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    Sexual Health Can Sex Delay Menopause? Here’s What We Know – Healthline

    Women who participate in sexual activity more frequently may have a lower risk for early menopause, a new study claims. According to a study published this week in Royal Society Open Science, those who engaged in sexual activity weekly were 28 percent less likely to experience menopause...
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    General Health 14 Reasons Why You’re Always Hungry – Healthline

    Hunger is your body’s natural cue that it needs more food. When you’re hungry, your stomach may “growl” and feel empty, or you may get a headache, feel irritable, or be unable to concentrate. Most people can go several hours between meals before feeling hungry again, though this isn’t the …...
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    General Health The Effects of Depression in Your Body – Healthline

    Depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses in the United States, affecting about 26 percent of adults. Depression is technically a mental disorder, but it also affects your physical health and well-being. Learn more about some of the most common symptoms of depression, as...
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    General Health 5 Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk Factors That Should Be on Your Radar – Healthline

    Regular screenings in these five areas can help you reduce your risk for developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Rates of diabetes and heart disease in the United States continue to rise.... Read more via Healthline
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    General Health I Hate Myself: How to Deal With Self-Hatred – Healthline

    It’s hard to avoid comparing yourself to others. We all do it from time to time — at work, at school, with friends, on social media. But this act of constantly evaluating how you measure up can have a big impact on your mental health and how you see yourself... Read more via Healthline...
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    General Health 8 Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency – Healthline

    Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body.... Read more via Healthline
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    Sexual Health How Hollywood’s Unrealistic Depictions Hurt Women’s Sex Lives – Healthline

    As interesting as they might be, sex scenes on screen have a way of making women feel insecure about their sexual encounters, mainly because they’re often unrealistic. To get an idea of just how unrealistic they are, a study by Zava, the U.K. online doctor service, analyzed 50 films with iconic...
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    General Health How to Help a Depressed Friend: 15 Do’s and Don’ts, When to Intervene – Healthline

    Do you have a friend who’s living with depression? You’re not alone. According to the most recent estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 7 percent of all U.S. adults experienced an episode of major depression in 2017. Worldwide, over 300 million adults and … Read...
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    General Health 12 Exercises That Burn the Most Calories – Healthline

    If you want to get the most calorie bang for your buck, you might want to take up running. Running burns the most calories per hour. But if running isn’t your thing, there are other calorie-burning exercises like HIIT workouts, jumping rope, and swimming. You can do … Read more via...
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    General Health What Can I Eat to Keep My Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Low? – Healthline

    Cutting out refined carbs and eating whole foods can help you lower these markers at the same time. Q: My blood test shows prediabetes and a cholesterol score of 208 mg/dl (5.4 mmol/l). I’m finding it difficult to know what to eat because the recommended diets for these conditions seem...
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    General Health Who Should Take PrEP, and Why? – Healthline

    A federal proposal that urges doctors to prescribe a daily pill for all people with known risk factors for HIV could significantly praise raise awareness about an effective yet little used drug. The proposed recommendations, recently released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...
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    General Health Top 4 Cancer Screenings That Should Be on Your Radar in 2019 – Healthline

    Many of the lives lost to cancer each year could’ve been saved through earlier detection. Here are four screenings that should be at the top of your list in the new year. Do you know the types of cancer for which you should be getting screened and at … Read more via Healthline...
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    General Health 4 Tips for (Almost) Pain-Free Periods – Healthline

    We’ve all been told (probably numerous times) that our worst period problems — cramps, PMS, super heavy flow, blood clots, migraines, teenage-like acne, bloating, and exhaustion — are completely normal. Yup, just part of this whole “being a woman” thing. Well, ladies, we’ve been lied to for a...
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    General Health 8 Stretches to Do at Night Before Sleep – Healthline

    Among natural sleep remedies, from drinking chamomile tea to diffusing essential oils, stretching is often overlooked. But this simple act may help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep. A 2016 review of multiple studies found a link between meditative movements, such as...
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    Sexual Health 7 Ways Your Mental Health Can Get in the Way of Your Orgasm – Healthline

    Real talk: What’s more frustrating than losing an orgasm? Not much, really. Except not even coming close to one at all. Reaching orgasm can feel elusive for many women. Some can’t climax at all. This is normal but it’s worth determining whether there’s something getting in the way of having …...
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    General Health 8 Ways to Tackle Morning Depression and Successfully Get Out of Bed – Healthline

    I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check. Living with depression is hard, no matter what symptoms you’re...
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    General Health No, Sitting Isn’t as Bad as Smoking a Cigarette – Healthline

    But being an active nonsmoker is still the best option. Sitting isn’t expected to cause as many health problems as smoking. Thanks to social media, popular headlines can make headway across the globe in a matter of hours, like ones claiming that sitting is as bad … Read more via...
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    Sexual Health 45 Ways to Increase Sexual Stamina – Healthline

    Stamina can mean many things, but when it comes to sex, it often refers to how long you can last in bed. For males, the average time between the sheets is anywhere from two to five minutes. For females, it’s a bit longer: about 20 minutes before reaching the big … Read more via Healthline...
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    Sexual Health 45 Ways to Increase Sexual Stamina – Healthline

    Stamina can mean many things, but when it comes to sex, it often refers to how long you can last in bed. For males, the average time between the sheets is anywhere from two to five minutes. For females, it’s a bit longer: about 20 minutes before reaching the big … Read more via Healthline...
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    Sexual Health What Are the Effects of Not Having Sex for a Long Time — or Ever? – Healthline

    Sex positivity is a great thing. In a time when we’re constantly working to undo decades of sexual guilt or shame, being sex positive can be an educational balm for many people and their partners. But sex positivity isn’t about pushing everyone into the same bed. It’s about making sure …...