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Herpes Simplex Virus 2, vaccine candidates, PLoS Pathogens

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection in Preclinical Tests

Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection.

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genetic counselors, prenatal screening, non-invasive prenatal screening, Frank Boehm, Martha Dudek, cell-free fetal DNA screening, Obstetrical Genetic Counseling, Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening’s Popularity on the Rise

Genetic counselors are playing a greater role in areas of medicine in the wake of advancement in genomic technology. In the last decade, genetic testing has improved dramatically, enabling medical professionals the ability to screen for common genetic conditions like Down syndrome more accurately beginning at 10 weeks gestation.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Postpartum Depression, Gestational Diabetes, risk factors for depression, Pregnacy, Maternal Health, gestational diabetes research, Depression, Depression and Diabetes, depression and women

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers.

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UC Davis and Nation's Cancer Centers Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

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Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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"Mysterious" Non-Protein-Coding RNAs Play Important Roles in Gene Expression, NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Abortion, Financial Assistance, Reproductive Rights, Health Care Costs, abortion access, minority and disadvantaged women, minority and disadvantaged youth, National Network of Abortion Funds, Tiller Memorial Fund, Health Care Policy

Study Finds Vulnerable Young, Single Women of Color Most Likely to Receive Financial Assistance for Abortion

–Abortion fund patients who get aid to help pay for abortions are younger and more likely to be African American when compared to general abortion patients in the U.S., according to the findings of a study just published online in the journal Social Work in Health Care.

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HPV, Vaccine, NCI Designated Cancer Center, Yale Cancer Center, HPV associated cancers

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations

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Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Yale Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Depression, depression and women, Low Birth Weight, Low Birth Weight Infants, Mental Health, medical research studies, Medical Research, Biomarker, Biomarkers & Prevention, biomarker discovery, Exercise, Exercise and Depression, newborn development, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Pregnancy and Delivery

Biomarker in Pregnant Women Linked to Depression, Low Fetal Birth Weight

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The disorder not only affects the mother’s mood, but has also been linked to influencing the newborn’s development, according to recent research. In a study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, research from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that BDNF levels change during pregnancy, and can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.

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In Vitro Gametogenesis, IVG, Reproductive Technology, Experimental Reproductive Technology, Infertility Treatments, Infertility, Embryonic Stem Cell, IVG Legality, Experimental Technique, Experimental, Embryo, IVG Therapy, gene modification, Reproductive Legality

The Promise and Peril of Emerging Reproductive Technologies

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In-vitro gametogenesis is an experimental technique that allows scientists to grow embryos in a lab by reprograming adult cells to become sperm and egg cells.

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CDC, Hpv Infection, HPV vaccination, National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Joins 69 National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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HPV, HPV vaccinations, Cancer, CDC, Ut Southwestern

Simmons Cancer Center Joins National Cancer Institute, CDC Calling for Increased HPV Vaccinations to Prevent Cancer

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More than a decade after the HPV vaccine was deemed both safe and effective by the FDA for preventing several types of cancer, the vaccine is still underused by those who could benefit.

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Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress, Overtreatment, University At Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cancer, Journal Of Urology, Urology

Study: For Men with Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress May Lead to More Aggressive Treatment

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The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.

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Oncology, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV

Gynecologic Cancers Expert at Newyork-Presbyterian Is Available to Discuss HPV Vaccination and Cancer Prevention

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HPV, Hpv Vaccine, Cervical Cancer, Cervical Cancer Awareness, Cervical Cancer Prevention, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Cervical Cancer: A Preventable Disease

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As the nation's 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers come together in support of recently updated HPV vaccination recommendations, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey gynecologic oncologist shares insight on how this vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.

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Public Health, Cesearan, c-section, vaginal birth, Women's Health, baby, Health Care Costs

UAB Investigators Find Repeat Cesarean Deliveries Less Cost-Effective in Low-Risk Women

For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.

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Roswell Park, Prostate Cancer, androgen-deprivation therapy

Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers

Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs despite androgen-deprivation therapy. A team of scientists led by Irwin Gelman, PhD, Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has identified an 11-gene signature unique to advanced recurrent prostate cancer that they believe will help to identify these aggressive and potentially fatal prostate cancers sooner. The findings have been published online ahead of print in the journal Oncotarget.

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Endocrine Society, Testosterone, testosterone assays, Laboratory Test, Men's Health, Healthcare Quality, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Landmark Study Defines Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels

A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Estrogen, Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Dopamine, Dopamine Receptors

Researchers Reveal Connection Between Female Estrogen Cycle and Addictive Potential of Cocaine

Study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain’s reward pathway







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