Tag: "sexual" at medical news
Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disorders
...PAIGN, Ill. -- Women who were victims of childhood sexual
abuse have long been assumed to be at a higher ris...etween the two, though not a direct one. Childhood sexual
abuse is not a significant risk factor on its own, but it is when combined with psychological distre...
Poor health of female flight attendants linked to sexual harassment
... likely to do so, if they had recently experienced sexual
harassment by passengers. Around one in five (22%... most severe type. For the purposes of this study, sexual
harassment was defined as receiving unwanted attention, being propositioned, groped, subjected to of...
Visualization techniques can help smokers quit
...traumatic events including rape and other types of sexual
assault. This study, published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship looked at 71 smokers from a hospital outpatient clinic. Those in the intervention group were given instruction on how to use guided imagery and were encouraged to practice this i...
Teen daughters of parents with HIV have higher childbearing rate
...to reduce mental health symptoms, substance abuse, sexual
risk and problem behaviors or routine family case ...childbearing, family finances, drug abuse or risky sexual
behaviors and testing their mental health status and self-esteem. Participants were also asked if th...
Study sheds new light on causes of common STD
... symptoms of urethritis. All subjects were given a sexual
practice questionnaire. The men in the study underwent a urethral smear, and provided a first-stream urine specimen, which was tested for pathogens that may have caused NGU. Chlamydial infection was common in both heterosexual and homosexual men wit...
Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds
...ttle about STDs are more likely to engage in risky sexual
behavior and to delay the treatment of STDs. And the consequences are severe. Genital herpes, for example, cannot be cured. Genital warts can render a woman more susceptible to cervical cancer, and chlamydia can lead to infertility. A 2004 study, inv...
Oral contraceptive pill may prevent more than pregnancy
...ologic needs. The study showed that in women with sexual
dysfunction, elevated SHBG in "Oral Contraceptive ... risk for long-standing health problems, including sexual
dysfunction. Oral contraceptives have been the preferred method of birth control because of their ea...
Use of amino acid supplement following a heart attack provides no benefit, may be harmful
...ients with hypertension, angina, heart failure and sexual
dysfunction, according to background information in the article. Prior studies suggest that L-arginine has the potential to reduce vascular (blood vessel) stiffness. Steven P. Schulman, M.D., of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, and coll...
Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health
...st of compelling research findings regarding risky sexual
behavior in the vacation hotspot of Miami, racial ...s up, new research in the Journal shows that risky sexual
behaviors among gay men who live and vacation there is quite prevalent and that interventions are ne...
Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies
... remain abstinent until marriage and most initiate sexual
intercourse as adolescents, abstinence from sexual
intercourse is an important behavioral strategy for preventing human immunodeficiency virus, other s...
89 percent of men with penile implants are able to have sex says new study
... fitted with a penile prosthesis were able to have sexual
intercourse and eight out of ten were satisfied wi...r cent of the men said that they were able to have sexual
intercourse and 81 per cent were satisfied with the final results of their procedure. 71 per cent ...
Pitt researchers develop less risky treatment for depression, seizures
...fects of traditional treatments for depression: no sexual
dysfunction or memory impairment and minimal sleep disturbance and weight gain, which are often associated with antidepressants or shock therapy. However, there is a risk of infection due to the surgical incisions, and the long wire lead may cause pa...
Erectile dysfunction common, linked with severity of heart disease
... responded to the survey, answered questions about sexual
function and underwent a physical examination. Me...or never able to maintain an erection adequate for sexual
intercourse were defined as having ED. According to that definition, overall prevalence of ED was 18...
Erectile dysfunction may warn of heart disease
... of Chicago. "The good news is that a decrease in sexual
function could provide an additional warning sign ...se patients." "Second, asking patients about their sexual
function may help identify those at risk for significant heart disease, allowing physicians to strat...
Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate
...he short term, or prevent incontinence or impaired sexual
function in the long term when compared with natural tears. Many expectant mothers have heard about Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles before birth, but perineal massage isn't as well-known or recommended as often. "It's not stan...
Free HIV tests cheaper than charging when goal is preventing AIDS
... that HIV testing and counseling reduces high-risk sexual
behavior and prevents HIV transmission, Thielman said. Testing also gives people access to services such as antiretroviral therapy, treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission....
Yale findings hold promise for stopping progression of bipolar disorder
...e job or at school, and risky behaviors, including sexual
indiscretions that can lead to loss of important relationships. Blumberg said in depressive episodes individuals may "take to bed" or, in severe cases, try to take their own lives....
New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development
...tment of women's health care conditions, including sexual
dysfunction, HIV prevention; and, gastrointestinal disorders. Biosyn, Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals. CellegesicTM (nitroglycerin ointment), branded Rectogesic outside the United States, is approved and is being marketed...
Text messaging speeds up treatment for Chlamydia infection
...n the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The sexual
health clinic at London's Chelsea and Westminster ...t a text messaging service for the test results of sexual
health screens, including Chlamydia, for six months. This was done on the grounds that many of its ...
48 hour access target for UK sexual health clinics impossible
The 48 hour access target for all sexual
health clinics will be impossible to meet on the b...knowledge the government's commitment to improving sexual
health service provision, outlined in its public health white paper, Choosing Health, published in N...
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