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    1. Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of emergency room patients who received antibiotics to treat suspected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) tested negative for the infections, a new study showed. "We have to find the appropriate balance b

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    2. 'Female Libido' Pill May Not Be Worth It: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The much-touted "female libido" pill seems to cause a host of serious side effects while failing to spark much additional passion in a woman's life, a new review suggests. Addyi (flibanserin) quadruples the risk of dizzi

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    3. Another STD Spurs Concern

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium. New research from England adds to evidence that the bacteria Mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, is transm

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    4. Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Public health experts are expressing growing anxiety over the prospect of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Just last month, health officials in Great Britain cautioned that nation's physicians and pharmacies about the dangers

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    5. HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in These Communities

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls in poor or predominately Hispanic communities are more likely to receive at least one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than those in other communities, a new study finds. HPV can cause cancers of

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    6. Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All adults and teens at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says. The recommendation complements a 2009 task force

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    7. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2014, 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported t

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    8. Gonorrhea Getting More Resistant to One Antibiotic

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of several antibiotic treatment options for the sexually transmitted disease  gonorrhea seems to be losing its effectiveness, U.S. health officials warn in a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    9. Herpes Virus Infects Two-Thirds of Population: WHO

      Oct. 29, 2015 -- Two-thirds of people worldwide -- 3.7 billion of those under age 50 -- have the virus that causes cold sores, according to the World Health Organization. The herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) can also cause sores on the genitals and the WHO said oral sex is becoming the main way the in

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    10. Despite Benefits, Few States Mandate HPV Vaccine

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a decade after the HPV vaccine was first recommended for girls, only two U.S. states and Washington, D.C., require the immunization, a new study finds. What's more, researchers say, most U.S. states do require other v

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