The latest and largest ever study presented last week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections did show a modest benefit. But confusingly, there was almost no decline in infections in the study group where it was most expected

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What’s stopping other countries catching up? More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best?

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The world is doing a much better job of keeping babies alive long enough to become children, children alive long enough to become teens and teens alive long enough to fully grow up, according to a report in today’s JAMA Pediatrics

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Four London sexual health clinics saw dramatic falls in new HIV infections among gay men of around 40 per cent last year, compared with 2015, new figures show. This decline may be mostly due to thousands of people buying medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which cut the chance of catching the virus, online

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It’s ladies night at the Centennial Gun Club. More than 80 women are here for safety instruction and target practice. Tonight the club is offering more than shooting. The women rotate through the firing range, and in another large room, they hear a sobering presentation from emergency room doctor Emmy Betz. She’s part of a collaboration between gun shops and public health leaders in the state to help prevent suicide

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More women are dying in childbirth in the US than in any other developed country. And experts say the problem is likely to keep getting worse.

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The Male Suicides

May 12, 2015

How social perfectionism kills. In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why | Mosaic

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“We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute. The C-section rate at the time, in early 2012, was about 38 percent. That was higher than the state average of 33 percent and above most others in the area, according to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, which seeks to use data to improve birth outcomes

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