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Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent

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The Globe & Mail (Canada), July 14, 2018 Amid ever-widening cultural conversations about sexual consent, dementia remains uncharted territory. As Canadians live longer, more are moving into long-term care with advancing dementia disorders. It’s a growing population with complex needs, not least of all in their intimate lives. In the close-quarters environment of nursing homes, these people’s...

Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise among among heterosexual men and women in Melbourne

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ABC News, 16th January 2018
Melbourne is facing a rapid increase in cases of the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis and gonorrhoea.
Data from the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic shows the number of gonorrhoea infections has increased 30 per cent annually since 2015.

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How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

MSM, especially if HIV-positive, have an increased risk of meningococcal disease

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nam/aidsmap, June 6th, 2017 Men who have sex with men (MSM) have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The number of cases was small, but overall incidence of meningococcal disease was four times higher among MSM compared to non-MSM, with the risk especially high for HIV-positive MSM. Read...

Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age

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  nam/aidsmap, published: 14 March 2017 People with HIV often show persistent signs of cognitive impairment and abnormalities in brain structure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but they do not appear to experience accelerated decline compared to HIV-negative people as they age, according to research presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic...

‘Shock and kill’ therapy offers fresh hope for HIV cure, researchers say

PBS Newshour, December 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST A new small-scale human trial of the promising “shock and kill” treatment is starting this week in New York and two sister sites, in Germany and Denmark.  Another small human study will start in January, followed by a larger human shock and kill trial in June. The HIV research community is increasingly optimistic about this approach to eradicating...

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