Female Hygiene: Part 2 – Female Hygiene Products

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Candidate Female Hygiene Products As discussed in Female Hygiene Part 1, proper genital hygiene doesn’t actually require many of the commercial products available in the market today. As the vagina is a naturally self-cleaning environment, mild soap and warm water are often sufficient for proper care. That being said, many women…

Improving Cardiovascular Health with Qigong

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharmacy Candidate What Is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that dates back around 7000 years.1 The word “Qi” means “vital energy” or “life force,” while “gong” means “work” or “discipline.”1,2 Generally speaking, the practice of Qigong incorporates:1,2 Meditation Rhythmic movements Low-moderate intensity exercises and postures Coordination of various breathing patterns Since Qigong…

The Effectiveness of Dark Chocolate in Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Management

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate Some Sweet News If you have a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate, then you’ll be happy to hear that there is a growing amount of scientific evidence encouraging regular consumption of dark chocolate. Recent research has been focusing on the therapeutic benefits of dark chocolate on cardiovascular health and diabetes management…