Category Archives: Sexual Health

How to get rid of cold sores (and prevent them from returning)

Do you get cold sores? Want to get rid of them naturally- and prevent them from returning? Read on to get the lowdown on this unsightly but common viral infection. WHAT CAUSES COLD SORES? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, … Continue reading

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Abnormal Pap smear. HPV infection. Now what?

A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It alerts doctors to the presence of suspicious cells on your cervix. Women who have an abnormal Pap smear such as ASCUS are often told to wait and repeat the Pap in 6 … Continue reading

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Women on birth control pills have lower measures of ovarian reserve than non-users

A recent study from the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark shows that oral contraceptives (“the Pill”) have a suppressive effect on two markers of ovarian reserve, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC). The AMH test helps to estimate ovarian reserve by … Continue reading

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Throat cancer linked to oral sex

So, what exactly is the link between throat cancer and oral sex? In a recent interview, American actor Michael Douglas admitted that his throat cancer may have been caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV, transmitted through oral sex. … Continue reading

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Male infertility: can Wi-Fi kill your sperm?

A number of men keep their Wi-Fi-enabled devices on their laps, in their pockets or in close proximity to their nether regions. But a study has found that using Wi-Fi may decrease a man’s fertility by decreasing sperm motility and increasing sperm DNA … Continue reading

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Baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called for all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for the Hepatitis C virus (HVC), which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Baby boomers … Continue reading

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Study confirms uncircumcised boys’ UTI risk

A study published recently finds that infant boys who are uncircumcised have an increased risk of urinary tract infection, regardless of whether their foreskin is “tight” or not. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an uncircumcised boy has … Continue reading

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Study: HIV transmission risk and bacterial vaginosis

A study has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased three fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in women. The researchers at UCSF assessed the association between bacterial vaginosis and female-to-male HIV transmission risk … Continue reading

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Newer birth control pills raise risk of blood clots

Two recent studies in the U.S. and the U.K. show that women taking newer forms of oral contraceptives, which include Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella, are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop blood clots compared to those taking older birth control pills that rely on … Continue reading

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Planning for a (healthy) baby?

Did you know that: In a study done by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 35.6% of male partners of infertile couples had a whole blood mercury concentration higher than the normal range (concentration of sperm, percentage of morphologically normal … Continue reading

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