Menopausal women experiencing distressing pain during sex

Results from qualitative research of postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) show that they recognize the significant physical, emotional and psychological consequences of untreated dyspareunia (painful sex) yet they continue to suffer because of...

Swap the couch for a walk to avoid an early death

Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain Swapping just one hour of sitting with walking or other physical activity each day decreases your chance of an early death by 12 to 14 per cent, according to a University of Sydney study of over 200,000 Australians. The landmark...

3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

Children with under-formed or missing ears can undergo surgeries to fashion a new ear from rib cartilage, as shown in the above photo. But aspiring surgeons lack lifelike practice models. Credit: University of Washington When surgical residents need to practice a...