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Asia-Pacific adolescents face higher risk of HIV, account for 15% of new infections

Asia-Pacific adolescents face higher risk of HIV, account for 15% of new infections

The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents. There were an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15-19 in 2014, accounting for 15 per cent of new infections. [More]
Maternal mortality down 44% since 1990

Maternal mortality down 44% since 1990

Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today. [More]
New report highlights progress made in preventable maternal deaths

New report highlights progress made in preventable maternal deaths

Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today. [More]
New study aims to explore sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone countries

New study aims to explore sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone countries

New research led by Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett at the University of Leicester will look into the sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone areas during times of humanitarian crisis. [More]

EGPAF, EJAF launch new project to expand HIV treatment, prevention efforts for adolescents in Africa

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation today launched a new project to expand HIV treatment and prevention efforts for adolescents in urban settings in Kenya and Zambia. [More]
Multicenter trial compares popular treatments for menopause-related vaginal symptoms

Multicenter trial compares popular treatments for menopause-related vaginal symptoms

Hot flashes. Night sweats. These are the most common - or at least the most commonly talked about - symptoms of menopause. But one reality of The Change for many women is less discussed yet no less important: problems with vaginal health and sexual function. [More]
INVO Bioscience obtains de novo clearance from FDA for INVOcell fertility treatment

INVO Bioscience obtains de novo clearance from FDA for INVOcell fertility treatment

INVO Bioscience, Inc., a medical device company focused on treatment option for patients diagnosed with infertility, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the Company's de novo request for the INVOcell. [More]
UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF

UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF

For University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Assistant Professor Sigrid Ladores, Ph.D., investigating reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses, particularly those with cystic fibrosis, is not just a profession, it is a passion. [More]
Over 3.7 billion people under 50 have genital HSV-1 infection, shows WHO report

Over 3.7 billion people under 50 have genital HSV-1 infection, shows WHO report

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population – are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to the World Health Organization’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published today in the journal PLOS ONE. [More]
Nagoya University professor receives 2015 Van Meter Award for thyroid research

Nagoya University professor receives 2015 Van Meter Award for thyroid research

Takashi Yoshimura, a professor at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules at Nagoya University in Japan, has won the 2015 Van Meter Award for his contributions to thyroid research. [More]
Melatonin and the circadian rhythm: an interview with Professor Kennaway, University of Adelaide

Melatonin and the circadian rhythm: an interview with Professor Kennaway, University of Adelaide

The production of melatonin is controlled by a part of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and its timing fine-tuned by our exposure to light during the morning. [More]
Negative stereotypes have adverse effects on patients' health

Negative stereotypes have adverse effects on patients' health

A national study led by a USC researcher found people who encountered the threat of being judged by negative stereotypes related to weight, age, race, gender, or social class in health care settings reported adverse effects. [More]
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will honor nine scientists with its 2015 Outstanding Achievement Prizes for their work in schizophrenia, mood disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, and cognitive neuroscience. [More]
Recipients of 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants announced

Recipients of 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants announced

Ferring Research Institute Inc. today announced the recipients of the 2015 Ferring Innovation Grants. This global program awards each recipient $50,000 to support research in the fields of Reproductive Health, Gastroenterology and/or Urology. [More]
Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Carrier screening provides you and your doctor with information about your risks of having a child with a serious genetic disease prior to or during pregnancy. [More]
WHO and UNAIDS develop new standards to help countries improve quality of adolescent care

WHO and UNAIDS develop new standards to help countries improve quality of adolescent care

New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care. [More]
Doctors successfully reduce risk-taking behaviour in teenagers, young people

Doctors successfully reduce risk-taking behaviour in teenagers, young people

Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne. [More]
FIGO takes stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals

FIGO takes stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals

Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals in the last four decades are threatening human reproduction and health, according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first global reproductive health organization to take a stand on human exposure to toxic chemicals. [More]
Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure linked to increased risk of diabetes and obesity

Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure linked to increased risk of diabetes and obesity

Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society - diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued today by the Endocrine Society. [More]
Health experts call for action to improve health and well-being of women, children, adolescents

Health experts call for action to improve health and well-being of women, children, adolescents

Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health, say global health experts. [More]
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