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  1. New Erection Drug Faster, Safer?

    Nov. 23, 2009 - A still experimental erectile dysfunction drug -- avanafil -- promises erections in just 30 minutes or less, according to study results announced by the drug's manufacturer. The phase 3 study, not yet published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, included 646 men with erectile dys

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  2. 1 in 4 Teen Girls Has an STD

    Nov. 23, 2009 -- One in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a new study. Researchers found that 24.1% of girls between the ages of 14 and 19 tested positive for one of five of the most common sexually transmitted infections, including human papillomavirus (HPV

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  3. Teen Girls' Chlamydia Drives STD Rate Up

    Nov. 16, 2009 - Teen girls and young women have the highest rates of chlamydia, the sexually transmitted disease that's exploding across the U.S. More than 1.2 million cases have been officially reported, the largest number of cases for any of the diseases that must be reported to the CDC. Because c

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  4. Study: High BPA Linked to Sex Problems in Men

    Nov. 11, 2009 -- Workers exposed to very high levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) were four to seven times more likely to report sexual function problems than were workers with no occupational exposure to the chemical, a new study shows. Earlier research has linked BPA exposure to reproduction

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  5. Progress in Rebuilding Penile Erectile Tissue

    Nov. 9, 2009 -- Wake Forest University researchers say they've found a way to replace penile erectile tissue and function in animals. Reporting online in the Nov. 9-13 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine s

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  6. New Cure for 4-Hour Erections?

    Nov. 4, 2009 -- Men suffering penis pain and damage from erections lasting longer than four hours may benefit from an orphan drug used to treat severe "bubble boy" immune deficiency, mouse studies suggest. The condition, called priapism, seems funny only to those who have never suffered it. More tha

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  7. Experimental Vaccine Targets Genital Cancer

    Nov. 4, 2009 -- An experimental human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine shows early promise for preventing genital cancer in high-risk women who are already infected with the virus. Infected women with precancerous lesions caused by HPV showed regression of the lesions after being given the experimental

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  8. Home HIV Testing Feasible

    Nov. 2, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Self-testing for HIV is easy, accurate, and acceptable to many people, researchers report. In a new study, more than 99% of HIV results that people obtained via self-testing matched those obtained by hospital workers. Participants had no trouble distinguishing between

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  9. HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK'd for Boys

    Oct. 16, 2009 -- The FDA has approved the vaccine Gardasil to help prevent genital warts in boys and young men. Gardasil is now approved for males ages 9 to 26 for the prevention of genital warts caused by two human papillomavirus (HPV) strains: HPV 6 and HPV 11.Those are two of the four HPV strains

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  10. 2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine

    Oct. 16, 2009 (Baltimore) -- Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women. Both the timing of the symptoms and autopsy results “suggest a link between” the Gardasil vaccine and the fatal cases of am

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