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Bias in observational study designs: case-control studies

Researchers investigated the association between sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis. A population based case-control study was performed. The participants were recruited from residents of Tasmania, Australia, who were aged under 60 years and had at least one grandparent born in Tasmania. Cases were people with multiple sclerosis who volunteered after information evenings at local multiple sclerosis societies, or after having been invited by a healthcare professional. In total, 136 people with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, as defined by clinical and magnetic resonance imaging criteria, were included as cases. For each case, two controls matched for sex and year of birth were randomly selected from the community. In total, 359 eligible controls were approached and the response rate was 76%.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Hepatitis C screening of men who have sex with men

Koretz and colleagues failed to highlight hepatitis C (HCV) as an emerging sexually transmitted infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), and the public health implications.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Male Postnatal Depression - a sign of equality or a load of nonsense?

Storylines on popular TV dramas are a great way of raising the public's awareness of a disease. They're almost as effective as a celebrity contracting an illness. For example, when Wiggles member Greg Page quit the group because of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, I had a spate of patients, mostly young and female, coming in with self-diagnosed "Wiggles Disease". A 30% increase in the number of mammograms in the under-40s was attributed to Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis. The list goes on. Thanks to a storyline on the TV drama Desperate Housewives, I received questions about male postnatal depression from local housewives desperate for information: "Does it really exist?" "I thought postnatal depression was to do with hormones, so how can males get it?" "First it's male menopause, now it's male postnatal depression. Why can't they keep their grubby mitts off our conditions?" "It's like that politically correct crap about a 'couple' being pregnant. 'We' weren't pregnant, 'I' was. His contribution was five seconds of ecstasy and I was landed with nine months of morning sickness, tiredness, stretch marks and sore boobs!" One of my patients, a retired hospital matron now in her 90s, had quite a few words to say on the subject. "Male postnatal depression -- what rot! The women's liberation movement started insisting on equality and now the men are getting their revenge. You know, dear, it all began going downhill for women when they started letting fathers into the labour wards. How can a man look at his wife in the same way if he has seen a blood-and-muck-covered baby come out of her … you know? Men don't really want to be there. They just think they should -- it's a modern expectation. Poor things have no real choice." Before I had the chance to express my paucity of empathy she continued to pontificate. "Modern women just don't understand men. They are going about it the wrong way. Take young couples who live with each other out of wedlock and share all kind of intimacies. I'm not talking about sex; no, things more intimate than that, like bathroom activities, make-up removal, shaving, and so on." Her voice dropped to a horrified whisper. "And I'm told that some young women don't even shut the door when they're toileting. No wonder they can't get their de facto boyfriends to marry them. Foolish girls. Men need some mystery. Even when you're married, toileting should definitely be kept private." I have mixed feelings about male postnatal depression. I have no doubt that males can develop depression after the arrival of a newborn into the household; however, labelling it "postnatal depression" doesn't sit all that comfortably with me. I'm all for equality, but the simple fact of the matter is that males and females are biologically different, especially in the reproductive arena, and no amount of political correctness or male sharing-and-caring can alter that. Depressed fathers need to be identified, supported and treated, that goes without saying, but how about we leave the "postnatal" tag to the ladies? As one of my female patients said: "We are the ones who go through the 'natal'. When the boys start giving birth, then they can be prenatal, postnatal or any kind of natal they want!" (This blog post has been adapted from a column first published in Australian Doctor http://bit.ly/1aKdvMM)  
Dr Genevieve Yates
over 5 years ago
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Bias in observational study designs: case-control studies

Researchers investigated the association between sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis. A population based case-control study was performed. The participants were recruited from residents of Tasmania, Australia, who were aged under 60 years and had at least one grandparent born in Tasmania. Cases were people with multiple sclerosis who volunteered after information evenings at local multiple sclerosis societies, or after having been invited by a healthcare professional. In total, 136 people with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, as defined by clinical and magnetic resonance imaging criteria, were included as cases. For each case, two controls matched for sex and year of birth were randomly selected from the community. In total, 359 eligible controls were approached and the response rate was 76%.1  
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over 4 years ago
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How to Have great Sex in 2015

How to Have great Sex in 2015 https://www.owners-guide.com/online-consultation/ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------...  
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GSD Free Interviews Dr John Bergman - YouTube

GSD Free Interviews Dr John Bergman In this first interview, Michelle DeBerge discusses sex, blood pressure and thyroid function with Dr Bergman. Register fo...  
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Spinal surgery diminishes low back pain, improves sexual function

Chronic low back pain can limit everyday activities, including sex. New research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 70...  
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over 4 years ago
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Researchers uncover genetic and hormonal origins behind the evolution of sex organs

The ability of hormones to regulate the genes responsible for external sex organ growth and development evolved nearly 400 million years ago in our aquatic ancestors, University of Florida...  
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over 4 years ago
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First systematic review of the scientific literature on men who have sex with men (MSM) and blood donation

The scientific journal PLOS ONE recently published a scientific article by the Belgian Red Cross analyzing whether men who have sex with other men and donate blood pose a risk in terms...  
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over 4 years ago
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Distance running may be an evolutionary 'signal' for desirable male genes

Pre-birth exposure to high levels of the male sex hormone testosterone has already been shown to confer evolutionary advantages for men: strength of sex drive, sperm count, cardiovascular...  
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over 4 years ago
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Can watching porn make you better in bed?

Does a predilection for porn mean bad news in bed? That's the conclusion of many clinicians and the upshot of anecdotal reports claiming a man's habit of viewing sex films can lead to problems...  
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over 4 years ago
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Key to better sex ed: Focus on gender & power

Making sexuality and HIV education programs more effectiveA new analysis by Population Council researcher Nicole Haberland provides powerful evidence that sexuality and...  
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over 4 years ago
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Sex crimes more common in certain families

New research from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Oxford University, UK, shows that close relatives of men convicted of sexual offences commit similar offences themselves...  
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over 4 years ago
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A&D Connected Health study: Americans want IOT to monitor health, but not sex

A&D Medical, the worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices, has announced the results of its Connected Health Study, conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll.  
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over 4 years ago
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Breastfeeding women and sex: Higher sex drive or relationship management?

Study focuses on how women experience sex after having babiesNew mothers in the Philippines spend more time in the bedroom with their partner in the first few weeks...  
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over 4 years ago
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Senior citizens increasingly satisfied with their sex lives

Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s.  
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over 4 years ago
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How men speak with their friends could be linked to sexual violence

The manner in which men discuss sex and women with their friends may influence how likely a man is to commit acts of sexual aggression toward women, a study reports.  
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over 4 years ago
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An extra hour of sleep 'boosts women's likelihood of sex'

Women are 14% more likely to have sex with their partner if they get an additional hour of sleep the previous night, according to a new study.  
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over 4 years ago
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The Commission on Sex in Prison's final report published, UK

The Commission on Sex in Prison's final report, published Tuesday 17 March, features accounts from former prisoners speaking for the first time about their experiences of sex behind bars.  
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over 4 years ago
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Sex and Dementia: Is it Love or Assault?

An interesting case brings up many questions about the rights of patients with Alzheimer disease and the obligation of their physicians.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago