Learn how the superbug MRSA is increasing in gay men, they were more likely to test positive for the bug when compared to heterosexual individuals in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60. From San Francisco, infection with the superbug MRSA is increasing in gay men. A recent study showed that gay men were 13 times more likely to test positive for the bug when compared to heterosexual individuals. In San Francisco, MRSA now affects 1 in 600 people and is believed to be linked to skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. From Texas, researchers have unveiled a genetically-engineered carrot that allows for the absorption of 41% more calcium than regular carrots. Eating these carrots could help lower ones chances for osteoporosis and bone fractures. And finally, from California, researchers conducted a study on 20 subjects to determine if the perceived price of wine influenced how much it was enjoyed. When the subjects drank a $90 Cabernet Sauvignon labeled at $10, they reported enjoying it less. As well, they reported enjoying a $5 bottle more when it was priced at $45. The findings were supported by objective changes noted on functional MRI, as pleasure centers in the brain became more active when subjects drank wines that they thought were more expensive. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.
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