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What’s the connection between menopause and weight gain?

The relation between menopause, BMI, hormones and weight gain is a complex one that many going through menopause don't really understand here menopause expert Dr Deborah Lee explains.
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Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of monkeypox

Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of contracting monkeypox which is spread via sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact.
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Sexual minorities more likely to have risky coping mechanisms

Sexual minorities are more likely to engage in risky coping mechanisms such as having unprotected sex, drinking and smoking.
miscarriage risk, summer

Miscarriage risk in America increased by 44% during summer months

Pregnant people in North America had a 44% higher miscarriage risk – within eight weeks of pregnancy – in the summer months.
restrictive abortion legislation, benevolent sexism

‘Benevolent sexism’ behind support for restrictive abortion legislation

When it comes to overturning Roe V. Wade, less than 15% of people support fully restrictive abortion legislation - with traditional gender role attitudes as a predictive factor.
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UK maternity report finds that women experience “dehumanisation” 

A maternity report by Birthrights finds that UK women experience "dehumanisation" and racism from caregivers.
contraceptive counselling, unintended pregnancies

Clinical contraceptive counselling can decrease unintended pregnancies

Contraceptive counselling for female patients who are sexually active can increase contraceptive use, without increasing the risk for sexually transmitted infections.
monkeypox outbreak, cases

Should we be preparing for a widespread monkeypox outbreak?

This ‘unusual’ monkeypox outbreak has been found to be larger and more widespread than previous outbreaks outside of Africa, and health experts propose better preparation.
body weight and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Are body weight and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome connected?

Body weight and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have a closer connection than previously thought, according to researchers.
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The link between imbalanced hormones & osteoporosis

Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott, Hormone Specialist, examines the link between imbalanced hormones and osteoporosis and why hormone treatment is so important.
effects of preeclampsia

Can vitamin D help combat the effects of preeclampsia?

Shona Wilkinson at Nutrigums explains how vitamin D could be the secret weapon to combating the effects of preeclampsia.
HRT shortages, menopausal women

HRT shortages create severe mental health issues in UK

Menopausal and perimenopausal women in the UK face a significant health issue, as HRT shortages lead to black market alternatives and increased risks of suicide.
endometriosis treatment

Could nanotechnology be the future of endometriosis treatment?

Magnetic nanotechnology is showing promise in locating and removing painful lesions, becoming a potential endometriosis treatment.
pregnancy and COVID vaccine, vaccinated mothers

Pregnancy and COVID vaccine: Mothers can protect unborn baby from virus 

In the context of pregnancy and COVID vaccines, a study finds that vaccination does not create complicated birth outcomes.
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First case of woman cured from HIV, after dual stem-cell transplant

The first ever woman cured from HIV underwent a dual stem-cell transplant, which seems to have made her genetically resistant to HIV and put her cancer into remission.
male birth control

Scientists create non-hormonal male birth control 

Scientists made progress on the implementation of male birth control, which could someday split contraceptive responsibility between all genders.
Administration of justice

From crime scene to courtroom: Advancing the fair administration of justice

National Institute of Justice forensic science research is strengthening the fair and impartial administration of justice, explains Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice, Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences
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Sex, language & coevolving informatics

Chris Girard, Associate Professor at Florida International University, shares his expertise on sex, language & coevolving informatics.
HIV stigma

The life-threatening perseverance of HIV stigma

The stigma, discrimination and lack of understanding around HIV is still persisting even 41 years after the first reported case
sexual violence, sexual violence against women

EU crackdown on sexual violence against women

The European commission is calling for tougher and more robust legislation to protect women from sexual violence.

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