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The quality of sex life and emotional condition of couples undergoing fertility treatment

Studies in Polish patients undergoing fertility treatment demonstrate that people dissatisfied with their sexual activity are at greater risk of developing emotional disorders. People who treat sexual intercourse purely as a chance of getting pregnant can have a higher prevalence of depression (Makara–Studzińska M, Wdowiak A, Bakalczuk G, Bakalczuk S, Kryś, K Emotional problems among …

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Onco-cious: a series of articles on how to fight cancer

In cooperation with the Polish League Against Cancer Foundation we have prepared a series of educational articles “Onco-cious”. We want to support you – so that you can make everyday decisions more consciously, so that – due to prevention – you can take better care of yourself and your loved ones, so that in case …

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What does excessive tanning have to do with endometriosis?

According to a new study, tanning bed use and sunbathing not only increases the risk of developing malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but may also be associated with a higher likelihood of endometriosis. The findings of American researchers published in the journal Human Reproduction point to such a relationship, although they do …

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Avoid sunbathing during hormone therapy

Taking hormone drugs and sunbathing is an unpleasant mix. Intense sunbathing during hormone therapy, whether used for contraceptive purposes or on the contrary to increase the chances of pregnancy, can adversely affect the skin. Hormonal preparations have a photosensitizing effect, accelerating the release of melanin in the skin, which – in the absence of appropriate …

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Chances of pregnancy after stopping hormonal contraception

There are many myths surrounding hormonal contraception. Although it is commonly used to prevent unwanted pregnancy – still many women wonder how taking the medication will affect their fertility. Are birth control pills or patches safe? Will I be able to get pregnant without any problems after stopping contraception? Researchers in Africa have analyzed hundreds …

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