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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite what many may think, getting a little more active between the sheets isn't a path to more happiness, a new study suggests. The study from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh included 128 married, heterosexual co

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  9. Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that an AIDS vaccine in development can ramp up the body's immune system, boosting the response to medications HIV-positive patients take. Years of research will be required to confirm tha

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  10. Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With narcotic painkiller abuse now linked to 142 cases of HIV in rural Indiana, U.S. health officials are alerting other states to watch for clusters of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users. The Scott County e

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