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Statins may improve sexual health in older men

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:36am

Statins, the cholesterol lowering medications used by millions of Americans, may do more than just decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack; they may also improve sexual health in older men.

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British man amputates own hand

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:19am

A British man amputated his own hand after he claimed hospitals refused to perform the operation for him.

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Passing gas 101: What your flatulence patterns mean for your health

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:00am

Your gaseous patterns can actually speak volumes about your health, especially in regards to your eating habits, and they may even serve as an indication of larger digestive health issues.

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'Spring Allergy Capitals' report released for 2014; Louisville, Kentucky tops list

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:37am

The 12th annual "Spring Allergy Capitals" report was released today by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

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11 foods to help you get in shape faster

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:30am

As a sports nutritionist, I'm always on the lookout for research about how various foods can enhance athletic performance, speed recovery, and build muscle mass.

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Japan finds fraudulent steps in 'breakthrough' stem cell paper

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:17am

Japan's top research body on Tuesday accused the lead writer of stem cell papers hailed as a game-changer in the field of medical biology of misconduct involving fabrication, but the scientist called the findings unacceptable.

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7 or more fruit and veggie servings per day reduces risk of dying

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:15am

Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day reduces people's risk of dying, a new study suggests.

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Aspirin may extend lives of some colon cancer patients

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:00am

Aspirin may help some people with colon cancer live longer, according to a new study.

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7 ways to calm gas during pregnancy

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:00am

Dear Dr. Manny: I'm 6 months pregnant and have terrible gas. What's the deal?

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Conn. woman thinks she's sick, ends up delivering baby

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:44am
Jennifer Scollin hadn't been feeling well lately and chalked it up to a stomach bug that was going around.
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Scale of Guinea's Ebola epidemic unprecedented, aid agency says

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:53am

Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Monday.

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The next hot fitness trend? Training like a Navy SEAL

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:29am

Training for U.S. Navy SEALs, the special operations force, follows a warrior tradition that harkens back to Samurais, but fitness experts say the tough regime is gaining popularity with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, lawyers and elite athletes.

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Weight loss surgery helps manage diabetes without medication

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:05am

Bariatric weight loss surgery on obese patients with type 2 diabetes helped many to get their blood sugar to healthy levels and to no longer require any diabetes medicines, including insulin, three years after the procedure, according to data presented at a major medical meeting on Monday.

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Dr. Ablow: 'Faces of Drug Arrests' may not face real truth about drug abuse

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:29am

Most of the addicts I treat for cocaine dependence and oxycodone dependence and marijuana dependence and alcohol dependence don’t look anything like the folks in these mug shots.  

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Special-needs bulldog battling cancer inspires others

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:34am

A special-needs bulldog is battling cancer – and inspiring thousands along the way.

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New drugs lower cholesterol greatly, studies find

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:03am

A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.

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Women fake orgasms for ... pleasure, study finds

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:46am
Thanks to Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally, even guys know that women fake the big O—but who knew they did it for pleasure?
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Low-cost cosmetic surgeries in Dominican Republic spark warnings by US

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:45am

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

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Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks, study shows

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:36am

Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday.

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The scent that could help you make healthier eating choices

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:30am

What's that smell? Why, it's new research suggesting that being exposed to a fruity scent before deciding what to eat can make you more likely to choose a healthy option—especially when it comes to dessert.

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