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  1. Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests. The researchers found that those whose self-esteem was dependent on their relationships were more likely to turn to alcohol if they became jealous. How

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  2. Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 yea

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  3. Despite Benefits, Few States Mandate HPV Vaccine

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What's more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other v

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  4. FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

    June 25, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that it would hold a public meeting to discuss the safety of the contraceptive device Essure. Essure -- a small metal coil placed via catheter into the fallopian tubes -- is the only permanent birth control device approved

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  5. Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a higher risk of angina -- chest pain related to clogged blood vessels -- in the small number of people who have a type of herpes virus lurking in their genes, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers

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  6. Should I Get My Tubes Tied?

    If you know you're definitely done having babies, or you aren't interested in having any in the first place, never having to think about birth control again can give you a sense of freedom. That's why bilateral tubal ligation, also known as "getting your tubes tied," is the most popular form of birt

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  7. FDA Panel Weighing Women's Libido Pill

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug meant to boost women's sexual desire is being considered for approval Thursday by an expert panel from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after being rejected by the agency twice in recent years. The refiled

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  8. FDA Panel Endorses Women's Libido Pill

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended approval Thursday of what many call the "female Viagra" pill. The panel voted 18-6 that the FDA grant approval to the drug, flibanserin, which is de

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  9. HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV should start taking medications to battle the virus that causes AIDS as soon as they're diagnosed, a new international study finds. Scientists involved in the trial were so impressed by the health benefit

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  10. Newer Birth Control Pills May Up Blood Clot Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds. However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a cl

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