Sexual risk behavior is reduced with involvement of parents and healthcare providers

Health care providers and parents have been valuable partners in managing adolescent sexual and reproductive health. But research has been limited concerning the efficacy of «triadic» interventions, or those implemented with parents and providers with the goal of reducing adolescent sexual risk behavior. Now, a randomized clinical trial carried out under a grant by the…

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Study of nearly 10,000 women explores feasibility and safety of multi-cancer blood test

In an exploratory study of nearly 10,000 women with no history of cancer, researchers evaluating a multi-cancer blood test report that it successfully detected some cancers, including early cancers that could be localized and surgically removed. Among the cancers detected were ovarian cancers, which are typically diagnosed at an advanced stage. Important to the authors’…

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Alcoholics anonymous method can mesh well with other treatments for alcohol misuse

Most treatment providers for individuals with alcohol use disorders are well versed in either the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program or in a different treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy — but the two approaches can mesh well, according to a Baylor University researcher. Alcohol use disorders are among the most common psychological disorders experienced by…

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Live Coronavirus in the US Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump speaking during his coronavirus news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times In a call with governors, Trump suggests some states should reopen schools before the end of the academic year. President Trump suggested to the nation’s governors on…

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Live Updates: Global Coronavirus Pandemic

Here’s what you need to know: ImageScientists at Oxford University are hopeful that their new vaccine will be the first to emerge as a success.Credit…Mary Turner for The New York Times With a head start, Oxford scientists say their vaccine could be available by September. If it works. Scientists around the world are competing to…

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Yeehaw Designer to the Stars Trades Glitter for Mask-Making

Courtesy of Kelsey Randall Some of our favorite up-and-coming designers have pivoted to face masks, offering a version for every taste, often with philanthropic benefits. If you’d rather make your own, take a page from NYC designer Kelsey Randall, whose glittery Western looks have been worn by Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X. Randall…

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Arthritis Drug Did Not Help Seriously Ill Covid Patients, Early Data Shows

Doctors around the world, trying to save seriously ill coronavirus patients, have been dosing them with rheumatoid arthritis drugs that can squelch immune responses. The theory was that many were dying because their immune systems went into overdrive, creating a fatal storm that attacked their lungs. But now, preliminary results on treatments with one of…

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CDC Adds New Symptoms to Coronavirus List

Echoing the observations of doctors treating thousands of patients in the pandemic, the federal health agency changed its website to cite the following symptoms as possible indicators of Covid-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus: chills repeated shaking with chills muscle pain headache sore throat and, new loss of taste or smell. Previously it had…

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Everyone Is Giving Away Cash on Instagram

On March 18, as states sent nonessential workers home and companies prepared to cut costs, the fitness influencer Paige Hathaway posted a message to her more than 4 million followers on Instagram. “I know it’s tough with the quarantine especially for those who are unable to work so I wanted to do a giveaway for…

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