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About six in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control

CDC: 60 Percent of America’s Single Men Report Using Condoms

Use of withdrawal before ejaculation up from 9.8 percent in 2002 to 18.8 percent in 2011 to 2015
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a higher event rate of type 2 diabetes

Higher Event Rate of T2DM in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at a younger age in women with PCOS versus age-matched controls
Minimal evidence is available for guidelines for electronic communication between patients and providers

Minimal Evidence for Electronic Communication Guidelines

Current guidelines for e-communication between patients, providers based on minimal evidence
High levels of stem cell factor are associated with reduced risk of mortality and cardiovascular events

Stem Cell Factor Tied to Reduced Risk of Cardiac Events, Death

High levels of SCF linked to lower cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, heart failure, stroke
For older adults

No Link for Cardiovascular Meds Use, Cognitive Impairment

No link for impaired cognition, antihypertensive, antithrombotic, lipid-modifying agent use
Infection with Epstein-Barr virus or cytomegalovirus may up the risk for multiple sclerosis

More Evidence Links Epstein-Barr Virus to MS Risk

Latest study shows blacks and Hispanics also vulnerable
Benznidazole has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the tropical parasitic infection Chagas disease

FDA Approves Pediatric Treatment for Chagas Disease

Benznidazole sanctioned for children aged 2 to 12
In cases of cardiac arrest

CPR Less Likely for Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods

Also, public defibrillator less likely to be close at hand, researchers say
The incidence of complications for single- and dual-chamber transvenous pacemakers is considerable

Transvenous Pacemaker Complications Common, Costly

Incidence of complications for single-, dual-chamber TVPs reached about 15, 16 percent by three years
For adults with obesity

Addition of Exercise to Weight Loss Ups Mitochondrial Capacity

Improved mitochondrial respiratory capacity for older obese adults with weight loss + exercise