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Breastfeeding Infant's Health Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Unsafe feeding methods spiked during infant formula shortage      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A survey finds nearly half of parents who rely on formula for their babies resorted to potentially harmful feeding methods during the infant formula shortage.

Breastfeeding Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting
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Dads are key in supporting breastfeeding, safe infant sleep      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Fathers can make a huge difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new fathers.

Birth Control Chronic Illness Depression Menopause Mental Health Research Sexual Health Today's Healthcare Women's Health - General
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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.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Healthy Aging Obesity Sexual Health
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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.

Breastfeeding Child Development Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting
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Beneficial bacteria in the infant gut uses nitrogen from breast milk to support baby's health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A nutrition scientist who has spent his career studying breast milk has demonstrated how beneficial microbes in the gut of infants use nitrogen from human milk to support pediatric nutrition and development.

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.

Breastfeeding Children's Health Infant's Health Nutrition Women's Health - General
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Early tastings shorten breastfeeding      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study, in which the mothers of 1,251 infants from all over Sweden participated. Almost half of the infants received tastings at the age of four months.

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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.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that small molecules found in most humans' breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.

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.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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COVID-19 pandemic may have decreased breastfeeding      (via sciencedaily.com) 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had many health impacts on families. While exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for its benefits to immunity, bonding and health, mothers were less likely to breastfeed during the pandemic, according to new research.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health
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Research finds link between poor health, low breast milk production      (via sciencedaily.com) 

New research shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production.

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.