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Birth Control Pregnancy and Childbirth Sexual Health Today's Healthcare
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Morning-after pill more effective when taken with an anti-inflammatory painkiller, researchers find      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A research team recently published findings on adding an anti-inflammatory painkiller used for arthritis pain to an oral emergency contraceptive pill (also known as the morning-after pill) to increase the effectiveness of pregnancy prevention.

Sexual Health
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Syphilis transmission networks and antimicrobial resistance in England uncovered using genomics      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists use genomics to uncover syphilis transmission patterns in England, in a pioneering new approach for STI surveillance.

Sexual Health
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New study shows effectiveness of mpox vaccine      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new international study has shown mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) infections to be less severe among those who are vaccinated or had a previous infection in 2022, underlining the importance and effectiveness of vaccination.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness
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Women more severely affected by chronic fatigue syndrome      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women with ME/CFS tend to have more symptoms and co-occurring conditions than men, according to initial results from the world's largest study of the disease. It has long been known that women are more likely to have ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) but the DecodeME study has shown for the first time how their experience differs from men.

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New study links contraceptive pills and depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.

Healthy Aging Sexual Health
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Low sexual satisfaction linked to memory decline later in life      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Low sexual satisfaction in middle age may serve as an early warning sign for future cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study, which tracked associations between erectile function, sexual satisfaction and cognition in hundreds of men aged 56 through 68, found that declines in sexual satisfaction and erectile function were correlated with future memory loss.

Chronic Illness Sexual Health
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Tuberculosis disease intensifies HIV antibody response in people with HIV      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research found that people living with HIV that have had pulmonary tuberculosis had broader and more potent HIV antibody responses and differences in HIV sequences predicted to be antibody resistant as compared to those without suspected or documented tuberculosis.

Birth Control Fertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Sexual Health
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New genetic target for male contraception identified      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Discovery of a gene in multiple mammalian species could pave the way for a highly effective, reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive for humans and animals. Researchers identified expression of the gene, Arrdc5, in the testicular tissue of mice, pigs, cattle and humans. When they knocked out the gene in mice, it created infertility only in the males, impacting their sperm count, movement and shape.

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Smells influence metabolism and aging in mice      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Exposure to female odors and pheromones causes weight loss and extend the life spans of mice, which may have implications for humans, researchers have found. While it was already known that sensory cues in humans and animals influence the release of sex hormones, this study shows that these cues could have more wide-spread physiological effects on metabolism and aging.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Psychology Research Sexual Health
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A readily available dietary supplement may reverse organ damage caused by HIV and antiretroviral therapy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

MitoQ, a mitochondrial antioxidant that is available to the public as a diet supplement, was found in a mouse study to reverse the detrimental effects that HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have on mitochondria in the brain, heart, aorta, lungs, kidney and liver.

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High infant mortality rates and global human population rise      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research showing high infant mortality rates are contributing to an incessant rise of the global human population supports arguments for greater access to contraception and family planning in low- and middle-income nations.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness
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Studies find that microbiome changes may be a signature for ME/CFS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found differences in the gut microbiomes of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) compared to healthy controls. Findings from two studies add to growing evidence that connects disruptions in the gut microbiome, the complete collection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in our gastrointestinal system, to ME/CFS.

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Call to address women's reproductive needs holistically      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women's reproductive needs should be considered holistically by considering pregnancy prevention and pregnancy preparation at the same time, finds a new study.

Sexual Health
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COVID vaccines also help protect HIV patients, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Researchers have found that people infected with HIV who receive antiretroviral therapy form antibodies against Sars-Cov-2 after being vaccinated against COVID with mRNA vaccines. Their immune response to the vaccination is, however, less strong than that of healthy people. A third vaccination reduces this gap.

Sexual Health
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Converging and diverging immune factors that may predispose people to HIV and HSV      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators analyzed longitudinal samples of cervical and serum biomarker levels for immune activation, before and after subjects acquired HSV-2. They found that altered levels of specific biomarkers in the mucosa and serum were associated with HSV-2 acquisition only, while others overlapped with biomarkers and combinations predictive of HIV-1 acquisition.

Sexual Health
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Three-dose hepatitis B vaccine regimen protects people with HIV      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A three-dose course of the hepatitis B vaccine HEPLISAV-B fully protected adults living with HIV who had never been vaccinated against or infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to new study.

Sexual Health
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Sexual assault-related ER visits increase more than tenfold      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An increasing number of people are seeking emergency medical help for sexual assault, according to a new study.

Sexual Health
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Mucus-based lubricant proves highly effective against HIV and herpes, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Cow mucus provides the basis for a synthetic prophylactic gel developed to protect against HIV and herpes transmission. The lubricating gel proved 70 percent effective in lab tests against HIV, and 80 percent effective against herpes.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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SARS-CoV-2 can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has been suspected of causing chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). A well-controlled study has now shown that, even after mild COVID-19, a subset of patients will develop symptoms which meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. Their findings also describe a second subset of post-COVID patients with similar symptoms. Differences in laboratory results between these groups may indicate differences in underlying mechanisms.

Sexual Health
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NIH experts review monkeypox challenges      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Lessons learned from the public health responses to the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics should help guide the response to the current outbreak of monkeypox, National Institutes of Health experts write in a new editorial.