Monday’s Roundup: Antibiotics may raise the risk of kidney stones, & more…

May 14, 2018 | Kimberly Williams

Maxine from those Hallmark cards was right, “If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where I can return Monday.” Mondays aside, we hope you enjoyed your weekend! We’ve gathered our favorite articles to get you up to speed before you get down to business.


A new report suggests that the use of oral antibiotics could be the reason why the amount of kidney stones in the U.S. has increased 70% since the 1970’s.


How does ovarian cancer spread? Researcher Pamela Kreeger, a biomedical engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her team have found out why the cancer spreads to peritoneal cavity. This finding means existing drugs can be re-purposed to prevent metastasis.


Are you more likely to get an STI if you’re on your period? “ During shark week, the cervix opens slightly to allow blood to pass from the uterus, explains Mary L. Rosser, MD, PhD, gynecologist at Columbia University in New York City. ‘When this happens, bacteria and viruses can travel into the upper cervix and uterine cavity.’” Here’s what you need to know about lessening the risk of an STI while riding the crimson wave.


Today, there are a lot of people taking probiotics. With so many on the  market, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you. Your gut will thank you for reading this guide to probiotics.


One thing we’ll never get sick of? New, delicious recipes for meal prep on Sunday.


“I wonder if customs agents practice being rude in the mirror”, and 19 other hilarious tweets from women this week.

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