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Fighting Erectile Dysfunction Without ‘Little Blue Pills’

Traditionally, men are prouder about their masculinity than women are about their femininity. Male ego is a very powerful thing and to have anything question a man’s masculinity or his male pride is something that most men will not discuss. It took many years for women to open up and talk about breast, uterine and cervical cancer and other health ...

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CBD to cure the common cold? Experts are split on its powers.

With cold and flu season picking up, some CBD companies are advertising their products as immune system-boosters — although the science behind the claim is shaky. Infinite CBD, which sells products in more than 20 New Jersey stores, posted a blog claiming CBD can “improve the body’s immune system.” Another company, Green Light Approved, hailed CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties to treat ...

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Holiday tips for those living with diabetes

It’s tough enough to make it through the holiday season without gaining weight, but people living with diabetes face an even bigger challenge. That’s why doctors are reminding diabetics to take care of themselves this holiday season. Bonnie Hessedal with Aspirus shows off blood sugar tester on Nov. 18, 2019. (WSAW Photo) Bonnie Hessedal with Aspirus Hospitals recommended that diabetics ...

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Could This Unknown Cancer Be Killing You?

Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time. “Our findings of the dramatic rise in incidence among ...

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New Study Warns We Need To Ban Tobacco

For decades, we have all been told over and over that smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer and heart disease. Next to non-melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In 2009, there were nearly 220,000 deaths in the United States due to lung cancer, but by 2019, ...

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Ancient Food Cravings: Sleep and Junk Food

If you’ve never craved a late-night snack of carrots or apples, you’re not alone. It’s a normal biological response to reach for junk food when you’re sleepy. You may already know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your metabolism to function normally, but did you know sleep, or lack thereof, can also dictate what types of food ...

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New Computer Model Predicts Where Ebola Might Strike Next

Predicting where Ebola might strike next could become easier, thanks to a new computer model. The model tracks how changes in the environment and in human societies could affect the deadly virus’s spread. It predicts that Ebola outbreaks could become as much as 60 percent more likely by 2070 if the world continues on a path toward a warmer climate ...

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A Common Pain Injection May Speed Up Joint Deterioration

A very common injection intended to treat pain caused by osteoarthritis may put the patient at risk of accelerated ‘joint destruction,’ according to a new study. The work comes from the Boston University School of Medicine, where researchers looked into common corticosteroid injections used for hip and knee joint pain. Among other things, these injections may speed up the progression ...

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Owning A Dog Lowers Your Risk Of Dying?

Need a reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a journal of the American Heart Association. ...

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How To Stay Fit Like Tiger Woods

That strap on Tiger Woods’ wrist? It tracks his every move Produced by a Boston-based company of the same name, the Whoop 3.0 plays the role of physician’s aide and performance coach wrapped into one. Its sensors gather round-the-clock data on a range of health-related variables, including heart-rate, sleep patterns and strain (essentially, a measure of how hard your body ...

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