15 Jun, 2024
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Brushing Your Teeth Before Sex Is More Dangerous Than You Think – Health Digest

If you thought avoiding the main sex act — active penetration — and only engaging in oral sex could leave you less at risk of contracting an STI, think again. Although it’s not very common that you’d get HIV by engaging in oral sex, other diseases like herpes, HPV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hepatitis B can occur […]

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Dangerous Sex Myths From TikTok You Should Stop Believing – Health Digest

There are a number of online myths circulating about having sex during menstruation. These can range from it being considered “gross” to having it cause pain, fatigue, and muscle aches. In fact, a 2018 survey from Clue and the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team showed that just 15% of women engage in sexual activity during their […]

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Our Doctor Explains Why This Common Medication Can Raise Your Potassium To Dangerous Levels – Health Digest

According to Dr. Scott Noorda, your heart health is what’s mostly impacted when you have too much potassium. Potassium — by influencing the electrical signals of the myocardium – keeps your heart beating at the right rhythm. “Having high potassium can drop the heart’s rhythm, potentially leading to irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. In severe cases, it […]

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These ‘Silent’ Medical Conditions Are More Dangerous Than You Think – Health Digest

While not all silent diseases are avoidable, many are significantly influenced by environmental factors, making prevention and treatment more attainable through healthy lifestyle changes. For example, conditions such as CAD and diabetes, both considered silent in their early stages, are largely preventable and particularly responsive to modifications in diet and exercise (via Healthline). According to […]

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Why Drinking Water When Choking Is A Dangerous Choice – Health Digest

Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Even if you’re unable to speak, the respondent on the other end of the line should be able to interpret your signs of distress (coughing and finding it difficult to breathe) and send help. This is especially important if you end up losing consciousness due to the choking, according […]

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Exercising Can Be Dangerous If You Take These Medications – Health Digest

As evidenced by a 2010 study published in Drugs, there is a large amount of abuse that happens among laxative users, many of whom believe the medication will contribute to losing weight. According to the study, one of the groups that tends to misuse laxatives are athletes, especially athletes who participate in sports with weight limits. However, […]

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One Healthy Supplement Could Be Dangerous If You Have These Conditions – Health Digest

While lion’s mane supplements can offer many benefits, if you have blood clotting issues or are taking blood-thinning medications, it’s especially important to be cautious. Lion’s mane (H. erinaceus) contains compounds that could potentially thin your blood, which can be beneficial for enhancing circulation but could also be a cause for concern if you’re already […]

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Why The Health Insurance Death Spiral Is So Dangerous – Health Digest

To increase the number of healthy people in the health insurance pool, the Affordable Care Act required all people in 2014 to either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty, according to a 2020 article in Health Affairs. When efforts to eliminate this mandate began in 2017, health insurance companies in the ACA marketplace […]