Medical research

Bacteria are key to vaginal health, researchers say

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common and recurrent gynecological condition affecting nearly 30% of women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A University of Arizona ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have observed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters. The findings, published in the journal Microorganisms, could ...

Medical research

Solving chronic pain during intercourse

Women suffering from chronic conditions that result in painful intercourse represent about 10% of females of reproductive age—triggering a combined economic burden of more than $7.7 billion per year—yet scant knowledge ...

Medical research

Nanotechnology prevents premature birth in mouse studies

In a study in mice and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that they have developed a tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth. The vaginally-delivered treatment contains nanosized (billionth ...

Medical research

Are the movements of tiny hairlike structures a key to our health?

Little is understood about how cilia, the tiny hairlike organelles that in humans are often the first lines of defense against pathogens in our lungs and respiratory tracks and even help push sperm along, move in coordination. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Obesity increases endometrial cancer risk

Endometrial cancer, which begins in the uterus within the layer of cells that form the uterine lining, has been on the rise over the past decade. Each year in the U.S., over 60,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer, ...

Medical research

Recurrent UTIs linked to hidden reservoir

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) frequently recur due to bacteria constructing safe havens within the host. While infection is frequently caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli that originates in the gut, little is known ...

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