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July 12, 2023

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Low Sexual Satisfaction Linked to Memory Decline Later in Life

Low sexual satisfaction in middle age may serve as an early warning sign for future cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study, which tracked associations between erectile function, sexual satisfaction and cognition in hundreds of men aged 56 through 68, found that declines in sexual ...

New Genetic Target for Male Contraception Identified

Discovery of a gene in multiple mammalian species could pave the way for a highly effective, reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive for humans and animals. Researchers identified expression of the gene, Arrdc5, in the testicular tissue of mice, pigs, cattle and humans. When they knocked out ...

Smells Influence Metabolism and Aging in Mice

Exposure to female odors and pheromones causes weight loss and extend the life spans of mice, which may have implications for humans, researchers have found. While it was already known that sensory cues in humans and animals influence the release of sex hormones, this study shows that these cues ...

A Readily Available Dietary Supplement May Reverse Organ Damage Caused by HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy

MitoQ, a mitochondrial antioxidant that is available to the public as a diet supplement, was found in a mouse study to reverse the detrimental effects that HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have on mitochondria in the brain, heart, aorta, lungs, ...

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Converging and Diverging Immune Factors That May Predispose People to HIV and HSV

Investigators analyzed longitudinal samples of cervical and serum biomarker levels for immune activation, before and after subjects acquired HSV-2. They found that altered levels of specific ...

Sexual Assault-Related ER Visits Increase More Than Tenfold

An increasing number of people are seeking emergency medical help for sexual assault, according to a new ...

青少年更容易Vape ?Research Shows Surprising Patterns Across Race and Sexuality Groups

A new study aims to examine differences in current e-cigarette use prevalence among U.S. youth at the intersections of sexual orientation with race and ...

Aging Neutralizes Sex Differences in the Brain: Animal Study

When male and female fruit flies age, their brains become desexualized. Age-related changes take place in both sexes, but the male brain becomes feminized to a larger extent than the female brain ...

Women Achieving Childbearing Desires Drives Contraception Use

The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more ...

US Infertility Rate Plateaus

During recent decades, the rate of infertility among women in the United States has remained largely the same, according to researchers. Their new analysis of data collected from 1995 and 2019 found ...

New Studies Show Special Mental Health Risks for Certain Groups of New Doctors

一年级手术居民,和第一-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful ...

Revising the Lifecycle of an Important Human Parasite

Researchers have tracked Cryptosporidium in real time, creating a new paradigm for how the widespread parasite reproduces in a ...

Discovery Provides Insight Into Neglected Tropical Disease

Researchers have identified a molecule produced by male parasitic worms called schistosomes that prompts sexual maturity in females of these species. The findings help answer a century-old mystery ...

Viral Transformations in the Female Genital Tract Can Spell Trouble for Women’s Health

A new study uses next-generation gene sequencing to get a clearer read on the community of viruses present in vaginal microbiome samples and its implication for the development of cervical ...

Intermingling Between Populations May Contribute to HIV Spread

Sexual partnerships between individuals from different communities may help explain why some community-based HIV prevention efforts were moderately effective, shows a new ...

Women's Experiences of Sexual Assault and Harassment Linked With High Blood Pressure

Women who had ever experienced sexual violence in their lifetime -- including sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment -- were more likely to develop high blood pressure over a seven-year ...

Trapping Sperm in Semen’s Natural Gel Could Lead to New Contraceptive

A discovery that blocks the normal transition of semen from a thick gel to a liquid shows promise for development of a new form of non-hormonal, over-the-counter contraception. A research team ...

How Oral Bacteria Suppress Protection Against Viral Growth

Researchers have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth. They also found that oral bacteria can ...

How Herpes Checks Into the Nervous System for Life

More than half of U.S. adults are carriers of HSV1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) which hibernates in the peripheral nervous system and can never be eradicated. A new study has uncovered herpes' ...

Child Abuse and Neglect Linked to Early Death in Adulthood

A new study found that adults who reported experiencing sexual abuse by the age of 16 had a 2.6 times higher risk of dying in middle age -- that is, between 45 and 58 -- than those who did not report ...

Male Y Chromosome Facilitates the Evolution of Sex Differences in Body Size

Females and males differ in many ways and yet they share the same genome. The only exception is the male Y chromosome. Using beetles as a study system, new research shows that despite of the Y ...

A Reversible Male Contraceptive, Targeted to the Testes With Magnets

Women have several choices for long-lasting, reversible contraceptives, but most options for men are either single-use, such as condoms, or difficult to reverse, like vasectomies. Now, in a step ...

Contraception Data 'Blind Spot' Could Hide Pandemic Impact on Women's Reproductive Health

Limited data on the uptake of contraception prior to and during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic could mean unforeseen issues for sexual and reproductive health services, new research ...

Model Shows Sharp Decrease in HIV Incidence in England

The annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men in England is likely to have fallen dramatically, from 2,770 in 2013 to 854 in 2018, showing elimination of HIV transmission by ...

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