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    1. Is Sex Addiction Real?

      You've probably heard of sex addiction, but you might be surprised to know that there's debate about whether it's truly an addiction, and that it's not even all about sex. "That's a common misconception," says Rory Reid, PhD, LCSW, a research psychologist at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience a

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    2. Bill Gates Offers $100,000 for Next-Gen Condom

      March 25, 2013 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can develop what's being called the next generation of condom. The aim is to help curb unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections around the world. The foundation's Grand Chal

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    3. Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

      By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday. Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing

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    4. Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.2 percent

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    5. Obama Administration Revises Contraception Mandate

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act would be allowed to hand that responsibility off to a third party under new rules proposed Friday by the Obama administration

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    6. Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

      TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction -- but no known heart problems -- face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. And as ere

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    7. U.S. Draws Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

      Nov. 29, 2012 -- It's possible to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic, and a new U.S. plan could make this possibility a reality. The plan, announced in a formal presentation today by outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, takes advantage of scientific and political breakthroughs that have cut the

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    8. CDC: HIV Hits 1,000 Young Americans Each Month

      Nov. 27, 2012 -- Every month, 1,000 more young Americans ages 13 to 24 get an incurable infection that's deadly unless held at bay by daily doses of costly drugs -- and many of them don't even know it. That infection is HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And teens are at the heart of the ongoing U.S.

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    9. Medical Group: Sell the Pill Without Prescription

      Nov. 20, 2012 -- Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Whether the pill should go over-the-counter has been debated at least since

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    10. Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help ED

      For men with low testosterone, taking testosterone along with Viagra may not help their erections more than if they only took Viagra, a new study shows. “There were lots of reasons to think that it would work," Boston University researcher Matthew Spitzer, MD, says of the common practice of combinin

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