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Concerns Rise Over Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is raising concerns in both Europe, where it has already appeared, and in the U.S., where it is feared it will show up before long.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

Claiming Anti-Gay Discrimination, NYC Man Sues Hospital

Feb 5
A man is suing a New York City-area hospital for discrimination, claiming he was ignored and that staffers used gay slurs towards him during a September trip to the emergency room.

Florida Readies for a Fight With Zika Virus

By Jennifer Kay | Feb 5
Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus.

New Study Shows Men Dominate Coverage of Women's Reproductive Issues

By EDGE | Feb 5
Male voices and perspectives eclipse female ones -- even in coverage of women's reproductive issues -- according to research by the Women's Media Center.

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, We're Our Brothers' Keeper

Feb 5
The 16th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is being observed on Saturday, February 7. As has been the case for the past several years, the theme for NBHAAD in 2015 is: "I Am My Brother's/Sister's Keeper: FIGHT HIV/AIDS!"

Zika-Mania: Virus Continues to Wreak Havoc Across Americas

By Beth J. Harpaz | Feb 4
Some travelers are trading in Caribbean and Latin American vacations for ski trips and Hawaii as they rethink destination weddings, babymoons and other getaways in light of the Zika virus.

HIV Infection Higher Among Blacks and Latinos for Decades

Feb 4
Compared to whites, the rate of new HIV infection is about eight times higher among Blacks and about three times higher among Hispanics.

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

By Matthew Perrone and Tom Murphy | Feb 3
Two drugmakers made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to documents released by federal lawmakers.

Transgender Vets Suffer Higher Rates of Mental and Medical Health Issues

Feb 3
A research team led by George Brown of Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center has found that transgender patients have more psychiatric and medical health outcome disparities.

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