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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. | Jul 2, 2014 12:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trouble conceiving could lead to mental illness in children: Study Women who battle fertility problems are more likely to give birth to children who develop psychiatric disorders than those born to healthier mothers, research suggests. | 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or bisexual could benefit from informed mental health services, researcher says In 2011, the United States Military repealed its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that prevented gay and lesbian service members from disclosing their sexual orientation.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
Many ER patients test positive for HIV while in most infectious stage Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and uninsured people reveals few are HIV positive, but of those who are, nearly one-quarter are in the acute phase a
Science Daily | Jun 24, 2014 02:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bisexual men face unique challenges to their sexual health Bisexual men have many unmet public health needs, which leave them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and other health problems. This new study illuminates the behavioral, interpersonal, and social realities of men who have sex with men and wom
Science Daily | Jun 23, 2014 1:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Smartphone apps carry higher infection risk than online dating sites or clubs Phone dating apps used by gay men to find a sexual partner carry a higher risk of getting common sexually transmitted infections than meeting online or in bars and clubs, suggests research. Smartphone apps tended to be favored by younger (under 40) well e
Science Daily | Jun 13, 2014 01:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Refugees and internally displaced persons should have equitable access to HIV treatment In a new article, researchers argue that available evidence suggests that refugees and internally displaced persons in stable settings can sustain high levels of adherence to antiretroviral therapy and viral suppression and should have the same level of a
Science Daily | Jun 11, 2014 12:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Women, health-care providers differ on what matters most about contraception When women are choosing a contraceptive, health care providers should be aware that the things they want to discuss may differ from what women want to hear, according to a survey. Most of the information women receive about contraceptives focuses heavily
Science Daily | Jun 10, 2014 12:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend