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    1. Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests. "There are numerous oral contracep

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    2. Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Dise

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    3. New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

      July 23, 2014 (MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines. Men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection-drug users, transgender people, and people in prisons are among the groups targeted for

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    4. HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed

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    5. Those With HIV Living Longer: International Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research. Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more t

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    6. AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new United Nations report suggests that the AIDS epidemic might be waning: The number of new HIV infections worldwide is at a record low, AIDS-related deaths are down 35 percent, and more people with HIV are getting t

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    7. Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds. But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the fed

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    8. Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed

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    9. HIV: Is a Cure in Reach?

      Researchers remain hopeful that they're heading in the right direction to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. Two babies who were treated as infants for HIV lived for years without any signs of the virus. Now, one of them is testing positive for HIV again. But the treatments at least held the virus at bay

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    10. HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors. The research

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