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Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Should researchers look to the gut to relieve anxiety? Recent research suggests that the bacteria that […]

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What to know about fish roe

What to know about fish roe

Roe are fully ripe eggs from fish and other marine animals. In food, roe refers to the eggs as a dish or garnish. There are a few different ways to prepare roe, depending on the type of eggs and what flavor profile best suits them. Roe can be both a fresh and cooked ingredient. Fish […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the large intestine and rectum. This inflammation damages the cells and causes the symptoms of the condition, but it can also give rise to larger issues, including cancer. There appears to be a link between ulcerative colitis (UC) and certain types of cancer. People with UC seem to be at […]

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Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?

Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to […]

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What to know about detox drinks

What to know about detox drinks

Some people claim that detox drinks help remove toxins from a person’s body and promote weight loss. Typically a person will include detox drinks as part of a detox diet. However, there is very little evidence that these types of drinks and diet have any detoxification effects. Detoxification does have a basis in medical science. […]

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Loss of balance: Everything you need to know

Loss of balance: Everything you need to know

A loss of balance often occurs due to a problem with the signals the ear sends to the brain. These usually control our sense of balance and spatial awareness. However, if a person has a condition that affects the brain or inner ear, they may experience a loss of balance, spinning sensations, unsteadiness, lightheadedness, or […]

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How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina

How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina

Shaving is a popular, affordable option for removing pubic hair. However, shaving the bikini area can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and discomfort.Some people shave the hair from their vulva and labia. Experiencing razor burn near the vagina can be extremely uncomfortable. Pubic razor burn may cause red bumps, a […]

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What to know about mood stabilizers

What to know about mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers are a type of medication that doctors usually use to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder. These drugs can help stop the significant mood swings that people with bipolar disorder commonly experience. A person taking mood stabilizers may experience side effects, which can sometimes be serious. Anyone with bipolar disorder may experience unusual […]

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A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

The body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumor growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Research shows that a compound in cruciferous vegetables can boost a natural tumor suppressor […]