Causes and treatments for a period that won’t stop

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Medical News Today: Earwax color chart: What to know

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What to know about the IUD for endometriosis

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Funding

Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion, the organization said on Monday. The move could affect more than 1.5 million low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for services like birth control,…

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Instagram’s Favorite Leopard Midi Skirt Is on Sale for $25

Christian VierigGetty Images We’ve been thinking about it the entire summer: The stylish, swishy silhouette. The buttery silk fabric. The hemline that hits just below the knee. Yes, we’re talking about the leopard midi skirt that’s been all over your Instagram feed. As this summer’s unofficial It skirt, it feels like every stylish woman has…

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In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music

Image A scene outside Bristol, Tenn., where the famous Bristol recording sessions showcased future stars of the country music scene. This building was demolished late last week. CreditMike Belleme for The New York Times While the rest of America was roaring to jazz during the ’20s, in a small corner of the South, where back roads…

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The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate change. Forest elephants — the smaller, endangered relatives of African savanna elephants — promote the growth of large trees that excel at storing carbon, according to research published in the journal Nature…

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Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

In many areas of health policy, the best of intentions can lead to more harm than good. Such is the case with America’s approach to alcohol and pregnancy. The best evidence shows that punitive policies — such as equating drinking while pregnant as child abuse and threatening to involve child protective services — can dissuade…

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Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations

Many premature babies, who are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases, are not getting their vaccinations on time. Researchers in Washington State retrospectively studied vaccination rates among 10,367 infants born between 2008 and 2018 at academic medical centers or affiliated health care settings. About 20 percent were born prematurely. Preterm babies — those born before…

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Flavonoids in Plants May Help Protect Against Major Killers

Consuming flavonoids, a large class of nutrients found in plant foods, may reduce the risk for cancer and cardiovascular death. Researchers used data on 56,048 Danes, following their diet and health prospectively for 23 years. During that time, 14,083 of them died. The study is in Nature Communications. After controlling for smoking, hypertension, cholesterol and…

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