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Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

High Prevalence of OCD in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

While we have relatively limited information regarding the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OC) during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Previous studies have indicated that women may be more vulnerable to the onset of OCD during the postpartum period. Other studies indicate that women with OCD  may experience worsening of OCD symptoms during pregnancy and the… Read More »

High rates of starting and staying on PrEP in pregnant South African women, despite barriers

High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »

High fat diet infertility debate

In oral metformin mice, lipid accumulation in the testicular interstitium and seminiferous tubules decreased dramatically. Apart from the experimental methods used, the results of the previous study were obtained from healthy animals with apparently normal serum glucose and lipid metabolism. Excessive lower abdominal fat can increase testicular temperature during episodes of prolonged sitting, which may… Read More »

High fat diet hits on pleasure centers

Cota D, et al. The role of the striatum in compulsive behavior in intact and orbitofrontal-cortex-lesioned rats: possible involvement of the serotonergic system. Rats that had not been constantly exposed to the junk food quickly stopped eating. Roesch MR, et cdnters. Finkelstein EA, et al. Cordeira JW, et al. Lattemann D. Disruption of the interaction… Read More »