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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These Are the Top Causes of Vagina Pain

It’s time to end the mystery and confusion surrounding vagina pain and decode why your private parts are hurting. “Women don’t necessarily know what to do about it or they feel ashamed, like ‘oh I should just live with it,’” says Prudence Hall, MD, gynecologist and author of Radiant and forever. “But they shouldn’t! We can find out what the cause is and treat it, just like any other medical condition.”

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9 Things You Can Do to Make It Easier to Have an Orgasm During Sex

It’s not just you—almost every woman knows what it’s like to lose an orgasm during sex. A long list of things can cause it: anxiety, body image issues, too-high expectations, stress, and pressure you might be putting on yourself to climax within a certain time frame or via penetration alone, which most women don’t do anyway.

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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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Vanessa Lachey Warns Parents About the Dangerous Virus That Put Her Son in the Hospital for 6 Days

But there’s another equally dangerous illness that hits during this time of year and causes the same miserable symptoms. It doesn’t get nearly as much attention, however, and that’s prompted actress Vanessa Lachey to speak out about her toddler son’s experience with it.

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The FDA Just Approved a New Flu Drug That Could Change How Long You’re Sick

Xofluza is approved for people 12 and older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours. When taken within this time period, “antiviral drugs can lessen symptoms and shorten the time patients feel sick,” said Debra Birnkrant, MD, director of the Division of Antiviral Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a statement yesterday.

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Tokophobia Is the Very Real Fear of Giving Birth–and It Stops Some Women From Ever Getting Pregnant

If you’re pregnant, it’s natural to have worries about the birth. There are so many unknowns, everyone’s heard horror stories, and the way fellow moms describe the pain—well, let’s just say the epidural was invented for a reason. But some women have tokophobia, a psychological condition involving a paralyzing fear of giving birth.

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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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