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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are conducting a clinical trial to determine if a new drug, cabotegravir (CAB), is a safe and effective method of protection from HIV. The UC clinical trial is part of a study being done by the HIV Prevention Trials Network.

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The loss of a woman's breasts to cancer can take an emotional and psychological toll and affect how she views herself as a woman. Photographer Charise Isis founded the Grace Project to empower women who have had mastectomies, creating portraits showing the strength and beauty of cancer survivors.

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The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient's history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.

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Local emergency medical services (EMS) have been taxed by the continuing opioid crisis in our region. During one six-day period last summer in Cincinnati, there were 174 overdoses. 

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In a 2015 survey conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 33% of respondents who saw a health care provider in the previous year say they had a negative experience. 

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Some cancers, such as melanoma, may be easily detectable in their early stages, but pancreatic cancer often goes undetected until it's advanced and difficult to treat. 

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Cincinnati Union Bethel's Off The Streets program has been helping women involved in prostitution and sex trafficking for a decade. 

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The holidays are for spending time with loved ones, but they're also a time for spending money – sometimes, too much of it. 

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Adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night and teens require even more, but few of us actually get that much on a consistent basis. Busy schedules can get in the way, but for many a lack of sleep is due to other problems. 

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About six million Americans age 65 and older experience symptoms of depression. Though common among the elderly, depression is not a normal part of aging. 

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While stress is a normal part of office life, too much of it can be counterproductive and cause serious problems. 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans falls ill from consuming contaminated foods or beverages, which are often raw, every year. 

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Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, the same way it regulates traditional tobacco products. Many smokers turn to e-cigarettes to stop smoking; despite some claims of effectiveness, there are still concerns, as the health risks of e-cigarettes are largely unknown.

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While going gluten-free may seem like a trend for some, it’s a necessary precaution for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten – found in wheat proteins, rye, barley and triticale – causes inflammation in the small intestines of those who suffer from the immune disorder or have gluten-sensitivity. Eating a gluten-free diet helps to control these symptoms and any associated discomfort.

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For decades, head and neck cancers were associated with risky behaviors like smoking and drinking,— but now a new cause of the disease has been identified: the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now reports that 72 percent of these cancer cases are HPV-related.

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The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, — but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

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We all experience stress from time to time, whether in the workplace or at home, but how much is too much? Stress can have a negative impact on our minds and bodies; too much of it can cause diseases such as depression, anxiety and heart attack. According to the American Psychological Association, one in three Americans report experiencing extreme stress.
 

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As Americans become more health-conscious, more physicians and patients are opening up to a whole-person approach of preventative and curative treatments. Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medicine with complementary therapies such as mindfulness, acupuncture, yoga and healthy eating to treat the person, not the disease.

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year in America, and about 4,000 more will die from cervical cancer. Early detection is critical in treating both diseases and reducing mortality rates, but there is a continuing debate over when and how often women should get screened, and which tests should be used, for both forms of cancer.

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