| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two thirds of women in a new U.S. study reported regularly using cleansers, lubricants or petroleum jelly intravaginally - and some of the products were linked to a higher chance of common vaginal infections.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday.
But 60 percent of U.S....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:45 PM
As former Orlando police Officer Roderick Johnson awaits trial, accused of raping a woman while on duty, his alleged victim says she's being harassed by police and has requested an external investigation.
Through a lawyer, the woman has asked the...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:17 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Your Sept. 30 article “Legislators praise their bills,” listed several bills introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). Since the election for the 43rd State Assembly district is nearly upon us, I wanted to point out that Gatto&...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:45 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Voters told public health officials to begin monitoring the filming of sex scenes in pornographic movies. On Wednesday, the county was trying to figure out how.
The new law requires porn actors to wear condoms and establishes a...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:51 AM
As the number of American parents increasingly leave their baby boys uncircumcised, HIV and other sexually transmitted disease rates are likely to climb, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, and the costs associated with those...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:41 AM
The most common sexually transmitted disease is often silent and invisible: human papillomavirus (also called HPV). But in some people HPV leads to genital warts and cancers -- notably, cervical cancer.
The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were designed as...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 22. A woman says a dirty pool left abandoned in the backyard of a foreclosed Studio City home gave her West Nile virus.
In May, a Building and Safety employee gave an order to the owner of the property to...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 9:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren't more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, in a new study from Georgia.
That goes against worries on the part of...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:53 PM
When it comes to circumcision, the top U.S. pediatricians group is saying the "snip" show a clear health benefit for newborn boys.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says circumcision can lower the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and...