NIH trial tests long-acting HIV medication for people unable to stick to daily regimens

IMAGE: This is a daily medication organizer containing a white tablet. view more  Credit: NIAID A clinical trial to evaluate long-acting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for maintaining HIV suppression in people for whom adhering to conventional daily oral ART has been a challenge has begun at research sites across the United States. The study, called Long-Acting Therapy…

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BU finds tight pants and pubic-hair removal increase risk of vulvodynia

Risk of chronic vulva discomfort and pain nearly doubled by removing hair from mons pubis, or wearing tight-fitting jeans or pants four or more times a week. Vulvodynia is chronic, unexplained, and debilitating vulva pain, affecting an estimated 16 percent of women over their lifetimes. A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study…

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Researchers create standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improve the care for current and future patients with the condition. The team, which includes researchers from nine countries, published its findings Thursday in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Each…

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For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a University at Buffalo study. Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the UB study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimization and sleep…

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Nurse care coordinators are key to success of patient-centered medical home programs

IMAGE: This is Dr. Gilbert Gimm. view more  Credit: George Mason University Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) programs include a team of primary care providers that manage patient care and oversee individual care plans. Their goals are to improve health outcomes, enhance quality, and reduce costs. Medicare and private payers have adopted these programs to improve primary…

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NIH awards will advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

IMAGE: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of bacteria that cause gonorrhea. view more  Credit: NIAID The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centers (CRCs) focused on developing vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The grants, totaling $41.6 million over…

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Art Review: ‘Camp’ at the Met, as Rich as It Is Frustrating

In March 2018 the designer Rei Kawakubo held a Comme des Garçons show in Paris dedicated to the subject of camp, and sparked by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp.’” Ms. Kawakubo, who is famous for issuing one-sentence koans to elucidate her work (or make it even more mysterious), was rendered uncharacteristically verbose by…

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