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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control

      Oct. 18, 2012 -- While the use of long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) is increasing, 1 in 9 women at risk for unintended pregnancies is not using any birth control, according to a new government report. Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC, analyzed data fr

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    7. Despite Huge HIV Treatment Gains, Many Left Out

      Oct. 9, 2012 -- Newer drugs that fight HIV have cut AIDS death rates dramatically over the last two decades. But a new study shows that those gains have not been shared equally. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that death rates have plunged over the last two decades f

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    8. Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free

      Oct. 4, 2012 -- Abortions and unplanned pregnancies dropped dramatically in a new study when women and teenaged girls were provided birth control at no cost. The women and girls were also more likely to choose IUDs or contraceptive implants when cost was not an issue. Family planning advocates say t

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    9. 2 in 5 Women Don't Use Birth Control

      Sept. 14, 2012 -- Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception. The main reasons why these women skip contraception is that they think they are infertile or are not currently sexually active. But some may b

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    10. Missed Dose? Truvada Still Prevents HIV in Men

      Sept. 12, 2012 -- Truvada may still protect some men against HIV infection even if they miss up to three doses in a week. The finding comes from a new look at the study data that led the FDA to approve Truvada for HIV prevention. The drug is used as part of a strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis

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