Why Do I Get Gassy And Constipated When I Fly?
If air travel messes up your gut every time, there are steps you can take to prevent gas, bloating, and constipation when flying.
“Make-A-Wish” Will No Longer Automatically Consider Children With Cystic Fibrosis And That’s Great News
The nonprofit foundation made the change because treatments now give people with cystic fibrosis a better chance at life.
Pregnancy Is Getting More Dangerous In The US, New Data Show, Especially For Black People
“Let’s face it. We lie in America by saying we really value mothers, motherhood, and women when we clearly don’t.”
You’ll Never Want To Ride In A Car While Wearing A Claw Clip After Hearing These Stories
Claw clips are fantastic for holding lots of hair in place, but several people in car accidents have ended up with serious head wounds from the plastic accessories.
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Asking for a Friend is BuzzFeed News’ health advice column. You share your weirdest questions about your body and we get answers from medical experts.
The CDC Now Says All Adults Should Be Screened For Hepatitis B Virus At Least Once
More than half of the people living with chronic hepatitis B don’t know they’re infected.
A Drug Used To Treat Asthma Attacks Is In Short Supply And The Shortage Is Likely To Get Worse
Albuterol inhalers are still available. However, the liquid version, which is used to treat small children or those with more severe asthma symptoms, is in short supply.
The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Babies And Toddlers Like Never Before
“The study’s findings tell us that children, especially infants, are collateral damage in the current opioid crisis.”
Black Patients Are Less Likely To Receive Dementia Medications Than White Patients
“We know that it's not because we're Black and brown that these disparities have occurred. It’s the racism in the healthcare system and how it was built that has made these disparities happen.”
These People Lost Their Hearing After COVID Months Ago. They Still Haven’t Fully Recovered.
There’s no definitive proof that COVID is causing hearing loss, but based on what researchers know about other viruses’ effects on the auditory system, it’s not an unreasonable connection to make.
Spin Class Newbies Should Pace Themselves To Avoid Rhabdomyolysis, Experts Say
Rhabdomyolysis, or “rhabdo” as it’s often known, isn’t just a spinning problem. Here’s what to know about this rare condition and how to avoid it.
That Viral Op-Ed About Masks Is Based On Flawed Research, Frustrated Experts Say
“An intervention that you don't use correctly probably won't work well.”
We Asked Gynecologists About Kourtney Kardashian's Vagina Gummies And They Did Not Hold Back
“This idea that your vagina is dirty and should smell like a flower or taste like a bakery is ridiculous.”
What Can Babies Hear In The Womb? Rihanna’s Super Bowl Performance Sparks Hilarious Memes
After the Super Bowl performance, Baby Riri is fine, experts said, so don’t worry. But here’s what to know about noise exposure in the womb.
This Woman Had Two Vaginas. Doctors Said Her Pain Was Due To Stress.
“When they’d told me it was all in my head I just felt even more embarrassed and it left me feeling very broken.”
Don’t Be Embarrassed If Exercise Makes You Horny. It’s Totally Normal.
It’s not clear why exercise turns some people on, but research suggests it has to do with blood flow, hormones, and muscle contractions.
What The End Of COVID’s Public Health Emergency Status Really Means
You might pay more for tests and treatments, although vaccines are still free (for now).
Tyre Nichols Had Crohn’s Disease. His Mother Disputed That It Would Take Five Police Officers To Subdue Him.
“You had five officers’ combined weight of over a thousand pounds beating up on a young man that’s only a buck fifty.”
Why "Thanks Pfizer" Memes Are Going Viral
“I haven't been the same since I got da jabby jabby. now i only do the stankiest of legs.”
Here’s How To Properly Wipe Yourself After Using The Bathroom. Yes, There’s A Right Way To Do It.
Wiping yourself after you poop or pee seems pretty straightforward, but you might be surprised to learn you’re doing it all wrong.