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Childhood Brain Tumour likely to affect Survivor’s Sex Life later: Study

The findings which were published online in the journal CANCER, showed that some groups of childhood Cancer survivors, are likely to attain fewer psycho-sexual milestones

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New York, Feb 6, 2017: Childhood brain tumor survivors and any survivor who received Cancertreatments that were toxic to the nervous system are less likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children, a new research has found.

The findings which were published online in the journal CANCER, showed that some groups of childhood Cancer survivors, are likely to attain fewer psycho-sexual milestones.

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“Psycho-sexual development entails reaching certain milestones, such as sexual debut, entering committed relationships, or having children,” one of the researchers, Vicky Lehmann from Ohio State University in the US, explained.

Cancer treatment during childhood can be harmful to the developing brain and can improve into lasting neurocognitive impairments that can contribute to difficulties while participating in social interactions. Therefore childhood Cancersurvivors may also face difficulties when trying to initiate sexual and romantic relationships in adulthood, due to their prior treatments.

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In the course of investigation, 144 young adult survivors of childhood Cancerand 144 matched controls were approached to complete questionnaires about psychosexual development, sexual satisfaction and satisfaction with their relationship status.

The researchers also utilised information from medical charts to rate the neurotoxicity of the treatment received. Other than having fewer lifetime sex partners, survivors did not differ from controls, informed the study.

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However, subgroups such as survivors of brain tumours and any survivor who received high-dose neurotoxic treatments submitted the lowest rates of achieving milestones of psychosexual development that entails milestones, such as sexual debut or being a parent, the study concluded. (IANS)

 

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Former CIA Director John O. Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, March 11, 2014. President Donald Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday. VOA

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. We take a look at what that means.

What is a security clearance?

A security clearance allows a person access to classified national security information or restricted areas after completion of a background check. The clearance by itself does not guarantee unlimited access. The agency seeking the clearance must determine what specific area of information the person needs to access.

What are the different levels of security clearance?

There are three levels: Confidential, secret and top secret. Security clearances don’t expire. But, top secret clearances are reinvestigated every five years, secret clearances every 10 years and confidential clearances every 15 years.

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Who has security clearances?

According to a Government Accountability Office report released last year, about 4.2 million people had a security clearance as of 2015, they included military personnel, civil servants, and government contractors.

Why does one need a security clearance in retirement?

Retired senior intelligence officials and military officers need their security clearances in case they are called to consult on sensitive issues.

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Can the president revoke a security clearance?

Apparently. But there is no precedent for a president revoking someone’s security clearance. A security clearance is usually revoked by the agency that sought it for an employee or contractor. All federal agencies follow a list of 13 potential justifications for revoking or denying a clearance, which can include criminal acts, lack of allegiance to the United States, behavior or situation that could compromise an individual and security violations. (VOA)