In vitro fertilization does not increase the risk of ovarian cancer

A new paper in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that receiving assisted reproductive technology does not increase the risk women have for developing ovarian cancer. Previous research indicated that women who use assisted reproductive technology in order to have a successful pregnancy…

American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?

The fraught, freighted number of this particular American moment is a round one brimming with zeroes: 100,000. A hundred thousands. A thousand hundreds. Five thousand score. More than 8,000 dozen. All dead. This is the week when America’s official coronavirus death toll reaches six digits. One hundred thousand lives wiped…

What is Prednisone & Why Does It Make Your Face Puffy?

Bodies are always complicated — and bodies dealing with chronic illness and autoimmune disease often have different challenges to navigate than some of their peers. For folks whose treatments involve the corticosteroid (a fancy word for hormones produced in the adrenal cortex or made synthetically to decrease inflammation) like Prednisone,…

What does detox tea actually do?

It’s after the holidays and you’ve just spent your break indulging in a bit more than you would like, so you probably feel a detox is in order. Chances are, you’ll be heading to the closest brick-and-mortar or online shop to find an easy way to get back into shape….