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Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

WATCH Bill Maher: 'There Doesn't Need To Be An App For Everything'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. That seems to be Bill Maher's sentiment regarding news that doctors are developing a new iPhone applic...

South Africa's 'Government Condom' Campaign Has Mixed Results

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Julie Peroni liked everything about her new boyfriend and she couldn't wait for the first time he spent the night. "Things...

South African Prisoners Are Offered Circumcision For AIDS Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an effort to slow the spread of HIV in one of the country's highest-infected regions, prisoners in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province are now be...

Vegan Condom Company Starts Up In Boulder

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Sovine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sir Richard's is a new Boulder-based condom company that plans to market toward a younger crowd, but also donate condoms worldwide to prevent the spre...

1 Chinese Baby Born With Syphilis Every Hour

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every hour a baby is born in China with syphilis, as the world's fastest-growing epidemic of the disease is fueled by men with new money from the nati...

How to Get a Sexually Transmitted Disease Without Having Sex

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) can be transmitted without sex, that is, without intercourse. Even grandma kissing you at Christmas might pass on cold sores (a herpes virus).

Ding! You've Got Chlamydia

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Considering April is STD Awareness Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to ask Michelle Sobel, co-founder of STDTestExpress.com, about the ever-rising rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Who Put Failed Ab-Only Programs Back in Health Care Reform?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By James Wagoner, President, Advocates for Youth Lost in the shuffle of analysis of the new health care reform legislation, is the fact that Democrat...

'Dead End Gene Pool': Hilarious Dysfunction At The End Of The Vanderbilt Line

The Huffington Post | Wendy Burden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From "Dead End Gene Pool" by Wendy Burden Prologue It's a testament to his libido, if not his character, that Cornelius Vanderbilt died of syphilis ...

Condoms In Porn: California Considers New Safety Requirement

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's worker safety board voted Thursday to further study a proposal that would require porn actors to wear condoms during ...

Sexually Transmitted Infections Plague Kansas

The University Daily Kansan | Anna Archibald | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Alyssa sat nervously with her boyfriend in the waiting room. She had waited six months to get tested, and she was finally in the Lawrence Memorial Hos...

STUDY: Sex-Ed Classes With Abstinence Focus Can Delay Sex In Teens

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can convince a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researche...

"My Vagina Fell Out": Woman Shares Health Horror

Sphere | Buck Wolf | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Allison Henry isn't the first to suffer from a horrifying medical condition that few women talk about. But her case was particularly bad, and she's ju...

Fatalistic Teens Increase Risk of HIV Infection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

A study this summer reports 1 in 7 teenagers in the U.S. thinks he or she only has a 50-50 shot of making it past 35. What stands out are the consequences of low life-expectancy.

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.

Best Friends: No Way Out?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Irene: I wish I had an escape but I'm still in high school and I live a street away from her and she knows almost everything about me, even that I may have an STD.