Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being transgender is currently classified as a mental health disorder in the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but a new study suggests that should change.

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health

(HealthDay News) -- Hormones may affect a woman's dental health throughout her lifetime.

Mouse Study Offers Hope for Vaccine Against Chlamydia

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study with mice suggests there is hope for a vaccine to protect against chlamydia, a common, sexually transmitted infection that can render young women infertile if left untreated.

Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. prescription drug abuse epidemic has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks in rural and suburban communities, where up to now the virus has posed little threat, warns a new case study.

Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society has endorsed the U.S. government's HPV vaccination recommendations, which include immunizing all preteens against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus.

Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of HIV/AIDS deaths worldwide each year has fallen since peaking in 2005, but the number of new HIV infections is up in 74 countries, according to a new study.

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research.

1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City woman who became infected with the Zika virus on a trip outside the United States passed the infection to her boyfriend during sex, city health officials reported.

Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving drug-addicted, HIV-positive people cash incentives to help improve unhealthy behaviors doesn't work, a new study finds.