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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.
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

Study: Nearly half of cancer patients who enter a tobacco treatment program quit smoking

Study: Nearly half of cancer patients who enter a tobacco treatment program quit smoking

Tobacco treatment program in an oncologic setting could foster smoking cessation

Tobacco treatment program in an oncologic setting could foster smoking cessation

Smoking abstinence does not greatly affect motivation for food, research suggests

Smoking abstinence does not greatly affect motivation for food, research suggests

Smoking always wins over food, says new abstinence study

Smoking always wins over food, says new abstinence study

Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

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