Month: January 2017

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Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with the strongest increase in incidence in the last decade, and the incidence rates have never been as high. The World Health Organization based International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified UV-emitting tanning devices as “carcinogenic to humans” in 2009, however, sunbed use is still…

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Specific bacteria living in the human vagina may play a previously unrecognized role in the sexual transmission of HIV. Researchers, working with young, healthy, South African women, found that individuals with vaginas dominated by pro-inflammatory bacterial species were at a 4-fold higher risk of acquiring HIV than those with ‘healthy’ vaginal bacteria. Meanwhile, viruses in…

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Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells — something that was previously thought to be impossible in humans.

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Girls from low-income families in the US are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition. A new study on the puberty experiences of African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic girls living mostly in urban areas of the Northeastern US shows that the majority of low-income girls feel they lack the information and readiness…

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We’re all about treating our bodies right and with that comes a healthy wellbeing and state of mind. With statistics that 1 in 5 Australians aged between 16 and 85 will experience a mental illness, it’s more important than ever to focus on boosting your sense of self. While there’s no magic cure, eating a…