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    Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction
    (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,400 American men, age 20 and older, who did not have heart disease. Thirty percent were vitamin D deficient, which means their levels of the "s Read Article »
    Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- One of several antibiotic treatment options for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea seems to be losing its effectiveness, U.S. health officials warn in a new report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest tracking suggests that although resistance Read Article »
    Teens Do Listen to Parents Advice About Sex Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to wait to have sex and to use birth control and condoms when they do, a new study finds. Although a parent's voice is only one in the mix of influences, it does have a significant, though small, role in helping the Read Article »
    Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
    (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard treatment of radiation plus hormone therapy, a new analysis suggests. Over an average of 17 years of follow-up, men with high-risk prostate canc Read Article »
    Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtr Read Article »
    Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A combination treatment using the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may greatly reduce death and hospitalization from an incurable lung disease that mainly affects women, a new clinical trial shows. Cialis combined with a blood pressure medication called ambrisentan (Letairis) Read Article »
    Study Debunks Notion That Condoms Always Hamper Erections
    (HealthDay News) -- Advocates for safe sex often run up against the notion that men's ability to maintain an erection will be compromised when condoms enter the scene. But a new study of nearly 500 young American men found that while some did complain of loss of erection, many of these men also e Read Article »
    Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 years old," said lead researcher Dr. Sean Skeldon, a residen Read Article »
    Exercise Might Help His Sex Life
    (HealthDay News) -- Up and at 'em, guys. Exercise might boost your sex life, a new study suggests. Nearly 300 men provided information about their physical activity levels and their ability to have erections and orgasms, the quality and frequency of erections, and their overall sexual function. Read Article »
    Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Men who've had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds. "Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing their risk for prostate cancer, given there may be an increased Read Article »
    FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many people with varicose veins experience no symptoms, while others have mild to moderate pain, blood clots, Read Article »
    Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being treated with radiation therapy, re Read Article »
    Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies Report
    (HealthDay News) -- If more women had access to modern birth control methods and used them correctly, there would be 15 million fewer unwanted pregnancies in low- and middle-income nations each year, a new study suggests. For women in these countries, unwanted pregnancies can have serious conseq Read Article »
    MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests. The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate -- diag Read Article »
    Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months Experts Say
    (HealthDay News) -- Men who survive Ebola should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovering from the deadly disease, a new study shows. The finding supports the current recommendations to that effect, according to the authors of the study, which was published Dec. 16 in th Read Article »
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