Huffing Glue, Paint, and Cleaners: What You Need to Know About Inhalants

Diana Zuckerman, PhD, Sarah Romano, and Elina Mir. National Center for Health Research What are Inhalants? Inhalants are vaporous substances that are commonly inhaled to experience a mind-altering event or “high.” Many common household substances such as nail polish remover, glues, lighter fluid, hair sprays, and cleaning supplies can be used as inhalants. [1] Common […]

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Understanding the IUD

IUDs may be a good option for women looking for a long-term, alternative form of contraception. But before deciding if this option is right for you, it is important to understand the different types of IUDs, how they work, and the risks and benefits involved.

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Are Some Birth Control Pills Too Risky?

YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to have an increased risk of serious blood clots. However, the FDA has not taken the pills off the market or demanded a black box warning.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Infections, MRSA, and C-Diff

Recently, a number of elementary and high school students across the United States have been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a type of bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics. So, what causes this antibiotic resistance? What is MRSA, what are the symptoms, and how may it be prevented?

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