Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

kfaceyHealth, Women's Health

Women insert the ring, which gradually releases an antiretroviral drug. MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research. The flexible ring contains the antiretroviral drug dapivirine. The ring, developed by the nonprofit International … Read More

Wide Variation Seen in ‘Dense’ Breast Diagnoses

kfaceyHealth, Reproductive Health, Women's Health

Doctors may misjudge a woman’s cancer risks as a result, researchers say. MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s odds of being told she has “dense” breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how often they defined … Read More

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

kfaceyHealth, Men's Health, Teen's Health

These athletes will need help adopting healthy lifestyles after their careers end, researcher says. MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Offensive linemen who play college football — even at small Division III schools — are getting bigger than ever, a new study shows. Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston found these players were 38 percent heavier … Read More

Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa. TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of HIV/AIDS deaths worldwide each year has fallen since peaking in 2005, but the number of new HIV infections is up in 74 countries, according to a new study. Deaths from HIV/AIDS fell to 1.2 … Read More