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Can Abortion Cause Infertility?

Whether you’ve had an abortion in the past or are preparing for one in the near future, you might be wondering: Can abortion cause infertility? It’s a valid question, given how much misinformation surrounds topics like the reproductive system, infertility, and especially abortion. And, of course, many people who have abortions hope to add to […]

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Nail Biting: Does It Cause Long-term Damage?

Does nail biting cause any long-term nail damage? Answers From Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D. Although unsanitary, chronic nail biting (onychophagia) isn’t likely to cause long-term nail damage. Nails are formed within the nail bed—just beneath where the U-shaped cuticles begin. As long as the nail bed remains intact, nail biting isn’t likely to interfere with […]

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Late-Day Exercise: Can It Cause Insomnia?

Does exercise late in the day cause insomnia? Answer From Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. Regular exercise reduces stress and anxiety, and generally improves sleep. But for some people, exercising within a few hours of bedtime may cause problems getting to sleep. Keep in mind, everyone’s different. For some people, late-day exercise isn’t a problem. It […]