An app to prevent pregnancy? Don’t count on it

Fertility awareness apps are being championed as a new approach to contraception. In reality, while the technology may be new, women have been predicting the fertile days in their menstrual cycles to prevent pregnancy for a very long time. But the growth of the “femtech” industry, alongside a seemingly growing wave of younger women looking to move away from hormonal […]

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DIY dentistry—It’s a don’t

As direct-to-consumer marketing becomes pervasive, there’s a growing trend of Do-It-Yourself or DIY dentistry—prompting patients to skip the trip to the orthodontist in favor of at-home impression kits and the ability to order low-cost tooth aligners online. While the companies may promise an easier way to seek a straighter smile, is it a better way? Faculty at the UConn School […]

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Don't Let the Summer Weather Make Your Vagina Hot, Itchy and Angry

Summer can be pretty freaking awesome — lounging on a beach, picnicking by a lake, romancing in a hot tub. Then, there are times when warm weather and seasonal activities can lead to not-so-fun moments for your ladybits. Here are six instances when you might experience issues down there, fixes for when you do, and ways to potentially avoid them […]

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Assisted dying methods can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths

Assisted dying can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths for patients who don’t pass out and some take as long as a WEEK to die Patients may not get the correct dose due to difficulty swallowing or vomiting  International researchers said there is no defined way to achieve humane death Assisted dying is legal in some European countries and US states Assisted suicide […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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Study: Technology and doctors combine to detect patients who don’t take their pills

Almost everyone does it at some point—skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars a year. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify […]

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Rachel McAdams Opens Up About Being a New Mom — but Don’t Expect a Lot of Juicy Details

We may not get a blow-by-blow of McAdams’ life as a mom on Instagram, but it’s totally understandable that she wants to keep this aspect of her life private. And are there more out-of-the-limelight children in McAdams’ future? “I think there is definitely room for more,” she said. Way to be just vague enough, Rachel. We’ll be anxiously awaiting more details […]

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Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce Due to E. Coli Outbreak, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid the leafy green due to an outbreak of dangerous E. coli illness. “At this time, the FDA […]

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