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Latest NewsHow To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:03:53 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you. If you’re into that, I want you to know first that I have genital herpes.’ I like to give people space to ask questions, and I frame it as a discussion that...
Here's Exactly What To Do When You Find Out You Have An STI
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:42:56 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you would do if you contracted an STI — after all, around half of the human population will get one at some point. While that might seem a little scary, it also means that testing positive shouldn’t be a source of embarrassment or instant panic. Most STIs are treatable if you manage them properly, says Anne Hodder, a sex and relationship coach who teaches about STIs with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. But once you find out you’ve got one, it’s hard to know how to start handling it responsibly. If your health care clinic (or at-home test) reveals you’ve contracted an STI, here are the first steps to take to make sure you&rsquo...
Understanding of herpesvirus infection advanced by new research
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:23:54 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
NIH scientists advance understanding of herpesvirus infection
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Global inequalities in childhood leukaemia survival persist
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | OnMedica Latest News
Five-year survival rates in some countries twice as high as others Related items fromOnMedica Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer New child care standards could cut hospital admissions UK slower to diagnose child cancer than Germany UK child health near bottom in Europe Concern over high death rates for teenage cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
What Causes Uveitis?
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:34:44 +0800 | PediatricEducation.org
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and > 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increases with age with the highest incidence and prevalence in > 65 year olds. Only ~10% of uveitis occurs in the pediatric age group. Uveitis can be difficult to identify i...
47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:37:02 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, 2014 One daughter has lice.While my kids slept, I filled 15 garbage bags with stuffed animals and hid them in the atticYour move, the Grinch.— James Breakwell ...
Herpes STDs: From chimps to humans to cold sore cousin mixing before worldwide spread
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Evolutionarily, Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 are considered cousins, and are thought to have evolved independently, Now, an entirely new picture is emerging. While scientists did not find evidence of chimpanzee herpes virus fragments in HSV-2 genomes, they show the history of HSV-2 was marked by recombination with HSV-1. In addition, they determined two main lineages of HSV-2, one globally distributed and another restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, which both started diversifying about 30,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Family Doctor Raps Safe Sex Message For Seniors Over Vanilla Ice
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:25:13 +0800 | Science - The Huffington Post
A family doctor from North Carolina is using rap music to push a safe sex message for seniors. Dr. Shannon Dowler, from Asheville, warns about the spread of sexually transmitted infections among older people in her reworking of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice, Ice, Baby.” Under her hip hop alter ego of RapDktaD, she spits out catchy lines like, “If you have a problem, lube might solve it, see your family doc if it doesn’t resolve it.” With the number of STIs among senior citizens spiking over the past decade, Dowler said she hoped the video would help spread awareness. “It’s tough, to tell a 72-year-old that they’re having their first herpes outbreak,” she told WLOS-TV. “If they’ve lost their partner, they&rsquo...
Short Film Explores What It’s Like To Find Out You Have An STI
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:21:37 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
A new short film from BuzzFeed Yellow shows just how terrifying it can be to find out you have a sexually transmitted infection. The video titled “Getting Tested” features a young woman going to the doctor to find out if she has an STI. The film is an important reminder of how easily people can contract STIs; it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with or if you’ve mostly had safe sex ― a lot of it comes down to bad luck. As the young woman is laying on the doctor’s table getting the exam, she says, “This is really not like me... I’ve only had sex with, like, five people.” The doctor tells her she might have genital herpes, but it’s much more common that most people realize. One in every six&nb...