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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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Enzyme trips fertility, triggers miscarriage


October 17th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) An enzyme that acts as a fertility switch could trip conception in women or cause a miscarriage depending on its high or low levels.The findings could ... Read more...

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HLL Lifecare opens one-stop medical outlet in Kerala


September 30th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (IANS) Central government owned HLL Lifecare Limited, one of the country's largest producers of condoms, Friday opened a one-stop specialty outlet for medical devices and essential drugs ... Read more...

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40 percent Indians embarrassed to ask for contraceptives


September 26th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 40 percent Indians are embarrassed to ask for contraceptives, said a global survey released Monday. The survey added that despite campaigns to promote ... Read more...

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Birth control pills impair memory


September 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Women taking contraceptive pills face problems with their memory, new research says.University of California, Irvine researchers have shown that hormonal contraception pills "alter memory".The medications ... Read more...

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Teenage fatherhood hampers educational development


March 31st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that teenage fatherhood leads to a decrease in years of schooling.The study, from Economic Inquiry, examines the negative educational and economic outcomes of ... Read more...

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Contraceptive pills increase risk of vascular diseases among women(Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Before you pop an emergency birth control pill, think again. Contraceptive medication might be a quick way to prevent pregnancy, but it increases the risk ... Read more...

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Boys get greater kick from caffeine than girls


February 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Boys seem to get a greater kick out of caffeine than girls, according to the results of a double-blind study. Boys also credited caffeine with having a positive ... Read more...

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Boys get greater rush, more energy from caffeine than girls


February 19th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that boys get a greater rush and more energy from caffeine than girls.Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the response of ... Read more...

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Malaysian schools to have sex education


December 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 17 (ANI): The Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (Ikim) has agreed with the Government's proposal to introduce sex education as a subject in schools.Ikim director-general Datuk Nik Mustapha Nik ... Read more...

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Disseminating birth control information: Azad


November 14th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government is disseminating information related to population stabilization to the remotest parts of the country, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday.Speaking at ... Read more...

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3-D egg protein structure could pave way for new contraceptives


October 27th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists have determined the three dimensional structure of the egg protein that helps the sperm stick during fertilisation.The structure could not only help determine why infertility occurs, but ... Read more...

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Men more likely to grant women’s wishes at 6pm


October 19th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Men are more likely to grant a woman's request if she waits until 6pm to ask for it, a UK survey has found.Wishes can range from taking out ... Read more...

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‘Go green’ with male herbal contraceptives


October 9th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) Men could soon be popping contraceptive pills made of plants if the results of experiments carried out at Rajasthan University are anything to go by.The zoology ... Read more...

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Contraception device may help treat endometrial cancer


September 29th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that intrauterine devices, originally developed as contraceptives, can also be used to treat and cure cancer of the endometrium.The finding opens the way ... Read more...

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Shanghai sets up 3,600 condom outlets for migrants to promote ’safe sex’


September 4th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Sept 4 (ANI): The Shanghai administration has set up over 3,600 condom outlets in areas having high concentrations of migrant workers for distributing free contraceptives in a bid to promote safe ... Read more...

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3,600 free condom outlets set up in Shanghai


September 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 4 (IANS) The Shanghai administration has set up over 3,600 condom outlets in areas having high concentration of migrant workers for distributing free contraceptives in a bid to promote safe ... Read more...

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‘Five days after’ contraceptive pill approved


August 14th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 14 (ANI): US regulatory agency FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved an emergency contraceptive pill that can prevent pregnancy if taken up to five days after unprotected sex.FDA approved ... Read more...

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‘Abortion a method of contraception in Argentina’


August 11th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Forty percent of pregnancies in Argentina are terminated by illegal abortions, a figure that is double the Latin American average, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said ... Read more...

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Pill popping 11-year-old girls increase by five fold: UK Study


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Sex is becoming an alarmingly casual trend in UK as records reveal a five-fold increase in the number of 11 and 12-year-olds on the Pill in the last ... Read more...

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BJP demands ban on contraceptive ads


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought a ban on contraceptive pill advertisements on television, saying it encouraged unprotected sex and increased the possibility of AIDS. Speaking ... Read more...

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China’s ’sexual’ revolution


July 10th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): China is shedding its conservative garb and turning to adult sex toys and products more openly these days."We now have equal number of male and female purchasers ... Read more...

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Student beats up shopkeeper for selling small condoms


July 6th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A British man, who bought condoms from a store, is said to have returned and beaten up the shopkeeper because they were too small.Student Jude Ukachukwu, 21, ... Read more...

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Brit kids as young as 8 being given condoms


April 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): A charity has earned itself the ire of a mother after it offered condoms to her daughter and eight-year-old nephew, as part of a safe sex campaign.Samantha Fuller ... Read more...

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HLL Life Care ends fiscal 2009-10 with record turnover


April 21st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Leading condom manufacturer HLL Life Care closed the last fiscal (2009-10) with a record turnover of Rs.445 crore, the mini ratna company's Managing Director M. Ayyappan said here. ... Read more...

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Vatican Breathes Fire On Roman School For Condom Machine Installation


March 13th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Rome, Mar 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A high school in Rome has drawn flak from the Catholic Church for installing condom-vending machines meant for the students in its premises. The Church ... Read more...

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Condoms from Kerala on way to bedrooms Down Under


February 6th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) City-based HLL Lifecare, manufacturers and exporters of contraceptives, will launch its Moods brand of condoms in Australia in association with Indo Pacific Enterprises, a wholesale and retailing company ... Read more...

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Gynaecological visits should concentrate more on sex and relationships


December 16th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Gynaecological visits should not be limited to discussions about different tests and/or prescriptions for contraceptives, but could be used as a great opportunity for dialogue about sexual health ... Read more...

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Cambridge Uni on contraception alert after pierced condoms discovery


December 5th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Students at Cambridge University's Newnham College were put on alert after it was found that the condoms given out had been pierced by saboteurs.A third-year student at the ... Read more...

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Birth control vaginal ring launched in India


November 19th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Making the contraceptive procedure simpler for women, a US based pharmaceutical company Wednesday launched a birth control vaginal ring that it claims has no side effects. ... Read more...

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‘Aura’ migraines ‘double stroke risk’


October 28th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Migraine doubles the chance of a stroke if accompanied by aura (temporary visual or sensory disturbances), says a new study.Further risk factors for stroke among patients with migraine ... Read more...

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Becks’ image to appear on new condom range in Spain


October 22nd, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): An image of David Beckham will soon be printed on condom packets available in Spain.The pic snapped by Sam Taylor-Wood belongs to the Tears of Eros art ... Read more...

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Common pills, plastics making male fish lay eggs


October 11th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Plastics, pesticides and even common prescription drugs are releasing synthetic and natural hormones into rivers and streams, which is leading to unintended consequences on wildlife, causing some male ... Read more...

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Shortage of contraceptives worries Dhaka


September 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) The shortage of contraceptives is worrying health planners and international agencies engaged in curbing population in Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated nations. The current stock of ... Read more...

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