Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.

Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense Jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bias against gays and lesbians is falling among Americans, a new study finds.

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young cancer patients -- especially females -- have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility, a new study shows.

Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sex hormone levels in transgender youth are consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth, a new study finds.

Test to Differentiate HIV Viruses Approved

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new diagnostic to differentiate between strains of the AIDS-causing virus has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows.

Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility if left untreated.

Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests.