Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates.

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While women's hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy are well-known, new research shows that men experience swings of their own as their partner's pregnancy progresses.

Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of syphilis in the United States jumped 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75 percent of the increase, U.S health officials reported Tuesday.

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who survive Ebola should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovering from the deadly disease, a new study shows.

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering -- but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff.

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer.

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows.

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Members of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel asked the agency on Tuesday to think carefully before repealing a 31-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Did Columbus Really Bring Syphilis to Europe?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is intensifying the debate over whether Christopher Columbus or his crews brought syphilis from the New World to Europe, setting the stage for hundreds of years of illness and death.

CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.