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Cecile Richards: Going to Planned Parenthood Is Not a Political Statement
The Planned Parenthood president speaks to SELF.
January 31, 2017
Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer? Here's What You Need To Know
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay millions to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after years of using the company's talcum products. But the ruling is out of line with the science.
February 25, 2016
The Actual Truth About Wine Helping You Lose Weight
Headlines are toasting research that says red wine is a weight-loss silver bullet. The truth may not be so rosé.
March 2, 2016
Are You Pooping Wrong? The Sitting vs Squatting Debate
SELF's doody detective is flushing out the truth.
February 16, 2016
Racism and the Invisible Struggle of Mental Health in the Black Community
This is why we don't talk about depression.
May 22, 2017
The Big, Booming Business of Wellness
Wellness sells, and Americans are buying.
August 4, 2107
Just Because a Natural Remedy 'Works' for You Doesn't Mean It Works
After getting hate mail for debunking the health claims of apple cider vinegar, I'm explaining why I rely on science, not rumors.
June 12, 2017
Don’t Let Yourself Be Convinced That GMOs Are Evil
Watch 'Food Evolution' and give yourself the chance to be wrong about GMOs.
July 18, 2017
A Pain Pill Among Friends: The Quick and Quiet Way Young People Are Getting Hooked on Opioids
Two women share their stories of addiction and recovery.
July 7, 2017
What You Actually Need to Know About Deodorant and Breast Cancer
The stuff you rub in your pits to stave off BO is NOT what you should be worrying about.
February 11, 2016
I'm an Ob/Gyn and I Never, Ever Want to Be Pregnant
No, thanks. That looks horrible.
May 30, 2017
It Only Took Me 45 Minutes to Get Over White Girls Twerking
Dropping it like it’s hot has no color boundaries.
March 13, 2017
What It Means If You Have a BRCA Gene Mutation
Plus, how to know if you should even be tested for it.
November 5, 2016
A diet packed with luteolin could stave off memory problems later in life.
O, The Oprah Magazine
If gas and electric costs are leaving you cold, you can move into a futuristic heat-harnessing new home—or buy a $4 tube of caulk.
Sugar Shock: The Bitter Truth Behind Our National Sweet Tooth
A fitness expert—and prediabetic—exposes how America's love for sugar helped lead to a national epidemic.
The Air Out There
Damage caused by air pollution reaches much farther than the lungs. How to protect yourself—no face mask required
eling in the Years
An extraordinary 80-year study has led to some
unexpected discoveries about long life.
Ask a Scientist: What Causes Old-People Smell?
Skincare scientists in Japan have found the source of the telltale odor of old age.
May 1, 2014
An Open Letter to Anti-Vaccination Celebrities: Shut Up. Now.
You're drowning out the real science, fueling unwarranted fear and, worst of all, endangering the health and welfare of this country.
March 19, 2014
Skinny People's Poop Could Cure Obesity
Exploring the unlikely source of obesity-fighting bacteria and the future of DIY fecal transplants.
September 10, 2013
Great Moments in Vagina History
Journey with us as we travel back in time through the varied, harried, hairy and sometimes scary history of that womanliest of parts, the vagina.
April 26, 2103
How to Be On Time
Help for the chronically late—and the people who wait for them.
January 22, 2013
The Daydream Disease
Your imagination can take you to another world. But for some people, it's impossible to get back.
November 14, 2012
tic Surgery Disasters
From Botox to boob jobs: How to determine if your doctor is above board—before you go under the knife.
October 11, 2012
Your intestines are teeming with bacteria—and that's how it should be. But sometimes even good bacteria need a helping hand.
August 16, 2012
Rooms for Improvement
Simple solutions for your closet, kitchen and bath can make daily routines safer for sensitive joints.
Keep Calm & Carry On
When it feels like arthritis rules your life, try these tips to keep you strong.
10 Smartest Holiday Shopp
How to save money and your sanity, online or at the mall
November 18, 2012
New Wisdom for Strong Hearts
Updated guidelines to help women prevent heart disease
May 8, 2011
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