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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
Aspirations and sex: Coming of age in the eye of the HIV storm How do you shape your hopes, ambitions and expectations when growing up in an environment devastated by HIV/AIDS? One researcher found that young people between 16 and 25 in rural Kenya take a pragmatic approach to sexual risks because sexuality plays an
Science Daily | Jul 2, 2014 1:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women on the Pill have significantly lower measures of ovarian reserve than non-users A project in Denmark whose aim is to assess the reliability of preconceptional lifestyle and biological factors as predictors of fertility has found a pronounced effect of the contraceptive pill on...
Medical News Today | Jul 2, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Birth control pills may damage women's fertility, experts say Women who take the contraceptive pill could have their fertility temporarily damaged and have difficulties measuring it as the markers are suppressed by hormones.
Canoe.ca | Jul 2, 2014 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Herpes virus infection drives HIV infection among non-injecting drug users in New York HIV infection among non-injecting drug users doubled over the last two decades, a study has found. HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly repo
Science Daily | Jun 27, 2014 8:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Veterans who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services, researcher says In 2011, the United States Military repealed its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation. Current estimates indicate that more than one million veterans identify as lesbian, ga
Science Daily | Jun 26, 2014 4:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Group recommends removing sexual orientation-related disorders from the international classification of diseases A working group evaluating sexual orientation-related disorders listed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), has recommended the disorders be deleted, a move that will make getting hea
Science Daily | Jun 24, 2014 9:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One in five people with heart conditions stop having sex, UK survey Sex is impossible for a fifth of people with heart conditions, according to new statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Medical News Today | Jun 24, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend