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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.
FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

Evidence for possible impacts of light alcohol consumption during pregnancy is “surprisingly limited,” study reveals

Evidence for possible impacts of light alcohol consumption during pregnancy is “surprisingly limited,” study reveals

Collaborative care model can expand access to treatment for opioid or alcohol addiction

Collaborative care model can expand access to treatment for opioid or alcohol addiction

Consistent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit, researchers say

Consistent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit, researchers say

Maternal age at transition to motherhood predicts risky drinking behavior

Maternal age at transition to motherhood predicts risky drinking behavior

Sex-until-after-marriage programs in the United States have been ineffective study shows

Sex-until-after-marriage programs in the United States have been ineffective study shows

Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices

Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices

Senate Democrats delay HHS nominee over women’s health funding

Senate Democrats delay HHS nominee over women’s health funding

Ebola virus RNA can persist in semen of survivors two years after infection, researchers say

Ebola virus RNA can persist in semen of survivors two years after infection, researchers say

Effects of declining sperm counts on fertility, mortality and disease patterns in geographical areas: Study

Effects of declining sperm counts on fertility, mortality and disease patterns in geographical areas: Study

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can intensify inflammatory reaction in patients with colitis

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Wise Guys program targets young men to curb teenage pregnancy

Wise Guys program targets young men to curb teenage pregnancy

Deficits in attention and executive functioning linked to frequency of alcohol, drug use

Deficits in attention and executive functioning linked to frequency of alcohol, drug use

In Texas, abstinence-only programs may contribute to teen pregnancies

In Texas, abstinence-only programs may contribute to teen pregnancies

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy may cause subtle facial changes in babies says new study

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy may cause subtle facial changes in babies says new study

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Bedfont Scientific offers chance to win new Smokerlyzer for World No Tobacco Day

Bedfont Scientific offers chance to win new Smokerlyzer for World No Tobacco Day

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUD

Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUD