Which STD Tests You Should Get and Why

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV tests for all sexually active adults and pregnant women. Urine tests are available now for chlamydia and gonorrhea, making testing easier than ever before. Some doctors recommend regular testing for both infections if you fall into one of a few high-risk groups, but anyone can request these tests.

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How Often Should You Pee a Day? A Doctor Weighs In

Q: I feel like I have to pee all the time. How often is actually normal?

The average person pees six to eight times a day, but anywhere from four to 10 times can be totally normal. How often you urinate is determined by many factors, including your age, the size of your bladder, the amount of fluid you’re drinking, and how much alcohol and caffeine you consume. (So if you’re a coffee fiend, that could explain a lot about your toilet trips.)

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Why Hot Coffee Might Be Healthier Than Cold Brew

For coffee fans, the change of seasons often also brings a change in morning java habits. The days get shorter and the cups of coffee go from iced or cold brewed to steaming hot, and (just admit it) even pumpkin flavored. Both deliver your much-needed caffeine, of course, but a new study suggests that hot coffee might edge out the cold brewed variety in the health department.

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Does Cell Phone Radiation Really Cause Brain Cancer?

Cell phones have totally transformed the way we communicate, work, and, frankly, live. But even though they’ve made so many things so much easier, they’re not always worry-free. Before there were cell phones, no one had text neck, no one got Blackberry thumb, and no one suffered from nomophobia–and we all struggled through a lot less FOMO.

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5 Things to Do If You’re Having an Asthma Attack That Could Save Your Life

“People with asthma can have different levels of symptoms,” says Melinda Rathkopf, MD, a physician with the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska. “What makes an attack for you may be different from me.”

Individual attacks may bring slightly different symptoms or severity of symptoms, but they all have one thing in common: a rapid change from your normal symptoms (which, with good management, may be zero).

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Hundreds of Supplements Have Been Found to Contain Hidden Drugs, Like Viagra and Steroids

More than half of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, a category of products that include over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes. But the supplement industry is only loosely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a new study is shedding light on just how many of these products contain unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription-strength drugs.

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Woman Who Lost Her Sight for Hours from Eyelash Extensions Warns Others: ‘Be Careful’

Megan Rixson has an important PSA for people who want eyelash extensions.

“Girls be very very careful where you get your eyelashes done!!” she tweeted on Oct. 19. “I got my individuals done today somewhere new and it turns out they used nail glue on my lashes. I genuinely lost my sight for 2 hours. Thankfully the swelling has gone down, but there [sic] still very sore. Be careful.”

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