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CDC: HPV vaccination coverage among teens remains 'unacceptably low' A new report from the CDC reveals that while HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents increased in 2012-13, it remains 'unacceptably low' and further efforts are needed.
Medical News Today | Jul 24, 2014 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reduced engagement in risky behaviors by low-income students in charter high schools A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomesLow-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter...
Medical News Today | Jul 24, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Circumcision info, not directives from health-care providers, required by parents Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S.
Medical News Today | Jul 24, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Many young adults need to be educated about the female condom The female condom is one of just two barrier methods that can protect against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, yet many young adults are not aware of the device, a new study...
Medical News Today | Jul 24, 2014 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bodies of MH17 victims removed from war zone Train carrying dead finally reaches Ukraine-held territory, but rebels continue to hamper efforts.
Yahoo! News | Jul 22, 2014 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Communication about female condom vital to young adults, researchers say Communication researchers examine sexual health messages aimed at young college adults about the female condom. The first female condom was introduced in the U.S. in 1993, but drew little interest due to several reasons including mixed or negative portray
Science Daily | Jul 21, 2014 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Circumcision does not promote risky behavior by African men, study finds Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya. Three clinical trials have shown that male circumcision significantly reduces the risk of acquiring HIV in young African men. However, some experts have sugg
Science Daily | Jul 21, 2014 1:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Long-term benefits and value of investing in sexual and reproductive health of 10 to 14 year olds Age 10 to 14 years, a time when both girls and boys are constructing their own identities and are typically open to new ideas and influences, provides a unique narrow window of opportunity for...
Medical News Today | Jul 21, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rate of HIV diagnosis in U.S. examined in study The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, accordin
Science Daily | Jul 19, 2014 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why the immune system fails to kill HIV Our immune system contains CD8+ T cells which protect us from various diseases such as cancer and viruses. Some of them are specifically tasked with killing cells infected with the HIV virus and researchers have for the first time identified a key explana
Science Daily | Jul 18, 2014 1:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend