What to know about the last week of birth control pills

The last week of birth control pills usually consists of inactive pills, which do not contain any hormones. They are sometimes called placebo pills or sugar pills. There are many different types of birth control pill. One of the most common is the combination pill, which contains synthetic forms of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.…

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Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs

Many of the early signs of pregnancy can be nonspecific and easily mistaken for other causes. For this reason, it may be difficult to know when or whether to take a pregnancy test. In this article, we list 10 early signs that can indicate a person should take a pregnancy test. 1. Missed period A…

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Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?

Q. Having had all the common childhood illnesses, such as measles and mumps, 70-plus years ago, how much immunity do I still retain? A. You are probably immune to some of these illnesses. But it is difficult to be definitive about the duration of immunity, because definitive studies, known as challenge studies, are rarely conducted.…

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Critic’s notebook: Brunello Cucinelli, Prince of All He Surveys

Advertisement Critic’s notebook At 65, the Italian designer looms large in the wardrobes of well-dressed C.E.O.s as well as the hilltop town where he grew up. Sept. 21, 2018 Image Brunello Cucinelli, founder of the brand that bears his name, has restored his home village, Solomeo, Italy, and created a factory and a school there.…

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Explorer: Singapore, for Those Who Aren’t Crazy Rich

For 2.50 Singapore dollars, visitors can catch a boat to Pulau Ubin, a small, little-developed isle off Singapore’s main island that gives a hint of life here pre-independence: It’s populated with jungle and wildlife and a handful of residents in tin-roof homes, no running water and virtually no electricity; an undiluted immersion into nature. I…

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Modern Love: Pudge Will Keep Us Together

I had a dress pulled halfway over my head when my phone rang. Despite my insistence that I be left alone for a few hours on my day off, Jeff was calling me. I was trying on vintage dresses I couldn’t afford in a shop a few blocks from our house. When he asked me…

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Life as a Runway: What 9 Movie Insiders Wore to the Toronto Film Festival

Advertisement Life as a Runway Kit Harington ditched his tie. Thandie Newton showed off her tattoo. And Xavier Dolan, whose latest film had its premiere, put on a fancy suit. Sept. 20, 2018 Of the more than 250 films shown at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, few drew as much scrutiny (and criticism)…

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Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar

This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. An artificial intelligence start-up founded by three insiders at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center debuted with great fanfare in February, with $25 million in venture capital and the promise that it might one day transform how cancer is diagnosed.…

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