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Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from indulging a desire or appetite for certain bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to abstention from sexual intercourse, alcohol or food. The practice can arise from religious prohibitions or practical considerations.
Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers

Depression, marijuana use, and alcohol abuse raise relapse risk among former smokers

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

Study finds no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy

New test reveals truth behind gluten-free labels

New test reveals truth behind gluten-free labels

How #MeToo is changing sex ed policies — even in red states

How #MeToo is changing sex ed policies — even in red states

Penn State researchers explore how the opioid epidemic affects society

Penn State researchers explore how the opioid epidemic affects society

Using e-cigarettes daily helps smokers to quit combustible cigarettes

Using e-cigarettes daily helps smokers to quit combustible cigarettes

Danbury Hospital launches 'Healing Hugs' for its most vulnerable patients

Danbury Hospital launches 'Healing Hugs' for its most vulnerable patients

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns

Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns

Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental health

Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental health

Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome

Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome

Birth, child outcomes linked with maternal opioid use during pregnancy

Birth, child outcomes linked with maternal opioid use during pregnancy

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah

Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices

Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices

Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder

Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

E-cigarettes much more effective for traditional cigarettes finds study

E-cigarettes much more effective for traditional cigarettes finds study

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol use in people with HIV

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol use in people with HIV