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Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published 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.
Published Which teens are more likely to vape? Research shows surprising patterns across race and sexuality groups (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study aims to examine differences in current e-cigarette use prevalence among U.S. youth at the intersections of sexual orientation with race and ethnicity.
Published Aging neutralizes sex differences in the brain: Animal study (via sciencedaily.com)
When male and female fruit flies age, their brains become desexualized. Age-related changes take place in both sexes, but the male brain becomes feminized to a larger extent than the female brain becomes masculinized.
Published Moms' problems linked to adolescent attachment issues (via sciencedaily.com)
Psychology research finds that moms with personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood of insecure attachment which can impact their socio-emotional development and mental health.
Published New clinical symptoms identified in largest international study series of confirmed monkeypox cases (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An international collaboration of clinicians has identified new clinical symptoms in people infected with monkeypox in the largest case study series to date. Their findings will improve future diagnosis, help to slow the spread of infection and help the international community prioritise the limited global supply of monkeypox vaccines and treatments to communities most at risk.
Published Women achieving childbearing desires drives contraception use (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more women achieve their childbearing goals, according to a new study.
Published US infertility rate plateaus (via sciencedaily.com)
During recent decades, the rate of infertility among women in the United States has remained largely the same, according to researchers. Their new analysis of data collected from 1995 and 2019 found that infertility is more common among women who are older, who are non-Hispanic Black and who have less income or education, and women without access to sexual and reproductive health services.