November 5, 2015 - 3:45 pm
A new report by the World Health Organization estimates that two out of three adults under the age of 50 had herpes simplex virus 1 in 2012. That’s 3.7 billion people worldwide who are infected. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic.
November 5, 2015 - 12:12 pm
A new study examining anti-vaccine websites found that most use pseudoscience, misinformation, and anecdotal stories to incorrectly suggest that vaccines are dangerous.
November 2, 2015 - 11:55 am
China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country’s aging population and shrinking workforce.
October 30, 2015 - 1:18 pm
The Department of Defense found that there has been a 41 percent increase in syphilis cases among active service members since 2010. A report from the agency suggests the military should create targeted prevention campaigns.
October 23, 2015 - 4:12 pm
A study found that doctors don’t strongly recommend the vaccine, don’t discuss it in a timely manner, and tend to suggest it for young people they perceive to be at risk rather than for all girls and boys.
October 21, 2015 - 12:14 pm
The need for emergency contraception among women who rely on the Indian Health Service is clear. Some Native American women are in rural areas where the next-closest pharmacy may be hundreds of miles away, and they may not have transportation.
October 20, 2015 - 4:32 pm
We regularly learn about how research is progressing toward creating alternative forms of reversible contraception for men that include pills, shots, or other devices. Despite the flurry of excitement these news pieces generate, it seems we are still quite far from mass-marketed male birth control.
October 16, 2015 - 5:41 pm
This week, researchers confirm sexually transmitted Ebola, a survey finds Europeans women most likely to cheat, and Swedish TV tries to destigmatize sex using tampon puppets and singing penises.
October 15, 2015 - 2:41 pm
The report charges that same-gender sexual orientation and variations in gender identity and expression are “part of the normal spectrum of human diversity and do not constitute a mental disorder.”
October 14, 2015 - 12:04 pm
Students at the University of Texas Austin plan to protest a new law that allows guns into campus buildings by carrying dildos to class. They hope to point out the absurdity of allowing guns in classrooms while not allowing “obscene” material like dildos. It’s a disconnect worth looking into.