Unhealthy culture around anal sex encouraging coercion and pain

Greater openness needed to challenge harmful attitudes and expectations about anal sex between men and women.

Alternative Therapies

Research yields potential treatment approach for glycogen storage disease

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. and SINGAPORE – Researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and Duke Medicine have identified a potential treatment strategy ... Full story

Lung Cancer

Gene Mutation Sets off Series of Events Contributing to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth

A mutation in a gene that helps prevent cellular damage contributes to a chain of events supporting the growth of non-small cell lung cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered. The ... Full story


Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – During the holidays, the variety and complexity of foods served by friends and relatives can present landmines for people with food allergies. ... Full story

Eating Disorders

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders. ... Full story


New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education

DARIEN, IL – A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased ... Full story


New pain mechanisms revealed for neurotoxin in spinal cord injury

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A toxin released by the body in response to spinal cord injuries increases pain by causing a proliferation of channels containing pain sensors, new research shows, ... Full story

Female Reproductive

Infertility a common problem for Otago-Southland women

Infertility is common amongst women aged 25–50 years in the south of New Zealand and significant health resources go towards helping them become mothers, new University of Otago research suggests. ... Full story

Genetics and Birth Defects

Genetic cause of cleft palate

Some children are born with cleft palates and, of those children, some have an asymmetrical face and a malformed ear. A team of scientists led by Berlin-based researcher Enno Klußmann ... Full story


Beware, Asthma Suffers: Migraines May Worsen

CINCINNATI—Pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, ... Full story

Breast Feeding

New technique could prevent dangerous biofilms on catheters

Biofilms frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can cause life-threatening infections. New research at the Sahlgrenska Academy show that coating implants ... Full story

Public Health and Safety

Why are many of the most vulnerable Californians rejecting managed health care?

Why are hundreds of thousands of the state’s “dual eligibles” — fragile older seniors and disabled young people who receive both Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits — rejecting the new state-managed ... Full story

Sexual Health

Hands up to talk about sex

The search is on for participants in a new study at Charles Sturt University (CSU) on the impact of upper limb injuries or conditions on sexual activity. ... Full story

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