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You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

There’s a lot of scary buzz around the Zika virus lately. But how dangerous is it really? To make sure you’ve got your bases covered without slipping into paranoia, we went to the experts to get a handle on what you need to know and what you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about. 1. You […]

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and found those who ate the most fiber during high school and early adulthood […]

So, what is the Zika virus?

So, what is the Zika virus?

NEED TO KNOW: The Zika virus may be the Ebola of 2016, just a lot less deadly. The virus is spreading rapidly throughout the Americas. The World Health Organization said the virus is spreading “explosively.” Health officials are warning of a pandemic. And the news media is starting to take notice. So, what is the […]

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — There are a lot of big numbers flying around as the world struggles to understand and hopefully control the spread of the Zika virus. The epicenter of this apparent crisis is northeastern Brazil, where there has been a reported surge in children born with abnormally small heads — a condition […]

My Breasts Hurt Every Month After My Period —​ Is That Normal?

My Breasts Hurt Every Month After My Period —​ Is That Normal?

Welcome to Rumors I Heard About My Body, a recurring feature in which we answer questions about women’s health in partnership with Planned Parenthood. Q: If your breasts are incredibly tender after your period, should that be concerning? A: Recurring breast pain, like unexpected and unwanted sightings of Donald Trump’s angry orange mug, is unfortunately […]