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Underwear that guards against STDs during oral sex? FDA says yes

The first underwear meant to protect against sexually transmitted infections during oral sex was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.


COVID-19 and obesity disparities for black communities

COVID-19 infection is significantly more dangerous for certain groups including older adults, immunocompromised people, and people with obesity.


Change at the top for Biogen after Alzheimer's drug flops

Biogen will replace its CEO and largely abandon marketing of its controversial Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm less than a year after the medication's launch triggered a backlash from experts, doctors and insurers.


How to help someone with a gunshot wound

When police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene of the Pittsburgh shooting in the early hours of April 17, they rushed to transport the injured to the hospital.

Medical research

Does medical publishing have a bias against women faculty?

A novel study that surveyed more than 1,000 author citations in the top three peer-reviewed international medical journals showed a significant disparity regarding women and men faculty and authorship. Led by A. Laurie Shroyer, ...


Drugmaker GSK buys US cancer firm for $1.9 bn

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday said it had agreed to buy US group Sierra Oncology, a specialist in medicines for rare forms of cancer, for $1.9 billion as the British drugs giant restructures.


Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the U.S., sales of window coverings at Halcyon Shades quickly went dark. So the suburban St. Louis business did what hundreds of other small manufacturers did: It pivoted to make protective ...