Sex is good for longevity… right? If one of your resolutions for this year was to improve your sex life, we’d understand. While there are benefits that have been linked to healthy sex life, not everyone seems to be reaping these benefits – and not without a lack of trying.
It’s the month of love and for a lot of people, there’s only one thing on their mind. Now while sex is a pleasurable experience that can boost the month of February, did you also know that it can do the same for your health? Aside from reproduction and pleasure,
Many women may not be aware of what medical tests and check-ups they need to have done. In fact, these tests are absolute musts, and they are nice to have. Also, as we age how should these medical tests and check-ups change – what should we be asking for? Dr.
The most common form of fertility, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), affects around 5 million women of reproductive age in the United States, and over 115 million women worldwide. The hormonal disorder invokes a wide range of symptoms and side effects that include irregular periods, excess facial hair, scalp hair loss,
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, over 50% of women report experiencing some form of pain from period cramps for a day or two each month (1). Dysmenorrhea (the medical term for menstrual cramps) is typically characterized by a dull pain in the lower abdomen, that can move to
This past week, a 62-year-old Canadian woman was left with severe second-degree burns on her genitals after steaming her vagina. According to the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, which detailed the entire ordeal, the woman had seen a traditional Chinese doctor who had then advised her to steam her
Cannabis is a hot topic in health circles. Medical cannabis is linked to the treatment of treatment for cancer, epilepsy, depression, and arthritis to name a few. However, many individuals, surprisingly, have come to associate cannabis with improved fertility. Even more so, the plant has been getting more attention from pregnant
The word organic has become synonymous with good health, especially when it comes to food produce and beauty products. That said, women are increasingly on the hunt for healthier, feminine hygiene products, including organic tampons. But are they really healthier and worth the additional price? Following in the footsteps of brands
While researchers are still trying to determine how common the condition is, recent statistics have revealed that around 176 million women worldwide are currently battling endometriosis symptoms (1). Often only seen as painful period cramps, endometriosis also refers to pain and discomfort during sex and painful digestive movements. It’s also
Women living in the 21st century are blessed with many modern medical options our female ancestors would be envious of, with birth control being one of the first that comes to mind. However, this blessing may increase the risk of breast cancer. Many women opt for hormonal birth control methods such