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Sperm cannot smell
Sperm cannot smell

Fragrances play no role for sperm Sperm are directed by certain attractants on their way to the egg, but this has nothing to do with smelling. The so-called "lily-of-the-valley phenomenon", according to which fragrances influence the journey of sperm, is based on a laboratory phenomenon, according to the current result of a team of researchers from the Bonn foundation Caesare and the Research Center Jülich.

Breast implant scandal: WHO intervenes
Breast implant scandal: WHO intervenes

WHO recommendation on the scandal surrounding PIP breast implants For weeks, more and more shocking details about the scandal surrounding the inferior breast implants of the French manufacturer Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) have been known. For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also commented on the risks and women who have had a PIP implant advised to see a doctor urgently if there are any signs of complications.

First verdict in the breast implant scandal
First verdict in the breast implant scandal

French court condemns PIP manufacturer's insurance for damages In the scandal surrounding the inferior breast implants of French manufacturer Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), a French court has now given a first ruling against the manufacturer's insurance. The insurance company is therefore obliged to pay for claims for damages against PIP.

Nuns without the pill have a higher risk of cancer
Nuns without the pill have a higher risk of cancer

According to a study recently published in the scientific journal "The Lancet", Catholic nuns have a higher risk of cancer, according to a study without an anti-baby pill, Catholic nuns have a significantly increased risk of cancer, since they usually do not take birth control pills. The risk of developing a malignant tumor on the ovaries or uterus could be reduced by 60 percent if the religious took hormonal contraceptives, the Australian cancer researchers Kara Britt and Roger Short report in their recently published article.

HIV infections are declining worldwide
HIV infections are declining worldwide

UNAIDS Report Shows Significant Decrease in New HIV Infections Intensive efforts in the fight against the immunodeficiency disorder AIDS seem to be beginning to bear fruit. The number of new HIV infections has decreased significantly in recent years, according to the statement in the report of the United Nations HIV / AIDS Program (UNAIDS), which was presented in Berlin on Monday.

At Christmas there is a free pill afterwards
At Christmas there is a free pill afterwards

Great Britain: There is a "morning after pill" free of charge German gynecologists are shocked: In Great Britain women can order the "morning after pill" free of charge and without a medical examination on the Internet until Christmas. The background is a campaign by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), an advisory organization for abortions.

Men's health: how to maintain potency
Men's health: how to maintain potency

Maintaining masculine power: what everyone can do for a strong gender stands for strength, strength and masculinity. No wonder that stamina is one of the greatest concerns among men and for many a world will collapse. In fact, erectile dysfunction is relatively common.

Cystitis after sex
Cystitis after sex

Women often develop a bladder infection after intercourse20.10.2011Painful bladder infections are relatively widespread, especially among women. Various factors such as hypothermia, mechanical irritation caused by tight clothing, for example, but also sex can be considered as the cause.

Pill changes partner choice and relationship
Pill changes partner choice and relationship

The choice of partner and relationship quality is significantly influenced by the pill The hormonal pill has a significant influence on the choice of female partner. This is the conclusion reached by British researchers from the University of Stirling in a comprehensive study of partner choice and the relationships of women who use contraception.

More men resort to intimate surgery
More men resort to intimate surgery

More and more men have cosmetic surgery carried out Full hair, tight skin, trained body: Last but not least, due to ideal societal images, men place increasing value on the quality of their body. Cosmetic surgery has long been used not only by women, but also more men can remove wrinkles, lift the face or even enlarge the penis.

Tablets are said to reduce HIV infection risk?
Tablets are said to reduce HIV infection risk?

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Program for HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) report that the risk of AIDS can be significantly reduced with a novel tablet. The daily intake of the combination preparation could reduce the risk of HIV transmission in couples with an infected partner by up to 73 percent.

Despite the protest, the birth control pill turns 50
Despite the protest, the birth control pill turns 50

50th birthday of the contraceptive pill: Successful model or dangerous to society 50 years ago, the contraceptive pill was approved in Germany. After the market launch was initially accompanied by massive protests from a wide variety of social groups, the birth control pill quickly developed into a successful model.

Prevention with pill and condom preferred
Prevention with pill and condom preferred

Contraception with pill and condom preferred in Germany When it comes to contraception, most Germans play it safe. Around 53 percent of sexually active adults use the birth control pill, around 37 percent use condoms, explained the director of the Federal Center for Health Education, Elisabeth Pott, at the start of the first German Contraception Congress in Wiesbaden.

Caution is advised when the foreskin is narrowed
Caution is advised when the foreskin is narrowed

Foreskin narrowing (phimoses) Warn pediatricians: caution should be exercised if the foreskin is narrowed. Doctors warn of violent retraction of the foreskin in children and adults, and foreskin narrowing (phimosis) is relatively common in boys. However, parents should never force the foreskin back during phimosis, as this can result in minor injuries that leave unpleasant scars, explained Hans-Jürgen Nentwich from the board of the professional association of pediatricians (BVKJ).

AIDS: drug is said to protect against HIV infection
AIDS: drug is said to protect against HIV infection

The majority of AIDS sufferers have been infected with HIV during unprotected sex. on the occasion of World AIDS Day. In this context, a pharmaceutical company has presented a new drug that is supposed to protect against HIV infections. The new drug is, however, heavily criticized, after the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) pointed out in advance of the World AIDS Day that there are still around 3

More men suffer from impotence
More men suffer from impotence

Evaluation: More and more men suffer from impotence (05.11.2010) According to a survey by the health insurance company KKH, more and more men suffer from impotence. Men generally do not like to talk about their sexual dysfunction because they assume that other people will "make fun of it". However, the problem of impotence is more common than one would think.

Alcohol and sex for sleep disorders?
Alcohol and sex for sleep disorders?

Alcohol and sex for sleep disorders? Expert recommends sex for relaxation in the case of sleep disordersThe renowned specialist Professor Jürgen Zulley spoke to “Welt Online” about the widespread disease sleep disorders and revealed astonishing things: the expert recommends sex against insomnia.

More and more impotent men
More and more impotent men

In Germany, more and more men suffer from impotence; more and more men are impotent in Germany. In addition to psychological causes, an unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking and alcohol consumption play an important role, as an evaluation by the health insurance company KKH-Allianz showed. The number of impotent men in Germany has increased steadily in recent years.

Men are becoming more and more sterile
Men are becoming more and more sterile

The decline in births in the western industrialized nations is not only due to social upheavals: more and more men are becoming sterile and thus unable to conceive. For this reason, couples have chosen the method of artificial insemination more often in the past. More and more men are becoming less fertile in the western industrialized nations.

Placebo can increase sexual sensitivity
Placebo can increase sexual sensitivity

Placebo increases libido in women's study: Use of placebo without a medicinal ingredient can increase the sexual sensation of women; the mere belief in the benefits of medication can contribute to the recovery of illnesses. A US study has now found that the sexual desire (libido) of women can be increased with placebo.