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Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers. Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a […]

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Health Tip: Take Over-the-Counter Medication Wisely

Health Tip: Take Over-the-Counter Medication Wisely

(HealthDay News) — When taken as directed, over-the-counter (OTC) medication can be safe and effective, says the National Council on Patient Information and Education. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To take OTC medication wisely, consumers are urged to: Read the label. Pay special attention to ingredients, directions and warnings. Take only the recommended dose stated […]

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Pregnancy (Week by Week, Trimesters)

Pregnancy (Week by Week, Trimesters)

Pregnancy definition and facts* A typical pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks. *Pregnancy facts medical author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters. Symptoms and early signs of pregnancy that begin in the first semester include: A pregnancy test measures the level of hormone […]

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Sleep Position Unlikely to Affect Baby’s Health in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Sleep Position Unlikely to Affect Baby’s Health in Pregnancy, Study Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women are often told to sleep on their left side to reduce the risk of stillbirth, but new research suggests they can choose whatever position is most comfortable through most of the pregnancy. “We can reassure women that through 30 […]

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Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs

Date rape drugs facts* Someone may spike your drink with a date rape drug without you knowing. *Date rape facts medical author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Date rape drugs are drugs used to assist in a sexual assault, which is any type of sexual activity a person does not agree to. These drugs can […]

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Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A big floppy-faced St. Bernard saved the life of Army veteran and combat medic Brian Gliba — but not in the way you might think. Gliba first met Zeus in 2009 while battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dealing with […]

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Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Low Testosterone (Low-T)

What is the definition of low testosterone (low-T)? An underproduction of testosterone causes low-T in men and women. Testosterone is a hormone required for male development and sexual function and is produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for building muscle and bone mass, sperm production, and sex drive. Testosterone influences male pattern fat […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Mononucleosis

Health Tip: Understanding Mononucleosis

(HealthDay News) — Mononucleosis, sometimes called mono, has a group of flu-like symptoms that are usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks Anthrax Is a Risk on Every […]