What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion

A woman considering an abortion may wonder about any effects on future pregnancies. In most cases, an abortion does not affect fertility and has no impact on other pregnancies. There are two methods: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type that a woman chooses may depend on several factors, including how far along the pregnancy…

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Terry de Havilland, Cobbler to the Stars, Is Dead at 81

If you wanted style and edge in your footwear in the 1970s, Terry de Havilland was your go-to designer. He offered gravity-defying wedges with metallic accents. Also bondage boots. Even winkle-pickers. They came in his favored psychedelic colors, inspired by his frequent LSD trips. Mr. de Havilland, a noted party boy and cobbler to the…

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Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk

Sleeping a lot may increase the risk for stroke, a new study has found. Chinese researchers followed 31,750 men and women whose average age was 62 for an average of six years, using physical examinations and self-reported data on sleep. They found that compared with sleeping (or being in bed trying to sleep) seven to…

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Marathon Running May Be Good for Your Knees

Could it be that marathon training and racing are actually good for our knees? A myth-toppling new study of novice, middle-aged runners suggests that the answer is a qualified yes. The study finds that taking up distance running rebuilds the health of certain essential components of middle-aged knees, even if the joints start off somewhat…

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Sting, Annie Lenox and Other MTV Stars Sing for the Rainforest

“Is this the greatest concert any of us have ever heard?” Robert Downey Jr. asked from the stage of the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on Monday night. The crowd roared in agreement. The lineup already featured Deborah Harry, Darryl McDaniels (of Run D.M.C.), James Taylor, Shaggy and Ricky Martin. Yet to come were Bruce Springsteen…

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Medical News Today: Constipation and headaches at the same time

Constipation is the medical term for infrequent or hard-to-pass bowel movements. A person may have constipation if they have not had a bowel movement in 3 or more days, or if they need to strain very hard when they do have one. Sometimes, a person may experience a headache in addition to constipation. In some…

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How to Have a 5-Star Hotel Experience in Paris Without Booking a Room

Headed to Paris? Even if you don’t have the budget to book a room at one of the city’s sumptuous five-star hotels, you can still dip your toe into Parisian glitz and glamour by splurging on one of these on-property experiences. Dinner: V Restaurant at Hotel Vernet Seated in one of the leather banquettes beneath…

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Medical News Today: What to know about HCG pregnancy tests

An HCG pregnancy test checks human chorionic gonadotropin levels in the blood or urine. This measurement means that an HCG test can test whether a woman is pregnant, as well as whether their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. Typically, HCG levels increase steadily during the first trimester, peak, then decline as…

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The Long Claims Behind Longer Eyelashes

When an eyelash growth product called Lavish Lash became an Amazon best seller in 2017, a flood of customers promptly wrote to ask: Can I use this on my eyebrows? Answer: Yes. But then, inevitably, the product’s maker, a Miami company called Hairgenics, released an eyebrow-specific formula. Asked about the key difference in the new…

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The Staple Pieces You Should Be Wearing This Winter, Based on Your Sign

SCORPIO Heattech Fleece Turtleneck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt uniqlo.com $14.90 If your go-to look is almost all-black, and your closet is a sea of one dark top after the next, you’re a true Scorpio. Add this sleek tee to your collection: It’s understated, but the slim silhouette keeps it chic. People who fall into your astro-type “don’t like to draw attention to…

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