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Your go-to sanitary product likely has harmful heavy metals in it, even if the label doesn’t say so!

We know what you're thinking: a relatively tiny chunk of Indians use tampons. But while this study …

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10 Foods that help ease period cramps

10 Foods that help ease period cramps

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I'm a funeral director and embalmer. These are the 8 things everyone gets wrong about what happens after we die.

A funeral director and embalmer shares 8 things people tend to get wrong about what happens after d…

Louise Pachella   


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Iron deficiency could be making millions of Americans tired. 5 foods high in iron, from meat to produce, could help fix it.

Iron deficiency affects over 10 million Americans. But eating foods high in iron could help prevent…

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Iron deficiency could be making millions of Americans tired. 5 foods high in iron, from meat to produce, could help fix it.

Iron deficiency affects over 10 million Americans. But eating foods high in iron could help prevent…

Kate Hull   


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A 30-year-old has free bled since she was 15. The detention center where she lived for 3 years banned tampons.

Shaylyn Wade didn't realize there was a tampon shortage, as she's been free bleeding with toilet pa…

Julia Naftulin   


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One in three women have no knowledge about periods before their first menstruation

One in three women have confirmed that they had no knowledge about periods before their first menst…

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Your 'hot girl stomach issues' might be caused by damaging diet culture, experts say

Restrictive diets and disordered eating could explain why "hot girls have stomach issues," experts…

Serafina Kenny   


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Stop flushing your tampons — they can form huge 'fatbergs' that shut off sewage

In the best case, flushing your tampon could clog your toilet. Worse, it could contribute to sewage…

Anna Medaris Miller   


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COVID vaccines linked to slightly delayed periods — but the effect is temporary, according to period-tracking study

Research following nearly 4,000 users of a birth control app found those who were vaccinated had sl…

Anna Medaris Miller   


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People are mad that the first study to use blood to test how absorbent period products are was only published last month

Water or saline was used previously, sparking anger online about our poor understanding of the repr…

Kim Schewitz   


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It's safe for some people to stop their periods completely, and it may even be beneficial, some doctors say

Dr. Sophia Yen hasn't had a period for 11 years. She's encouraging others to eliminate their period…

Amanda McCracken   


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Why you should track your period and the best ways to do it

Keeping track of your period, ovulations symptoms, and PMS can help you determine when you're most …

Erin Heger,Lauren Demosthenes   


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Crossfit star Sara Sigmundsdottir lost her period for two years when she started competing, and feared it might affect her chances of having children

Crossfit's Sara Sigmundsdottir said overtraining and under-recovering led to functional hypothalami…

Rachel Hosie   


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Why you might have cramps before your period - from pregnancy to a UTI

PMS cramps are normal, but cramping a week or more before your period might not be. Here's what tha…

Jennifer Larson,G. Thomas Ruiz, MD   


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There's no solid evidence COVID-19 vaccines cause menstrual cycle changes. That doesn't mean it's impossible.

People are experiencing early bleeding, painful periods, and other menstrual cycle changes after th…

Anna Medaris Miller   


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A woman said she accidentally pulled her IUD out with a menstrual cup. A gynecologist explains how it happens and how to prevent it.

It's rare to dislodge an IUD with a DivaCup, but it's possible. It's most likely to happen three mo…

Canela López   


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A woman cried blood while on her period, a rare condition that could be caused by sex hormones, doctors say

The 25-year-old was diagnosed with ocular vicarious menstruation, which could be linked to an incre…

Julia Naftulin   


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Sanitary pads take 250-800 years to decompose, which is pushing young Indians to opt for greener alternatives

To reduce their carbon footprint on Earth, young millennials and GenZs are switching to greener …

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A woman with PCOS took semaglutide. She lost 70 pounds and her periods came back.

Ashley Dunham says the buzzy weight loss medication semaglutide has helped her manage polycystic ov…

Rachel Hosie