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  1. FDA OK's Sale of Morning-After Pill Minus Age Limit

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step. The move follows a decision earlier this

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  2. What to Eat When You Have HIV

    If you have HIV, what sort of diet should you eat? If you're getting treatment and not having complications, the answer's simple: Eat the same healthy diet that everyone should be eating. "We don’t have evidence that people do better with a specific HIV diet, or have special nutritional requirements

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  3. HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss

    Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat. Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker. "Good nutrition is very importan

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  4. HIV as You Get Older

    Many people think of HIV as a young person's disease, but it's not. "By 2015, half of all people with HIV will be 50 or older," says Brad Hare, MD, director of the HIV/AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. This greying of the HIV population shows how well today’s HIV treatments can work. HI

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  5. Getting Intimate: Talking Together About ED

    Never before has erectile dysfunction been so openly discussed in our society. It appears in everything from news reports and comedy sketches to national advertising campaigns. “But ironically, it’s still very difficult for many couples to talk about sex, and especially to talk about erection proble

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  6. Medicine Might Help Shield Drug Abusers From HIV

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- An antiviral drug may help protect injection drug users from HIV infection, a new study finds. The study of more than 2,400 injection drug users recruited at 17 drug treatment clinics in Thailand found that daily tablets of t

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  7. U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has dropped its effort to block a court order that would make the morning-after contraceptive pill available over-the-counter to all women and girls. After fighting for an age threshold on the nonprescription u

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  8. Michael Douglas Blames His Cancer on Oral Sex

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Hollywood star Michael Douglas says oral sex caused his recent bout with throat cancer. "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus," Douglas, 68, t

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  9. Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women appear to have a natural defense against the world's most common sexually transmitted infection, a new study says. This natural protective barrier consists mainly of lactic acid bacteria -- called lactobacilli. Th

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  10. HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research. The Italian study, published May 10 in the journal The Oncologist, found that the AIDS-

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