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Brighton monkeypox vaccine: Jabs run out in city a week after Pride weekend

Monkeypox vaccines have run out in Brighton less than a week after the gay capital's Pride celebrations (pictured)

Monkeypox vaccines have almost run out in Brighton less than a week after the city welcomed hundreds of thousands of revellers for Pride celebrations. The local rollout of the modified smallpox jab has been paused until further stocks have arrived — but that might not be for another month. Only people with existing appointments will …

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Doctors’ reluctance to discuss anal sex is letting down young women, researchers warn | UK News

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Doctors’ reluctance to discuss the possible harms of anal sex is letting down a generation of young women, researchers have warned. Many doctors are concerned that they may come across as judgemental or homophobic, but by avoiding the topic they may be failing patients who are unaware of the risks, according to a study. Surgeons …

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Cornea implant made from PIG’S SKIN restores sight in 20 visually-impaired people in promising trial

The corneal implant is made from collagen protein from pigs, and it resembles the human cornea - the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil.

A corneal implant created from pig’s skin has successfully restored the sight in 20 blind or visually-impaired people as part of a promising trial.   The implant is made from collagen protein from the animal, and resembles the human cornea – the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. Scientists at Linkoping University …

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Terminally ill father misdiagnosed as coeliac reveals back pain is sign of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Terminally ill father misdiagnosed as coeliac reveals back pain is sign of pancreatic cancer

A seemingly healthy father-of-three recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer has warned of the everyday symptoms everyone should know about. Business development manager Mark Ryan, 37, first felt something was wrong when he started to experience abdominal and back pain in January. He said: “Earlier this year, I started to suffer with severe abdominal and back …

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West Nile virus death toll and cases continue to soar in Italy. This is what we know so far

Cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus are soaring in Italy. This is what you need to know

Mosquitoes are known to be the bane of the Italian summertime as the hottest and most humid months of the year lead to an abundance of the nuisance insects at all times of the day. But Italians are less prepared to face the threat of mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile virus (WNV), a disease …

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Testosterone Promotes ‘Cuddling,’ Not Just Aggression

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Summary: While more commonly associated with promoting aggressive behaviors, testosterone can also promote social affection and prosocial behaviors in males, a new study on gerbils finds. Source: Emory University Testosterone can foster friendly, prosocial behavior in males, a new animal study finds. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B published the research on Mongolian gerbils conducted by …

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India’s HIV patients say shortages leaving hundreds of thousands without drugs | Global development

Hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV in India are struggling to access treatment because of a shortage of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, according to campaigners. Up to 500,000 people have not been able to get hold of free ARVs from government health centres and hospitals over the past five months, they say, as the …

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