Pill protects women from cancer

Written by AAP on . Posted in News & Updates

The contraceptive pill has been found to protect women from certain cancers, including ovarian, a study suggests.

Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, according to new research.

Make your sexual health check less, erm ... awkward

Written by The Conversation | Deborah Bateson on . Posted in News & Updates

Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. After all, it’s not every day someone you barely know asks you intimate details about your sex life or asks to examine your genitals. But sexual health checks don’t have to be awkward (and many don’t even involve us examining you).

Listerine and gonorrhoea

Written by theguardian.com on . Posted in News & Updates

Listerine gargle every day helps to slow spread of gonorrhoea.

Researchers at Melbourne clinic conduct clinical trial and say mouthwash a cheap and effective control measure Daily rinsing and gargling with a commercial brand of mouthwash could help control the spread of gonorrhoea, a study has found.

HPV vaccine reducing rates of genital warts

Written by Dave Hawkes on . Posted in News & Updates

New study shows HPV vaccine is working to reduce rates of genital warts.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in Australia in 2007 and New Zealand in 2008 to prevent cervical cancer. It was free for women up to age 26 in Australia and to all women under 20 in New Zealand. This is because 99.7% of cervical cancers are associated with the sexually transmissible infection.

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