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Adolescents develop color-coded condoms in contact with STIs

Adolescents develop color-coded condoms in contact with STIs

Condoms are still the safest method of protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But what if they could not only inhibit your contact, but also warn you that there is a disease out there?

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The young Daanyaal Ali, Muaz Nawaz and Chirag Shah, all Englishmen between 13 and 14 years of age. , have developed a condom called STEye, which is able to change color when it comes in contact with STDs. To do so, the condom is covered with a fine particle of molecules that assume different colors according to the detected STD: green for chlamydia, yellow for genital herpes, purple for the presence of HPV virus and blue for syphilis. was presented at the TeenTech Awards in London and won first place in the Health category. The contest encourages young people aged 11 to 16 to develop projects in the fields of engineering and technology, and the theme of this year was the creation of technologies that facilitated the day to day of people. The intention of young people, as they reported to the British newspaper Daily Mail, is to make people more aware of STDs, and bring them to seek treatments. After all, this form of diagnosis is less invasive than finding out through a doctor.


Pills have prevented 200,000 cases of cancer in the last decade

Pills have prevented 200,000 cases of cancer in the last decade

The study analyzed the history of 143,019 women from 36 different studies. Among them, 27276 had cancer in the endometrium. The study showed that every five years using oral contraceptives the risk of endometrial cancer declines by a quarter. According to scholars, this benefit occurs because the contraceptives decrease the amount of estrogen circulating in the body and this causes the risk of endometrial cancer fell.

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Clarify 17 questions about medicines to lose weight

Clarify 17 questions about medicines to lose weight

The Senate approved the bill that releases the sale of inhibitors of appetite. The decision allows the sale of weight-loss medicines produced on the basis of the substances amfepramone, femproporex and mazindol. The proposal also releases the sale of drugs containing the substance sibutramine, its salts and isomers, as well as intermediates.

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