As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children's exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases the risk of complications and increases costs, according to new research.

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study.

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls have more relationship-related stress than boys, which puts them at greater risk for depression, a new study finds.

Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay and bisexual males are less likely to engage in riskier sex if their families are supportive of the way they live, a small new study reveals.

Peers Best at Convincing High-Risk Individuals to Get HIV Test: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to get people at high risk for HIV tested for the AIDS-causing virus is to have other high-risk people do the convincing, a new study suggests.

Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though Hispanics in the United States become infected with HIV at rates triple those of whites, less than half of Hispanics with the virus are receiving adequate treatment, a new report finds.

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds.