Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

FRIDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With narcotic painkiller abuse now linked to 142 cases of HIV in rural Indiana, U.S. health officials are alerting other states to watch for clusters of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Popping a little blue pill doesn't guarantee that an older man will be happy with his sex life, British researchers report.

Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that young women who get the HPV vaccine gain significant protection against infection in three parts of the body if they haven't already been exposed to the human papillomavirus.

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

Know the Signs of Child Abuse

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and more than 1,600 children die each year from abuse or neglect, an expert says.

U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union.

Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Service members who have to deal with trouble at home when they're deployed may be at increased risk of suicidal thoughts, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday.