Tag: "sexual" at medical news
Sexual health clinics will need to more than triple capacity to meet 48 hour access target
... by the UK government for 2008, will mean that all sexual
health clinics will have to provide every patient ...ith a family doctor. But the experience of a large sexual
health clinic in Leeds, for which appointments are booked by phone or in person, known as a closed a...
HIV decline in Zimbabwe linked to behavioural change
...ppears to be the reduction in the number of casual sexual
relationships, although there was also a delay in the onset of sexual
activity and increases in condom use prior to the time of the study may also have contributed". The ...
Aussie of the Year announces new vaccine trial
...logy and Cancer Research (CICR) and the hospital's sexual
health service, Princess Alexandra Sexual Health (PASH). Professor Frazer said the vaccine used virus-like particles to deliver an antigen (protein that produces immunity) for genital warts similar to the cervical cancer vaccine. "It will target th...
Review shows male circumcision protects female partners from HIV and other STDs
...lity factor, or degree of exposure to HIV, for the sexual
partner. Thomas C. Quinn, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at Hopkins and a senior investigator at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, will present an overview of this trial, plus two others presently under way, as part of...
HIV risks reduced when mothers teach daughters about disease
...cents are more likely to delay early initiation of sexual
activities if monitored by their mothers," said Ba... the most vulnerable for HIV risk because of early sexual
activity." Of females between the ages of 13 and 19 who have AIDS, 68 percent are African American,...
It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues
...he defeated mice also displayed little interest in sexual
interaction and showed decreased preference for palatable sugary drinks over plain water. A month later, the rodents' interest in sex and sweets had returned, but the social avoidance remained. The researchers found that long-term use of antidepressa...
Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women
...cide gel. Microbicides are designed to prevent the sexual
transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted...ourse, there is a need for new ways to prevent the sexual
transmission of HIV. Although condoms can offer protection from HIV, in many societies women's legal...
Civil partnerships likely to boost health of gay and lesbian people
... same sex couples had greater openness about their sexual
orientation and closer relationships with their relatives than same sex couples not in civil partnerships. Despite the high divorce rates, there is a considerable wealth of evidence to suggest that married couples have better mental and physical heal...
Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth
... youth, UCLA researchers have found that high-risk sexual
behavior did not predict whether these youths were tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Instead, they were tested only when someone became pregnant or got someone pregnant. The findings, to be published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed jour...
Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s
... wasn't such a strong link between age and overall sexual
satisfaction. The men who responded to the Norwe...scale of zero to four, with four representing good sexual
function and no problems. Men in their twenties recorded an average overall satisfaction level of 2....
Teen sexual encounters not only a result of unsupervised afternoons
...ls reported they were twice as likely to engage in sexual
intercourse in the evenings as after school, accor... just opportunity plays a role in the frequency of sexual
activity among teens," said principal author J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S., professor of adolesc...
Brenner Children's Hospital researcher says PSA campaign about risky sexual behaviors a success
...nvey their own values, attitudes and beliefs about sexual
activity, birth control and pregnancy to their chi... intended to speak with their children about risky sexual
behaviors. The results showed the frequency that parents reported seeing or hearing the PSAs on bill...
Corrective cosmetics may not boost quality of life for women with severe facial blemishes
...tudy reported having more problems with social and sexual
functioning than with physical functioning." The study appears in a recent issue of the International Journal of Dermatology. Of the 73 women in the study, 66 used what Balkrishnan calls "corrective cosmetics" while seven did not. Corrective cosmetic...
Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well
...traceptive, and its potential effect on preventing sexual
transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Despite the fact that the study was done in a research lab, nearly all the stories failed to mention that it had not involved humans. Even more alarming, one of the stations misinterpreted the study al...
Body image relates to sexual risks taken by men and women differently
...earance had a higher likelihood of having multiple sexual
partners and engaging in unprotected sex. However,... also include content to help them develop healthy sexual
attitudes and respect for women." The study is detailed in a paper, "Does Body Image Play a Role in ...
Access to antiretrovirals unlikely to reduce HIV infection rates
...ount different ways that people might change their sexual
behavior if they get treatment (which might make them feel physically better and more likely to be sexually active) and counseling (which will hopefully increase safe sex practices). They found that providing ART to all individuals with AIDS symptom...
Women with breast cancer who choose preventive mastectomies
...sure contentment with quality of life, body image, sexual
satisfaction, breast cancer concern, depression and health perception. It involved 519 women with cancer in one breast who chose to have preventive mastectomy in addition to regular cancer treatment and 61 breast cancer survivors who had only the aff...
Injection of synthetic polymer may improve facial wasting syndrome associated with HIV
... self-image problems and difficulties in social or sexual
relationships. Anna Maria Cattelan, M.D., University of Padua, Italy, and colleagues studied the efficacy, safety and tolerability of polylactic acid injections on 50 HIVinfected patients (42 men, 8 women) with moderate to severe facial lipoatrophy w...
Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
...mmonly have a decreased ability to achieve genital sexual
arousal. This study examined whether vibratory sti...ain a spinal pattern generator and improve genital sexual
arousal post-SCI. Heart rate as a predictor of energy expenditure in people with spinal cord injury...
New handbook addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues
...and AIDS. However, the public health landscape for sexual
minorities is much larger and significantly more c...he inequities in health care services available to sexual
minorities; the overt prejudice they often face as well as discrimination, disdain, or outright deni...
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