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Clinical testing set for vaginal ring that would protect against HIV, herpes and pregnancy

Clinical trials are to begin soon on a new vaginal ring that promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. The device, which is similar to birth control rings already on the market, delivers both an antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive which are…

Is chocolate really heart-healthy?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That heart-shaped box of chocolate you got for Valentine’s just might have some benefits for your real heart, a new study hints. The study, which combined the results of 42 small clinical trials, found that people fed chocolate or cocoa for a few weeks to…

Scientists say unreported drug data a health hazard

LONDON (Reuters) – Unreported data from early trials of experimental medicines in humans can result in harm to future patients and needless costs for health systems, according to scientists writing in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday. In a series of studies for the BMJ on the extent to which…

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