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.

Breast Cancer

Meditation Eases Pain, Anxiety and Fatigue During Breast Cancer Biopsy

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. ... Full story

Prostate Cancer

New tool to determine the risk of prostate cancer death

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified a new prognostic biomarker: the neuropeptide pro-NPY, which may help determine the risk of dying from prostate cancer. This particular type of ... Full story

Sleep

Counting sheep? Struggling to sleep?

The Sleep/Wake Research Centre’s treatment programme - called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia - provides a group therapy option for sufferers and has been used successfully in other parts ... Full story

Pain

Imagining Positive Outcomes May Bring Pleasure Now But Pain Later

Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out can boost your mood in the here and now, but they may actually lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long ... Full story

Geriatrics and Aging

Taking multiple medicines could send older Australians into “spiral of decline”

Using multiple medications is an unfortunate reality for many older Australians, however a new Monash University study has found that polypharmacy, which is the simultaneous use of five or more ... Full story

Flu

Indiana avian flu outbreak serves as biosecurity reminder for Pa. poultry owners

A new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed this month in the state of Indiana serves as a warning to Pennsylvania poultry producers and small-flock owners that they ignore ... Full story

Low Testosterone

Testosterone influences regulation of emotions in psychopath's brain

Brain research has demonstrated that psychopaths exhibit reduced control over their emotional actions. Researchers from the Donders Institute at Radboud University discovered that the quantity of testosterone a person produces ... Full story

Depression

Post-adoption blues expert on depression screening recommendations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new recommendation on screening mothers during pregnancy and postpartum for depression also should include parents who are adopting children, says a Purdue University expert on ... Full story

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