Whether you really need to pee after sex, according to science

Photo: VGstock studio (Shutterstock) If you have a vagina, you’ve probably been told it’s a vagina absolute recommendation to urinate immediately after sex to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it turns out there isn’t much evidence to support this idea. Shockingly little research has been done on whether this oft-repeated advice actually works. A … Read more

How to tell the difference between sadness and depression

Given how we use the words “sadness” and “depression” in everyday life and pop culture, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. Even though they look alike, they are not. Experts say it’s like comparing a single star to a constellation. Understand what separates sadness from depression important, because it can help … Read more

Matthew Perry Was Cast In Don’t Look Up, Then His Heart Stopped

Matthew PerryPhoto: Theo Wargo (Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) In friends star Matthew Perry’s new memoir, ‌Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he reveals the depths to which drug abuse and addiction endangered his life and hurt his career. Those issues continued into 2020, when he was set to appear in the “greatest … Read more

A young man became allergic to orgasms, but there is a happy ending

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) In a recent case study, doctors describe: the unfortunate story of a man who developed an allergy-like reaction to his own orgasms. The bizarre and rare condition left him unable to pursue sexual and romantic relationships. Fortunately, the doctors managed to treat his problem with a simple over-the-counter antihistamine. The condition is … Read more

Diabetes drug linked to lower risk of dementia, study finds

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New research this week is the latest to suggest that some drugs intended to treat type 2 diabetes may also help prevent high-risk dementia groups. The study found that older people who took a relatively older class of anti-diabetic drugs were less likely to develop dementia than those who took other common … Read more

Common Stomach Disease May Help Cause Crohn’s Disease, Study Suggests

An illustration of norovirus particles. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A nasty but short-lived stomach flu can have lasting consequences for a few unlucky ones. Researchers have found evidence in mice and human cells that infection with norovirus can cause Crohn’s disease in people who are already genetically predisposed to it. The findings may also help scientists … Read more

CDC Says We Probably Can’t Get Rid Of Monkeypox

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers good and bad news about the ongoing monkeypox outbreak in the country. New cases are declining, likely thanks to a combination of vaccination and education efforts. But it is also likely that the virus will not be eradicated here … Read more

Planned Parenthood Criticizes Blonde As ‘Anti-Abortion Propaganda’

Planned Parenthood has joined the chorus of voices without much positive things to say about Netflix’s new Marilyn Monroe biopic blondgive an interview today that calls the film “anti-abortion propaganda.” This is per THR, who approached the reproductive rights organization for comment on Andrew Dominik’s new film, which stars Ana De Armas as a version … Read more

A cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trial

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn an ancient germ enemy into a cancer-fighting ally, new research suggests this week. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more

Spironolactone May Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder: Study

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A widely used drug for heart and blood pressure could see a second act as a treatment for alcohol use disorder, new government-led research this week suggests. The study found evidence in both rodents and humans that the drug spironolactone can reduce craving and consumption of alcohol. spironolactone has been in the … Read more