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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine […]

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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many drugs — both prescription and over-the-counter — can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life. Sexual side effects are wide-ranging. You might lose […]

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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. “We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the […]

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Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

A proposal to ban drug companies from giving rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and insurers in Medicare Part D- and Medicaid-managed care plans was announced Thursday by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News Instead of those rebates, drug makers would be urged to provide discounts directly to pharmacy customers, and pharmacy benefit managers would […]

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‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

‘Cocktail’ Approach Offers Early Hope for New Male Contraceptive

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The research is in its early days, but Chinese scientists say they’re using bartenders’ tricks to stir up a new, reversible male contraceptive. In experiments with rats, the method successfully kept sexually active males from impregnating females for more than two months. “The two […]

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What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who often find themselves in the ER, complications from diabetes is the most common culprit, new research shows. Not only that, these chronically ill patients remain in the hospital longer and require more treatment and resources, noted the authors of the study. […]

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A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There’s also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving cycling enthusiasts between […]

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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women — and may even offer some protection to those who don’t get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine — […]