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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.
Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids

Smoking cessation goody bag helps people quit smoking

Smoking cessation goody bag helps people quit smoking

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Alcohol dependence results in remodeling of functional architecture in rodent’s brain

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Health benefits of a 'Dry January'

Lack of self-examination is the major obstacle to early skin cancer detection in rural Western U.S.

Lack of self-examination is the major obstacle to early skin cancer detection in rural Western U.S.

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Detection of mouth, throat cancer through saliva testing could become reality

Detection of mouth, throat cancer through saliva testing could become reality

In the fight for money for the opioid crisis, will the youngest victims be left out?

In the fight for money for the opioid crisis, will the youngest victims be left out?

Help for teenagers who want to quit smoking

Help for teenagers who want to quit smoking

Study focuses on smoking cessation treatment for adolescents

Study focuses on smoking cessation treatment for adolescents

A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse

A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse

Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder

Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder

Communication key in preventing AIDS, say health organizations

Communication key in preventing AIDS, say health organizations

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain

Study identifies pretreatment change trajectories in people seeking treatment for AUD

Study identifies pretreatment change trajectories in people seeking treatment for AUD

Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception