MS-Related Brain Changes May Affect Social Skills

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Subtle brain changes may explain why some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose their ability to interpret clues about what other people are thinking and feeling, a new study suggests.

Advocating for a Loved One

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There are times in life, like a health crisis, when a loved one needs you to be their eyes, ears and voice. Though you may be feeling anguish over his or her illness, a patient's pain, fear or even the effects of medication can keep them from being their own advocate.

Americans With HIV Staying on Lifesaving Meds Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans with HIV are sticking with medications that turn a fatal disease into a manageable condition, a new study shows.

U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teen births continue to decline in the United States, with health officials reporting a 9 percent drop from 2013 to 2014.

2 Doses of HPV Shot Enough to Prevent Genital Warts: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens.

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Until Gearah Goldstein fully transitioned her gender, being female housed in a male body felt like a hunger she couldn't satisfy.

Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news for sexually active older men: Viagra and related erectile dysfunction drugs do not increase the risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soon after actor Charlie Sheen revealed his HIV-positive status back in late 2015, rates of at-home testing for the virus shot up to record levels, a new report shows.

Was It Love at First Smell?

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too.

Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.?

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could the United States be turning the corner on the AIDS epidemic?