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    1. Herpes Virus Infects Two-Thirds of Population: WHO

      Oct. 29, 2015 -- Two-thirds of people worldwide -- 3.7 billion of those under age 50 -- have the virus that causes cold sores, according to the World Health Organization. The herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) can also cause sores on the genitals and the WHO said oral sex is becoming the main way the in

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    2. Essure Birth Control Implant and Reoperation Need

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that's already the focus of controversy. Researchers found a 10-fold higher risk of needing a reoperation during the first year for wo

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    3. HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does effective HIV therapy thwart the AIDS-causing virus, it may also reduce the risk for hepatitis B infection, a new study says. "What this means to us is that effective HIV therapy appears to restore an

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    4. Genetics of Homosexuality in Men

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are reporting that they've linked the way genes in certain regions of the human genome work to influence sexual orientation in males. The findings don't explain how such variations in the workings of these gene

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    5. As HIV Patients Live Longer, Some Cancer Risks Rise

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients' risk for certain cancers. A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the A

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    6. HPV-Related Cancers Increasing in Men

      When the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) arrived in 2006, public health officials targeted the shot at teenage girls and billed it as a powerful tool for preventing cervical cancer. Today, many doctors and parents still view the sexually transmitted virus primarily as a threat to women. But a

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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