Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Updated recommendations for chlamydia, gonorrhea screenings

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and those aged 25 years and older at increased risk for infection. ...

Addiction

One in four older adults not asked about alcohol use

(HealthDay)—More than one-quarter of older adults who use alcohol are not asked about their drinking by their physician, according to a study published online July 29 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Vaccination

Who is being excluded by India's vaccination strategy?

Of the 376 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that India had administered as of July 12, men had received 202 million, while women had received only 175 million. This gender gap in vaccine rollout exceeds the extent to which ...

Health

Keep your friends close, cortisol levels low for life

Directing a meeting, dialing up an old acquaintance, dictating the perfect tuna salad sandwich across a drive-through window. For business and for pleasure, human beings are in constant communication.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Clinics retrieving 'far too many' eggs from IVF patients

Studies indicate that the optimal and safe number of oocytes needed for achieving an ongoing pregnancy is between six and 15. However, the use of egg freezing, frozen embryo replacement (FER) cycles and aggressive stimulation ...

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Older Women's League

OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women was founded in 1980 (as the Older Women’s League) after a White House mini-conference on aging in Des Moines, Iowa.

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