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17 June 2010 3:07 AM | Tagged: male impotence drugs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) A pink pill designed to offer women a counterpart to Viagra failed to boost female sex drive in two studies, U.S drug reviewers said in documents released on Wednesday.Women who took Boehringer Ingelheim's experimental drug flibanserin also reported depression, fainting, fatigue and other problems.The drug's tolerability was only moderate, Food and Drug Administration sta

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17 June 2010 12:47 AM | Tagged: new england journal of medicine
ATLANTA South African surgeons have transplanted kidneys between donors and patients who were both infected with the AIDS virus — a medical first that has some U.S doctors buzzing about whether it could be tried here.The first four of the transplants, which occurred in 2008, are described in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.Five more have been done since then at the same Cape To

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16 June 2010 11:47 PM | Tagged: agent orange dioxin
HANOI, Vietnam Thirty-five years after the Vietnam War, a $300 million price tag has been placed on the most contentious legacy still tainting U.S -Vietnam relations: Agent Orange.A joint panel of U.S and Vietnamese policymakers, citizens and scientists released an action plan Wednesday, urging the U.S government and other donors to provide an estimated $30 million annually over 10 years to cl

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16 June 2010 10:27 PM | Tagged: human immunodeficiency virus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) More Americans are exercising but rates of obesity and smoking have not changed, according to the latest government data.A survey by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday finds obesity rates were frozen last year at around 28 percent of adults compared to 2008.But 34.7 percent claimed in 2009 they engage in regular leisure physical activit

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16 June 2010 10:27 PM | Tagged: environmental health officer
BLANTYRE, Malawi More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said Wednesday.Members of Seventh Day Apostolic Church say their doctrine forbids them from taking medication when they fall sick, as they believe prayer will bring div

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16 June 2010 6:47 PM | Tagged: lack of sexual desire
WASHINGTON The first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies, federal health regulators said, though some women did report slightly more sexually satisfying experiences.The Food and Drug Administration is considering Boehringer Ingelheim's drug flibanserin for premenopausal women who report a lack of sexual desire, a market that dr

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16 June 2010 5:09 PM | Tagged: british medical journal
PARIS (AFP) Obese women are likelier to neglect contraception, obese men are more prone to impotence and both are far less sexually active than counterparts of normal weight, a study said on Wednesday.The findings highlight a major reproductive health challenge, requiring doctors to pierce the twin taboos of obesity and sex, it said.The research covered 10,170 men and women aged 18-69 whose da

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16 June 2010 5:09 PM | Tagged: lung cancer patients
WASHINGTON (AFP) Smokers with higher levels of vitamin B6 and a certain essential amino acid have less risk of developing lung cancer than those lacking the nutrients, cancer experts said Tuesday.A study of nearly 400,000 participants that included current and former smokers in 10 European countries found that people with high levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine found i