HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis works but needs regular testing

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a prevention strategy which includes the regular or event-driven use of antiretroviral medication to prevent HIV infection in adults. Several clinical trials demonstrated that PrEP effectively ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Augmented reality helps tackle fear of spiders

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself to be effective in a clinical trial, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of exposure therapy

Psychologists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have studied in what way hormonal contraceptives affect the efficacy of anxiety therapy. They demonstrated that women who were on the pill benefitted less from exposure therapy than ...

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