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    1. Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends. The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed a

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    2. Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

      MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-owned companies don't have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 dec

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    3. HIV Prevention Drug May Lower Genital Herpes Risk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV -- Truvada -- may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests. Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at

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    4. Ruling May Not Be Last Word On Birth Control

      By Julie Rovner The Supreme Court’s decision Monday saying that “closely held corporations” do not have to abide by the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act may not give those firms the ability to stop providing that coverage after all. More than half the states have “contracept

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    5. Many Unaware of HIV Status Until It's Advanced

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few patients treated at U.S. emergency departments have HIV, but those who do test positive for the virus are in the most infectious stage or have already developed AIDS, a new study says. "People may believe that HIV an

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    6. Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 400,000 Americans may have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, but not know they have it, new research suggests. The new government report estimates that 1.8 million people in the United States have chlamydi

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    7. CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People deemed to be at high risk for contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, should take anti-HIV medicines that seem to cut transmission risk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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    8. Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Syphilis has returned with a vengeance to the gay community, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Cases of the sexually transmitted disease, once almost eliminated in the United States, have more than doubled among gay a

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    9. HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Romantic intimacy in long-term relationships often suffers when one partner gets a diagnosis of mouth or throat cancer caused by HPV, the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus. But new research suggests these coupl

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    10. For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, dri

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