Period cramps happen when levels of the chemicals, prostaglandins rise, causing uterine contractions, inflammation, and pain. Your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period, and hormone-like substances, called prostaglandins, which are involved in pain and inflammation, trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are therefore associated with more severe menstrual cramps, […]Read more "Remedies to Relieve Menstrual Pain"
Birth control is a way for men and women (especially, women) to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control, like hormonal contraception such as “the pill.” Women take the pill orally, to prevent pregnancy, and, when taken in the approved manner, it is up to 99.9% effective. However, the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like HIV (the […]Read more "Birth Control Pills: How To Use, Effectiveness, And Side Effects"
Body image distress is often seen as a symptom of an eating disorder; however, not every person with an eating disorder has a problematic body image. Eating disorders do not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status, and impact, not only on the person experiencing the disorder but also on their family, friends, and community. […]Read more "Understanding Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues"
Tattoos have long been perceived as a sign of high-risk behavior. However, attitudes toward people with tattoos and piercings have begun to change, and the medical community is taking note. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report aimed at educating physicians, young adults, and their families about the potential harms in such body modifications as well as […]Read more "What You Need to Know before Getting a Tattoo or Piercing"
Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a bacterial infection that gets into your nose and throat and affects it. It spreads very easily, but vaccines can help prevent it in children and adults. A whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that can be marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that […]Read more "Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment"
Bed bugs can be a serious problem, being more harmful to certain people than others. It causes health concerns ranging from itchiness to allergic reaction, and regardless of your susceptibility, you should take the necessary steps to prevent bed bugs from entering your home. Seek extermination if you discover them, because, you put yourself at risk […]Read more "How to Prevent Health Problems You May Experience From Bed Bugs"
Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin that is often accompanied by itching to appear. The exact cause is unknown, but various factors are known to increase the risk. It is not related to poor hygiene per say, but it may be more visible if a person does not clean their […]Read more "Dandruff: Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies"