My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
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for many it is a simple choice and often the only practical option. A 2012 study…found that the vast majority of women seeking an abortion — 87 percent — had high confidence in their decisions. This level of conviction contrasts with the notion that millions of women vacillate over whether to have an abortion.
The White House will make two changes to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate on Friday.
Both center on a previously-drafted accommodation for religious non-profits who have a moral objection to paying for certain types of birth control. That provision lets these objectors opt-out of paying for birth control and requires their health insurance plans to step in and foot the bill.
Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera and a screen on the street and asked passersby if they wanted to check themselves out with it. The result, as you can see, was lots of freckles (and plenty of other hidden marks).
The next big surprise came when Leveritt offered them some sunscreen. Since the lotion blocks UV rays, you can see much more clearly how protective a layer can be. Watch how surprised the participants are at the difference.
A new paper in Annals of Oncology has demonstrated that simple taking an aspirin a day may help substantially reduce the risk of cancer.
As long as patients don’t have blood disorders (serious stomach bleeding is a potential concern), take blood thinning medication or are heavy drinkers or smokers, doctors think that the benefits outweigh the harms. and that the evidence demonstrates aspirin could be a major tool in the anti-cancer arsenal.
In my first piece on Truvada, I said that I thought most sexually active gay men should at least consider going on it. That was not strong enough: All sexually active gay men who are negative should go on it, at least those who are in the highly populated gray area that I find myself in—guys who either have casual condomless sex from time to time or who are “always safe” but still burdened by the fear of HIV.
Coconut water is likely no better for you than plain old tap water. Which means that no matter what kind of health claims you’ve seen on bottles, there’s really only one solid reason to drink coconut water: taste.