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Recent bacterial vaginosis is associated with acquisition of Mycoplasma genitalium

American Journal of Epidemiology, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This study assessed the association between recent bacterial vaginosis (BV) and incident Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted bacterium associated with adverse female reproductive health outcomes. 

This is your new normal: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in Veterans with lower extremity loss

Disability and Health Journal, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Regular physical activity (PA) is essential for aging well with a disability, preventing the onset or worsening of chronic conditions, functional loss, and maintaining or improving quality of life, yet PA levels are low in th

Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease versus Alzheimer's disease

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This study provides further evidence that Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI) is clinically distinct from Alzheimer's Disease (AD-MCI) and requires different tools for diagnosis and monitoring clinical progression.

A comprehensive survey of genetic variation in 20,691 subjects from four large cohorts

PLoS One, Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII), Health Professionals Follow Up Study (HPFS) and the Physicians Health Study (PHS) have collected detailed longitudinal data on multiple exposures and traits for

Replacing American snacks with tree nuts increases consumption of key nutrients among US children and adults: results of an NHANES modeling study

Nutrition Journal, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Replacing typical American snacks with tree nuts may be an effective way to improve diet quality and compliance with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).

Dietary biomarker evaluation in a controlled feeding study in women from the Women's Health Initiative cohort

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Thursday, March 2, 2017

The objectives were 1) to simultaneously associate dietary intake with a range of potential nutritional biomarkers in postmenopausal women by using a controlled feeding study whereby each participant was provided a diet simil

Operationalizing the Measurement of Seroadaptive Behaviors: A Comparison of Reported Sexual Behaviors and Purposely-Adopted Behaviors Among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Seattle

AIDS Behavior, Thursday, March 2, 2017

Reproductive factors and risk of colorectal polyps in a colonoscopy-based study in western Washington State

Cancer Causes & Control, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oral contraceptives (OC) are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancers; however, a recent study reported an increased risk of small colorectal adenomas associated with OC use.

Risky Business: condom failures as experienced by female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya

Culture, Health & Sexuality, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We conducted a qualitative study to examine how female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya contextualise and explain the occurrence of condom failure. ew women were aware of or felt empowered to prevent HIV, STIs, and pregnancy aft

Male partner circumcision associated with lower Trichomonas vaginalis incidence among pregnant and postpartum Kenyan women: a prospective cohort study

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

T. vaginalis was relatively common in this peripartum cohort. Male circumcision may confer benefits in preventing T. vaginalis.