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Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...rain of your hair, not against it, and don't shave genital areas, large skin surfaces, or other areas that aren't normally shaved. Don't share razors, and replace disposables as often as possible. Crew members need to wash their clothes on a regular basis if possible, avoid sharing clothes, and in the gym: w...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...o other HPV strains that cause relatively harmless genital warts. Merck says it did this because the wart strains can confuse HPV screening tests and cause unnecessary anxiety among patients. Some researchers, however, have said that this grouping will encourage men to get vaccinated to prevent disfigur...

Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

... vaginal microbicide for the prevention of HIV and genital herpes. The expanded safety study is being condu...ll indications, including preventing the spread of genital herpes," added Dr Fairley. The study will enroll 40 sexually active, HIV-negative women aged 18 to...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

...n of any human disease, except for diseases of the genital organs, and it is often fatal. Scientists estimate that there could be as many as 250,000 LAM patients worldwide. LAM affects young women, and can strike suddenly during pregnancy, Henske said. LAM causes the lungs to fill with abnormal cells. As a...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

...he non-life threatening, but extremely unpleasant, genital warts. It could prevent about seven hundered deaths every year. The Health Office estimates that around 70 per cent of all sexually active men and women are infected with a form of HPV once in their lives, with the highest risk among men and women ...

First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

...survive develop heart defects, mental retardation, genital and urinary problems, ear abnormalities, and deafness among other problems. They also develop late-onset scoliosis. "This led us to consider that milder variations of CHD7 may be involved in other types of scoliosis," Bowcock said. Led by Dr. Car...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...remained cautious. "We welcome the ban on female genital mutilation but the key issue is if there is going ...ion, 100-140 million women around the world suffer genital mutilation, with two million girls circumcised every year. Female circumcision can cause death thr...

Teenage Birthrate Declining in US Both Abstinence and Awareness Called for to Maintain the Trend

...ealistic option." No sex until you swap vows. No genital touching. No mutual masturbation. Even kissing can quickly escalate into below the neckline activity. Holding out for a ring may seem like a ludicrous campaign in a society where as high as 95 percent of the population has sex before marriage. But ...

Vaginal Lubricants can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

...r said. The study noted that intact cells in the genital tract lining were HPV resistant and would not bind to the virus. "The crucial step for infection seems to be the virus binding to the basement membrane that underlies these cells," Schiller said....

Study Shows Continued Success for New HPV Vaccine Against Virus

...ch together cause about 90 percent of all cases of genital warts. Researchers at more than a dozen international medical centers evaluated the efficacy of quadrivalent vaccine targeting HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18 in more than 12,000 women ages 15 to 26 in 13 countries for nearly three years. They found a near...

Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

...he fact that two million girls a year still suffer genital mutilation, half a million die during pregnancy - the leading killer among 15 to 19-year-olds - every 12 months and an estimated 7.3 million are living with HIV/Aids compared with 4.5 million young men. Almost a million girls fall victim to child tra...

Gardasil Effective in Preventing Vaginal, Vulvar Cancers, Study Finds

...ther with HPV strains 16 and 18 cause about 90% of genital wart cases, among women not already infected with these strains. FDA in June 2006 approved Gardasil for sale and marketing to girls and women ages nine to 26, and CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices later that month voted unanimously...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

Cosmetic genital surgery may be fuelling womens insecurity about th...women should be warned about the risks of cosmetic genital surgery, and that alternative solutions to concerns about the appearance of their genitals should be...

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

...s, or HPV, the virus linked to cervical cancer and genital warts the majority of U.S. parents have already reached a decision on the issue: They do not want the vaccine to be mandated. According to a new report released today by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital National Poll on Chil...

Research Says Small Penis Syndrome Affects Men Than Women

...rts that while men often have a better body image, genital image and sexual confidence if they have a large penis, women dont necessarily feel that bigger is better. He teamed up with Mr Ian Eardley from St James Hospital in Leeds to bring together the findings of more than 50 international research projec...

Toolkit to Assess Reproductive Health Needs of Displaced Women

...nfections, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, female genital cutting, and emotional health. Results of the assessment can guide organizations in selecting, promoting, and enhancing programs and services to improve the health of women and their families. Organizations that can benefit from the toolkit include...

UK Facing Major Sexual Health Crisis Among Teens

...% chance of acquiring HIV, a 30% chance of getting genital herpes . Britain is facing a major teen sex healt...% chance of acquiring HIV, a 30% chance of getting genital herpes, and a 50% chance of contracting gonorrhea." Baroness Gould, chairman of the IAG, said: "We...

Girls Born With HIV Infection at Higher Risk for Cervical Abnormalities

...hers monitored the rate of first-time pregnancies, genital health and Pap test results of 638 girls, ages13 and over, who became infected with HIV around the time of birth. Nearly 50 percent of the girls had abnormal cervical cells. “We have already seen this in HIV-infected women,” said lead author, Susan...

High Demand for the Cancer Vaccine

...ies. It prevents cervical cancer as well as 90% of genital warts. The disease is spread through sexual contact. So it is important that the girls from the age of 11 are vaccinated before they become sexually active. At the Capital Region Family Health Center in Concord, which treats a large percentage of...

Will the Cervical Cancer Vaccine Have Long Term Benefits?

...ection. Gardasil vaccine is used for prevention of genital warts where the woman has not been previously expo...e population that needs it.” It would help prevent genital wart that the young usually develop. With more than 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer and with m...

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