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ED more prevalent than previously thought

ED more prevalent than previously thought

Specialists in treatment of erectile dysfunction recognize that ED is more prevalent than previously recognized. [More]
Researchers examine association between ritual circumcision procedure and HSV-1 in infants

Researchers examine association between ritual circumcision procedure and HSV-1 in infants

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 between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society found. [More]
Parents expect information about circumcision, not recommendation from health-care providers

Parents expect information about circumcision, not recommendation from health-care providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. [More]
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after circumcision

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after circumcision

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. [More]
New research indicates circumcision may help prevent prostate cancer in some men

New research indicates circumcision may help prevent prostate cancer in some men

Circumcision is performed for various reasons, including those that are based on religion, aesthetics, or health. New research indicates that the procedure may help prevent prostate cancer in some men. [More]
Circumcision after age of 35 may reduce risk of developing prostate cancer

Circumcision after age of 35 may reduce risk of developing prostate cancer

Researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have shown that men circumcised after the age of 35 were 45% less at risk of later developing prostate cancer than uncircumcised men. [More]

Despite years of investment, female genital cutting still has major support in Somalia, Ethiopia

Despite years of heavy investment, female genital cutting still has major support in countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia. Well intentioned campaigns initiated by international organisations are being met with skepticism. "Changes must come from within," say researchers. [More]
State highlights: R.I. Gov. plans $43M in Medicaid cuts; N.M. judge rules in favor of 'aid to dying'; long-term care protections still awaited in Mass.

State highlights: R.I. Gov. plans $43M in Medicaid cuts; N.M. judge rules in favor of 'aid to dying'; long-term care protections still awaited in Mass.

A selection of health policy stories from Rhode Island, California, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota. [More]
First Edition: January 21, 2014

First Edition: January 21, 2014

Today's headlines include news on the health law's implementation at both the federal and state levels. [More]
Research reveals that HPV infection is associated with higher subsequent risk of HIV infection

Research reveals that HPV infection is associated with higher subsequent risk of HIV infection

A study of 2,519 Kenyan men conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina revealed that infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) was associated with a higher subsequent risk of infection with HIV, a precursor to AIDS. [More]
HIV/AIDS experts awarded over $5M to foster health and medical research skills in India, Africa

HIV/AIDS experts awarded over $5M to foster health and medical research skills in India, Africa

Experts in HIV/AIDS at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine and the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health have been awarded more than $5 million by the Fogarty International Center's HIV Research Training Program to foster health and medical research skills in India, Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi. [More]
Researchers, clinicians discuss recent findings that could bring hope for people with HIV

Researchers, clinicians discuss recent findings that could bring hope for people with HIV

Since the onset of the AIDS pandemic more than three decades ago, researchers from the lab and physicians in the clinic have been working toward one shared goal: an AIDS-free world. This week, a conference hosted by the journals Cell and The Lancet brought leading researchers and clinicians together to discuss recent findings that could bring hope to the estimated 35 million people world-wide who live with HIV. [More]
Eye Am Empowered: A social media support network for women experiencing life challenges

Eye Am Empowered: A social media support network for women experiencing life challenges

Facebook, move over. There's a new social media network in town, and it's called Eye Am Empowered. This life-changing social media support network is an innovative way for women to share, inspire, and empower each other. EyeAmEmpowered.com is the brainchild of Chrislie Formulations, a beauty company created by women, for women. [More]
Study to assess voluntary HIV testing, prompt treatment in South Africa, Zambia

Study to assess voluntary HIV testing, prompt treatment in South Africa, Zambia

A study in South Africa and Zambia will assess whether house-to-house voluntary HIV testing and prompt treatment of HIV infection, along with other proven HIV prevention measures, can substantially reduce the number of new HIV infections across communities. [More]
NIH program provides $22M for low- and middle-income countries to combat HIV/AIDS epidemic

NIH program provides $22M for low- and middle-income countries to combat HIV/AIDS epidemic

A new NIH program supporting HIV-related research training will provide $22 million over five years for activities in 15 low- and middle-income countries. The Fogarty International Center's HIV Research Training Program is issuing 22 awards, which are intended to strengthen the ability of the grantee institutions to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, while building expertise in a particular scientific or critical research infrastructure area. [More]
Rate of circumcisions falls 6 percentage points, study finds

Rate of circumcisions falls 6 percentage points, study finds

The analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics shows the rate dropping from 64 percent to 58 percent over 32 years. [More]
State highlights: Judge nullifies 2011 Brooklyn hospital deal

State highlights: Judge nullifies 2011 Brooklyn hospital deal

A selection of health policy stories from New York, California, Alaska, Georgia and Texas. [More]
Longer looks: Immigrant health tied to their status; one end-of-life expert confronts a personal journey

Longer looks: Immigrant health tied to their status; one end-of-life expert confronts a personal journey

Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web. [More]
New report shows steady progress in research and development for HIV vaccines

New report shows steady progress in research and development for HIV vaccines

Recent breakthroughs in HIV prevention research have confirmed the promise of new options to help end the AIDS epidemic and highlight the urgent need for ongoing research to develop additional prevention options and support rapid rollout of proven ones. [More]
Circumcision lowers bacterial load, possibly allowing for HIV infection risk reduction, researchers say

Circumcision lowers bacterial load, possibly allowing for HIV infection risk reduction, researchers say

"Circumcision reduces a man's risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and now researchers have found a possible explanation: the procedure reduces the quantity and diversity of bacteria at the head of the penis," the New York Times' "Well" blog reports (Bakalar, 4/18). [More]