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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