Tag: use

Baby names no one will use in 2020

Baby names can be hard to choose, especially in 2020. Whether or not you have kids or are planning on it at some point, you likely have a few baby name ideas in your head that you’re drawn to or put off by. Maybe you think it’ll be cool to name your baby after a

Is It Safe to Use Coconut Oil as Lube? Ob-Gyns Explain

Coconut oil makes for a solid cooking oil, facial moisturizer, and makeup remover. But this popular oil is earning a rep for a totally different reason: as a sexual lubricant. Coconut oil lube can supposedly enhance sensation, help couples last longer, and make sex feel more pleasurable overall. On one hand, it makes sense to bring

Yes, You Can Use Your Phone as a Vibrator—But Should You?

Is there anything your smartphone can’t do? Your digital BFF can help you lose weight, stream your favorite Netflix shows, and capture that perfect snap for Instagram. Now, some clever women have recently uncovered an entirely different use for your phone: a vibrator. App stores are loaded with tools that turn your phone itself into a

Use of tape strips in early onset pediatric atopic dermatitis

Applying strips of adhesive tape to skin lesions and non-lesional skin is a non-invasive way to obtain biomarkers to track the severity of early-onset pediatric eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) in infants and young children, researchers report for the first time. The study, titled “Use of Tape Strips to Detect Immune and Barrier Abnormalities In

Insulin pump therapy use has increased since 1995

(HealthDay)—Insulin pump usage has increased since 1995, especially among patients aged younger than 15 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care. Louisa van den Boom, M.D., from Clementine Children’s Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, and colleagues examined the use of insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and self-monitoring of blood

Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. Reducing antibiotic use alone is therefore not sufficient to curtail resistance, and should be done in conjunction with measures to prevent infection with resistant germs. Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. Often,

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers—one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator—when symptoms occur. This is in contrast to the traditional method of using the steroid daily, regardless of symptoms, and

Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the U.S. has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners. Smartphones offer the potential of instant, round-the-clock

How to use a menstrual cup

How to use a menstrual cup Before using the menstrual cup for the first time, many choose to sterilise it. Whichever brand you go for should have guidelines on how to do this, but it tends to involve boiling it or placing it in water in the microwave. You may also need to trim the