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15 Apr

Even at Lower Levels, Exercise Is a Powerful Treatment for Depression

If you suffer from depression, you don’t have to live in the gym to reap the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.

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20 Sep
STD Cases Soar in US Amid Calls for Better Prevention Efforts

STD Cases Soar in US Amid Calls for Better Prevention Efforts

Soaring numbers of sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases have prompted U.S. public health experts to call for more prevention and treatment.

This includes rising rates of syphilis and

15 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

Monkeypox cases continue to fall in the United States, but public health officials now are concerned that the virus is wending its way into communities of color.

New case numbers are down by ...

12 Sep
In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

Though the risk appears small, a new review suggests that, in rare instances, monkeypox may trigger serious neurological complications, including seizures and brain inflammation.

The...

09 Sep
Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

A second person in the United States infected with monkeypox has died in California.

As in the earlier case in Texas, public health officials are inve...

05 Sep
Monkeypox Can Harm the Heart

Monkeypox Can Harm the Heart

Monkeypox, the contagious virus that causes a blister-like skin rash, may also cause heart problems, according to a new case study.

In findings published Sept. 2 in JACC: Case Reports, doctors in Portugal described a 31-year-old patient with

02 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

While the number of Americans with known monkeypox infections is dropping, that may signal what's happening in big cities, experts say.

It is not the end of the outbreak, t...

01 Sep
A Dermatologist on Recognizing the Monkeypox Rash

A Dermatologist on Recognizing the Monkeypox Rash

Anyone who gets a new, unexplained skin rash should call their doctor and get medical care in case it's monkeypox, public health officials advise.

How can you tell when it is time to...

30 Aug
Small Study Supports TPOXX as Monkeypox Treatment

Small Study Supports TPOXX as Monkeypox Treatment

The drug tecovirimat appears to be safe and effective for treating the symptoms and skin lesions of monkeypox, a small study suggests.

Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug for the treatment of sm...

26 Aug
Gay Men Are Cutting Back on Sex to Avoid Monkeypox

Gay Men Are Cutting Back on Sex to Avoid Monkeypox

A survey conducted among American gay and bisexual men in early August found about half saying they'd cut down on sexual activity -- including one-night stands and app-based hookups -- in response to the

22 Aug
Vaccines Have Slashed Rates of HPV Infection in Young American Women

Vaccines Have Slashed Rates of HPV Infection in Young American Women

Back in 2006, doctors began recommending the first vaccine for the common sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), with the...

15 Aug
Dog Contracts Monkeypox From Owners, Prompting Change to CDC Guidance

Dog Contracts Monkeypox From Owners, Prompting Change to CDC Guidance

Adding yet another wrinkle to the monkeypox outbreak, a new case study suggests that peop...

15 Aug
Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox could soon get a new name.

The World Health Organization announced Frida...

10 Aug
TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

What if a rare viral illness with the potential to cause excruciating pain was in fact treatable, but the only drug for that use was nearly impossible to get, despite being in plentiful supply?

That is precisely the dilemma now confronting thousands of

10 Aug
FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modif...

05 Aug
When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

Most sexually active people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) during their lifetimes, and about 90% will clear it from their bodies. But some women are susceptible to the cervical lesions that...

04 Aug
U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public heal...

01 Aug
'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

What do a small business owner in the American Midwest, a corporate manager in Sao Paolo and a real estate lawyer in London all have in common?

All three are gay men. And though they're scattered across three continents, each has joined the ranks of more than 21,000 pati...

29 Jul
San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus.

Abou...

29 Jul
Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

The monkeypox illness now spreading around the globe is showing some symptoms that are very different from those seen in previous outbreaks, a new study shows.

These unique symptoms include r...

15 Jul
As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

The news comes not a moment too soon, as...

14 Jul
Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines to combat the virus are crashing the vaccine appointment system in New York City.

The city of over 8 million people has been running out of supplies almost as soon as they arrive, the Associated Pr...

