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Chlamydia screening and condom schemes encourage safer sexual behaviour in young adults Young adults report being offered a chlamydia test has a positive impact on their subsequent healthcare-seeking and sexual behaviour, according to a new Public Health England (PHE) report out today.
Medical News Today | Jul 16, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which could help reduce the spread of the HIV according to a groundbreaking study revealed in Australia. Rapid HIV testing is a screening test that
Science Daily | Jul 15, 2014 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Health education program reduces dating violence among minority youth New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shows that It's Your Game...
Medical News Today | Jul 15, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Risk of aggressive prostate cancer may be increased by vasectomy Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health...
Medical News Today | Jul 13, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behavior -- known commonly as sex addiction -- similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a a new study. However, the researchers caution that this do
Science Daily | Jul 11, 2014 7:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Window of opportunity against HIV comes from 'fitness bottleneck' New research on HIV transmission among heterosexual couples in Zambia shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a 'genetic bottleneck' imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines t
Science Daily | Jul 10, 2014 6:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Injectable contraceptive launched in Burkina Faso to expand choice and address unmet need Women in the West African nation Burkina Faso today have access to an additional family planning option.
Medical News Today | Jul 10, 2014 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Moral beliefs a barrier to HPV vaccine, researchers find The biggest barrier to receiving a human papillomavirus vaccine was moral or religious beliefs, a survey of first-year students has indicated. The HPV vaccines are commonly recommended for children ages 11-12 to protect against cervical cancers in women,
Science Daily | Jul 7, 2014 6:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Novel intravaginal ring shows promise for HIV prevention A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a study. The ring, designed to prevent transmission of HIV, was tested in pig-tailed m
Science Daily | Jul 2, 2014 6:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fruit fly research may reveal what happens in female brains during courtship, mating What are the complex processes in the brain involved with choosing a mate, and are these processes different in females versus males? It's difficult to study such questions in people, but researchers are finding clues in fruit flies that might be relevant
Science Daily | Jul 2, 2014 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend