This Woman Tried a Vaginal Steam Treatment Gwenyth Paltrow Recommends—and Ended Up With Second Degree Burns on Her Vagina

Gwenyth Paltrow’s wellness advice may be trendy—but apparently it can cause serious injury. One woman learned that the hard way when she tried a Paltrow-endorsed therapy called "vaginal steaming" and ended up in the ER with a second-degree burn on her vagina. According to a case report from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, the 62-year-old woman had a prolapsed vagina—meaning her […]

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New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain. A new type of opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System doesn’t have this side effect and […]

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Oral aspirin does not up FIT test sensitivity for ID’ing CRC

(HealthDay)—Administration of a single dose of oral aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase test sensitivity for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasms, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hermann Brenner, M.D., M.P.H., from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial in […]

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Cynthia Nixon Opens Up About Her Transgender Son

Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner (and former New York candidate for governor) Cynthia Nixon talked to Us Weekly about her transgender son, Seph, 22, at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 29. Nixon was at the festival for the world premiere of her project Stray Dolls when she was asked about Samuel Joseph Mozes (Seph’s full name). “I’m very […]

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Does that medicine work for women? Why signing up for a medical study could be your next feminist move

You’ve marched in the Women’s March, cheered for women in Congress, grappled with the wide-ranging implications of the MeToo movement, talked with your kids (of both genders) about sexual harassment. Wait—did you forget to sign up for a medical study? In the new pantheon of Women’s Causes We Care About, inclusion in medical research has often ranked somewhere below concern […]

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Breast cancer up to five times more likely to metastasize even 10 years after childbirth

A study by researchers at University of Colorado Cancer Center and Oregon Health & Science University published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network shows that breast cancers diagnosed in young women within 10 years of giving birth are more likely to metastasize, and thus more likely to cause death, than breast cancers in young women who […]

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News anchor opens up to viewers about dad’s stroke

Brooke Lennington’s phone buzzed late one night in 2016, a week before Thanksgiving. Her younger brother, Hunter, was calling, frantically saying a nurse at a hospital had called about their father. Hunter, a teenager, had been too overwhelmed to learn more. Brooke called and learned that then-50-year-old Rich Lennington had suffered a stroke. She asked how serious it was. “Honey, […]

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