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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- A specialized kind of immune cell that patrols the skin of people infected with the herpes virus appears to prevent the outbreak of painful sores, a new study suggests. Researchers think the cells may be key to developing a po

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  6. Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Some diseases are especially tough to discuss. When Tony Lee realized that his penis was curving whenever he had an erection -- making it painful and difficult for him to have sex -- he had no idea what was wrong. He bec

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  7. Most Men With ED Don't Seem to Get Treatment

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Never mind the commercials with men talking freely to their doctor about their erectile dysfunction, taking a prescription for treatment to the pharmacy and settling in for a romantic evening. Despite a wide range of treatment o

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  8. Myths About Sex After 40

    By Denise Schipani Learn why good sex can come with age   Forty may be the new 30, but considering the misconceptions about women's sexuality and desirability after a "certain age," you'd think 40 was the new 80! Whether you blame advertising portrayals of what's "sexy" (Victoria's Secret models, an

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  9. Obama Admin to Challenge Morning-After Pill Ruling

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge's order to eliminate any age limit on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription was challenged in court Wednesday by the Obama administration. The government appeal follows on the he

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  10. FDA OK's Morning-After Pill Without a Prescription

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Tuesday approved the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step, a version of the so-called "morning after" pill, for use as emergency contraception by girls and women aged 15 and old

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