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    The fiery of STD’s among US states
    The CDC reveals the hottest states of STDsLast year researchers conducted an online survey concerning relationships of nearly 10,000 people worldwide that included 23,000 from the United States for the book called The Normal Bar. Respondents were...
  • HIV
    Herpes virus drives HIV infection
    The threat from HIV remains serious. In New York researchers have found herpes virus infection drives HIV infection among non-injecting drug users reports New York University on June 27, 2014. This finding raises public health concerns about the...
  • Symptoms that Doctors Can Mistake for Herpes
    Symptoms that Doctors Can Mistake for Herpes
    According to the Center for Disease Control, there are about 20 million new STD infections each year in the United States. If someone finds bumps or abnormal tissue on their genitals (or mouth), they might instantly leap to the conclusion they...
  • Intravaginal ring
    Women's health: An intravaginal ring that protects against STDs and pregnancy
    A Northwestern University (NU) researcher has come up with a device that could change women’s reproductive health in a significant way–an intravaginal ring that delivers antiviral protection against HIV and herpes and contraceptives to...
  • Preliminary studies show good results with developing herpes treatments
    Preliminary studies show good results with developing herpes treatments
    In the past two months, new therapies for the prevention and treatment of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-2) have showed some promising results.In January, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed the results of an experimental...
  • Lemon balm
    Lemon Balm: A tasty and relaxing herb
    Lemon balm (melissa officinalis) is a common herb found throughout North America, but it's usefulness is far from common. This member of the mint family is a talented and underrated plant, and has been a documented medicinal herb as far back...
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    You have herpes - now what?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sixteen percent of Americans have genital herpes. Caused by the herpes simplex virus, genital herpes causes blisters to form in the effected area. The blisters eventually open, leaving...
  • Cold Sore
    Cold Sores and Skincare
    In my daily practice as an esthetician, I am confronted with a myriad of questions. The vast majority of individuals who approach me generally believe that their concerns are purely cosmetic in nature. In some instances, that is true; however, in...
  • herpes virus fifty shades of grey library book disease spread
    Herpes virus detected on library copies of erotic 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
    Kiss me, baby....Certain copies of the book that spawned the phrase "mommy porn" have been found to be a little more sexual then the author hoped, if by sexual, you mean sexually transmitted disease (STD), as reported by the right-of...
  • Herpes virus, cocaine found on library copy of '50 Shades of Grey'
    Herpes virus, cocaine found on library copy of '50 Shades of Grey'
    A recent study of library books found that library copies of EL James' bestseller 50 Shades of Grey contained the herpes virus and traces of cocaine, according to the International Business Times on Friday.The discovery was made by...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey" herpes
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' library book tests positive for herpes virus
    If the story concept of bondage and submission behind “Fifty Shades of Grey”, combined with poor literary skills, isn’t enough to keep wary readers away, then perhaps the discovery of the herpes virus will. Traces of the sexually...
  • Herpes simplex virus
    Herpes simplex vaccine candidate clinical trial launched
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the launch of phase 1 clinical trials into aninvestigational genital herpes vaccine, according to an agency press release...
  • Penis sores and herpes: Why hiding HSV from a partner is not an option
    Penis sores and herpes: Why hiding HSV from a partner is not an option
    Eric, in Bloomington, IN, brings up a topic that is a big concern for both men and women who are sexually active. As he writes:“I have herpes, but I don’t have sores or any other symptoms. I know I should tell the girl I’m seeing...
  • herpes virus linked to brain cancer
    Herpes virus linked to brain cancer
    An anti-herpes drug was found to significantly extend the lives of people with a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, according to a report published in the September 5 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.Results of an...
  • Some New York City infants contract herpes after ritual circumcision
    Some New York City infants contract herpes after ritual circumcision
    An infant contracted herpes after having a ritual circumcision. According to GlobalGrind reported on Apr 7, 2013, “A New York City infant contracted herpes last month as a result of an Orthodox Jewish procedure known as metzitzah b'peh ...