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Recent articles by Rachel:

Roe vs. Wade is overturned. Legal experts explain what happens now.

Legal experts on abortion answer some of the most common questions on what abortion access will look like in a post-Roe v. Wade world. → Read More

COVID vaccines in children under 5: Pediatricians answer parents' most common questions

Many parents have questions about COVID vaccines in children under 5 — from timing to side effects to efficacy. Here's what pediatricians have to say. → Read More

What is human composting? Experts explain how the eco-friendly burial option works.

Human composting, which turns remains into soil, is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial and cremation. Here’s how it works. → Read More

What happens when you can't afford menstrual products? Period poverty explained

Period products are an expense that many in the U.S. can't afford. Here's how they manage — and what people can do to help. → Read More

How parents can help kids process scary news, according to experts

Experts say that parents can help kids process and discuss sensitive news events without causing anxiety. Here's how. → Read More

What to do when you're feeling 'helpless' after another school shooting, according to experts

After yet another school shooting, it's hard not to feel heartbroken and helpless. But experts say there are things you can do. → Read More

Planning on going back to the office, hitting the gym or attending a wedding? A guide to staying COVID safe now.

How to protect yourself from COVID at this stage of the pandemic, according to experts. → Read More

7 fascinating facts about female masturbation

Masturbating comes with several benefits that go beyond pleasure, including stress relief and a better night's sleep. → Read More

What is an ectopic pregnancy? Doctors explain.

An ectopic pregnancy is a common complication that can be life-threatening to the mother if left untreated. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

What is emergency contraception and how does it work? Experts explain.

Emergency contraception helps prevent pregnancy up to five days after having unprotected sex. Here's what you need to know about it. → Read More

What is a self-managed abortion? Doctors explain.

Self-managed medication abortions can be safe and effective, say doctors. Here's what you need to know — and how people are accessing abortion pills online. → Read More

6 facts about abortion that everyone should know

Experts explain some essential facts about abortion, including the different types of abortion and why access to safe and legal abortions is important. → Read More

Here's what you need to know about medical abortions

What you need to know about medical abortion, which is now more common than surgical abortions. → Read More

What's the dark line on Rihanna's pregnant belly? The linea nigra explained

Rihanna’s belly-baring maternity outfits reveal a dark line down the center of her abdomen, which experts say is common and "completely normal." Here's what causes it. → Read More

What's the difference between being an introvert and being shy? Experts explain

Being an introvert isn’t the same thing as being shy. Here’s how to tell the difference, according to experts. → Read More

What is perinatal depression? An expert explains.

During her recent pregnancy announcement, Britney Spears revealed she suffered from perinatal depression in the past. Here's what you need to know about the mood disorder. → Read More

Colds, flu and allergies are increasing as mask mandates lift, say experts

As the masks come off, experts say that cases of colds, the flu and seasonal allergies are increasing. Here’s how to protect your health. → Read More

Suave spray deodorants recalled for containing cancer-causing ingredient. Here’s what you need to know about benzene.

Two different types of Suave aerosol deodorants were voluntary recalled for containing benzene, a human carcinogen. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

COVID-19: BA.2 is now the dominant variant in the U.S. — here's what you need to know

What exactly is the Omicron subvariant BA.2 and how concerned should you be? Experts weigh in. → Read More

What is aphasia? Experts explain

Actor Bruce Willis has aphasia, a cognitive disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate. Here's what causes it. → Read More