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Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Women at-risk were often not tested for it

Fewer than 1 in 1,000 women who undergo genital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea also undergo rectal testing for those conditions, U.S. researchers report. More than one-third of women (age 18-44 yeras) report ever having had anal intercourse, which puts them at risk for rectal chlamydia and gonorrhea, HIV infection, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and anal cancer.

'Indecent' Condom Ads on Daytime TV: India Draws Flak for Banning this

India's decision to ban condom ads on daytime television drew widespread ridicule as a retrograde step that threatened progress on sexual and reproductive health. India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ordered television channels not to air condom adverts between 6 a.m and 10 p.m. as they could be "indecent" and "inappropriate" for children.

Eotaxin-1 (CCL11) Is Detectable in Transfusion Blood Products

High blood levels of the chemokine eotaxin-1 (CCL11) have recently been associated with aging and dementia, as well as impaired memory and learning in humans. Importantly, eotaxin-1 was shown to pass the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) and has been identified as crucial mediator of decreased neurogenesis and cognitive impairment in young mice after being surgically connected to the vessel system of old animals in a parabiosis model.

Toxic Ion Flow linked to Alzheimer's Disease Blocked with a Experimental Drug

An international team of researchers has shown that a new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. The drug works by stopping toxic ion flow in the brain that is known to trigger nerve cell death. Scientists envision that this drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and ALS. Researchers published their findings in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Shorter Radiation Course may Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

A new study published in the journal European Urology Focus revealed that the one-month duration hypo-fractionated radiation therapy (HRT), was associated with a significant improvement in recurrence compared to the two-month duration conventionally fractionated high dose external beam radiation therapy (CRT) and therefore would be reasonable to consider in men with intermediate risk prostate cancer and who do not have risk factors that could predispose the patient to bladder side effects several years after the treatment is complete.

Health Hazards: Fake social media accounts for the cause

According to the USC researchers reports, the fake social media accounts for the health hazards. These social medias already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a new study shows these automated accounts are even more dangerous — they can be bad for your health. Researchers focused on how these bots promoted the notion that using electronic cigarettes helps people stop smoking, a conclusion not definitively supported by research.

Persistent Virus Plays No Role in Chikungunya Associated Arthritis

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection, a mosquito-borne disease reported in the Americas in 2013, leaves about one quarter of those infected with persistent arthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The joint symptoms, however, do not appear to be associated with persistent infection, suggesting it is safe to treat patients with regimens used for other types of inflammatory arthritis.