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For elderly, sex doesn't have to get old
Getting old does not mean saying so long to sex, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The opposite of sex? Adults, teens beg to differ
Teens often hold seemingly contradictory ideas about having sex, a new study shows,  confounding the abstinence-only sex education message supported by over a billion dollars of federal funding.

‘Elite’ woman may hold key to AIDS vaccine
A woman who has never shown symptoms of infection with the AIDS virus may hold the secret to defeating the virus, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

Clumsy kids grow up to be chubby adults
Children with poor hand control and coordination are more likely to become obese adults, researchers said on Wednesday.

Prostate cancer surgery helps some live longer
Men with early prostate cancer who have their prostate glands surgically removed are less likely to die from the disease than those who take a more passive, wait-and-see approach.

After combat, soldiers turning to alcohol
National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests.

Easily startled? Gene may be to blame
Variations in a gene that regulates the brain chemical dopamine may help explain why some people are more prone to anxiety than others, a new study suggests.

Looking for heart disease? The eyes have it
The eyes may carry important early clues to heart disease, signaling damage to tiny blood vessels long before symptoms start to show elsewhere, a study finds.

Surgical errors cost $1.5 billion a year
An analysis by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates employers pay out $1.47 billion each year to cover the costs incurred from potentially preventable adverse medical events in surgical patients.

FDA warns of reactions to anti-alcohol drug
Nearly 200 patients given Alkermes Inc’s drug Vivitrol for alcohol dependence reported complications from the injection, including abscesses requiring surgical drainage, U.S. health regulators warned on Tuesday.