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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Vagina

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Vagina

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1. IT CLEANS ITSELF. Step away from the soap and harsh cleansers, gals. Your vagina keeps itself clean. "It's lined by a variety of glands that produce the fluids needed to both lubricate and cleanse the vaginal area," says Lisa Stern, APRN, a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles. "The vast majority of vaginal infections I see in my office are self-induced—generally by women who think they're doing a good thing by washing their vagina with soap and water, or worse, with douche." Bath products, particularly those with chemical dyes or fragrances, can irritate the vagina and wash away the beneficial lubricants and flora (bacteria and yeast) that are normal and natural, she says. When these beneficial compounds get wa...
This 2-year-old Is Fighting The Same Disease That Killed His Sister 1 Week Ago

This 2-year-old Is Fighting The Same Disease That Killed His Sister 1 Week Ago

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It started with her losing balance whenever she walked. Slowly, she began to lose her motor functions. Then, she began to go deaf. The disease affected her vision also. As we watched our daughter wither away the voice we so loved disappeared. She couldn’t talk, couldn’t say our names, couldn’t remember us, and after a while couldn’t even recognize us. The seizures took over her life until she stopped breathing. At 2 years of age. Our children were perfect. We didn't even imagine they would be affected by a disease so rare and unexpected that people would take so long to even diagnose it. We lost our daughter to it. My son's symptoms have just begun to show. There's time to save his life. We are just short of the means. My d...
6 Things That Will Happen When You Start Drinking Coke Every Day

6 Things That Will Happen When You Start Drinking Coke Every Day

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Ever since the 1830s, the consumption of soft drinks has steadily increased, with technological advances of the past few decades only making things worse. Policy makers and health care providers realized that the high consumption of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages belongs to that category of dietary behaviors that has been identified as an important issue to address in the prevention and management of obesity and other related diseases. If drinking Coca Cola or other soft drinks is part of your daily routine, prepare to experience the following: 1. You’ll unconsciously influence your dietary choices When your parents told you to drink milk because it was healthy, they told you so because milk is truly a rich source of protein, calcium, magnesium, ...
Does Your Body Have These Changes After You Drink A Can Of Coke?

Does Your Body Have These Changes After You Drink A Can Of Coke?

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An infographic titled What Happens One Hour After Drinking a Can of Coke? created by former pharmacist Niraj Naik and published on the blog The Renegade Pharmacist rapidly went viral. The infographic was praised and criticized, which prompted us to research the statements to validate whether they are accurate. Keep reading if you seek practical advice about the effects of Coke or other cola drinks on your health. What Happens One Hour After Drinking a Can of Coke – Infographic | The Renegade Pharmacist The First 10 Minutes After Drinking Coke STATEMENT: Naik claims that a coca cola contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and that phosphoric acid prevents us from vomiting after drinking it. ...