Dr Miriam Stoppard: Sex can be the cure for a throbbing head… and even a cold

Years ago when I suffered badly with migraine I discovered that sex brought almost ­instant relief. I often wondered why, and figured the hormones ­released during arousal, such as ­oxytocin, the love hormone, were ­responsible for the cure. Well, recently there’s been quite a buzz on online forums about people feeling sexy when they’re ill.… Read More »

I Can’t Hate My Body if I Love Hers

Aleena and I were snuggled on her velvet comforter, browsing through her Snapchat memories (a feature that shows users pictures from the past), when a picture from two years prior appeared in the feed. It was a shameless mirror selfie: her shoulders flexed, ripped abs poking out from below a sports bra. It was a… Read More »

What you need to know about hospitals nationwide promoting free hernia screenings

The ad pictured above was for a Chicago-area hospital.  But such marketing is popping up all over the U.S.  It’s happening not just in paid-for ads and marketing, but also in supposedly independently vetted journalism. Here are just a few of many examples you can find online. In Amarillo, Texas, a TV news anchor presented… Read More »