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  1. Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday. Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing

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  2. Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.2 percent

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  3. Obama Administration Revises Contraception Mandate

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Religious organizations that object to providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act would be allowed to hand that responsibility off to a third party under new rules proposed Friday by the Obama administration

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  4. Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

    TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction -- but no known heart problems -- face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. And as ere

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  5. U.S. Draws Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

    Nov. 29, 2012 -- It's possible to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic, and a new U.S. plan could make this possibility a reality. The plan, announced in a formal presentation today by outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, takes advantage of scientific and political breakthroughs that have cut the

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  6. CDC: HIV Hits 1,000 Young Americans Each Month

    Nov. 27, 2012 -- Every month, 1,000 more young Americans ages 13 to 24 get an incurable infection that's deadly unless held at bay by daily doses of costly drugs -- and many of them don't even know it. That infection is HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And teens are at the heart of the ongoing U.S.

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  7. Medical Group: Sell the Pill Without Prescription

    Nov. 20, 2012 -- Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Whether the pill should go over-the-counter has been debated at least since

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  8. Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help ED

    For men with low testosterone, taking testosterone along with Viagra may not help their erections more than if they only took Viagra, a new study shows.  “There were lots of reasons to think that it would work," Boston University researcher Matthew Spitzer, MD, says of the common practice of combini

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  9. IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control

    Oct. 18, 2012 -- While the use of long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) is increasing, 1 in 9 women at risk for unintended pregnancies is not using any birth control, according to a new government report.  Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC, analyzed data f

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  10. Despite Huge HIV Treatment Gains, Many Left Out

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Newer drugs that fight HIV have cut AIDS death rates dramatically over the last two decades. But a new study shows that those gains have not been shared equally. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that death rates have plunged over the last two decades f

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