7073彩票登录Bethany Ao covers young adults for the Health section, with an eye towards mental, sexual and preventative health.

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Meet the Philly women who exotic-dance for other women

In the world of live adult entertainment for the LGBTQ community, events for queer women have traditionally flown under the radar.

Teens are using TikTok to talk about mental health, relationship abuse, and sexuality

While people have long turned to online communities to find support and advice they either could not get from friends and family or were too ashamed to talk about, Gen Z is different.

Black teens who experience daily racial discrimination show depressive symptoms, study finds

In total, participants reported 5,606 experiences of racial discrimination — both online and offline.

Birth control pill use is declining as women question mental health side effects

The effects of hormonal birth control is still poorly understood by scientists, but women are becoming more open about their contraception choices.

‘I was expecting a man’: Female surgery residents feel the sting of discrimination

A national survey of 7,409 surgical residents from 262 programs found that nearly one in three have experienced gender discrimination.

'A socially isolated group’: Millennial caregivers are increasing, but they face unique challenges

One in four caregivers are between the ages of 22 and 37, but they deal with student debt, social isolation and professional consequences more than older caregivers.

Philadelphia has a gun violence epidemic. What if it were treated like any other contagious disease?

There is research showing that violence can spread, like any other contagion. It resembles public health issues in other ways, too.

Philly Council hears from physicians, students, business owners on restricting e-cigarette sales

Philadelphia joins a handful of cities and states trying to ban or restrict e-cigarette sales in response to rising numbers of lung illness cases related to vaping.

Philadelphia medical schools try alternative therapies to help students cope with stressful profession

35% to 45% of medical students report high emotional exhaustion, and 45% to 56% have at least one symptom of burnout. Medical schools deal with this by offering counseling services, wellness weeks and even "Yoganatomy."