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    1. Vitamin D May Fall When Women Stop Birth Control

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D levels may drop after women stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives with estrogen, researchers report. The vitamin is involved in the immune system and in managing calcium in the blood, which infl

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    2. Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. federal task force is prepared to recommend that teens, adults and pregnant women not be routinely tested for genital herpes if they don't have signs of infection. About one in every six Americans between the ages o

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    3. Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says. The goal is t

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    4. Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

              By Dennis Thompson  HealthDay Reporter               WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. prescription drug abuse epidemic has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks in rural and suburban communities, where up to now the virus has posed little threat, warns a new case study. Ne

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    5. Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government's HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus. In a new report, the ca

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    6. Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Up Fourfold in U.S.

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States. This new data, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should serve as a warning tha

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    7. Meds Prevent HIV Transmission With Unprotected Sex

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests. For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems

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    8. Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another sign that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face additional health risks, a new study finds they're more likely to drink heavily and smoke. Gay men and bisexuals of both genders are also more likely to report

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    9. Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many bisexual men are afraid to reveal their sexual orientation to female partners, relatives and friends, a new study says. Fear of stigma and damage to their relationships keeps many bisexual men in the closet, report re

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    10. Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. The drug, called GEN-003, may reduce both virus activity and the number of days with recurrent herpes in patients. The treatme

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