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Taking Control of Your Cervical Health

When Lily was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 27, she blamed herself. “Why hadn’t I taken care of myself properly?” she thought. She had regularly skipped her annual Pap smears—a common procedure, in which the doctor collects cells from the vagina wall to test for signs of cervical cancer….

More Than a Sunburn: Drugs Can Make Your Skin More Sensitive to Sun

Samantha Welch spent about 11 months avoiding the direct sunlight as best she could. She had been prescribed isotretinoin, an oral medication that treats cystic acne. A few weeks after she started taking it, she discovered that “my skin was extremely sensitized,” she says. “My face and lips were dry…

Yeast Infection Drug May Increase Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women who take an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections are at a higher risk of having a miscarriage compared to women not taking the drug. Although the increased risk was only slightly higher, a new study is the second one to show a link between oral…