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    1. Antibiotic Pill Can Treat Early Syphilis

      Sept. 21, 2005 -- The early stages of syphilis can be treated effectively with a single pill instead of a shot, new research shows. Scientists found that a single, 2-gram pill of the antibiotic azithromycin worked as well as one shot of penicillin at treating early syphilis. The finding could help t

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    2. Condom Errors Common, Raise STD Risks

      July 25, 2005 -- It's not enough to use a condom and assume you're protected from sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy. A new study shows that the condom has to be put on and used correctly in order to provide maximum protection. Researchers found errors in condom usage and breakage were commo

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    3. Chlamydia Most Common in Teens, Young Adults

      July 13, 2005 -- Chlamydia, America's most common sexually transmitted disease, is most often seen in teens and young adults, report CDC researchers. Teen girls had the highest number of cases. Numbers were also high in among blacks, as well as among teens and young adults from economically deprived

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    4. Viagra Abuse Linked to Risky Sexual Behavior

      May 26, 2005 -- Rising use and abuse of the impotence drug Viagra among men who have sex with men may dramatically increase their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV infection. A new study shows that men who have sex with men and who use Viagra engage in unprotected sex up to six ti

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    5. Unique Study Helps Uncover Premature Ejaculation

      April 15, 2005 -- Little is known about premature ejaculation, the most common male sexual problem. But a first-of-its-kind study should help men and their partners better understand this troubling condition. Premature ejaculation is thought to affect about 20% to 30% of men. But few men actually se

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    6. Cervical Cancer Vaccine on the Way

      April 6, 2005 - A vaccine that could prevent both cervical cancer and genital warts may be available as early as next year. In a newly reported study, the vaccine was found to be 90% effective for preventing the majority of viral infections that cause these sexually transmitted diseases. Experts say

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    7. Virginity Pledges Don't Cut STD Rates

      March 22, 2005 -- Young people who take virginity pledges are as likely to get sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as those who do not make the same pledge, new research shows. The findings surprised researchers Peter Bearman, PhD, of Yale University, and Hannah Br├╝ckner, PhD, of Columbia Universit

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    8. Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability

      Jan. 26, 2005 - Risky sexual behavior among Americans is putting the public's health at risk, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found that the rates of early death and disability attributed to sexual behavior in the U.S. are triple those of any other industrialized country, and women bear th

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    9. Happy, Healthy, and Hard

      As the saying goes, the best measure of a man's character is the company he keeps. But what about his health? According to Steven Lamm, MD, the best measure of that is his erect penis. "There's an incredibly important link between a man's health and sexual performance," Lamm, an assistant professor

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    10. Only 1 in 4 Young Women Get Chlamydia Tests

      Oct. 28, 2004 -- Only about one in four of young women most at risk for chlamydia are getting chlamydia tests, according to a new CDC study. Researchers found rates of chlamydia tests among sexually active young women aged 16-24 who were enrolled in commercial health plans have increased only slight

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