04 Jul
Recent Monkeypox Symptoms Differ From Those of Prior Outbreaks

Recent Monkeypox Symptoms Differ From Those of Prior Outbreaks

The symptoms of patients with monkeypox in the United Kingdom differ from those in previous outbreaks of the virus, a new study shows.

It said there have been fewer reports of fever and tiredness while reports of skin lesions in the genital and anal areas have been more ...

22 Jun
CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away.

Twenty-four cases of meningitis (

22 Jun
No Change in Recent Decades in Infertility Rate for Women

No Change in Recent Decades in Infertility Rate for Women

After years of decline, infertility rates among U.S. women have held steady in the past decade or so, a new study finds.

The reasons behind the stall are unclear. But researchers said rising rates of

22 Jun
U.S. HPV Vaccination Rates Rising, Even Among Boys

U.S. HPV Vaccination Rates Rising, Even Among Boys

More and more of America's teens are getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus (HPV), new research indicates.

Between 2015 and 2020,

03 Jun
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

The number of known U.S. monkeypox cases has increased to 21 in 11 states, federal health officials announced Friday.

The cases are also concentrated largely among gay or bisexual men, with t...

17 May
HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Women

HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Women

Vaccination against the virus that causes most cervical cancers has spurred a widespread reduction of infections among young Americans - including those who are unvaccinated, a new government study finds.

The

12 May
Underwear That Guards Against STDs During Oral Sex? FDA Says Yes

Underwear That Guards Against STDs During Oral Sex? FDA Says Yes

The first underwear meant to protect against sexually transmitted infections during oral sex was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday.

Lorals -- which ...

12 Apr
U.S. STD Cases Spiked During Pandemic

U.S. STD Cases Spiked During Pandemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic kept people isolated at home, sexually transmitted disease (STDs) cases increased across the United States.

Although cases fell in the pandemic's early mo...

12 Apr
Study Finds Just One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough

Study Finds Just One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough

A single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides as much protection against cervical cancer as the standard three-dose regimen, a new study finds.

"These findings are a game-changer that may substantially reduce the incidence of HPV-attributable cervical canc...

11 Apr
STDs May Be More Common Than Thought Among U.S. High School Kids

STDs May Be More Common Than Thought Among U.S. High School Kids

Too few sexually active teens are getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a new report by U.S. health officials.

In all, just 20% of sexually active high school students said they were tested for an STD - now called sexually transmitted infe...

23 Feb
FDA Approves First Condom Designed for Anal Sex

FDA Approves First Condom Designed for Anal Sex

The first condom specifically designed to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections during anal sex has been approved for sale in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The One Male Condom can also be used to help r...

01 Feb
First Shots Given in Trial of Moderna's mRNA-Based HIV Vaccine

First Shots Given in Trial of Moderna's mRNA-Based HIV Vaccine

Vaccinations have been given to the first volunteers in a Phase 1 trial of Moderna's experimental HIV vaccine, the company has announced.

The vaccine uses mRNA technology -- similar to that utilized in breakthrough COVID vaccines -- to deliver HIV-specific antigens that ...

21 Dec
FDA Approves First Injection Regimen for HIV Prevention

FDA Approves First Injection Regimen for HIV Prevention

The first injection drug to prevent HIV infection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

"Today's approval adds an important tool in the effort to end the HIV epidemic by providing the first option to prevent HIV that does not involve taking a d...

21 Dec
Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

You might have heard a lot about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in cervical cancer, but this sexually transmitted virus can also cause another type of cancer.

Rates of oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the middle part of the throat, are rising rapidly am...

02 Dec
Biden's New HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Roadblock to Victory

Biden's New HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Roadblock to Victory

Racism is "a public health threat" that must be tackled to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Biden administration said Wednesday in announcing its new strategy to fight the disease.

Over generations, “structural inequities have resulted in racial and ethnic health ...

26 Nov
Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Women getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) now need two or three shots, but an African clinical trial suggests a single dose is just as effective.

The finding could speed up the immunization process in developing countries with high le...

