Mouthwash Helps Kill Gonorrhea Germs in Mouth, Throat: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A commercial brand of mouthwash can help control gonorrhea bacteria in the mouth, and daily use may offer a cheap and easy way to reduce the spread of the sexually transmitted disease, a small study from Australia contends.

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine blood test screening for genital herpes is not recommended for teens and adults -- including pregnant women -- who don't have any signs or symptoms of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), a panel of U.S. health care experts says.

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans who land in the hospital are more likely to survive if their doctor is a woman, a new study suggests.

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young people may abstain from seeking sexual and reproductive health care because they fear their parents will find out, a U.S. government report suggests.

A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients may have better odds of surviving if they're in a long-term stable marriage, a new study suggests.

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika's ability to damage the infant brain may be even more far-reaching and insidious than previously thought, two new studies suggest.

Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As if hot flashes and night sweats weren't enough, a new study suggests that a woman's lung function seems to decline during menopause.

Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Loneliness may impede long-term breast cancer survival, a new study suggests.