Great Video Explaining “What Is PrEP?”

Hey there guys. Currently there is a lot of information and misinformation going around about the HIV prevention treatment PrEP or Pre Exposure Prophylaxis. I’ve just found this video that helps explain PrEP in easy to digest chunks. What Is Prep? Key points to remember when it comes to PrEP: PrEP is not a treatment […]

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New Guidelines For Prostate Cancer Screening

Clarity has been reached by doctors attending the World Cancer Congress on screening for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer screening has been a controversial topic with different perspectives on use of PSA “prostate specific antigen” blood tests as well as digital rectal examination, also known as DRE. As reported by ABC News the newly formed guidelines recommended for […]

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e-cigs found to have ten times the cancer causing substances of tobacco

E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Thought

New research from Japan shows that E-cigarettes have more that 10 x the cancer causing substances found in tobacco. As reported in Medical Observer: E-CIGARETTES contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. A […]

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Vale Robin Williams: An important perspective on depression.

After the sad death of Robin Williams I found an interesting post by blogger Tom Hawking that highlights that depression is not particular sadness, but rather a profound sense of nothing. Depression isn’t about feeling sad, it’s about feeling nothing. And how do you fight nothing? As Hyperbole and a Half writer Allie Brosh wrote: The most frustrating […]

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Do You Know How Homophobia Feels?

Do you know how homophobia feels? Just this weekend I was camping with friends. The scene was idilic. We were in a wonderfully cosy house on the edge of a river in Sydney’s national park. As we sat drinking coffee on the verandah a group of young people, two girls, two guys went past in […]

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gonorrhoea on the rise

Gonorrhoea On The Rise In Australian Study

Gonorrhoea is on the rise according to a recent Australian study that notes the biggest rise has been within the gay community and other men who have sex with men. Importantly it’s vital to know that the high proportion of infections were found in either the throat or the anus. Unlike gonorrhoea in the penis with […]

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