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News: The Latest in HIV Prevention — Syringe Vending Machines in Vegas & On-Site Testing at Walgreens

It's about time people acknowledged that judging drug users would do nothing productive to help them. In the US this week, two new programs are launching that should help addicts be a little safer: Walgreens Healthcare Clinic will begin offering to test for HIV and hepatitis C next week, and Las Vegas is set to introduce clean syringe vending machines to stop infections from dirty needles.

News: HIV Prevention Ring Passes Safety Testing Clinical Trial

Young girls, especially those who live in areas where HIV is epidemic, like sub-Saharan Africa, are particularly vulnerable to becoming infected with HIV. A vaginal ring containing the antiviral agent dapivirine has been shown to decrease the chance of developing HIV-1 in adult women over 21 and now in the first step for use in adolescents, the ring has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in that younger age group.

How To: Apply Frontline flea prevention to your dog

In this video tutorial, viewers learn hoe to apply Frontline for dogs. Be sure that you get the appropriate amount of dosage for your dog. Frontline is a topical flea intake preventive for dogs. Do not let your dog go into water 72 hours before and 72 hours after apply the product. Begin by apply the product in between the shoulder blades. Do this by parting the fur and apply the product onto the skin. Also apply the product at the base of the tail. This process needs to be done once a month....

How To: Prevent workplace-related back injuries and back aches

Work can be a rough place, especially if you're in construction or another laborious field of work, but that doesn't mean that anybody who works (or even doesn't work) isn't susceptible to work-related injuries. The most common workplace injuries are back injuries. This educational video, entitled "Back Your Back: Back & Muscle Injury Prevention" is all about reducing your risk of back problems.

How To: Prevent Acne with Doctor Recommended Treatments

Acne develops when pores become blocked with dead skin cells and oil. They usually disappear over time but sometimes they leave a scar. When those blemishes form white blood cells rush to the surface to help heal the area. But occasionally a scar forms. Popping and picking can send bacteria further into the skin and increase the blemish and it greatly increases the likelihood that a scar will appear. Nodules and cysts are more severe blemishes and have an increased likelihood of leaving scars...

How To: Remove a tick from your pet and prevent lyme disease

In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.

How To: Use a condom to prevent STDs

According to a study released 6/24/08 by PLoS Medicine, watching a video in an STD clinic waiting room can reduce the risk for a new STD by almost 10%. In a large multi-center intervention trial, Dr. Lee Warner from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention and a team of researchers at different institutions in the U.S. studied the effect of a carefully crafted, 23-minute waiting room video on the risk for new STDs among 40,000 patients in 3 STD clinics in the country. This is brought to...

How To: Use micro-misters for drip irrigation systems

Micro misters allow for low volume of water over a wide area. They give good moisture coverage. Systems can be pulled up, changed and made into what you need it to be. Keep potted plants separate from other plants. They should have their own system. There is a system to encourage growth of root systems of various plants. Shrubs get two emitters in case one clogs up, the plant still has moisture. Having the water at the base of the plant limits weed growth. There is a temporary system to get t...

How To: Exterminate & prevent bed bugs

A bedbug is a small brownish, blood-sucking insect. Usually, infestation brings emotional trauma. So, the problem is greater than the physical problem, since the bugs bite at night, while the victim sleeps. Often, the bites are mistaken for dermatological conditions, until the bugs are found. Typically, bedbugs are going to be within 10-15 feet of your bed. They will usually be along the rim. They will also be underneath the box spring. There will be in the nightstands. There will also be blo...

Do an anti-aging yoga move: downward facing dog

In this tutorial, Jessica Cassity from Prevention Magazine guides us through how to do the downward-facing dog yoga position. This is a great anti-aging yoga move that also strengthens bones. This is a great move for anyone that is just beginning to do yoga. To get into position, get on all fours on a yoga mat on a flat and hard surface. Curl your toes under, and bend up pushing your head down and raising your stomach into the air. Firm your shoulder blades against your back and keep your hea...

How To: Reduce puffiness under your eyes

Joanna Schlip is a professional make-up artist who focuses on how to deal with puffy eyes. Prevention is always better than cure and making sure that you get enough sleep, staying well hydrated, treating any existing allergies, avoiding known allergens are just a few ways you can avoid your eyelids from getting puffy. In today's fast paced day and age where we don't have time to call up a loved one, let alone get eight full hours of sleep a night, there is precious little one can do to avoid ...

How To: Prevent ticks from spreading disease in dogs and cats

Ticks. They're everywhere, and they're a pet owner's worst nightmare. Ticks can spread deadly diseases to your dogs and cats, even to people, so it's important to know all the tick prevention tips. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid, and see how to prevent ticks from spreading disease in dogs and cats with this video tutorial.

How To: Suppress a cough with vapor rub or thyme

When you have a cold one of the most difficult things to deal with is a cough. Learn prevention tips and common cold remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Vapor rubs on the bottom of your feet, dark chocolate, and thyme are all home remedies that can help suppress a cough.

How To: Prevent heartburn with hard candy and gum

Heartburn can keep you up at night. Learn prevention tips and treatments for heartburn from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and Dr. Terry Graedon in this how to video. Watch and see how stimulating saliva production with hard candy or gum can help the acid go back down into your stomach. You can also use yellow mustard or even chamomile to ease heartburn pain.

How To: Check the health of your bearded dragon lizard

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case with your Bearded Dragon. In this program, Host Israel Dupont and Herpetologist Hillary discuss the most important aspects of your dragon's health, including proactive suggestions for maintaining your pet's well-being and avoiding those costly visits to the veterinarian.

How To: Do a back pain preventing workout

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a back pain prevention workout. The first exercise you can do is a low back stretch with pull. First, sit down with your legs parallel to each other. Then, round back and bring your head below your needs and clasp your hands together under the knees. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds and then pull chest up and away from knees, holding again for another 30 seconds. The next exercise you can do is a twisted hip stretch. For this, lie down on your back with yo...

How To: Install a car remote starter

A series of videos that help show just how tough it can be to install a remote car starter. Unless your an electrician or a technician, this complex job can result in a variety of electronic failures in your car including prevention of actually getting into your car as well as prevent you from driving home.

How To: Clean and sanitize the kitchen

Looking to give your kitchen a good cleaning this spring? Don't go out and spend a ton of money on sanitizing sprays and cleaning equipment. Cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen is easy, effective, and inexpensive, because everything you need is likely in your kitchen!

How To: Prevent chapped lips

Are you constantly battling chapped lips? The right prevention methods can restore lip moisture in no time. Watch this Howcast guide to learn how to prevent chapped lips. Nobody wants chapped lips - lips should be soft and kissable.

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