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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • Some Connecticut Physicians Are Wary of Prescribing Medical Marijuana

    Some Connecticut Physicians Are Wary of Prescribing Medical Marijuana
    In California, someone who wants a doctor's prescription to get medical marijuana can obtain one for just about any "health-related" reason, including writer's cramp. Of course, you do have to pay the pot doctor's fees first. In Colorado, a new audit...
  • Steroid Abuse Among Connecticut Teenagers is a Growing Problem

    Steroid Abuse Among Connecticut Teenagers is a Growing Problem
    Brian Cunningham says no one asked him where he got the 200 doses of illegal steroids found in his Southington High School locker back in April. Nor did anyone ask the 18-year-old who among his friends or teammates might also be doping. Not the cops,...
  • STD Rates in Alaska See a 'Dramatic' Decrease

    STD Rates in Alaska See a 'Dramatic' Decrease
    The rate of two sexually transmitted diseases remains high enough in Alaska to be classified epidemic, but a recent bulletin from the state Department of Health and Social Services suggests a decrease over the past few years. The rates of gonorrhea...
  • Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy: Russia's only sex educators

    Looking to classic novels to learn about the spirit of love is one thing, but what can “The Idiot” teach young people about sexual responsibility? Instead of a curriculum covering condoms and sexually transmitted diseases, Pavel Astakhov,...
  • Intimate partner violence affects 30% of women worldwide: WHO

    Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women. Working with colleagues...
  • New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer

    New HIV positive test 'hits home' for former porn performer
    News that an adult film actress tested positive for HIV was all too familiar for Derrick Burts. Burts was a 24-year-old porn performer when he tested positive for HIV in 2010.  The most recent case, which came to light this week when a 28-year-old woman...
  • Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'

    Porn actress who tested positive for HIV 'stronger than ever'
    As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
  • Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world

    Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world
    The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
  • Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say

    Porn actress' HIV result shows need for condom mandate, critics say
    Some critics of the adult film industry are pointing to the latest HIV scare as further evidence that condoms should be required on set. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that...
  • Beyond his Moscow airport limbo, indignities await Edward Snowden

    Beyond his Moscow airport limbo, indignities await Edward Snowden
    Invasive tests for the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A bed in a provincial refugee hostel and little prospect of a decent job. That is what NSA leaker Edward Snowden can expect if and when he is allowed out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
  • A number of factors may contribute to urinary tract infection in women

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 46-year-old woman and have never had a urinary tract infection before, but think I may have one now. Do I need to be seen by a physician for treatment? What causes UTIs? ANSWER: Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is generally a...