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Feds crack down on bogus cures for STDs

Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that claim to cure sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts. Full story

STD caseload rising in SD

Figures from the state Health Department show an increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota. Full story

Brighter bill may indicate STD-free duck

Looking for a disease-free mate? Check the color of their bill (if you're a mallard duck, that is). Researchers have found that the brighter a mallard's bill, the more effective their sperm is at killing off bacteria. Full story

Man suspected of transmitting STD killed

A Cook County judge denied bail to a 21-year-old woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of man she suspected of giving her a sexually transmitted disease. Full story

Minn. health officials alarmed by STD surge

Minnesota health officials say they're alarmed by a surge in sexually transmitted diseases. Full story

More U.S. youth say they are not having sex

The number of U.S. teenagers and young adults who say they are abstaining from sex is on the rise, even as more young women report having sexual contact with each other, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday. Full story

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  Let’s talk about sex!

Researchers at the University of Indiana, funded by the maker of Trojan condoms, surveyed 5,865 adolescents and adults, ages 14 to 94, about their sex lives, in one of the most comprehensive studies in almost two decades. Dr. Nancy Snyderman weighs in on the results.

  U.S. apologizes for STD experiments in Guatemala

After apologizing for an American science experiment in which Guatemalan prisoners and mentally ill patients were deliberately infected with STDs more than 60 years ago, U.S. officials called on the Institute of Medicine to launch a full investigation. NBC Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell r

  Public schools offering STD tests

Aug. 6: Schools in New York, D.C. and Baltimore are set to perform screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Should the tests require parental consent? NBC’s Dr. Nancy talks with a panel.

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U.S. teen celibacy group
U.S. teen celibacy group

CLAYGATE, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A member of the U.S. teen celibacy group Silver Ring Thing waits near a merchandise counter at Holy Trinity Church June 25, 2004 in Claygate England. The group, which promotes celibacy before marriage in a bid to cut the spread of sexually transmitted diseases to teenag