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Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

... more serious complications such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fecal incontinence, colonic conditions ... relationship. More than 50 percent of people with anal fissures, which are small splits or tears in anal tissue, also have constipation. And fecal ...

Cancer-causing virus associated with higher risk of new HIV infection

... Infection with anal human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, is associated with a higher ... among those men who were already infected with anal HPV," said the study's lead investigator, Peter ....

Middle school youth as young as 12 engaging in risky sexual activity

... defined sexual intercourse as vaginal, oral or anal sex. According to their research, by age 12, 12 ... sex, 7.9 percent in oral sex, 6.5 percent in anal sex and 4 percent in all three types of ... active students reported engaging in vaginal or anal sex without a condom within the past three ...

More at-risk teens and young adults engaging in anal intercourse

... suggests that the incidence of heterosexual anal sex is increasing among teens and young adults ... sex. These findings mirror recent data that show anal sex rates among adults doubled between the years ... little-known factors associated with heterosexual anal intercourse among adolescents and young adults. ...

Crohn's disease surgeries make steady advances

... causing intestinal contents to diverge from the anal canal. This often leads to anal incontinence, abscesses and, most seriously, ... but for more difficult lesions a new surgical anal plug -- made from grafted porcine tissue -- is ...

LSUHSC public health contributes to estimate of HPV-related cancers

... the burden of human papillomavirus-associated anal cancers in the US (p 2892-2900), Burden of ... ANAL: There were more than 3,000 HPV-associated anal cancers per year about 1,900 in women and 1,100 in men. HPV-associated anal cancer occurs more frequently among women (1.5) ...

U of M study: Online intervention paramount for reducing HIV in high-risk population

... percentage of the group reported unprotected anal intercourse (43 percent) in the past three ... offline (34 percent) reported having unprotected anal sex in the past three months. Men who have ... number of partnerships involving unprotected anal intercourse (49 percent). Meeting partners both ...

Study finds cisplatin less effective than standard treatment for patients with anal cancer

... to the standard treatment for patients with anal canal cancer, according to a study published in ... cisplatin and radiotherapy in 644 patients with anal canal cancer. The five-year disease-free survival ... only be used as a last resort in the treatment of anal canal cancer due to its considerable affect on ...

New Anal Cancer Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes

... -- Compared to the standard treatment regimen for anal canal cancer, the use of the chemotherapy drug ... the preferred primary therapy for patients with anal canal cancer is chemoradiation (concurrent use of ... The American Cancer Society has more about anal cancer . -- Robert ...

One-Third of HIV-Infected Gay Men Have Unsafe Sex: CDC

... percent -- said that they had had unprotected anal intercourse with at least one partner of unknown ... of the men said they had engaged in unprotected anal intercourse over the past three months. In 41.3 ... unprotected receptive sex or any unprotected anal intercourse," said the study's lead author, ...

Different HIV rates among gay men and straight people not fully explained by sexual behavior

... proportion of gay men have insertive or receptive anal sex, or both. They then set these figures ... of how easily HIV is transmitted by vaginal and anal sex to calculate the size of the HIV epidemic in ... This is because transmission rates are higher for anal sex than they are for vaginal sex, say the ...

AIDS patients face higher risk of HPV-related cancers as immunosuppression grows

... a low CD4 T-cell count was associated with an increased risk of invasive anal cancer among men. This risk was higher in 1996� than in ... underscore the need for effective screening for cervical cancer and anal cancer among persons with HIV infection or AIDS," the authors write. In ...

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Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

... and similar non-pledgers don't differ in the rates of vaginal, oral or anal sex or any other sexual behavior," Rosenbaum said. "Strikingly, pledgers ... from teens who hadn't taken a pledge in rates of premarital sex, oral or anal sex, or sexually transmitted diseases. Teens who had taken a pledge ...

Research indicates need for effective HPV vaccine for women and men and a simple HPV screening test

... the potential to reduce the rates of HPV-associated cancers, like oral and anal cancers, that are currently on the rise and for which there no effective ... that the vaccine effectively prevents HPV infections that lead to oral and anal cancers. Gillison's findings were part of a project known as ABHACUS ...

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Pelvic Floor Disorders Affect 1 in 3 Women

... women (80 percent had given birth) found that 25 percent suffered from anal incontinence, 15 percent from stress urinary incontinence, 13 percent from ... 16 million have an overactive bladder, and one in 10 suffers from anal incontinence, according to information in a news release about the study. ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows One-Third of Women Have Overactive Bladder, Incontinence or Other Pelvic Floor Disorders

... studied had given birth. Of those 4,000 women, 25 percent suffered from anal incontinence, 15 percent from stress urinary incontinence, 13 percent from ... 16 million women have an overactive bladder. One in 10 women suffers from anal incontinence, with one in 15 experiencing moderate to severe symptoms. ...

Young People Engaging In Sexual Activity Differ on Definitions of Virginity, Abstinence

... will stay virgins after engaging in oral sex, genital touching and even anal sex, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Also, ... were less likely than non-whites to view those who engaged vaginal and anal intercourse as abstinent. Study authors emphasize that physicians and ...

Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate

... women have, and what number of gay men have either insertive or receptive anal sex, or both. The report is published in the Sept. 12 online edition of ... Goodreau said. One reason HIV remains epidemic among gay men is that anal sex is much more conducive to the transmission of HIV transmission than is ...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

... found. In addition, the risk of getting herpes was reduced 7 percent "every additional 25 percent of the time that condoms were used during anal or vaginal sex," the researchers wrote. The risk of getting herpes increased with the frequency of unprotected sex, and there was no significant ...

