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Survey finds ‘slutpage’ use may be common among U.S. college students

Survey finds ‘slutpage’ use may be common among U.S. college students

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Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Viewing and uploading to so-called slutpages -- mobile apps, websites and email lists that include non-consensual nude or semi-nude pictures of women -- is fairly common among college students in the United States, according to a new survey. Researchers at Michigan State University surveyed students at a large U.S. university, finding the problem of collecting, viewing and sharing pictures of women without their consent is a growing problem not only with teenagers, but also with college students. Advertisement Among participants in the survey, one in three admitted to viewing slutpages. Ten percent of respondents said they had used a secret photo storing app to collect or share nude images. And one in thirty admitted to posting nude images or videos online without the su...
Genetic mutations that cause malaria drug resistance common in Asia, Africa

Genetic mutations that cause malaria drug resistance common in Asia, Africa

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Genetic mutations that fuel resistance to a drug intended to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are common in countries that are fighting the disease, according to a PLOS Genetics analysis. Mutations of a gene linked with resistance to the drug sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in the parasite that causes malaria were discovered in one-fourth of the samples collected in southeast Asia and one-third of those obtained in Africa, the researchers said. Advertisement The growth in the number of malaria parasites with mutations to the gene pfgch1 are concerning because they may increase resistance to the drug, they said. "We need to understand how these mutations work and monitor them as part of malaria surveillance programs," study co-author Taane Clark, a professor of gen...
Female hunters were common in early hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas

Female hunters were common in early hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas

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Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Analysis of ancient burial sites suggests female hunters were common among hunter-gatherer groups in the Americas. After discovering a 9,000-year-old female hunter buried in the Andes Mountains, researchers decided to undertake an expansive review of the literature on late Pleistocene and early Holocene burials. Advertisement After reviewing documented accounts of 429 individuals from 107 burial sites, researchers were able to identify 27 female individuals buried with big-game hunting tools. The analysis confirmed the Wilamaya Patjxa female, unearthed in the Andes in 2018, as the oldest known hunter burial in the Americas. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, suggest labor among early human societies in the Americas was shared relatively eve...
FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers

FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers

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U.S. health officials are expanding the time period that pregnant women should avoid pain relievers including Advil and AleveBy MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health WriterOctober 15, 2020, 10:03 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, federal health officials said Thursday, expanding the warning from three months.The Food and Drug Administration said the fever-and-pain-reducing drugs can cause a rare but serious complication that can harm the fetus. They can lead to kidney problems in the fetus that can result in low levels of amniotic fluid that fills the womb.The warning applies to a family of anti-inflammatory drugs that includes both
Study: Common cold may help prevent flu, perhaps COVID-19

Study: Common cold may help prevent flu, perhaps COVID-19

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Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The virus most often behind the common cold is capable of preventing the flu virus from infecting airways by jump-starting the body's immune defenses, a study published Friday by The Lancet Microbe found. Now, the researchers from Yale University, want to determine if rhinovirus, the most common cold-causing virus, offers similar protective effects against COVID-19. Advertisement In an analysis of more than 13,000 patients with symptoms of a respiratory infection, those who had rhinovirus were not simultaneously infected with the flu virus -- even during months when both viruses were active. The finding may help explain why an expected surge in cases of H1N1 swine flu, predicted for Europe in fall 2009, never occurred, the researchers said. It's possible that the H1N1 vi...