STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States is experiencing a “steep and sustained” spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to expand. “The United States continues to have…

Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he’s been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than three years. “The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago, and I’ve had a full life since,” he said on the CBS television show…

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite their growing popularity, there’s no evidence that so-called “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The procedures, which use lasers and other energy-based devices to remove or reshape vaginal tissue, claim to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause,…

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A modified type of botulinum toxin — botox — gave mice long-term pain relief and may someday be a safer alternative to opioids as a treatment for chronic pain, according to British researchers. They “deconstructed” the botulinum molecule and reassembled it with an opioid called dermorphin. The resulting…