At-Home STD Testing Is a Thing, So You Don't Need Dr. Google

It’s not all that uncommon to turn to the Internet when you’re looking for answers. Whether it’s hunting down the best local take-out, figuring out why your car is making that weird sound or even a panicked “what side is my appendix on again?” quick-search, the sage wisdom of various blogs, search engines or friendly Internet strangers can offer at […]

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Children at risk of sexual exploitation need better support, report concludes

Children who are constantly moved around the social care system are more likely to be vulnerable to sexual exploitation, new research concludes. Dr. Sophie Hallett of Cardiff University led the study, which used case records to track a cohort of 205 children involved with social services in one Welsh local authority. These were the first young people in the UK […]

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HIV in Kenya: High risk groups aren’t getting the attention they need

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection. Two such key populations include men who have sex with men and transgender women. But in many countries on the continent same sex relationships—and transgender identities—are criminalised. Kenya is one such country where the […]

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New study highlights need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in genomic research

A new multicenter analysis led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions found the inclusion of diverse, multiethnic populations in large-scale genomic studies is critical for reducing health disparities and accurately representing genetics-related disease risks in all populations. The results appear in the June 19 issue of […]

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A big neck may mean you need to improve your health

Neck circumference predicts a deadly cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, according to research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2019. The congress takes place 22 to 26 May in Pasay City and is organised by the Philippine Heart Association. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and APSC are holding joint scientific sessions as part of the […]

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Researchers find screenings for social determinants of health need to be tailored to clinics

Study of community health centers in Boston finds great deal of variation in practice, as well as in provider and staff opinions about what helps or hinders the process. An estimated 70 percent of the variation in healthcare outcomes is attributable to social determinants——but it is only in recent years that healthcare settings have begun formally looking at these factors […]

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'Fiver Parties' Are the Cool Kids' Birthday Trend You Need to Know

Birthday parties are an excellent way for kids to gather with their friends and make lasting memories they’ll cherish for years to come. They’re also a great way for parents to go broke. If you feel a pang of guilt every time your kiddo rushes home with a birthday party invitation because all you see are dollar signs and not […]

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DR MIKE DILKES reveals eight key steps to beating hay fever

Eight steps to beating hay fever: Leading expert DR MIKE DILKES reveals everything you need to know about combating airborne allergies The most common allergies are triggered by particles in the air that we breathe  Unlike ingested or skin allergies, symptoms can be triggered by a deep breath  High temperatures during recent Easter Bank Holiday saw millions struck down One-in-five […]

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Need to be vaccinated? Try your local pharmacy

(HealthDay)—Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of immunization, reviving debate over whether vaccines should be required for all children. Meanwhile, the flu continues to plague all parts of the United States so the flu shot is still worth getting, according to the U.S. Centers […]

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You NEED to Try Chrissy Teigen’s Genius Keto Snack That’s Better than Potato Chips

Chrissy Teigen is not only a mom who knows how to make her fans laugh with her funny social media presence. She is a great chef with two cookbooks to her credit. John Legend’s healthy living habits are all a result of Chrissy’s influence and her love for good food. Whenever she recommends a new recipe or a snack, her fans […]

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