Health & Beauty

107 articles

New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses

New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year. According to the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago, 90 of the 149 new infections diagnosed last year were found in men who have sex with men. HIV campaigners said that rates of the disease in gay and bisexual men were…

Federal ban on gay men's blood donation to be reconsidered

By Madison Park, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS Since 1983, men who have had sex with men have not been able to donate blood With better tests available, some say lifetime gay men ban is "scientifically unwarranted" Statistics show that HIV is higher among gay population (CNN) -- When Mark Shields started his job at the American Red Cross in Madison, Wisconsin, he…

Lubricants may increase disease risk of anal sex, studies show

The use of lubricants may make anal sex more comfortable, but they may also increase the risk of spreading sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, researchers said Tuesday. Many experts have been concerned about the potential effects of such lubricants, but there have previously been virtually no studies about how they affect disease. In the United States, as many as 90%…

HIV is not a gay disease

The reputation of Tory perception on homosexuality must be nearing caricature territory. First the private admission by the shadow home secretary that B&B owners should be able to exclude gay couple from their services on the grounds of religious belief. Then came the less-than-flattering Gay Times interview with David Cameron. However, the latest member of Cameron's team goes a bit…

Gonorrhoea 'may become untreatable', health experts warn

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea may become untreatable due to the improper use of antibiotics. The disease, which increases the chances of gay men catching HIV, is usually treated with a course of antibiotics but doctors say that they are seeing increasing resistance to drugs in the eastern hemisphere. According to WHO,…

Recognize and be Recognized at once

Every day there are more and more fans to ride motorcycles in big cities like Barcelona, Berlin o Buenos Aires... The difficulties to find parking space or the wasted time spent on traffic jams, address the busy man to consider the possibility to move around on two wheels. But the star complement of this type of vehicle is the helmet.…

Do Gays suffer depression more easily ?

The depression is one of the illess which affect more to the human beings nowadays. The shaking way of life and lack of preparation to confront adversities or furstrations are the main reasons for such type of illness which hurt our society. The depression is motivated by an alteration of the neuro system transmission in certain parts of our brain,…