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Erectile dysfunction affects men with diabetes 

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
Researchers from the University of Padova in Italy found that overall 52.5 percent of male diabetes patients suffer. For unclear reasons, type 2 patients are worse off, with 66.3 per cent being affected.

Births to foreign-born mothers hit 28% in England and Wales

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
This figure has been on the rise since 1990 in England and Wales, official data shows.

Joining a choir boosts your emotions says UQ

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
The latest University of Queensland findings add to a growing body of evidence which has shown similar mood-boosts from singing in recent years.

Highly intricate visual system arises from simple blueprint present at birth, findings suggest

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
For decades, researchers have known that the primate brain is organized into "maps" for each of the different senses: one of the body for touch, one of the visual world for sight, one of tones for hearing.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
A research group has developed diagnostic sensors using protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts, which can diagnose certain diseases by analyzing human exhaled breath. This technology enables early monitoring of various diseases through pattern recognition of biomarker gases related to diseases in human exhalation.

Is bone strength hereditary?

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
A new study indicates that bone strength may be inherited and that its genetic determinants are to some extent shared with bone mineral density.

New treatment options for common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to a poor quality of life have isolated new treatment options after performing a comparative analysis that showed which cells were active - and responsive to medication -- in those living with HS.

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles can exacerbate colitis

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs. When intestinal cells absorb titanium dioxide particles, this leads to increased inflammation and damage to the intestinal mucosa in mice with colitis. Researchers recommend that patients with colitis should avoid food containing titanium dioxide particles.

Are sugary drink interventions changing people's behavior?

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
An evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people's habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption.

Clean eating fad is taking toll on young women

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
'Clean eating' hides being the notion of being healthy, but excluding whole food groups from your diet is anything but, writes Dr Max Pemberton (pictured, the Hemsley sisters.)

Scientists discover how CD44s molecule gives brain cancer cells a survival advantage

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Understanding the mechanisms that give cancer cells the ability to survive and grow opens the possibility of developing improved treatments to control or cure the disease.

Why you should only buy organic strawberries

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
Researchers from the Washington DC-based Environmental Working Group found that strawberries, spinach, nectarines and apples are among the most chemically-ridden produce.

'Exciting' dementia blood test can identify those at risk

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
Senior author Professor Randall Bateman, of Washington University School of Medicine, said: 'This is exciting because it could be the basis for a rapid and inexpensive blood screening test.'

Modern lifestyles are not to blame for insomnia

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
Insomnia is not linked to urbanisation and electrification of homes, says a team led by the University of Surrey. Town-dwellers didn't sleep less than villagers without electricity.

Doctors call for a public inquiry over vaginal meshes

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
Over 800 women are suing the NHS or mesh manufacturers – but senior doctors say there are more victims and compare it to the thalidomide scandal. Campaigners want a ban.

Can apple cider vinegar help with weight loss?

CNN (US) - 19/07/2017
Many people believe that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss, but how much of that is hype?

Why Americans are having less sex

CNN (US) - 19/07/2017
Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent "sure thing" every night.

Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health, well-being of women, children, and adolescents

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Globally, the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents are improving faster than at any point in history, even in the poorest nations.

Queensland mum is guilty for passing on genetic disorder

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
EXCLUSIVE: 10-week-old Daisy is battling for breath and needs surgery to fix her heart. Mother Donna Spittles, from Queensland, has spoken of her regret at passing on her genetic disorder.