An experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in an early human trial

An experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in an early human trial

Above, a red AIDS awareness ribbon.Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) An experimental HIV vaccine appears to have passed its first human trial. In a recently published study, the candidate vaccine produced the type of immune response scientists expected in 97% of recipients. Importantly, the vaccine also appeared to be safe and well tolerated. The candidate vaccine is … Read more

This is your brain with migraine

This is your brain with migraine

On the left, an arrow points to cerebral microbleeds captured in the left temporal lobe in a case of migraine with aura. On the right, the arrow points to another possible abnormality on the same side as the microbleeds. Image: RSNA and Wilson Xu new research appears to offer the closest look yet at how … Read more

If You Really Need To Pee After Sex, According To Science

If You Really Need To Pee After Sex, According To Science

Photo: VGstockstudio (Shutterstock) If you have a vagina, you’ve probably been told it’s a absolute necessity urinate immediately after intercourse to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it turns out that there isn’t much evidence to support this idea. There is surprisingly little research on the question of whether this oft-repeated advice actually works. A … Read more

10 medical exams that every older adult should have

10 medical exams that every older adult should have

Maintaining physical fitness and mental well-being is crucial to living a longer and happier life. There are about two dozen tests or exams older adults can get to help ensure optimal health and wellness, based on recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of primary care experts. and prevention, and in … Read more