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Democracy linked to global health gains in low-, middle-income countries

Most studies that look at whether democracy improves global health rely on measurements of life expectancy at birth and infant mortality rates. Yet those measures disproportionately reflect progress on infectious diseases—such as malaria, diarrheal illnesses and pneumonia—which relies heavily on foreign aid. A new study led by Stanford Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations […]

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Cervical Cancer Screening Rates ‘Unacceptably Low’

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Less than two-thirds of eligible 30- to 65-year-old women are up to date with cervical cancer screening, and Pap completion rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Women’s Health. Kathy L. MacLaughlin, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, […]

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Are night sweats a sign of low testosterone?

Night sweats are a common symptom of hormonal changes, such as in females who are going through menopause and experiencing a drop in sex hormones. Hormonal imbalances can affect males, as well. Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males and is responsible for processes such as sperm production and building muscle mass. The levels […]