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Martina Navratilova Shared How ‘Brutal’ Chemo Can Be After Her Double Cancer Diagnosis

“As a top-level athlete, you think you’re going to live to a hundred and that you can rehab it all.” 

Yes, You Really Should Avoid Taking Ibuprofen When Drinking—Here’s Why

Popping a pill to prevent a hangover? Read this.

How to Find a Doctor Who Isn’t Laser-Focused on Your Weight

Everyone deserves to be treated as a whole person—not just a number on a scale.

People Swear by Boric Acid for Relentless Vaginal Infections—Here’s What Ob-Gyns Think

If you’re stuck in a yeast/BV loop and desperate for relief, read this.

Here’s a Super Easy Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home, According to the CDC

Turns out, your yard, deck, or balcony might be the ideal egg-laying site.
Mental health

7 Therapist Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

There are some not-so-obvious things a mental health professional should never do.

Why Are Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Uterine Fibroids?

Unique risk factors, pain that’s ignored, and delayed treatment are all at play.
Dream state

3 Things to Do to Make Your Bedroom a Relaxing Sleep Haven

We’re not judging, but how old is your mattress?

How to Have Safe Sex With Genital Herpes

There’s a ton of misinformation around this super-common STI—but a diagnosis doesn’t spell doom for your hookups.

The FDA Just Approved a New Drug to Protect Babies and Toddlers From RSV

Experts say the injectable medication, called Beyfortus, will be critical ahead of cold and flu season.
Thank us later

7 Easy and Non-Corny Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day

Don’t roll your eyes—the mental and physical health benefits are legit.
Flipping amazing

Simone Biles Is Back—Here’s the Weekly Habit That Inspired Her Gymnastics Return

The GOAT will compete again, but not without some mental preparation.

Demi Lovato’s 2018 Drug Overdose Caused Complications She Still Lives With Today

The long-term effects serve as a “constant reminder to stay on the right path.”

Lisa Marie Presley Died of Small Bowel Obstruction—Here’s What That Means

The blockage was related to a bariatric surgery she had years ago.

How to Stop Comparing Your Current Body to Your Former One

It’s easy to romanticize the past, but we’re not meant to look the same our whole lives.

How to Predict When a Migraine Attack Will Happen—And Potentially Avoid It

Here’s what you should know about the prodrome phase.

Keke Palmer Got Real About the Pressure of Breastfeeding: It’s Been a ‘Doozy’

“It isn’t that easy. And if it is for you, wonderful. But I think more often than not, it’s difficult.”
Sea turdles

Don’t Swallow That Ocean Water—There’s Probably Poop in It

More than half of the US beaches tested in a new report had potentially unsafe levels of fecal contamination.

How to Treat a Hellish Poison Ivy Rash Fast

Before you scratch yourself to shreds, try one of these easy fixes that actually work.

How to Grieve and Eventually Move On After a Friend Dumps You

Confusion, anger, and sadness are totally normal when you’ve lost your person.

People Swear That Ice Caps Make Their Migraine Feel Better—Here’s What the Science Says

If you’re dealing with awful head pain, you might have questions about cold therapy.

Are You Dealing With a Narcissist or Just an Asshole?

There’s a difference between insensitive behavior and straight up manipulation.

The FDA Just Approved a New Alopecia Drug for Hair Loss. Here’s Why It’s So Promising

Some people have seen major hair regrowth in clinical trials—and it’s the first treatment available for teens with the condition.
After-party tricks

3 Things to Do If You Drank Too Much and Feel Like Garbage

Yep, a comforting carb-y meal really can help.

Local Malaria Cases Have Been Confirmed in the US—Should I Be Worried?

The mosquito-borne disease hasn’t been transmitted domestically since 2003.