Tag: "unprotected" at medical news
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...red to patients who report risky behavior, such as unprotected
sex, injection drug use, or intercourse with a partner of the same sex. Tests also are offered to patients when clinical findings indicate the possibility of HIV infection or to patients who request testing. "For anybody who is sexually active, this...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...ics with multi-vessel disease and in patients with unprotected
left main stenosis (although developments in drug-eluting stents may eventually alter this situation). 4. Patients presenting with NSTE-ACS (unstable angina or myocardial infarction without ST-segment elevation) have to be stratified first for their ...
Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified
... THE LANCET. The patient is a New York man who had unprotected
sex with multiple partners and regularly took the ...s case are great since the patient reported having unprotected
sex with multiple partners. Dr Markowitz states: "Only additional investigations will reveal whether...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
...ers who are married. Marriage does not cause STDs; unprotected
sex does. Knowing how to protect oneself from STDs is important. Since most adolescents and young adults will have sex, it is important that public health policies are designed to help young people gain the information they need to protect themselve...
New study finds link between self-mutilation and risky sexual behavior
...ns who cut themselves are more likely to engage in unprotected
sex according to a new study by researchers at the Bradley/Hasbro Children's Psychiatric Research Center (BHCPRC) in Providence, RI. Published this month in the journal Pyschiatric Services, researchers report a previously uncharted link between self...
Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors' access to contraception
...e resulting from such laws, like teens having more unprotected
sex, and nearly half (47.6 percent) expected five or more negative consequences. For exceptions to PNLs, 85.5 percent of parents supported at least one, and 29.7 percent supported five to six, with the most commonly supported exception including case...
Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse
... obtain emergency contraception would not increase unprotected
intercourse, lead to abandonment of regular contra... increased risk-taking, that women would have more unprotected
intercourse, increase their risk for STIs, and abandon more effective forms of regular contraception...
Sex habits of young women unchanged by morning after pill, UCSF study finds
...ercent of women in each group self-reported having unprotected
sex at least once over the study period. Women's n...e. "Given that only a fraction of the women having unprotected
sex used emergency contraception, it seems we need to spend our energy trying to make it easier for ...
Screening for genital herpes should be targeted
...ers and has a doubled risk of contracting HIV from unprotected
sex. Screening for HSV-2 has become possible with the advent of a blood test that can detect antibodies to the virus. A committee of sexually transmitted disease (STD) experts in California considered the potential risks and benefits of HSV-2 scre...
Teenage hormone therapy to reduce adult height of tall girls linked to reduced fertility
...likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle of unprotected
intercourse. Lead investigator Alison Venn (Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia) comments: "Although the possibility of adverse reproductive effects of oestrogen treatment for tall stature in girls has been acknowledged for...
Whooping cough makes a national comeback
...ection. Today, many adolescents are vulnerable and unprotected
against this serious disease. There have been nume...s after the last childhood dose leaving many teens unprotected
against the disease. "Adding a pertussis component to the current tetanus-diphtheria booster vacci...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...the virus could spread widely and rapidly among an unprotected
population before those infected are diagnosed and put in isolation wards. "After incubating for seven to 17 days, the first symptoms of smallpox appear: fever, tiredness, head and body aches, and sometimes vomiting. After two to four days, small ...
July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...nt know about and request the drug after an act of unprotected
intercourse. Given the recent FDA decision to rej...hood of their taking emergency contraception after unprotected
sex, a few had reservations about habitual or repeated use and expressed concern that it might incre...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...ty to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular, unprotected
intercourse (six months if the woman is over 35). It affects about 6.1 million Americans, which represents about 10 percent of couples in their childbearing years. About 70% of patients who are treated succeed in having children. Additional Inform...
Having emergency contraception at home does not boost rate of unprotected sex among teens
...re effective. But they are not more likely to have unprotected
sex, according to a University of Pittsburgh study...cy by about 89 percent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected
sex, according to Women's Capitol Corp., makers of Plan B™. Since the beginning of this study,...
Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients
...pia, Wash., regrets having spent her youth basking unprotected
in the sun's harmful rays. She is one of 250,000 Americans each year who develop a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. If caught early, squamous cell carcinoma typically doesn't spread, but if neglected or undiscovered for years, it c...
Crystal methamphetamine use increases HIV risk
... though, as it lessens inhibitions and can lead to unprotected
sex with multiple partners. HIV rates are high among methamphetamine users, putting younger MSM at an increased risk for infection. Meth-induced lapses in judgment leading to promiscuous sexual behavior make users more likely to contract HIV, but th...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: March 2004
...uding those who smoke, who are exposed to too much unprotected
UV sunlight or have diabetes, drinking less is probably a good idea." Eat That Big Healthy Breakfast and Lose Weight Eating more calories earlier in the day may prove to be more satiating than calories consumed later in the day. By co...
Emergency contraception issues featured during web-based conference
...ics are often closed at night and on weekends when unprotected
sex is most likely to occur. "Health care professionals are the key source of information about pregnancy prevention approaches for sexually active adolescents," according to ACPM President Robert Harmon, MD. "Emergency contraception can be an impor...
ACPM to host web-based conference on emergency contraception and adolescents
...s are often closed at night and on weekends---when unprotected
sex is most likely to occur. "Health care professionals are the key source of information about pregnancy prevention and control approaches for sexually active adolescents," according to Dr. David L. Katz, Chairperson of ACPM's Adolescent Health C...
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