WELLNESS

The troubled legacy of feminine care products

Amid criticism of the Honey Pot Company and its feminine wash products, experts asked: Why do Black women use these products — which are widely considered unnecessary and can potentially be harmful — more?

By Allyson Chiu and Amber FergusonMay 31, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products as sales rise

The proposal, which does not address e-cigarettes that heat liquid rather than tobacco, is part of a wider plan to tackle cancer rates in the E.U.

By Adela SulimanJune 30, 2022

Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get immunized to prevent covid-19, which has killed more than 1,000 children in the United States.

By Lindsey Bever and Allyson ChiuJune 28, 2022

American Psychological Association condemns SCOTUS abortion decision

The American Psychological Association has issued a statement condemning the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe. v. Wade.

By Kelsey AblesJune 25, 2022

Court temporarily halts FDA ban on Juul e-cigarettes

Juul Labs can continue to sell e-cigarettes, for now, after a federal appeals court issued a temporary stay on an FDA ban.

By Adela SulimanJune 25, 2022

Why adult acne is on the rise and what to do about it

Adult acne has always existed, but masks and stress are making it worse.

By Stacey ColinoJune 21, 2022

These women pivoted to mental health work — because of the pandemic

Women are overrepresented in the field, and for some, the pandemic laid bare the importance of mental health work.

By Sarah FieldingJune 18, 2022

Why you feel better as soon as that covid test comes back negative

“We have learned that social, emotional and behavioral factors influence health,” one expert said. “This mind-body connection is not to be underestimated.”

By Allyson ChiuJune 17, 2022

What you need to know about the tampon shortage

A tangle of tensions, including recent supply-chain problems, has contributed to a tampon shortage across the country.

By Praveena SomasundaramJune 15, 2022

How to know if you’re a people-pleaser and what to do about it

People-pleasing can negatively affect individuals and their relationships. Here's how to break those habits.

By Allyson ChiuJune 15, 2022

Parents, want to stop overdoing it? Research offers a clue how.

Research shows that people tend to solve problems through addition rather than subtraction. You can fight that tendency by reminding yourself that subtraction is an option.

By Elizabeth ChangJune 13, 2022

How to stay safe in extreme heat

As climate change increases the likelihood of extreme heat events, here's how experts recommend staying safe.

By Allyson ChiuJune 10, 2022

How to stay cool during a heat wave in a home without air conditioning — and when to leave

With another heat wave expected, here are tips for how to stay cool in your home if you don’t have air conditioning, and when to know that it isn’t safe anymore.

By Allyson Chiu and Sarah KaplanJune 10, 2022

The flip side of toxic positivity: Emotional perfectionism

Emotional perfectionism is related to toxic positivity. But instead of urging others to always look on the bright side (toxic positivity), emotional perfectionists expect themselves to be unfailingly upbeat.

By Olga MeckingJune 9, 2022

What science tells us about the mood-boosting effects of indoor plants

Decades of research have shown that houseplants reduce stress, bring relief in enclosed spaces and recharge us. Studies on their positive effects can also help you choose which ones to buy.

By Lala Tanmoy DasJune 7, 2022

School shooters often hint at their plans. How to help kids spot threats.

School shooters often talk or share messages about their intentions, but their peers often don't report those communications. Here's what experts say parents can do.

By Elizabeth ChangJune 7, 2022

‘Body doubling,’ an ADHD productivity tool, is flourishing online

People searching for a way to stay motivated while doing chores or working from home are turning to virtual co-working spaces and live streams for “body doubling.”

By Kelsey AblesJune 1, 2022

It’s dangerous to ignore eating disorders in men. I know why firsthand.

Millions of men like me are harboring a life-threatening illness that thrives in secrecy.

By Sean LoughranMay 27, 2022

Menstrual leave: Why some companies are offering time off for periods

Menstrual leave policies are designed to eliminate the taboo around periods and recognize the physical discomforts that menstruation can cause.

By Angela HauptMay 25, 2022

Teletherapy works, and it is vitally needed

States are ending emergency orders that increased access to telepsychology, and some insurance companies are cutting back on coverage, but the need remains great.

By Amy EttingerMay 23, 2022