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First randomised trial finds no substantial difference in risk of acquiring HIV for 3 different forms of contraception

Previous research has suggested that some contraceptive methods may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV. However, all three forms of contraception trialled were safe and highly effective, supporting their continued and increased access alongside high quality HIV prevention services. A randomised trial of more than 7,800 African women found that a type of contraceptive injection (intramuscular […]

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Contaminated food for millions of diseases

In the European Region, 44 people are diagnosed per Minute of contaminated food, for of 4,700 people a year, the disease is fatal. The world health organization (WHO) reports. Experts believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg and the actual number of cases is much higher. Diarrhoea pathogens to be the cause […]

Pet Care

A New Start for Starfish

happy-tail_starfish_061219_main.png Just as some starfish can regrow lost parts of their bodies over time, a two-year-old, once-neglected cat named Starfish has also found a way to start anew. On June 17, 2018, the ASPCA assisted the New York Police Department (NYPD) with the removal of 48 animals from a residence in the Bronx. Among the […]

Health Problems

Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes […]

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The danger of dietary supplements for teens, Harvard study reveals

The danger of dietary supplements for teens: Harvard study reveals hundreds of young people have been sickened or hospitalized by weight loss and muscle-building products in 10 years A team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed 10 years of FDA data on reactions to supplements They found young people who take ‘enhancement’ […]

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Study shows vaping is linked to adolescents’ propensity for crime

UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.9 million middle and high school students used […]