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Condoms May not be safe Enough

...ve a mandatory warning stating: "If used properly, latex condoms will help to reduce the risk of transmissi...stinence or monogamy. However it is advised to use latex condoms early enough as the risk of transmission probably reduces by this practice significantly.,...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...rick Killian in 1919 started a new process and the latex condoms came into vogue. It had the advantage of ageing less quickly and being thinner and odourless. The condoms started selling in millions and became more popular. In 1957- Durex introduced the first lubricated condom was launched in the UK by ...

Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

...y made of rubber but nowadays dummies were made of latex or silicone and come in different shapes and sizes. A partial outweighment by the finding that babies who used a dummy were less likely to suffer a cot death - sudden infant death syndrome (Sids), the authors from the Joanna Briggs Institute in Aus...

Study Finds That Food Wrappers Could Be A Source For Health Risks

...many chocolate bars and ice cream wrappers contain latex and could trigger potentially fatal allergic react...st known study that has quantified the presence of latex in food and packaging. Professor Barry Kay, who is an allergy expert at the Royal Brompton Hospita...

Food Packaging Containing Latex May Trigger an Allergic Reaction

...nd in a certain chocolate biscuit, the quantity of latex was so high to have triggered an allergic reaction...ere significant. 'For a few people, natural rubber latex is a very potent allergen and for these individuals, there is no safe level of exposure,' says LASG ...

Awareness about anaphylaxis crucial to prevent fatalities

...of the body. Food, insect stings, medications, and latex spur the allergy, which is the cause of nearly 1,500 deaths in the United States. Dr. Phil Lieberman, co-chair of the campaign said, "Many deaths from anaphylaxis are preventable with immediate medical attention. For some, especially those with a...

Rise in Use of Female Condoms in South Africa

... same length as a male condom. The new synthetic latex FC2 would probably available in SA by next year. The FC1 is inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse, providing protection against both sexually transmitted infections as well as HIV/Aids. In fact the condoms have been reported to be use...

Quick –fix Solution: Spray-on a Condom

...Nozzles present on all the sides in the can sprays latex on the penis. The researchers opine, that the spray-on condom will be a quick fix solution, ready in a jiffy and will have no leeway for mishaps, owing to the ‘perfect fit’. The condom will be manufactured in several colors and strengths and is li...

Meningococcal Disease In Uganda

...positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test. Case management has been initiated, community mobilization and education are ongoing, and surveillance is being strengthened to ensure early case detection and monitoring of the epidemic. A vaccination campaign is being prepared, targeting ...

Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso

...positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test. The Ministry of Health is planning to conduct a vaccination campaign in Ouargaye this week. Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...

Meningococcal Disease in Sudan

...positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test. Medicines for case management as well as emergency supplies for outbreak investigations and technical guidance on outbreak control and management have been provided by the Ministry of Health of the Government of Southern Sudan with the assist...

Public Libraries Turning into Shelters for the Homeless in the US

... tuberculosis checks. We place sanitizing gels and latex gloves at every public desk. Who would guess that working in a library could be a hazardous occupation?” There is hope, however. After decades of studies by various task forces, followed by experiments by local governments, a consensus has emerged ...

Giggling Mums Help Fight Baby Allergies

...s were tested for their reaction to dust mites and latex -- and those whose mothers had laughed had "markedly reduced reactions," the British science weekly says. The key may lie in melatonin, a hormone associated with relaxation, and whose levels are typically low among people with eczema. The laughing ...

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