Over the weekend: Camden Yards bike racks; HIV ointment
Here's a look at what's been happening in the health, fitness and running worlds.
During its famous rehab Camden Yards went from locamotives and industry to light rail, suburban fans' minivans and baseball. Now, it's making another transition, adding permanent bike facilities to the mix.
Hope for third-world women
A topical drug has been shown to reduce risk for women in HIV- and herpes-prone situations, according to new research. From the Los Angeles Times:
In human tissue, the drug inhibits enzymes that the virus needs in order to replicate. But to protect against herpes, tenofovir needs to be topically applied to the vaginal canal -- taking a pill isn't enough. Participants in the study were asked to apply the gel topically before and after sex.
As the Times notes, risk is still present, but this is potentially the first time that women who lack power over more effective forms of protection might be able to surreptitiously give themselves some level of safety.
A South Pole evacuee is coming to Hopkins after suspected stroke down there; trail interest grows in Catonsville; jagged Olympic typography complaints invoke Steve Jobs' name; a trainer intentionally gets fat so he knows how it feels. (Answer: Not good. Finally, I believe there was a big event of some sort in Hunt Valley.)
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