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Blighted Ovum: What Causes It?

What causes a blighted ovum? What symptoms can I expect? Answers from Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. A blighted ovum, also called an anembryonic pregnancy or anembryonic gestation, occurs when the early embryo stops developing, is resorbed and leaves an empty gestational sac. The reason this occurs is often unknown, but it may be due to […]

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This Photographer Is Documenting the Realities of Living With Skin Conditions

Receiving prying questions or downright mean comments about a visible skin condition can be particularly painful. But artist Peter DeVito's latest project is an attempt to normalize common skin conditions—including albinism, vitiligo, and alopecia—and celebrate people with all types of skin. DeVito, a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, previously got attention in January […]

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Early Miscarriage: Is Stress a Factor?

Can too much stress cause early miscarriage? Answers from Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D. While excessive stress isn't good for your overall health, there's no evidence that stress results in miscarriage. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur before the pregnancy […]