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    1. Herpes Down; Other STDs Increasing

      March 8, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- After increasing rates for three consecutive decades, there was a sharp decline in the late 1990s in the number of teenagers and adults who contracted the virus that usually causes genital herpes. But with a new decade comes an upswing in other sexually transmitted di

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    2. Chlamydia May Be as Common in Men

      March 8, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- Defying previous research -- and popular belief -- that chlamydia affects women far more often, a new study indicates that America's most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease occurs nearly as frequently in men. Chlamydia was found in 9% of 1,300 men between a

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    3. Young People Account for Half of New STDs

      Feb. 25, 2004 -- One out of every two new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed each year are among young people aged 15-24, according to new research that for the first time estimates the toll STDs have on American youth. Researchers say that although young people between the ages of 15 an

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    4. Many Men Don't Use Condoms

      Jan. 26, 2004 -- Many low-income, straight men don't use condoms for disease prevention, despite knowing the risks, a new study shows. Rather than wear a condom to prevent syphilis, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), they would rather take a chance -- and deal with the consequ

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    5. Viagra Improves Sex for Some Women

      Jan. 7, 2004 -- Viagra can do wonders for men. But a new study shows it also improves sex for some postmenopausal women. The findings come from a research team led by sexual-function gurus Jennifer R. Berman, MD, and Laura A. Berman, PhD. The placebo-controlled study, funded by Viagra maker Pfizer I

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    6. Internet Use Sparks Syphilis Outbreak

      Dec. 18, 2003 --The Internet is a popular venue for men looking for other men to have sex. But this potentially dangerous practice also appears to be an effective way for a syphilis outbreak to spread quickly, a new study shows. CDC researchers noticed that by 2002 San Francisco had the highest rate

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    7. Romance After 60

      The chaste older person. The dirty old geezer. The horny old broad. Stereotypes all. "The stereotype is grim," says Walter M. Bortz II, MD, author of We Love Too Short and Die Too Long. "The reality is that older people are a lot sexier than younger people think. The common notion is that when you a

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    8. Young Women Underestimate STD Risk

      Aug. 1, 2003 - Many young women are having unprotected sex -- yet they don't realize how risky it is. In fact, these young women underestimate their risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new study shows. Binge drinking makes it more likely they will have sex -- minus a condom

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    9. Testosterone Increases Libido in Women

      June 26, 2003 -- It's looking more and more like the male hormone testosterone may do for women what Viagra did for men. A newly released study offers some of the best medical evidence yet that the hormone really can help many postmenopausal women with sexual desire problems get in the mood. Investi

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    10. Orgasm Can Bring Bad Headache

      --> Oct. 30, 2002 -- All "not tonight, dear" jokes aside, it appears there really is an association between headaches and sex. Experts say that although severe headaches brought on by orgasm are uncommon, men are three times as likely to get them as women. While sexual headaches may spoil the mood,

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