going wrong, like illness or injury—it occurs with anything from a bruised elbow to an aggravated gut barrier. The catch? Inflammation can be both good and bad.
You probably aren't talking about your tampon preferences as openly as say, your favorite clean skin-care brand. After all, the question "Does anyone have a tampon?" is literally still whispered by most women in mixed company. But considering tampons literally go inside your body every month, it's about time the conversation around the available options—and their potential health impact—gets a little louder.
Ovarian cancer affects around 22,500 American women each year, according to the American Cancer Society. When it comes to prevention, gynecologic cancers, in general, are difficult to target. These cancers are not necessarily caused by poor health habits such as smoking or excessive drinking, and it’s unclear whether making lifestyle changes can alter a potential diagnosis because your genetic history and environmental variables factor in strongly, as well.
Everyone has their own associations with tequila (maybe it takes you back to an unforgettable spring break trip), but more often than not, people tend to use it in the same sentence as shots and regret. Tequila Cazadores Master Tequilier Tania Oseguera, a native to Guadalajara, Mexico, is here to debunk all myths about it and celebrate this authentic piece of Mexican culture.
Thanks to the efforts of doctors and researchers, breast cancer treatment continues to stress more awareness and earlier detection. And recently, the FDA has proposed new regulations under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), with the main change requiring that providers give patients further information on the results of their test — specifically if their mammogram indicates breast tissue density. We consulted breast health experts in order to break down what this means for you.
It’s easy to see why dating apps have quickly become the preferred mode of meeting new people for a certain generation. Finding dates from your couch? Seriously, it’s the best. And yes, they do work. Just ask these seven couples, who each found the love of their lives on Bumble. Here, they’re sharing their personal meet cutes, from match to marriage and beyond.