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HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

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Men who have sex with men are to be offered the (human papilloma virus) HPV vaccination in England. The programme for men aged 45 or younger will start from April 2018, to protect them from some cancers caused by HPV as well as genital warts,Since 2008, girls aged 11 to 13 have been offered vaccination against HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Scotland and Wales already have their own vaccination programmes for men who have sex with other men. The English programme followed a successful pilot that started in 42 specialist sexual health clinics in England in 2016. Warts and cancersThere will be a phased roll-out to men attending sexual health (GUM) clinics and HIV clinics in England.The pilot was prompted by increasing evidence of the association between HPV infection and non-cervical c...
3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

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You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn't curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically, researchers concluded that "taking more than the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, Vitamin E and beta-carotene were all shown to increase cancer risk.The interest in research on supplements and cancer began 20 years ago, when scientists observed that people who ate more fruits and vegetables tended to have less cancer. Researchers wanted to find out if taking supplemental doses of vitamins and minerals would further reduce the chances of developing various forms of this disease.They found t
6 Foods to Eat If You Want to Feel Sexier (And Who Doesn't?!)

6 Foods to Eat If You Want to Feel Sexier (And Who Doesn't?!)

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Put them on your Valentine's Day menu—and ignite desire. You already know that chocolate has a reputation as a potent aphrodisiac, thanks in part to its high caffeine and antioxidant content and melt-in-your-mouth texture. No wonder chocolate in all forms is tempting you in store windows and on your social feed right now, as Valentine's Day is about to arrive.But chocolate isn't the only food that can prime you physically or mentally for a bedroom session. Plenty of others can also put you in a let's-get-it-on kind of mindset, research suggests. Some amp your libido and energy, others give you a mood boost, and some simply have a silky, sensual deliciousness that makes you feel relaxed and indulgent. If you're hoping for some se
Study reveals low alcohol consumption has brain-cleansing function

Study reveals low alcohol consumption has brain-cleansing function

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Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Drinking alcohol at low levels can clear away brain toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer's disease, a study published Friday indicates.The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that low levels of consumption reduced inflammation in the brains of mice.Researchers focused on the glymphatic system, a brain-cleaning process first described in 2012 by Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, the lead author of the new study.The system works by pumping cerebral spinal fluid into brain tissue to flush away waste, including proteins associated with dementia. Follow-up studies indicate that the glymphatic system works best during sleep and improves with exercise.The new study showed that animals exposed to long-term use of alcohol displayed high levels of a marker ...
Should You Drink Celery Juice? A Nutritionist Weighs In on Busy Philipps’ New Go-To

Should You Drink Celery Juice? A Nutritionist Weighs In on Busy Philipps’ New Go-To

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Know before you sip. Busy Philipps is all of us when it comes to self-improvement. She talks to her pals, finds out what works for them, and tries it for herself. In her latest attempt to be her best self, Philipps is sipping on celery juice.“Guys, Tracey Cunningham told me yesterday that we’re supposed to drink fresh celery juice every morning,” Philipps said in her Instagram story on Wednesday morning, referring to celebrity hair stylist Tracey Cunningham. “Every morning, guys.”Philipps shared what she learned, like that you’re supposed to drink the juice within 10 minutes of it being prepared.“Apparently it’s supposed to do all of these wonderful things for you and something with Gwyneth Paltrow and I don’t know but I’m on board,” she said, laughing. “So