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  1. CDC Shifts Gonorrhea Treatment Advice

    April 12, 2007 -- The CDC announced today that it no longer recommends treating gonorrhea with fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro, Floxin, and Levaquin. Instead, the CDC recommends only one class of drugs -- the cephalosporins, which are antibiotics such as Rocephin -- for gonorrhea treatment

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  2. Painful Sex Common After Giving Birth

    March 20, 2007 -- Painful sex may affect nearly a third of women in the first year after they give birth, a new study suggests. The researchers included Rebecca Knibb, PhD, senior lecturer at England's University of Derby. They mailed questionnaires to 2,100 women in England who had given birth with

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  3. HPV Infection Is Common in U.S. Women

    Feb. 27, 2007 -- Human papillomavirus is common among U.S. women, especially those in their early 20s, says the CDC. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is America's most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV infection typically clears within two years, and most infected people don't realize they have t

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  4. When and How to Reveal You Have an STD

    You may not be as lucky as a client of mine. There she sat over dinner, on a date with an interesting man she had just met through a matchmaking service. He had a cold and sinus headache. She pulled out her trusty but tiny pill holder that held one Advil, one aspirin, and one blue pill. She handed h

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  5. Spray for Premature Ejaculation Helps

    Jan. 26, 2007 -- An anesthetic spray more than doubles the "lasting" time for men with premature ejaculation, according to a study by the company that makes the experimental spray. The metered-dose, aerosol spray is a mixture of the anesthetics lidocaine and prilocaine. It is spritzed onto the tip o

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  6. Eat, Exercise, Relax, and Sleep Your Way to Better Sex

    Thought about leading a healthier lifestyle but haven't gotten around to doing it? Here's a possible incentive: Experts say people who are mentally and physically fit are more likely to have good sex lives.   "If you feel good about yourself, you are in a better position to feel good about relation

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  7. Obscure Sexual Condition for Women

    March 23, 2006 -- A little-known women's condition called "persistent sexual arousal syndrome" (PSAS) is getting researchers' attention. David Goldmeier, MD, FRCP, and Sandra Leiblum, PhD, describe PSAS in the International Journal of STD & AIDS . They write that women with PSAS "become involuntaril

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  8. Best Cancer Test: HPV vs. Pap Smear

    Nov. 2, 2006 -- For more than 60 years the Pap smear has been the screening method of choice for cervical cancer, but it is not the best approach for assessing risk in older women, new research suggests. Findings from a large, Danish study provide compelling evidence that testing for human papilloma

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  9. Sensors in Nose May Sniff Sex Cues

    July 31, 2006 -- A second set of sensors in the noses of mice - and, perhaps, in humans -- may be used to detect sexual cues rather than scents, and aid in the mating game, according to a new study. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Seattle, discovered the second set of sensory r

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  10. Heart Drug for Female Sexual Disorder?

    July 24, 2006 -- Like Viagra before it, a drug once studied to treat heart problems may help treat sexual dysfunction. But this time it's being tested exclusively for women. A new study shows that a modified version of the experimental heart drug Candoxatril was effective at increasing blood flow to

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