Tag: "genital" at medical news
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...ears and under. The young women were screened for genital
infections, including chlamydia, wart virus (human papillomavirus or HPV), and bacterial vaginosis. Almost two thirds of the young women tested positive for HPV, half of which were the high risk types associated with the development of cervical canc...
No increase in C-sections when epidural analgesia given early in labor
...ing the spinal cord and anesthetize the abdominal, genital
and pelvic areas. Spinal injections are administered into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Previous research has suggested that epidural analgesia initiated early in labor when the cervix is dilated less than 4 centimeters is associated with...
$10-million study explores men's role in transmitting HPV
...n in the United States. It affects the skin in the genital
area as well as the anal canal. Condoms do not protect against HPV and the infection can lead to genital
warts. To date, there is no cure for HPV. HPV is passed from one person to another by contact with ...
Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis
...rs and merchants. Symptoms of syphilis can include genital
lesions; rashes on the torso, palms, and soles of the feet; neurological problems; and destroyed facial tissue. Shakespeare alluded to sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms--and treatments--in several of his plays and poems, including Troilus a...
Study reveals high infection rate in teens for virus linked to cervical cancer
...nfected with a virus linked to cervical cancer and genital
warts, according to a study published in the Jan. ...tion and its effects may range from no symptoms to genital
warts to cervical cancer. In the current study, 95 percent of the participants, ages 14 to 17 years,...
Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay
...l other studies, including one designed to prevent genital
herpes in women; two experimental vaccines against anthrax; and a study to see if a flu vaccine made from insect cells might protect people as well as vaccines made in the conventional egg-based process. In recent years the unit has vaccinated an av...
Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women
...illomavirus, a virus linked to cervical cancer and genital
warts. Darron R. Brown and colleagues of Indiana U...y range from asymptomatic carriage of the virus to genital
warts to cervical cancer. In this study, 95 percent of the subjects were sexually active, and the me...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
...rus 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes most cases of genital
herpes. HSV-2 infects one in five Americans, and ...o be the most compelling new vaccine candidate for genital
herpes," he said. Straus said that dl5-29 seemed especially promising because it solves a critical p...
Screening for genital herpes should be targeted
Identifying asymptomatic people with genital
herpes infection through targeted screening of hig...o reduce the risk of acquiring HIV or transmitting genital
herpes. However, the article concluded that pregnant women who are not HIV-infected and whose par...
Endocrine Society calls for clinical guidelines on androgens for women
...elling and increased lubrication and likely affect genital
sexual sensitivity. The testosterone patch that is being reviewed by the FDA this week would be designated specifically for women who have undergone a hysterectomy and are taking estrogen therapy. However, future research is needed to better unders...
HHS awards $10.4 million to fight AIDS on three continents
... antiviral drug acyclovir on levels of HIV shed in genital
secretions of men and women who are HIV-positive a... will help clinicians better understand how active genital
herpes infection influences HIV infectivity. HIV Research Program in Thailand and Cambodia Award...
HPV vaccine shown effective at reducing cancer-causing infections
... against types 6 and 11 the most common causes of genital
warts already is under study, and more of the some 100 strains of the virus likely will be added as various vaccines are further developed, he says. Should the Food and Drug Administration approve these vaccines for general use, the target audience...
NIH recognizes IU as leader in STD research
...ch on the bacteria and viruses responsible for the genital
ulcer diseases herpes and chancroid to determine how they cause ulcers and on interactions between these agents of STI and the human immunodeficiency virus research on how human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer The grant also helps fund the ce...
Chemists honor 'Heroes' for biotechnology achievements in health
... therapies for eye disease, skin cancer, leukemia, genital
warts, high cholesterol and other ailments. Heroes...- imiquimod - Cream, 5%, a new method for treating genital
warts, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, affecting approxim...
Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
...JMWH 2004; 49:320-328.) Female circumcision and genital
mutilation is being increasingly seen by healthcar...affected by traditional female circumcision/female genital
mutilation. (Citation: Campbell, C. "Care of Childbearing Women with Female Circumcision/Female ...
Overactive bladder symptoms affect sexual activity of women says Univ. of Pittsburgh study
...ive. Those who experienced a significant amount of genital
or abdominal pain were less likely to enjoy sexual activity, but were more likely to experience sexual thoughts or fantasies. "Overactive bladder is so prevalent, and, as shown by this study, its effects reach beyond the commonly thought of symptoms...
HIV transmission is heightened during acute infection
...do during acute HIV infection, viral levels in the genital
tract would rise as well, thereby increasing the rate of HIV transmission during sex. To assess the relationship between virus concentrations in semen and blood, a large group of investigators (including scientists from the University of North Caroli...
Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases
...S, they know very little about other STDs--such as genital
herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea--that they are far more likely to contract. The study followed the girls for six months during which they either interacted with the DVD or read other educational materials, such as commercially available brochures, a...
Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'
...itted through sexual contact. While HPVs can cause genital
warts, certain strains of the virus are known to i...against all of the strains of HPV that cause human genital
cancers. Furthermore, the technology to generate the virus-like particles posed expensive manufactur...
Climara Pro (TM) helps alleviate menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
...estrogen-dependent neoplasia, undiagnosed abnormal genital
bleeding, active thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorders or stroke, liver dysfunction or disease, or any known hypersensitivity to estrogen, progestin or any Climara Pro transdermal system components. Estrogens with or without progestins should n...
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