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'Hot Shot' Beats Back Prostate Cancer Metastases

A single dose of the radioactive drug strontium-89 (Sr-89) can help some prostate cancer patients live longer, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the Feb. 3 issue of The Lancet.

Two Broad Categories of STDs: Bacterial and Viral

There are two broad categories of infection: bacterial and viral. Bacteria (singular bacterium) are one-celled micro-organisms that serve various purposes. Most are harmless, some are beneficial, and others cause disease in humans.

Natural Induction Methods

According to the Mayo Clinic's introduction to the article titled "Inducing labor: Your questions answered," approximately one out of every five labors is induced by some means. Inductions may be medical or natural. Natural inductions are sometimes successful; however, they can also be detrimental t

New Erection Drug Faster, Safer?

A still experimental erectile dysfunction drug -- avanafil -- promises erections in just 30 minutes or less, according to a study by the drug's manufacturer.

Plantar Warts

Warts are caused due to infection of a virus called Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. The virus enters your body through tiny cracks or breaks in the skin. This virus likes moist, warm and thick skin.


Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of syphilis, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Prostate Cancer: Chemotherapy

Learn more from WebMD about how chemotherapy, any one or combination of cancer-killing drugs, helps fight prostate cancer.

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Genital Exam for Men-Topic Overview

During a male genital exam for sexually transmitted infections,the doctor: Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the urethra and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Checks the testicles for swelling and tenderness.

Oral Sex Puts Teens at Risk for STDs

A new study shows sexually active teenagers have more oral sex partners than sexual intercourse partners, and most have never used protection, such as a condom, during oral sex.

How Do I Tell Someone That I Have Herpes?

Although not life-threatening, both oral and genital herpes are incurable viruses that are also highly contagious. Regardless of whether yours manifests as cold sores on your mouth, or small bumps on your private parts - it is your responsibility to disclose your status to any new partners that you

1 in 4 Teen Girls Have STI

One in four teen girls has a sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a new study.

How Long Does Birth Control Take?

According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), birth control or contraception is a term used for the five different methods people use to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Of these methods, only hormonal contraceptives do not interfere with the natural act of sexual intercourse. Although some of