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River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...ms can cause intense itching, elephantiasis of the genitals and blindness if they reach the eyes. Millions of persons are still infected with onchocerciasis (the cause of river blindness) in 30 countries in Africa. Eleven countries are located in the Onchocerciasis Control Programme Zone in West Africa (OCP) ...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...ales in certain species have developed complicated genitals that frustrate aggressive male ducks, scientists have found. A team of biologists at Yale University in Connecticut and the University of Sheffield in Britain stumbled upon the astounding biological answer to rape when they were trying to figure ...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

...olutions to concerns about the appearance of their genitals should be developed. More and more women are sai...girls deal with feelings of insecurity about their genitals and about their bodies in general, they say. We also need more commitment and investment in research...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...ales in certain species have developed complicated genitals that frustrate aggressive male ducks, scientists have found. A team of biologists at Yale University in Connecticut and the University of Sheffield in Britain stumbled upon the astounding biological answer to rape when they were trying to figure ...

Promoting Circumcision to Prevent HIV is Misguided and Will Backfire: ICGI

...mains an invalid justification to forcibly cut the genitals of infants and children.” Circumcision is not the panacea the world has been awaiting. The emphasis needs to stay on proven HIV deterrents -— the basic tenets of the ABC campaign. Shifting emphasis from proven HIV-reduction programs, such as absti...

All Forms of Ill Treatment Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD

...orture of close ones, threats of rape, fondling of genitals and isolation were associated with at least as much if not more distress than some of the physical torture stressors," the authors write. "There was thus substantial overlapping between physical torture and other stressors in terms of associated dist...

Erectile Dysfunction from Bike Riding

...uts pressure on the perineum, the area between the genitals and anus. This pressure can harm nerves and temporarily impede blood flow, causing tingling or numbness in the penis and, eventually, erectile dysfunction. However, one study showed that while a conventional bicycle caused a dramatic (though temporar...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

...t 27 issue). The disease can affect the eyes and genitals and is caused by the Chlamydia Trachomatis bacterium. It occurs mostly in children, but constant reinfection causes the eyelids to invert. The eyelashes cause abrasions on the cornea producing scars leading to blindness. The infection spreads throu...

Thermal Imaging Shatters Arousal Gender Gap Myth

...nik focused thermographic cameras on his subjects’ genitals while they watched a montage of material from pornography to horror movies to The Best of Mr. Bean to Canadian tourism travelogues to provide a base of control data. During the arousal experiment, the male and female subjects watched separate sexuall...

New Cancer-Blocking Algae Found

...r-blocking algae into a gel that is applied on the genitals before sexual contact. The eventually hope that the cancer-blocking agent could be sold in the form of lubricated products, such as condoms or gel. The main advantage of this natural compound derived from seaweed is that it is available in plenty a...

Genital Herpes - No Symptoms But A Potent Carrier

...mitted virus that leads to blisters on or near the genitals or rectum that opens into painful sores taking a long period to heal.// As time passes outbreaks may be less severe and for short period. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, genital herpes is an infected virus that may not...

Chancroid Vaccine shows Promise for Control of AIDS

... reduce the painful open sores of chancroid on the genitals // and thereby reduce the transmission of HIV, Chancroid is a highly contagious STD that is common in Africa and today becoming more common in the United States as well. Antibiotics can be used to effectively treat chancroid. If left untreated, ch...

Women aware of “feminine health” : their attituds

...t they are completely comfortable discussing their genitals and using the word "vagina." According to Adelaide Nardone, M.D., FACOG, Clinical Instructor of Ob/Gyn at the Brown University School of Medicine , "The fact that many women are going to see their doctors, and doing so along the recommended guidel...

A crude custom

Female circumcision, or mutilation of the genitals is mainly carried out in western and southern Asia, the Middle East and large areas of Africa. Partisans of the practice say it is done for cultural and religious reasons, but rivals// say that not only is it potentially life-threatening - it is als...

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