Category: Health

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The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Bacterial Vaginosis

Wendy Stokesby:

Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, isn’t the most pleasant of subjects in polite company, but it’s something that every woman needs to know about. Not …

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What $29 A Week For Food Looks Like For Actual Low-Income People (And Not Gwyneth Paltrow)

Wendy Stokesby:

Gwyneth Paltrow was tapped by Mario Batali to do the #FoodBankNYCChallenge and eat on $29 a week. She tweeted a picture of her groceries: This is …

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Marijuana Tampons Are Here To Save The Day By Relieving Awful Period Cramps

Wendy Stokesby:

Like all symbols of feminism, marijuana (which, mind you, is totally and completely related to feminism), remains buried in stigma. Since the 1970s launch of the War …

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Please Explain: How To Cure A Hangover

Wendy Stokesby:

On some unfortunate Sunday mornings, as we stare into the depths of our toilet bowls after a long hurl session and put a palm to our …

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A Banana A Day Keeps HIV Away?

Wendy Stokesby:

Could bananas really be the key to stopping the spread of HIV? Some researchers believe they could be. They’ve discovered that BanLec, a type of lectin …

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Early Periods: When to Stay Calm and When to See a Doctor

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An early visit from Aunt Flo shouldn’t be cause for alarm. Your menstrual cycle is as uniquely different as your individuality. Your current cycle started on …

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WTF Is Wrong With Me: I Can’t Complete A Yawn!

Wendy Stokesby:

Hi Frisky readers! I need your help! I can’t finish yawning. For the last two days, I keep feeling the neeeeeed to yawn and I’ll open my …

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Orthopnea Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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Orthopnea is a health condition that causes breathing difficulties when lying down. It’s mostly occurs at night, just a few minutes after going to sleep. People …

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Girl Talk: Nightmare In Yoga Class

Wendy Stokesby:

I was late to yoga, and when I walked in, carrying too many things, everyone was already on their mats. Yoga is still really new for …

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What A 30,000 Calorie Holiday Meal Looks Like

Wendy Stokesby:

No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. …

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10 Completely Outrageous Facts About Menstruation

Wendy Stokesby:

When I got my period for the first time, I cried. Hard. Just a few months before, while waiting to board to the bus to head to …

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The Side Effects Of My First IUD

Wendy Stokesby:

I went off birth control and got a ParaGard IUD. Now I’m horny, like, all the time. When I wake up next to my boyfriend, forget …