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Survey: Mental health stigmas are shifting

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April 25th, 2016
Mental health has a long-standing public perception problem, but the stigma appears to be shifting, at least in the United States, a new survey reveals. Results from a national online survey on mental health, anxiety and suicide indicate that 90% of Americans value mental and physical health equally. "Progress is being made in how American adults view mental…

New Test Can Detect Infertility Genes

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April 25th, 2016
Around 15% of couples have difficulty conceiving. 50% of the time the problem lies with the man. In many cases, faulty genes are the root cause of the problem. But up until recently, there was no way of knowing what these genetic issues were. Cornell University researchers have now come up with a way to detect…

Special Underwear Safeguards Male Fertility

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March 16th, 2016
What underwear you wear can affect your fertility. Most men know that when they are trying to conceive with their partner, they should avoid anything that makes the testicles warmer. Sperm is produced at a lower temperature than the body naturally resides, which is why they hang away from the body and adjust themselves according…

My boyfriend’s erectile issues are affecting my confidence

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March 14th, 2016
Q. Sometimes my boyfriend and I have great sex — but occasionally he struggles to get enough of an erection for penetrative sex. I find it difficult because it affects my confidence, and of course his. What could the reason be? A. The cause could be psychological, or it could be an indication of an underlying health…

Stepping It Up For Women’s HIV Prevention

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March 14th, 2016
By Shayna Buhler, Senior Program Officer, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) When it comes to HIV, there's a long way to go to Step it up For Gender Parity by 2030, but progress is being made on several fronts. Key to addressing HIV among women and the gender inequities that fuel the epidemic…

Can Testosterone Treatment Turn Back the Clock? Testosterone supplementation may improve sexual function in older men

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March 8th, 2016
It’s no secret that the privilege of aging comes with inevitable declines in health. As men age, they also see a decline in testosterone levels. New research tries to determine whether testosterone treatments can give men back some of their lost vitality. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine conducted…

Apps for Managing ED

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March 8th, 2016
Health-related apps have exploded on the internet, for both operating systems. It was only a matter of time before those that help to diagnose, manage, or treat ED came into being. There are several on the market today for those who have found that their performance on many different occasions was less than stellar. Some…

#ThatsNotLove: Helping teens spot signs of relationship abuse

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March 3rd, 2016
By Kelly Wallace, CNN Looking back, Mattis Collier, now 20 and a junior at the University of South Carolina, can see all the warning signs. "It was a very quick relationship. I didn't know him very well ... but the jealousy, the rage, all of that stuff came pretty soon after," said Collier about her ex-boyfriend,…

‘Female Viagra’ gets mixed reviews

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March 3rd, 2016
By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent A new review of the "little pink pill" for women with low sexual desire says the drug doesn't work very well -- but some doctors and patients who've been using the treatment disagree. The drug, Addyi, or flibanserin, has been on the market since October. "The data presented in this review…

Bacteria swabbing trend for newborns medically in doubt

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February 29th, 2016
're getting ready to give birth. Should the mother get an epidural? Is saving umbilical cord blood worth it? They may even ponder eating the placenta. Now add to the list whether to follow a trend known as "vaginal seeding." The practice involves swabbing the vagina of women who are going to have a cesarean delivery and…