The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

... before he was to launch a major concert tour, riveted the world. And hours earlier, the news that Farrah Fawcett, the 1970s sex symbol, had died of anal cancer captivated Americans who remembered her first for her role in TV's "Charlie's Angels" and later as a courageous woman sharing the intimate ...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

... "There had been a tendency to reject 5-FU/FA and now it's very much back on stage," he said at the press conference. And the standard of care for anal cancer -- radiation therapy plus 5-FU and mitomycin-C chemotherapy -- remains the best bet for patients with this rare malignancy. Chemotherapy with ...

'Cancer from A to Z': A Dictionary of Cancer-Related Terms

... acanthosis nigricans: A skin condition characterized by flat, dark gray brown, velvety patches most often on the neck, under arms, and anal area, which may precede or occur with a variety of internal malignancies, especially stomach cancer. See also Paraneoplastic Syndrome. Dr. ...

Dogs Help in Hunt for New Cancer Drugs

... MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Joe Bauer got the call on a Friday afternoon. A 10-year-old bichon frise named Oscar had developed anal sac adenocarcinoma, a particularly virulent cancer in dogs, and had been given only three months, at best, to live. The dog's owners, from Milford, ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Signs Lease at Pew's Nonprofit Village

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Sexual health promotion is low among people with serious mental illnesses, despite higher risk

... behaviours and risk factors for HIV infection Knowledge of risk behaviours averaged 91%, with higher awareness of the dangers of unprotected anal and vaginal sex and drug use than oral sex and sharing razors. Risk factor awareness was 59%, with higher awareness of the risks from cuts on hands ...

U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually

... increased 3 percent a year during the period examined in the study. Among the other findings: There were more than 3,000 HPV-associated anal cancers per year; about 1,900 occurred in women and 1,100 in men. Whites had the highest rates among women, while blacks had the highest rates among ...

A dangerous precedent in HIV

... says Dr Wilson. "When the viral load goes down in the blood due to antiretrovirals, it might not go down in the semen or vaginal and anal fluids," says Dr Jonathan Anderson, the president of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, who is also based at NCHECR. "This may be confusing. ...

HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen

... cervical cancer, they are half of the equation when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. They also face increased risks for throat, genital and anal cancers from HPV infection. The maker of Gardasil, Merck & Co., is accumulating data to consider whether boys should receive the inoculation ...

Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds

... which occur between the vagina and the anus, are classified in severity according to their length. Third-degree tears extend into the muscle of the anal sphincter and fourth-degree tears reach the rectum. The tears are surgically repaired immediately after delivery but subsequent infections and poor ...

How to diagnose and treat Gardner syndrome with gastric polyposis

... carpeting mainly the fundus ventriculi but also the corpus ventriculi. The patient was treated with restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (RPC/IPAA), ileostomy and ileostomy closure operations, and twice with snare polypectomy over an eight month period. The patient ...

Stevens chemists identify compounds to lure nutria, a rat-like pest ravaging Gulf Coast wetlands

... volatile compounds, including terpenoids, fatty alcohols, fatty acids and some of their esters, were identified from solvent extracts prepared from anal scent glands of nutria, a.k.a. coypu, said Attygalle. These compounds can serve as a powerful attractant to the animals, and thus, when applied ...

Ex-Cowboys Running Back Ron Springs Named Plaintiff in Constitutional Challenge to Texas' Malpractice Award Cap

... woman whose physician, during a routine office visit, paralyzed her with narcotics and then sexually assaulted her; -- A Harris County man whose anal canal, rectum, bladder and perineum were severely burned and permanently injured during a 2005 medical procedure, causing excruciating pain ...

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) State Chapters to Provide Parents With Educational Forum to Discuss Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccines

... the battle against cervical cancer. Because HPV may be a causative agent in a percentage of some other cancer sites such as vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal and some head and neck cancers, the NCCC has adopted the name of the National HPV Cancer Coalition and intertwined it with the name of the National ...

Striking shift seen among newly HIV-infected men regarding partners

... partners almost 75 percent of the time. Following diagnosis with acute HIV infection, they sharply altered their behavior to having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse 97 percent of the time with other HIV-infected individuals. Acute infection is the one-month period immediately following ...

Latin American adolescents are more likely to become infected with HIV than Spanish

... use condoms almost always when having sex with vaginal penetration, whereas only two of every 10 Latin Americans do the same. Immigrants have more anal sex and use condoms less frequently when doing it than the Spanish. M Paz Bermdez Snchez and ngel Castro Vazquezs research work emphasizes that 5.7% ...

Older African-American men with HIV often have sex without condoms

... sexual practices. 38 per cent didnt use condoms during oral sex, with 25 per cent having unprotected vaginal sex and 22 per cent having unsafe anal sex. The research also showed that men who were single and displayed fewer HIV symptoms were least likely to use condoms during sex. Despite the ...

Oral Sex Implicated in Some Throat and Neck Cancers

... the reason may be orally transmitted HPV infections. "Just as cervical cancer is the outcome of a sexually transmitted disease, as are most anal and penile cancers, people need to be aware that they can get throat or tongue cancer as the consequence of a sexually transmitted disease," said ...

Methamphetamine study suggests increased risk for HIV transmission

... HIV. The studys authors found that participants who reported using methamphetamines were more likely to report inconsistent condom use during anal sex within the past three months, a history of STD infection, being HIV-positive and using medications designed to treat erectile dysfunction. ...
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