Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

“Teens today get much more information about sexually transmitted diseases in school health ed classes than they do about pregnancy prevention,” according to Dr. Philippa Gordon, a pediatrician in Brooklyn, N.Y., who treats many adolescent girls and boys. “They don’t realize how very easy it is for a teenager to become pregnant. Just five to eight acts of unprotected sex ...

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Arthritis pain? FIVE exercise and sports that relieve joint inflammation

Arthritis symptoms include restricted movement and inflammation Golf could help to reduce symptoms as it works he upper back and legs Shuffleboard uses both leg and arm muscles Water aerobics reduces weight on joints while exercising Arthritis symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, and restricted movement, according to the NHS. It’s caused by a wearing down of cartilage that lines ...

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Haemorrhoids? You can treat unwanted piles with this cheap gel

Haemorrhoids are extremely common Some home remedies may help to reduce symptoms Aloe vera gel may help to get rid of piles Anti-inflammatory effects of aloe vera could benefit patients Haemorrhoids, or piles, are swellings of inflamed blood vessels. They’re found in and around the rectum and anus, according to the NHS. Symptoms are usually difficult to spot, and some ...

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Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

“We need to study the people who have a biology that goes against the conventional generalizations.” Four women hardly constitutes a clinical trial. Still, “it is the exceptions that give you the best insights,” said Dr. Drew Pardoll, who directs the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. The cancer that struck the young women was ...

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Making friends is harder as an adult — here’s why some look online

As we age, our friend circles become smaller and smaller. Some friends grow apart, others lose touch and often, it’s just a matter of growing up. Therapist and friendship researcher Miriam Kirmayer, says over time, it gets harder for adults to form meaningful friendships. “There are several significant reasons why it can become increasingly difficult to make friends as we ...

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