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The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

We know you’ve been told all your life to slather on the sunscreen before a day spent outside. We’re not disputing that advice, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has given us some food for thought: There’s a chance that sunscreen could potentially be dangerous. Here’s how: Sunscreen ingredients can travel through the […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How many afternoons have you sluggishly moseyed over to the office coffee machine and wondered, Is this really my fourth cup of the day? Or wait, is it my fifth? We’ve all been there, but a new study shows refilling your cup too often could be hurting your health. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]

Holding In A Sneeze…

Holding In A Sneeze…

Is it just me, or is holding in a sneeze dangerous? Am I going to rupture an eardrum? Pop a blood vessel in my eye? Can I safely stop a sneeze? Recently I found myself in a room full of very serious journalists learning some very serious #science and all of a sudden I had […]

What Is Ulcerative Colitis

What Is Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly. Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. While […]

Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Kratom is a peculiar supplement: Experts have warned that its healing powers haven’t been backed by science, yet you can do a quick Google search and find loads of recipes for kratom tea, which is said to be able to heal everything from anxiety and depression to obesity. Officials had previously warned that science doesn’t support kratom’s many […]

Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk Of This Deadly Cancer

Birth Control Pills May Help Reduce Your Risk Of This Deadly Cancer

The birth control pill isn’t just one of the most effective types of contraception. These little pills offer a ton of other proven health payoffs, from reducing acne to easing cramps to regulating your period. Now, a new study lends support to a birth control pill benefit that previous research has shown: The pill appears to help decrease the risk of […]

The Rectal and Colon Cancer Symptoms You Need To Know

The Rectal and Colon Cancer Symptoms You Need To Know

Colon and rectal cancer rates have declined in older adults in recent years, but researchers have uncovered an alarming trend: Diagnoses in Millennials and Generation X are actually on the risethis link opens in a new tab, according to a 2017 research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers from the American Cancer Society analyzed data from more than 490,000 […]

The Danger Of Yo-Yo Dieting

The Danger Of Yo-Yo Dieting

It’s a scenario so many women can relate to: You succeed at losing weight, only to gain it back six months later. You shed the pounds again, but they return…and the cycle continues. This up-and-down routine is the definition of yo-yo dieting, and as a new study shows, the term isn’t reserved only for people who yo-yo drastic amounts of […]

These Things Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

These Things  Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, it’s common for new moms to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety, often referred to as the baby blues. But in more serious cases, these feelings last longer than a few days and may actually be postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a term that covers a wide range of things,” says Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, […]

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