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    1. Can Berries Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

      Jan. 13, 2016 -- Eating berries and citrus fruit is linked with a lower risk of men having problems with getting and keeping an erection, according to a new study. What these foods have in common is they're very high in flavonoids, substances that are found in almost all fruit and vegetables. This d

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    2. New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research raises the prospect that a recently discovered antibody -- an important component of the immune system -- could be enlisted to boost the body's response to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A sin

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    3. Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All adults and teens at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says. The recommendation complements a 2009 task force

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    4. HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans diagnosed with HIV each year declined by about one-fifth during the past decade, but not all groups saw drops in prevalence, a federal government study shows. Between 2005 and 2014, the overall annua

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    5. HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that men at risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit from a preventive medication taken before and after sex instead of every day. The findings offer more support for so-called pre-exposu

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    6. Insurer Offering Life Insurance To People With HIV

      By Barbara Feder Ostrov Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation’s largest life insurers, plans to announce this week that it will offer traditional individual policies to eligible people living with HIV, a condition that for decades has excluded most of them from any but the skimpiest of covera

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    7. More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada -- a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials report. Health care providers must help boost pat

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    8. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2014, 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported t

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    9. Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in "real-life" use, a new study suggests. During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only two people out of more than 400 hig

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    10. Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Impotence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,400 American men, age 20 and older, who did not have heart disease. Thirty percent were

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