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New Company Delivers HIV Meds to Your Doorstep
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img source: Forbes.com   Nurx is a relatively new company to enter the pharmaceutical market. In 2014, Nurx began offering birth control pills to be delivered straight to your door through an easy to use web interface. Now, Nurx is adding HIV-prevention pills (Preexposure medication known simply as PrEP).   The innovative approach is to combine a smartphone app-based interface with speedy delivery of medications. Nurx hopes that populations like gay men of color, transgender women, and sex workers that are hardest to reach will now have more access to these necessary medications.   The app interface first begins with...

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Women Who Drink Increase Food Intake
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  With wine consumption on the rise in the United States, it’s important to get a better understanding about the effects it has on appetite. For the first time, a study at Indiana University School of Medicine led by researcher, William J. A. Eiler II, PhD found that the brain plays a vital role in mediating food intake after alcohol consumption among women, rather than than relying entirely on the digestion and absorption of alcohol in the gut. Research was conducted on 35 healthy women; alcohol was administered intravenously in one session, and a placebo (saline) was used in another. Participants...

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