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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 »

Coronavirus: Mouthwash could prevent transmission, report says

Mouthwash could protect against COVID-19 by destroying the outer layer of fat the virus uses to bind to human cells, scientists suggest Scientists urge ‘immediate study’ of oral rinses during the COVID-19 pandemic They virus’s protective membrane could be damaged by mouthwash chemicals   The virus and health specialists stressed that their theory has not been tested Rather… Read More »

Special Report: A Plastic Tide

The catastrophe of plastic pollution is growing worse. Single-use plastic bottles and bags, food packaging, fishing nets and biosolids are turning the world’s oceans, seas and beaches into tragic wastelands. Microplastics from artificial clothing fibers and microbeads in personal care products add to the devastation. Plastic is everywhere. Bottled water, grocery bags, shower curtains, garbage… Read More »