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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Sexual Harassment at Work Not Just Men Against Women

July 1, 2015 — More than one in 10 complaints of sexual harassment at work are reported by ... read more

Lower Resting Heart Rate Variability Linked With Sexual Difficulties in Women

June 17, 2015 — Chances are good that women with a low heart rate variability also suffer from sexual dysfunction. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between consecutive heartbeats. ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Worsened, Testosterone Levels Decreased by Some Treatments of Prostate Enlargement

June 12, 2015 — Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction that did not resolve with continued treatment. In addition, they ... read more

No Waiting Game: Immediate Birth Control Implant More Cost-Effective

June 9, 2015 — Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving ... read more

Research Offers a New Approach to Improving HIV Vaccines

June 4, 2015 — Researchers have identified a molecule that recognizes HIV and initiates an immune response. The findings could help improve the efficacy of HIV vaccines to prevent infection, they ... read more

Online Hookup Sites Increase HIV Rates in Sometimes Surprising Ways

June 1, 2015 — The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV infection cases of 13.5 percent in Florida over a four-year period, according to a new study. The estimated medical costs for those patients ... read more

Study Explores Reasons Behind Alcohol Abuse in Non-Heterosexual Women

June 1, 2015 — Non-heterosexual women who feel a disconnect between who they are attracted to and how they identify themselves may have a higher risk of alcohol abuse, according to a new ... read more

Many UK Patients With Gonorrhea Prescribed Outdated Antibiotics

May 29, 2015 — Many UK patients with gonorrhea are being prescribed antibiotics that are no longer recommended for treating the infection by their family doctor, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ ... read more

Study Findings Linking Ovulation, Racial Bias Questioned

May 20, 2015 — Is ovulation related to higher racial bias? Despite previous studies, researchers have been unable to find any evidence that there is an increase in racial bias related to conception ... read more

Health, Social Inequities Drives HIV in Young Men Who Have Sex With Other Men

May 19, 2015 — Researchers sought to identify the factors associated with incident HIV infection among a cohort of racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse young, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex ... read more

Bacterial Communities of Female Genital Tract Have Impact on Inflammation, HIV Risk

May 19, 2015 — The most common bacterial community in the genital tract among healthy South African women not only is significantly different from that of women in developed countries but also leads to elevated ... read more

Text Messages Can Help Boost Teen Birth Control Compliance

May 19, 2015 — Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence ... read more

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Linked to Eating Disorders

May 12, 2015 — Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health ... read more

World First Survey Uncovers Widespread Homophobia at UK Sports Events

May 10, 2015 — Spectator stands are the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur, a study concludes: 85 percent fear for the safety of gay people. Three out of four people have witnessed or ... read more

May 7, 2015 — By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite ... read more

Female Cystic Fibrosis Patients Need More Contraceptive Guidance, Study Finds

May 7, 2015 — Only half of women with cystic fibrosis report using contraception and frequently apt to become pregnant unintentionally, according to a new study. As recently as the 1960s, children with cystic ... read more

Improved Sanitation May Reduce Sexual Violence in South African Townships

Apr. 29, 2015 — Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30 percent and the overall cost to ... read more

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men May Spread Virus to Female Partners: Uganda Study

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most female service members who experience sexual assault are unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the short term, suggests a new ... read more

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