Outsmarting Herpes: Researchers Use the Body's Natural Defenses to Stop Outbreaks
Ever since receiving the first of two seed grants from Women’s Health Research at Yale in 2003, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki’s lab has established groundbreaking insights into the transmission, treatment and possible prevention of herpes.
The Importance of Nerve Function
Key Points: *Nerve function is one part of a complex system that produces erections. *Some of the most small and fragile nerves in the body are the ones that run to the penis and help create an erection. *Any nerve damage, including damage that results from diabetes, can contribute to or cause erectile dysfunction.Source: Giddy [a sexual health publication]
Do Gas Station Sex Pills Really Work?
The story America tells about itself is tinged with do-it-yourself principles. In this modern world of doing your own research, over-the-counter (OTC) herbal supplements are especially popular, and there's a certain subset of supplements that flash particularly eye-catching labels in convenience stores—what we'll call gas station sex pills. Katherine Rotker, MD, says, "there is almost no oversight or monitoring of [this] industry..."Source: Giddy.com
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Female Orgasm Is Evolution’s Happy Gift
Yale’s Gunter Wagner, the Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor Mihaela Pavlicev from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, have theorized that the orgasm is a sort of happy evolutionary gift inherited from older lineages of animals who only ovulate during copulation.
Yale Alumnus Pledges $5 Million for Yale School of Public Health Fund and Professorship to Advance LGBTQ Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine alumnus David R. Kessler, M.D. ’55, is directing $5 million from his estate to the Yale School of Public Health, part of which is intended for the creation of a David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship. The professorship and accompanying resource fund will support teaching and research associated with improving LGBTQ mental health.