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Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some parents' fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds.

Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings.

Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: Report

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the impotence drug commonly known as Viagra can cause damage to the eye's retina that results in irreversibly tinted vision, researchers contend in a case study.

Gender 'Nonconformity' Takes Mental Toll on Teens

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens whose behavior, appearance or lifestyle do not conform to widely held views on what it is to be a "normal" male or female face a high risk for mental distress and drug abuse, new research warns.

Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reminding people to eat less or exercise usually gets their back up. That's one reason why public health messages fall on deaf ears, researchers say.

Undescended Testes Tied to Higher Risk of Cancer, Infertility

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young boys with undescended testes are at increased risk for testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood, new research suggests.

Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women's access to reproductive health care, a new study suggests.

Newer HIV Therapies Yield Big Gains But Racial Gaps Persist

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improved treatment has nearly tripled viral suppression rates among HIV patients in the United States over the past two decades, researchers report.

Boxers vs. Briefs and Your Chances of Becoming a Dad

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Attention guys: Your tighty whities may not be doing your sperm any favors.

Online Daters Are ReallyLooking for Their Better Half

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people seeking romantic partners online try for someone "out of their league."