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Offer women IUDs, hormone shots after abortions: study
Women who get an abortion may be interested in long-acting forms of birth control, but they might not come back for another visit to get them. A new study suggests offering women those types of contraception right away may lower the chance they'll have another unintended pregnancy.More than 1 million abortions took place in the U.S.
Contaminated minds: Why some people feel perpetually unclean
In Shakespeare's "Macbeth," after Lady Macbeth helps to murder King Duncan, she laments that no matter how much she scrubs, her hands will "ne'er be clean."Doctors today are faced with a similar problem. Like Lady Macbeth, many patients feel unclean, even when no physical contaminant exists.
Michael Douglas is right, HPV can cause throat cancer
Many were surprised when Michael Douglas revealed Sunday that he blames human papilloma virus (HPV), strains of which cause cervical cancer, for his own bout of throat cancer.But, in recent years, a rising number of head, neck and anal cancers have been tied to HPV, a sexually transmitted virus.