Medical research

New culture model makes fallopian tube accessible

A new way of growing fallopian tube cells in culture is expected to give a boost to our understanding and prevention of female gynecological diseases, such as infertility, inflammatory disease, and ovarian cancer. The tubes, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study raises concerns about drug-resistant STI

Greater understanding of testing and treatment is needed to mitigate the rapid increase in drug resistance of a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a study by the University of Bristol, published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More STD screening on horizon for women?

(HealthDay)—A federal task force is poised to advise doctors to regularly screen all sexually active American women and girls up to age 24 for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea, which often don't ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Safety concerns over new female sterilization device

Women who undergo implant based female sterilization have a significantly heightened risk of reoperation following complications, suggests a large study published in The BMJ this week.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New chlamydia test offers rapid, pain-free test for men

A new urine test developed with funding from the Wellcome Trust will allow doctors to diagnose Chlamydia infection in men within the hour, improving the ability to successfully treat the infection on the spot and prevent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Four emerging STIs that you can't afford to ignore

New diseases emerge all the time, and sexually transmitted infections are no exception. Here are four bacteria that could become serious public health threats. (Warning: contains a description of animal auto-fellatio.)

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