October 10, 2014 - 9:44 am
An international group of researchers believe they have pinpointed not just where and when the virus emerged in people, but the “perfect storm” that helped it become a worldwide phenomenon that has infected 75 million people to date.
October 9, 2014 - 1:36 pm
Officials cancelled the remainder of Sayreville War Memorial High School’s football season amid allegations of violent hazing rituals. However, new details suggest that what happened in the locker room was not hazing—it was rape.
October 7, 2014 - 11:26 am
Earlier this year, a team of Swedish doctors announced the successful transplant of uteruses into nine women who hoped to become pregnant. Now, the first baby to be carried in one such womb has been born.
October 6, 2014 - 11:19 am
This week, new estimates suggest almost two million cases of chlamydia, there’s more evidence that HIV therapy cannot eradicate the virus in babies, and a study finds that less pubic hair may mean fewer pubic lice—though they won’t be extinct any time soon.
October 2, 2014 - 2:38 pm
In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.
September 30, 2014 - 3:08 pm
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in this week.
September 26, 2014 - 10:20 am
This week, there are new recommendations for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for young women, a secret shopper study found that young men may have a harder time buying EC over the counter, and Kansas seizes sex toys.
September 24, 2014 - 10:54 am
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a looming public health crisis. Last week, the White House simultaneously released a national strategy, a report, and an executive order from the president that takes aim at this issue.
September 19, 2014 - 12:02 pm
The Obama administration’s new campaign suggests that every member of the campus community has a role to play in changing the culture of sexual assault that has gone unchecked for too long.
September 12, 2014 - 11:17 am
Vasalgel, a new method of birth control currently in development, could block the vas deferens and prevent sperm from ever being ejaculated. A new study on baboons suggests the product works, but we’ve been promised male birth control before to no avail.