J. Crew Is Partnering With Habitat for Humanity to Help You Recycle Your Denim

If you’re like everyone else on the internet who binge-watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix series Tidy Up, you’ve likely experienced a sudden urge to purge, leading you to declutter and/or totally cleanse your space, especially your closet. Well, thanks to an new initiative launched by J. Crew this week, you’ll have a place to recycle those…

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On Instagram, Who’s Who When It Comes to Followers

FLORENCE, Italy — Who do the people other people follow, follow? That was the question put to a few of those influencers during the 35th edition of the giant men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo, which drew 1,230 brands and nearly 25,000 visitors here over four days this week. Depending on your perspective, Instagram is…

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You Asked: When to Start With a Gynecologist?

At what age do you recommend girls start seeing an OB/GYN if they are not sexually active and have no plans to be in the near future? My daughter has a great relationship with her pediatrician, if that makes a difference. — M.M., Northeast Short take Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21, whether the…

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Medical News Today: Raising histamine levels boosts long-term memory

According to a fascinating new study, taking a drug that increases histamine levels in the brain could improve performance in long-term memory tests. Histamine granules within a mast cell. Histamine carries out multiple roles in the body. Perhaps most famous for its role in the immune system, histamine also helps regulate gut function and acts…

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¿Qué significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal?

La secreción vaginal es un líquido que contiene una mezcla de secreciones vaginales y moco cervical. La cantidad de secreción vaginal producida varía de una mujer a otra, pero suele ser normal y saludable. El embarazo, el cambio de hormonas o la presencia de una infección también pueden afectar la consistencia y la cantidad de…

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Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿De qué manera pueden las mujeres tratar esta enfermedad en casa? Hasta 1 de cada 4 mujeres en los Estados Unidos tienen vaginosis bacteriana (VB). Muchas no tienen síntomas y algunas los confunden con otra infección, como una candidiasis. El síntoma más común de la VB…

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noted: The Death of the Sick Day

Adam Toren remembers the last time he crawled into bed, pulled the covers over his head and took off sick from work. “My whole family got wracked by the flu around 2006,” said Mr. Toren, a tech entrepreneur and writer. “Hopefully, that was the last time.” Thirteen years later, Mr. Toren, who lives in Phoenix,…

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Rwanda Cracks Down on Skin Bleaching Agents by Seizing Cosmetics

Skin bleaching is a billion-dollar industry in predominantly black countries, but some governments want that to change. Rwanda is one of them. Pointing to the chemicals’ harmful health effects, the country has begun a crackdown to enforce its ban on bleaching agents, especially hydroquinone and mercury, that are found in cosmetics. “We have been conducting…

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Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy

Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health in a nation struggling with alarming rates of childhood obesity. But the initiative and other official Chinese efforts that emphasized exercise as the best way to lose weight were…

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