Health News

Prostate Cancer Goes Viral
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is linked to a number of cancers. And the Epstein Barr virus is associated with nasal cancer. It turns out these two viruses may have a mysterious association with yet another.
Truvada for Heterosexual Men and Women
Should an HIV prevention pill be prescribed only to those who are at the highest risk? That's the question that doctors grapple with after the FDA approved Truvada as a preventative drug.
Are Gay Couples Practicing Safe Sex Equally?
To use a condom or to not use a condom? For gay couples, the answer was different among different races.
HIV Drug Gets Approval from FDA
For more than a decade, HIV patients relied on a heavy “cocktail” of pills to keep the virus at bay. Now, there's the option of taking only one daily pill that combines four drugs.
Whack-A-Mole for HPV Vaccine
Sometimes medicine is kind of like a game of whack-a-mole. You whack down one thing, and then another pops up. Some scientists have been worried that could happen with HPV.
Official Circumcision Policy Updated
To cut, or not to cut? That is literally the centuries-old question. The American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) has wavered on their position regarding circumcision.
Sexting: A Health Risk?
Teens and young adults have more access to technology than ever before. Sexting can have legal and social consequences, but could sexting behavior have health consequences too?
New HIV Drug Comes With a High Price
It's never cheap to treat a life-long disease. A debate about the cost of HIV treatment has sprung up with the approval of a new drug that some say is too expensive for patients.
Home HIV Test as Prevention Strategy?
It's been thirty years since AIDS began teaching a hard lesson about the importance of safe sex. And yet, some people haven't learned. So what – if anything – can protect them from HIV?
Gonorrhea is Changing
The bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea, can develop a tolerance for certain antibiotics. New recommendations involve a two-pronged approach.