17 Nov
HPV Vaccination Rises in States That Don't Require Parental Consent

HPV Vaccination Rises in States That Don't Require Parental Consent

When young people are allowed to give their own consent for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, vaccination rates are higher, new research shows.

The new study suggests that allowing teens to consent without parental involvement could be an important strategy for boosti...

16 Nov
A Woman May Have Rid Herself Naturally of HIV -- But How?

A Woman May Have Rid Herself Naturally of HIV -- But How?

Researchers have identified a second HIV-positive person whose body might have naturally cleared the infection -- sparking hope that studying such exceedingly rare events will help lead to a cure.

The researchers cautioned that they cannot prove the woman has fully eradi...

09 Nov
U.S. Adolescents Are Getting Less Sex Education Now Than 25 Years Ago

U.S. Adolescents Are Getting Less Sex Education Now Than 25 Years Ago

Sex Ed -- it's been a staple of public education for decades, but new research shows that only half of American teens are getting instruction that meets minimum standards.

"The findings show that most adolescents are not receiving sex education that will enable them to m...

20 Sep
HPV Infection Tied to Higher Odds of Premature Delivery

HPV Infection Tied to Higher Odds of Premature Delivery

Pregnant women infected with certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) may have a heightened risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests.

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts. Most of the time, the immune system clears the infection. But...

16 Sep
Why Are More U.S. Babies Being Born With Syphilis?

Why Are More U.S. Babies Being Born With Syphilis?

The number of U.S. infants born with syphilis is climbing at an alarming pace, reaching a high not seen since the 1990s, according to new government figures.

Newborn syphilis, a potentially fatal condition, was at one time nearly eliminated in the United States. But the ...

12 Aug
Bimonthly, Injected PrEP Beats Daily Pill in Warding Off HIV: Study

Bimonthly, Injected PrEP Beats Daily Pill in Warding Off HIV: Study

When the antiretroviral regimen known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, was launched nearly a decade ago, patients were suddenly able to achieve near-complete protection against contracting HIV by taking just one pill a day.

But there's a big hitch: Not everyone is e...

27 May
After Testing Fell During Pandemic, Is a Surge in STDs Ahead?

After Testing Fell During Pandemic, Is a Surge in STDs Ahead?

There was a sharp drop in testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could translate into a future rise in cases, researchers say.

"The quickest way for people to spread STIs is to not know that they hav...

13 May
Researchers Develop First App-Based Rapid Gonorrhea Test

Researchers Develop First App-Based Rapid Gonorrhea Test

Researchers say they have developed a rapid test for gonorrhea that could help reduce the spread of the sexually transmitted disease.

The test consists of an inexpensive, portable device and a cellphone app that will diagnose gonorrhea in less than 15 minutes. It can al...

16 Apr
4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC

Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

In interviews with more than 1,600 transgender women in Atlanta, Los Angele...

14 Apr
America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC

America's STD Rate at Record High Again: CDC

There's another epidemic sweeping the United States: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Statistics for 2019 -- the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- show that STD rates in the United States hit a new high again for the s...

26 Mar
HPV Infections Are Plummeting Due to Widespread Vaccination

HPV Infections Are Plummeting Due to Widespread Vaccination

Fifteen years of widespread vaccination of U.S. children with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reaping big rewards: A more than 80% drop in new infections has been seen in women and girls under the age of 25.

That could mean an equally big drop to come in a host...

09 Mar
Vaginal Ring Could Shield Women From HIV for 3 Months at a Time

Vaginal Ring Could Shield Women From HIV for 3 Months at a Time

A vaginal ring that slowly releases an antiviral medication could protect women against HIV for up to three months, a preliminary trial suggests.

It assessed two formulations of a vaginal ring that releases the antiretroviral dapivirine in the vagina over the course of 9...

26 Jan
1 in 5 Americans Has an STD: CDC

1 in 5 Americans Has an STD: CDC

According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

On any given day in 2018, nearly 68 million people had a sexually transmitted disease, according ...

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