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.


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


New treatment gives tendon pain the boot

Re-training the brain with painless exercises may be the key to stopping recurring tendon pain, according to La Trobe researcher Dr Ebonie Rio. ... 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


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


Obesity and Weight Gain in HIV–Infected Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy: What's the Harm?

New Rochelle, NY —The percentage of HIV–infected adults who were obese—body mass index ≥30 kg/m2—when they began antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled over a 12–year period. After 3 years of ART, ... Full story

Life style and Fitness

Fad diets shape societal trends about health, Stanford scholar reveals in dissertation

Stanford doctoral candidate Adrienne Rose Johnson says contemporary diet advice idealizes lifestyles of the past in ways that contribute to global health problems. Johnson's study is the first academic analysis ... 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

Medical Breakthroughs

New Stem Cell Model Valuable Tool for Studying Andersen’s Syndrome

New Rochelle, NY —Successful reprogramming of muscle cells derived from biopsies of patients with Andersen's syndrome (AS) led to the formation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that can serve ... Full story


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

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Four Factors Predict Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Children with Low Birth Weight

Four factors – medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments – help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for children born early and ... Full story

Breast Feeding

Elderly at risk from rising mercury

People over the age of 75 are especially at risk from the hot weather blanketing Queensland this week, particularly if they have recently had an infection. ... Full story

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