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  1. Higher Cancer Risk in People With HIV

    Nov. 22, 2011 -- People with HIV infection have a higher risk of many kinds of cancer -- but not all the risk is due to the AIDS virus. The finding comes from a study comparing 1996-2008 medical records of nearly 21,000 people with HIV to those of over 215,000 matched people without HIV. That was en

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  2. 2011: Turning Point in World AIDS Pandemic?

    Nov. 21, 2011 -- World AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21% since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, according to the latest United Nations report. It's the most optimistic report since the beginning of the epidemic. For the first time, the U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is able t

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  3. Chlamydia Tops List of STDs Reported to CDC

    Nov. 17, 2011 -- Half of Americans with chlamydia don't know it, yet it's still No. 1 among all the sexually transmitted diseases reported to public health authorities. The No. 2 reported sexually transmitted disease: gonorrhea. While gonorrhea rates remain near the record low, there are ominous sig

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  4. Nerve Damage May Play a Role in ED

    Nov. 16, 2011 -- Nerve damage appears to play a bigger role in erectile dysfunction (ED) than doctors believed, Spanish researchers say. "Up to now the impact of damaged nerves ... on ED has been underestimated," says study researcher Consuelo Valles-Antuna, of the Hospital Universitario Central de

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  5. Taking Many Medications May Raise Risk of ED

    Nov. 15, 2011 -- The more medications a man takes, the more likely he will experience moderate or severe erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study shows. The findings held even after researchers took into account underlying health problems. The study is published online in the British Journal of Urolog

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  6. New Version of Contraceptive Implant Is Easier to Insert

    Nov. 10, 2011 -- The drugmaker Merck has introduced a new version of its long-acting contraceptive implant Implanon, designed for easier insertion and removal by health care professionals. The new version of the contraceptive is called Nexplanon. Like Implanon, it is a progestin-only hormonal birth

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  7. 3 Things Alicia Keys Does to Feel Good

    For a woman with a catalogue of famous songs credited to her, Keys cites just one as the soundtrack for her life: Nina Simone’s “I’m Feeling Good.” The lyrics are optimistic: “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” And with her marriage to music producer, rap

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  8. Study: Newer Birth Control Pills May Double Blood Clot Risk

    Oct. 25, 2011 -- Women who take newer birth control pills appear to get dangerous blood clots in their veins about twice as often as women on an older pill formulation. That was the finding of one of the largest studies ever to look at the link between blood clots and hormonal contraception. Still,

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  9. HPV May Be Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke in Women

    Oct. 24, 2011 -- It's well known that several types of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause most cases of cervical cancer. Now new research suggests that some of these same types of HPV may also increase a woman's likelihood of having a heart attack and/or stroke -- even without any other risk factors.

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  10. Alicia Keys Gives Back to Kids Affected by HIV and AIDS

    Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, 30, had her first baby more than a year ago, a handsome bundle of joy named Egypt. He has "the most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips, and skin so soft and kissable! Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godlines

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