Tag: "sexual" at medical news
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
...t that adults should discuss more than one type of sexual
practice when they counsel teens," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, associate professor of adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She conducted a survey of 580 ethnically diverse Northern California ninth-graders ...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
...lth and behavior, including questions on number of sexual
partners and coital frequency, at 10-month intervals for up to 40 months. From analysis of these data, the researchers found that during early infection (the approximately two-and-a-half month period after HIV seroconversion), the average rate of HIV...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...omes transmissible to others, particularly through sexual
activity. HSV-2 is a common infection--20 to 25 pe...ors heighten the risk of transmitting the virus to sexual
partners. They found that the use of oral or injectable hormonal contraceptives is linked with genit...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...s in 1-2% of young adults. Genital warts can cause sexual
dysfunction. Recurrence is common and treatment is painful and expensive. Luisa Villa (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brazil) and colleagues undertook a trial to test the effectiveness of a vaccine targeting the HPV types associated with 70% ...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...of endometrial cancer, pulmonary embolism, painful sexual
intercourse, stroke, and cataracts. These risks fuel public debate about the drug's use in preventing breast cancer, even among high-risk women. Understanding reasons why women decline to take tamoxifen even after education provides substantial oppo...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
The mental, emotional and sexual
health of people with learning difficulties who ar...g difficulties that it is a problem for them to be sexual
at all - never mind gay, lesbian, or bisexual - people were forging their lives and identities and s...
Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS
...vices designed for and by young people - including sexual
health and counselling services - should also be developed in urban areas. Investment in improving adolescent health is an essential component of improving the health of the whole population, and ensuring that we can afford the NHS in twenty years ti...
It's not all in your head
...k of ejaculation control, and dissatisfaction with sexual
intercourse. This scientific study, appearing in t...ctive factors like sense of control, distress, and sexual
satisfaction need to be considered when treating this highly prevalent disorder." PE is the most co...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...infected blood or body fluids for example, through sexual
contact, intravenous drug use, contaminated medical devices (such as injection needles and dental instruments), body piercing and tattooing. In certain settings it can be 100 times more contagious than HIV. Hepatitis B can lead to chronic liver dise...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...specially in light of the low counseling rates for sexual
behaviors, said lead author Jun Ma, MD, RD, PhD, r...eens receive yearly guidance on diet and exercise, sexual
behaviors, substance abuse, and injury reduction. To help implement the guidelines, it issued questi...
Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine
...use," Freyd said. "Myths about the nature of child sexual
abuse wrongly cloud the credibility of abuse victi...he body of research to date, which shows: child sexual
abuse is associated with serious mental and physical health problems, substance abuse, victimization...
Study of iron overload yields surprising results
...rly, can increase the risk of diabetes, arthritis, sexual
dysfunction, liver disease and liver cancer and heart disease. When the study is completed, researchers hope to have answers to the key questions that will help policymakers decide whom should be screened for hemochromatosis and iron overload, when s...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...s they present. "Conditions such as osteoporosis, sexual
dysfunction, depression, infertility, or growth disorders can be the result of abnormalities in the pituitary or "master" gland at the base of the brain. Many times this association is overlooked," Rosseau said. "These types of tumors are generally...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
... and urinary incontinence, or in reducing impaired sexual
function. In fact, women who had an episiotomy wer... such as fecal or urinary incontinence or impaired sexual
function, later on. By the 1930s, the procedure had become common in obstetrical practice. The proc...
Gender and sexual orientation influence preference for human body odors
...on's body odor depends in part upon the gender and sexual
orientation of both sender and receiver. "Our f...collected from 24 odor donors of varied gender and sexual
orientation. Subjects made four comparisons, evaluating and chosing between odors from (i) heterose...
Sex differences in the human brain
...of male and female brains during the period of CNS sexual
differentiation. Laboratory of Neurobiology and... 10.45 - 11.15 Roger Gorski: Cerebral dimorphism, sexual
orientation and identity Department of Neurobiology, UCLA, USA 11.15 - 11.45 D. Swaab: Is sexual
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
Children of both genders are frequently victims of sexual
abuse, and the long-term consequences are nearly i...6 percent of males reported experiencing childhood sexual
abuse. Moreover, say the authors, sexual
abuse significantly increases the risk of developing health...
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
...ased prolactin levels leading to galactorroeha and sexual
dysfunction, which makes complying with treatment a challenge many patients find too difficult to overcome" commented Dr Michael Riedel from the Munich University Hospital, Germany. "It is critical therefore that medications are not only effective in...
Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients
... in most disease-specific adverse effects, such as sexual
dysfunction, partnered men did report significantly fewer urinary symptoms. Moreover, partnered men reported significantly fewer general cancer-related symptoms than single men. Given the positive impact of a relationship on a patient's quality of li...
Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries
... students each year are victims of alcohol-related sexual
assault or date rape, that almost a third (31 percent) of college students meet the criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and that 2.8 million college students drove under the influence of alcohol last year....
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