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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

More than three decades of scientific research suggests that repeatedly telling children that they are especially smart or talented leaves them vulnerable to failure, and fearful of challenges. Children raised this way develop an implicit belief that intelligence is innate and fixed, making striving to learn seem less important than seeming smart; challenges, mistakes, and… Read More »

Intercept’s NASH hopeful spurned by FDA, raising questions for other companies in the race

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, long the frontrunner in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), has suffered several delays on its FDA application for obeticholic acid (OCA). Now, the company has received an outright rejection from the agency in a decision that could affect the prospects for other companies in the field. Following delays that centered on advisory committee scheduling and… Read More »