Could a dissolvable, drug-loaded tampon protect against HIV?Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Researchers have created dissolvable fibers that quickly absorb anti-HIV drugs and release them when in contact with moisture, opening the door to a new HIV-prevention method.
Obese women may benefit from strategies identified to improve oral contraceptive successPosted on Thursday, July 31, 2014
The findings of a new study suggest two ways to effectively address the problem that birth control pills may not work as well in obese women, compared to women of a normal body mass index.
Researchers identify functions of two classes of mouse pheromone receptorsPosted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified the functions of two classes of pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice.
Ritual circumcision procedure increases risk of herpes infection in infantsPosted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants.
Some protection offered by incomplete HPV vaccinationPosted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Minority women who received the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV) even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated.