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CDC Issues Miami Travel Warning After Zika Outbreak

The news comes after ten new cases of locally-transmitted Zika popped up over the weekend.

Can You Catch Other People's Vaginal Microbes from Subway Seats?

Now that you're officially freaking out, stop. Here's why there's no need to panic.

The Surprising Way Working Long Hours At the Office Impacts Your Health

Consider this your excuse to leave at a decent hour and get to spin class.

Ditching Tampons Might Make You More Likely to Go to the Gym

Even though sweat sessions during that time of the month are the <em>worst</em>.

More Pregnant Women In the US Have Zika Than You'd Think, Says New Report

According to a new report, almost 300 pregnant women have it.

Unsafe Sex Now the #1 Risk Factor for Illness, Death In Young Women

Here's how to make sure you don't become part of this scary statistic!

Study Finds Five New Breast Cancer Genes

Further proof that each diagnosis is as individual as you are.

Why Do My Boobs Hurt During My Period?

There's a reason—and (hallelujah!) a way to make it stop.

Coffee Can Lower Your Risk for This Type of Cancer

Java isn't just good to get you going in the morning—a new study suggests it can benefit your bod in a whole other way.

What's the Deal with Birth Control and Blood Clots?

Spoiler: The risk hasn't gone away, and is potentially life-threatening. Here's what to know to protect yourself if you're on the Pill.

The Abortion Pill Will Now Become More Widely Available

This new step in legislation will make the abortion pill more widely available

Bad News: More Women Are Googling DIY Abortions

More restrictions don't necessarily mean more safety when it comes to women's health

Let's Clear Up Some Facts About the Zika Virus for Olympians

The USWNT goalie says that she wouldn't go to the Olympics due to Zika. We straighten out the real risks for athletes heading to Rio.

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Struggle with Endometriosis

The GIRLS writer-producer-star is about to debut season five of her hit HBO show, but a health issue is holding up her promotion plans.

Why Your HPV Vaccine Excuses Are Total BS

If it's been a while since you've given much thought to the HPV vaccine, it's time to listen up.

Do You *Actually* Need Antibiotics? A Potential New Blood Test Could Tell

Admit it: You've totally demanded a Rx for your runny nose at least once.

Are Women at an Increased Risk for Concussions?

Study up before getting your head in the game.

The Surgery That Changed My Body Image Forever

Find out how removing a melon-sized tumor led to one woman's body image revelation.

3 Major Birth Control Myths, According to Ob-Gyns

Top docs share the most common misconceptions see in their practices. This is the real deal.

Two-Thirds of the World's Population Has Type 1 Herpes

Yikes—more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with HSV-1.

Were Thinx Underwear Ads Nixed Because They Used the Word 'Period'?

Thinx underwear ads spark some serious controversy in NYC.