Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention

Image Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, currently costs about $20,000 annually. The company has been under pressure to make the drug more widely available. CreditNicole Bengiveno/The New York Times Gilead Sciences, maker of Truvada, the only drug approved to prevent infection with H.I.V., will donate enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for up…


Tech Trade Show Restores Award to Sex Toy After Outcry

The country’s largest consumer electronics convention has restored an award that it had promised to give — but then rescinded — to a high-tech sex toy for women and gender-nonconforming people. The convention, CES, is held each January in Las Vegas to great anticipation. An appearance — and certainly, an award — at the show…


Frugal Traveler: Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague

In 1991, the last time I set foot in Prague, it was the Czechoslovakian capital, and things were so cheap to a Western college student bearing hard currency that if you ordered an ice cream cone and didn’t like the flavor, you were tempted to throw it away and get another one. Beer by the…


Medical News Today: What to know about supplements for muscles

Muscle-building supplements can improve physical performance during resistance training and help stimulate muscle growth. Protein and creatine are two popular supplements that can have these effects. Resistance training, such as weightlifting, puts a high degree of strain on the muscles. Over time, the muscles adapt, becoming stronger and, typically, larger. Many muscle-building supplements are available…


What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean for Women?

This week, the governor of Georgia signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. It effectively outlaws the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Republican governors in three other states — Mississippi, Kentucky and Ohio — have signed similar laws this year, marking a new and more severe tactic by the anti-abortion…


18 Father’s Day Gifts That Will Make You His Favorite Daughter

The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Beer Month Club


If your dad is a beer afficianado, sign him up for a brew club. This one sends him twelve beers from two U.S. microbreweries each month, so he doesn’t have to leave his couch. 

How to Plan a Trip to the Appalachian Mountain Club Huts

Thousands of hikers head to the White Mountains of New Hampshire each year to stay in the high mountain huts of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Accessible only by foot and connected by the Appalachian Trail, the eight huts offer rustic but comfortable hospitality. For families with younger children, or hikers who may not have the…


You asked: How to Stop a Hot Flash

Is there new evidence that tells us about hot flashes in menopause? What is the cause? What can be done to reduce the frequency and intensity? — Lisa from Ontario, Canada [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.] Short Take The currently accepted theory is that hot flashes are caused by a…


Reformation Just Launched Its First Shoe Collection and We Want Them All

First everyone fell in love with their floral dresses, then their denim, and now, Reformation is launching its first-ever shoe collection—and you’re going to want every pair for summer. From barely-there lace-up sandals to block heel mules and espadrilles, the brand’s foray into footwear is filled with all the sandals on your wish-list this season.…