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Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: ‘It takes people like him to fight against it’

[ad_1] Image copyright George Westwood/Reuters Gareth Thomas' revelation that he has HIV will make "a whole new demographic of people" aware of the condition, says George Westwood, who has lived with HIV for 18 months."The stigma still does exist and I think it takes people like Gareth to battle and remove that stigma," says the 20-year-old.George now feels HIV is "incredibly easy to live with".But he thinks there's still work
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Vaginismus: ‘My body won’t let me have sex’

[ad_1] Vaginismus is a sexual pain disorder where women experience an involuntary tightening of muscles around the vagina whenever penetration is attempted.Few know about it, even though a 2017 study found that nearly one in 10 British women find sex painful.Vaginismus can develop at any time throughout a woman’s life and can appear after they experience anything from thrush or childbirth to sexual trauma or the menopause.But some sufferers discover
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Rugby’s Gareth Thomas on HIV: ‘I want to break the stigma’

[ad_1] Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition.He made the announcement as he prepared to compete in the Ironman Wales triathlon in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.Thomas said he is taking part to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as "walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying".He said: "I'm trying to educate and break
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‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Using those steps at home to good effect Using "time outs" to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests.Despite criticism of the "naughty step" strategy, children's anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found.But a UK psychologist said the key was how the technique was used.And
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Chicken choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers

[ad_1] Image copyright Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Image caption Charlotte Smith meets Dr Asher Lewinsohn, the air ambulance on-board medic A toddler has been reunited with medical staff who saved her life after she choked on a piece of chicken.Charlotte Smith, two, was taken ill during lunch while at nursery in Hitchin, Hertfordshire on 25 July.A doctor on board the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance managed to put a
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Research on postmen’s testicle warmth wins Ig Nobel

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The researchers used probes to measure the left and right testicles of 22 postmen and bus drivers Research measuring if there is a difference in temperature between the left and right testicles is one of the winners of this year's spoof Nobel prizes. Fertility experts Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa measured the temperature of French postmen's testicles, both naked and clothed. They found
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Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK women suggests.Those who had a laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy, removing part of the uterus, were more satisfied than a group that had endometrial ablation.And they were less likely to have pelvic pain and pain during sex.Heavy bleeding affects a quarter
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Sepsis test could cut diagnosis time from days to minutes

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEdie is now a healthy toddler but developed sepsis when she was born prematurely Scientists say a new test for sepsis could cut diagnosis times from days to minutes.Detecting the deadly illness is difficult because the symptoms are nondescript.Current tests can take as long as 48 hours - problematic with an illness where every second counts.Peter Ghazal, from Cardiff University's Project
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World’s first malaria vaccine released

[ad_1] The world's first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in parts of Kenya from Friday. It will be added to the routine vaccination schedule, and more than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people globally each year- mostly children. Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar reports. [ad_2] Source link