TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A stressful or traumatic childhood experience — anything from parents divorcing to a sibling’s drug problem — may have long-term effects on a woman’s sexual health. These adverse childhood experiences may be linked to sexual inactivity and dysfunction in women later in life,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many a person has blamed “beer goggles” following a regrettable one-night stand, but a new study suggests that there’s no such thing. Rather, alcohol acts more like “liquid courage,” according to findings published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs —Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in a decade, the rate at which American adolescents received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has not increased, new data show. Current guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that both girls and boys receiveContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Certain adult vaccines, including shingles and pneumonia shots, may also help seniors fight off Alzheimer’s disease, new research reveals. Prior vaccination with the shingles vaccine, pneumococcus vaccine or the tetanus and diphtheria shot, with or without an added pertussis vaccine, are associated withContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A single hardwired brain circuit might be responsible for male sexual drive, a new mouse study reports. Researchers have singled out in lab mice a brain region that controls sexual interest, libido, mating behavior and pleasure, said senior researcher Dr. Nirao Shah, aContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A newly discovered genetic variant might explain why some people of African ancestry have naturally lower viral loads of HIV, an international team of researchers reports. This variant, carried by an estimated 4% to 13% of people of African origin, reduces their riskContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that’s long successfully provided relief to people with AIDS around the world, will now be housed within the U.S. State Department. The move comes after years of pressure by anti-abortion groups and someContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hip replacement surgery is safe for HIV patients, a new study shows. Some surgeons are reluctant to perform total hip replacement surgery on patients with HIV or AIDS, because of concerns about complications, including higher risk of infection, need for repeated surgery andContinue Reading