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  1. Gonorrhea Getting Harder to Treat

    March 29, 2010 -- Gonorrhea may soon reach superbug status, thanks to growing antibiotic resistance to the common sexually transmitted infection. A new study shows that treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because the bacterium has become resistant to many antibiotics. If trends continue, r

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  2. ED, Heart Disease May Be Deadly Duo

    March 15, 2010 -- Erectile dysfunction is a major warning sign for cardiovascular disease and early death. The finding comes from placebo-controlled studies comparing randomly selected men with ED and cardiovascular disease and men without ED. The men with ED and cardiovascular disease were: 1.9 tim

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  3. CDC: Genital Herpes Rates Still High

    March 9, 2010 -- One in six Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 have genital herpes and close to one in two black women are infected, new figures from the CDC reveal. Rates of infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) -- the sexually transmitted virus that causes most genital herpes --

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  4. Happy, Healthy, and Hard

    As the saying goes, the best measure of a man's character is the company he keeps. But what about his health? According to Steven Lamm, MD, the best measure of that is his erect penis. In his book, The Hardness Factor, Lamm argues that a man's overall health directly affects the quality of his erect

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  5. Is HPV Running Rampant?

    Jan. 14, 2010 -- Cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads readily and quickly among partners in new sexual relationships, new research indicates. Scientists at McGill University, reporting in the journal Epidemiology, say they detected the virus in 64% of couples who reported engaging in va

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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