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Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Getting Frightening Health News In The Mail From 23andMe; Increase Funding, Strategies For Long-Term Impact Of Opioid Epidemic

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: 23andMe Had Bad News About My Health. I Wish A Person Had Delivered It I had just gotten home from the gym when I opened the email from 23andMe, saying a report was ready for me to read. That click changed my life forever:… Read More »

Viewpoints: Latest Administrative Roadblocks To Getting Insurance Can Be Deadly; Urgent Care Centers Should Be For Everyone, Not Just Wealthy Neighborhoods

Editorial writers express views on these health care topics and others. Stat: Administrative Burdens Are Blocking Access To Health Insurance Despite a relentless eight-year Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it remains largely intact. Through it, nearly 20 million Americans gained health insurance. Many others benefited from new protections, such as ensuring that… Read More »

How we are getting fatter – 62pc of population overweight

39pc of those aged 15 years and older binge-drink on a regular basis, consuming more than three pints or six pub measures of spirits in one sitting. Photo: Stock Image How we are getting fatter – 62pc of population overweight Independent.ie Ireland’s population is rising – but it’s fatter and drinking more. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/how-we-are-getting-fatter-62pc-of-population-overweight-37697992.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37697703.ece/ef74e/AUTOCROP/h342/GettyImages-901390188%201.jpg Email… Read More »

Getting Your Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right Is Essential for Optimal Health

Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) your body needs for a wide variety of functions, including proper cell division and function of cell receptors, muscle activity, cognition and heart health. Importantly, the marine-based omega-3 fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) — two long-chained PUFAs found in fatty fish, fish oil and krill… Read More »