Obstetrics & gynaecology

How periods have been stigmatized through history to the modern day

About a year ago, at a friend's wedding, a fellow guest asked whether I knew that modern sanitary towels owe their origins to resourceful World War I field nurses who discovered the efficacy of repurposing military bandages ...


Consumer Health: What is swimmer's itch?

It's summertime, and for many people that means spending time with family and friends at the lake or river. For some, it also means an unpleasant skin irritation: swimmer's itch.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mozambique cholera cases surge tenfold after cyclone

Cholera cases in Mozambique have increased tenfold to 28,000 since the start of February, UNICEF said Tuesday, as the country reels from the impact of cyclone Freddy.

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