New Report: HIV rates remain high for gay Australian men
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DAVID WILSON: The younger men were not around in the early days of the AIDS epidemic when there was a large fear campaign and maybe they're not so involved in the community that has such fear entrenched in their lives with HIV as part of it.

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Playing Mind Games With the Second Amendment
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All drugs used to treat mental conditions bear U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warnings about their horrifyingly common side effects of aggression and suicidal/homicidal behavior. However, it was Rodger himself who spelled out the …

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When academic committees play 'police'
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If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on college campuses. Tales of drunken sexual assaults and worse multiply from sea to shining sea. Even the …

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Killing with kindness
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We have heard and seen the obesity warnings and listened to the constant stream of advice on how to correct or prevent it. They've done a … And to be frank: we don't have time for that, as this epidemic is growing at a frightening rate. That being …

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First Case of Chikungunya Virus Contracted in US
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U.S. health officials on Thursday confirmed two locally acquired cases of chikungunya in Florida. In Puerto Rico, the government has declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus, with reports of more than 200 diagnosed cases since June 25 in San …

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Health Data Startup Addresses HIPAA Issues Apple Hasn't
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Health and fitness-tracking apps and devices are set to take off. The growth of the area, further propelled by platforms developed by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK), will propel the adoption of these apps and services both by consumers …

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3 Things to Know About Niacin and Heart Health
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Recent studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The studies reveal that although this B vitamin can reduce …

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Why Uruguay's David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters
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Philip Morris, whose brands include Marlboro, is objecting to a 2009 Uruguayan law that requires cigarette packs to be 80 percent covered by health warnings, including graphic photos of cancer victims. The company … Eduardo Bianco, a cardiologist who …

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Journalists receive grants for investigations on health issues
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Michelle Levander with journalists Michelle Levander, founding director of the USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, talks with the new cohort of fellows at the program's opening reception. (Photo/Albert Sabaté).

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Essential health issues for women in their 40s to consider
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Also, women and their doctors should address preventive health issues such as increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. I encourage women to bring up these issues with their doctors during each annual visit. Below are some …

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Study finds link between men's biking and prostate cancer. Erectile issues not …
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THE QUESTION Cycling on a regular basis can have numerous physical benefits, improved cardiovascular health and muscle development among them. But for men, might time spent on a bike also raise risks for erectile dysfunction, fertility and prostate …

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