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    1. Contraceptive Implant Under FDA Panel Microscope

      By Roni Caryn Rabin Kim Hudak was a young mother who was done having children when she volunteered for a clinical trial to an experimental birth control implant designed to make her sterile without tube tying surgery. But soon after Hudak, 28 at the time, got the Essure implants in 2000, she said sh

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    2. Almost Half of Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don't take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows. The statistics, based on data gathered from 2007 to 2012, are a few year

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    3. Heart Attack Shouldn't End Your Sex Life

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you've had a heart attack, you don't have to avoid sex for fear of having another one, researchers report. Many people who've had a heart attack worry that too much physical activity could trigger a repeat even

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    4. Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A combination treatment that includes the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may reduce death and hospitalization from an incurable lung disease that mainly affects women, a new clinical trial s

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    5. HIV as You Get Older

      By 2013, almost 30 percent of all people with HIV were age 50 or over. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HIV makes aging itself more complicated. But plenty of people have had HIV for years, even decades, and are doing well. "These days, we fully expe

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    6. HIV Cells Duplicate Even When Treatments Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- HIV can continue to multiply in patients who are responding well to antiretroviral therapy, U.K. researchers say. Treatment advances over the last 30 years mean that HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- is suppressed to a

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    7. Experimental Gel Could Cut Genital Herpes Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug applied as a vaginal gel may substantially cut women's risk of contracting genital herpes, a common and incurable sexually transmitted infection. That's the conclusion of a study published in the Aug. 6 issue of the

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    8. Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests. The researchers found that those whose self-esteem was dependent on their relationships were more likely to turn to alcohol if they became jealous. How

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    9. Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 yea

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    10. Despite Benefits, Few States Mandate HPV Vaccine

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What's more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other v

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