Why talking about HPV (and other STIs) matters

While STI stigma is not limited to HPV, when you think about the fact that most people will get HPV in their lifetimes, it’s a bit odd that we so rarely hear it brought up. Indeed, even though most of us have heard of HPV, many people don’t really know what it is, despite the fact there are school-age vaccinations […]

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Hidden epidemic of sexual dysfunction which blamed on antidepressants

REVEALED: The hidden epidemic of sexual dysfunction which experts blame on SSRI antidepressants SSRI antidepressants could cause ‘life-changing’ sexual problems experts say 1 in 8 people were prescribed antidepressants in the past year according to stats But they can cause serious side effects like libido drop and numb groin areas Many report they no longer experience sexual or romantic attraction at […]

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Long Covid remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition—though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause. Between 10 to 20 percent of people who contract coronavirus are estimated to have long COVID symptoms—most commonly fatigue, breathlessness and a lack of mental clarity dubbed brain fog—months after recovering […]

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NHS rules student died after being denied in-person appointment

Law student, 26, died after wrongly being denied a face-to-face appointment with his GP, NHS officials say David Nash had four calls with GP surgery but was denied in-person consultation He was suffering excruciating ear pain and died within days from a brain abscess NHS probe into his death found that F2F appointment ‘should have been offered’ The family of the […]

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Do You Ask Your Patients About Recreational Cannabis Use?

The legalization by many states of the use of cannabis has helped destigmatize its use for recreational purposes. A 2020 Gallup Poll showed that almost 50 million people older than age 12 in the United States admitted to using cannabis in the past 12 months. Many cannabis users do not consider it a “real drug” and therefore may not tell […]

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