Ramya Vaidyanathan

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Your Definitive Guide to Cleaning Your Vagina

Repeat after us: Do. Not. Douche.<p>Scrubbing up in the shower is a pretty intuitive process...until you get to your most sensitive areas. What kind of soap should you use? Are you doing too much—or maybe too little? Misguided information on how to clean your vagina could leave you anywhere between …

Can you afford to have a baby? Here's how much kids cost — and how to save up enough money

Biological clock starting to tick a little louder these days?<p>Take a hard look at your bank account before you start picking out onesies or decorating …

Sleeping without your underwear can do wonders! Here's how

You will be surprised to know the health benefits of sleeping without your underwear!<p>Do you go to sleep with your underwear on? If yes, you should …

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Medical Research

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

This Surprising Mineral Can Counteract The Effects Of Sugar

If there’s a good versus evil in the nutrition world, it’s salt versus sugar. The two white crystals look similar on the outside but are totally …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

How much does a baby cost? From kids to teens, how to save enough money and afford a child

Whether you’re adopting a child or welcoming a baby into the world, having kids can be one of the most meaningful experiences of your life. But, from …

Pregnancy

Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, study says

Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, new research suggests, although experts are split over whether individuals should start taking supplements.<p>The vitamin plays an important role in the body, including in bone health and muscle strength and in preventing conditions such as rickets.<p>It is …

Holistic Medicine

7 Bad Behaviors Parents Should Correct ASAP

Recently, I witnessed SEVERAL examples of bad behavior in three different preteen kids, just in one weekend. These were all different kids of …

Parenting

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters

<b>US scientists believe they have identified a new gene mutation that can raise the risk of ovarian cancer, and is passed from father to daughter.</b><p>It is inherited through the X-chromosome and is independent of other known susceptibility genes that women can already be tested for.<p>Experts say more …

Cancer

Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspring

Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown.<p>Previous work by the team found that male mice who were exposed to a mildly stressful event, such as being restrained, produced sperm that was richer in certain types …

Neuroscience

What Is Fear?

In my introduction to the blog, I noted that I planned to talk about the physiology of fear in this week’s entry.<br>So what is <i>fear</i>? Fear, simply put, is …

I Meditated With My Hyper Kid and Met a New Person

Meditation is supposed to be a cure-all for any number of psychological issues, but maybe the biggest value is in just being still.<p>I wondered …

You Can Finally Look Good in Bed, Thanks to This Sleepwear Brand

Over the last few years, “comfy” trends have taken over our wardrobes and homes, and even our beauty and skincare routines. But while we now own more soft bralettes and athleisure leggings than we ever knew we needed, our sleepwear hasn’t quite caught up and we’re left with either sexy lingerie or …

Clothing

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

'Two years' extra life' for men with worst prostate cancer offers hope for 10,000 patients

A breakthrough prostate cancer treatment promises two years’ extra life for around 10,000 British men with advanced forms of the disease, scientists have announced.<p>A major international clinical trial proved that a new drug, Apalutamide, more than doubles progression-free survival for patients not …

Cancer

Mum's 'Toddler Takeaway' Hack Is A Hit With Parents Of Fussy Eaters

'It was such a success.'<p>A mum has been applauded by parents of fussy eaters for devising a clever hack to encourage her son to eat his dinner.<p>Terri …

I Accidentally Spoiled My Kids. Here’s How I Plan on Fixing It

We struggled financially for a long time. Then some good fortune came our way. After it did, my kids took everything for granted.<p>A few years ago, my …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Microbiology

Highly Sensitive People Make Better Parents, Study Suggests

Did you rush to comfort your baby as soon as he or she started crying? Did you cuddle your child even after he or she began to calm down? Were your …

Omega-3s from fish more effective in cancer prevention

Toronto, Jan 27 (IANS) When it comes to cancer prevention, Omega-3 fatty acids from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils, new …

4 Trends You Should Start Wearing In 2018, According To Pinterest

Pinterest is a great starting point to learn about current and upcoming fashion trends. It's a place that many people use to find out which of their …

Clothing

One Surprising Habit That Could Help You Retire $100,000 Richer

Start doing this now.<p>Raise your hand if you follow doctor’s orders to a T. Not quite? How about if we told you that there’s real money in it for you …