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  1. Many Young Women Use 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Withdrawal is an old-fashioned, unreliable form of birth control, but one-third of young women still use it anyway, new research indicates. "Our study showed that use of withdrawal for contraception is very common, but it d

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  2. Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However, a new study questions the notion that people can truly be "addicted" to sex. The new study from the University o

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  3. Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare for men to contract an oral HPV infection, but single men and smokers face a relatively greater risk, a new study suggests. The study, published online recently in The Lancet, followed more than 1,600 men to chart rates

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  4. No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two HIV-positive patients show no trace of virus after receiving chemotherapy and stem-cell transplants as treatment for lymphoma, according to new research. These patients have become the second and third known cases of a "

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  5. 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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  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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