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PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection

...nths later. The circumcised men were instructed to abstain from sexual activity for 6 weeks after the operation. The plan was to follow the participants over 21 months, testing them for HIV at months 3, 12 and 21, to see whether there was a difference in the rate of new infections between the two groups. ...

Ultrasounds show mothers' drinking shrinks fetal brain

...ch . "What this tells us is that the earlier you abstain in a pregnancy, the better the outcome," said lead author Nancy Handmaker, a University of New Mexico clinical psychologist with expertise in maternal-fetal health. Alcohol use during pregnancy is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and de...

Smokers invite to test vaccine against nicotine addiction

... study to determine whether NicVax can help people abstain from smoking and help them avoid relapsing within the next 12 months. Participation is free and requires a one-year commitment to come to San Francisco for injections and follow-up visits. The study also includes five behavioral counseling sessions....

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

...nancy to reduce the risk of serious birth defects; abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy and see their doctors to help manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2003 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set" was published ...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...t-term sobriety. Only the patients that managed to abstain from alcohol without receiving any psychotherapeutic medication were included in the study, and those with secondary alcohol-induced disorders, as well as heavy cigarette smokers (more than 10 cigarettes a day), were excluded. Ten healthy volunteers ...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

...ed genes that might increase a person’s ability to abstain from smoking. The breakthrough research was conducted by Dr. George Uhl at NIDA’s Intramural Research Program and a team led by Dr. Jed Rose at the Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research at Duke University Medical Center. The study, publ...

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