A gynaecologist has urged women not to remove their pubic hair. Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warned against waxing or shaving because it can cause “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections. While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is necessary to protect the skin…
Eczema is a common, chronic, non-infectious skin condition. The main symptom of this inflammatory disease is a very itchy rash. Eczema, also called dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes patches of itchy, irritated skin. There are many types of eczema. Some cases are a response to an allergen or irritant, while others don’t have a clear cause.…
Have you ever wondered what it really feels like to get kicked in the balls? Some dudes compare it to the pain of giving birth (um, no), while others say it's more like getting punched in the stomach by a professional boxer.
We'll never know for sure, but that doesn't mean we're not curious about other testicle mysteries.
According to Lynn Dudley, a certified physician assistant (meaning she is licensed and trained to diagnose illnesses and prescribe meds under the supervision of a doctor) at Turning Point Integrative Health Centers, you aren’t alone in experiencing chilly feet. “Cold feet, and hands for that matter, are a fairly common complaint in our office,” says Dudley.
Make a Plan. The most successful people cite preparation as their secret weapon,” Katia says. “They map out meals, appointments, and workouts and do not deviate. To them, attending a fitness class is a non-negotiable, just like a business meeting or paying a bill on time. In this, it becomes second nature.
Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you've heard that stretching is important to improve circulation and prevent injury. But when you're short on time, you may be tempted to skip stretching so you can log a few extra minutes of cardio or hit the weight room — don't.
Sexuality, food intolerances, and SPF all exist on a spectrum. Bathing habits do not. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. How often you shower typically falls into one of two (extreme) camps: every day without fail or as little as possible (isn't that why wipes and dry shampoo were invented?).
A sore penis after sexual activity or intercourse isn’t always a cause for concern.
But if you’re experiencing other unusual symptoms, it may be time to make an appointment with your healthcare provider.
Although mild soreness can often be treated at home, infections and other underlying conditions require medical attention.
Obesity is such an emotionally charged issue in large part because it has become entangled with a person’s willpower and character. This makes it different from almost every other disease due to the unspoken accusation that you did it to yourself.
Many physicians unconsciously engage in fat shaming because they believe that pointing out the many ways a person could’ve done better gives patients extra motivation to lose weight.
The bumps can be itchy and occasionally painful. Most of all, however, they're annoying.
Dark circles are caused by tiredness or working too hard or even just staying up late. While this can be true, the truth is that your genes play a huge role here. So what exactly is happening when you get dark circles under or around your eyes?
Voluntarily allowing a hot laser to penetrate your delicate skin—sounds like high-tech torture, right? Yet an increasing number of women are opting for laser hair removal as their gateway to silky smooth skin.
Shea butter is fat that has been extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory colored and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread on your skin. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa.
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin.