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  • Three coffees a day linked more to health than harm, scientists say

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    People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature

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    Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

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     New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. A British research team tracked outcomes for patients

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    Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

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     Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading

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    Is home sperm test useful or not?

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    Home sperm tests measure sperm count — the number of sperm in the fluid (semen) ejaculated during an orgasm. These tests seem to be effective

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    Better Sex With Diabetes

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    Diabetes doesn't have to feel like a third -- and unwanted -- party in bed. You can deal with things like low blood sugar, vaginal

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    60-second breathing exercise will keep you sane

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    While we would all benefit from pressing pause and taking a much-needed break, jam-packed holiday schedules don't always allow it. "'Turning inward' and just checking

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    Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm

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    Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter

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    Why Do I Pee So Much at Night?

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    Does your bladder nag you out of bed overnight? If you have to go to the bathroom more than once during 6-8 hours of zzz's, you might

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    Does this Latest Diet Craze Safe?

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    hat if you could have your cake, eat it, too, andlose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out" -- promises just

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    Fried Potatoes Linked to Early Death Risk

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    A new study links eating fried potatoes with an increased risk of early death. Researchers looked at 4,440 people ages 45-79 and found that over eight

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    Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts,Study Says

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    Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends. The finding results from an examination of 55 male triathletes

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    One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

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    If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox. But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing

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    How Curiosity Can Spark the Revival of Your boring Relationship

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    Whether your relationship started with passion and fireworks, or it warmed slowly from a friendship, you both initially felt a strong connection. Over time, though,

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    How to Avoid Holiday Anxiety

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    As the classic Alfred Burt carol goes, “there's many and many a thing to do,” this holiday season — and only so much time to

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    There Are Millions of Tiny, Dead Bugs in Your Pillows

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    It's the season for spring cleaning — and you might want to start with your pillows. Recent reports have shed light (er, horror) on the fact that

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    Why Are Women Still Dying From Childbirth?

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    Beyond the women who lose their lives, many thousands more are gravely harmed by pregnancy or childbirth. While there are about 800 maternal deaths annually in the

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    Millennials 'experimenting more in sex'

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    Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to

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    Vitamin C or E Help Male Infertility?

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    For some men suffering from infertility, making babies may be as simple as taking vitamin C or E.   New research published in Cleveland Clinic's Urology News shows that abnormal amounts of

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    Healthy Winter Foods

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    Pie, fudge, hot chocolate -- are there any winter foods out there that aren't loaded with calories and devoid of nutritional value? Look no further than your

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    Canned Tuna: Avoid if Pregnant?

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    Recommendations published in the magazine Consumer Reports this week urge women to avoid eating any canned tuna while pregnant because of uncertainties about the risk of mercury contamination to

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    how Depression linked between fathers and teenage children

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    Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests. The

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    few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

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    And that's no bad thing because, as a country, we seem to be chronically sleep-deprived. According to the Sleep Council, the average Briton gets six-and-a-half

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    Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

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    In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds. "There

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    Eating Raw Foods: Is uncooked healthier?

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    Curiosity overpowered hunger as I arrived at Organica restaurant, an unconventional member of San Francisco's eclectic range of cuisine offerings. There's no place for a stove at

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    Surviving Cancer: GratitudeThen Guilt

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    If you’ve never had cancer, you might wonder why someone would feel guilty for surviving it. I wondered the same thing – until I went through

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    Taking a Break in Your Relationship Can Actually Make It Stronger

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    Yeah, that didn't end well. And perhaps unsurprisingly, taking a break IRL can get complicated too. But in some cases, time apart can actually help strengthen a couple's

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    Is Oral Sex Bad for Your Vagina?

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    Eighty-five percent of women have been on the receiving end of oral sex, according to a national study released over the summer. (That's equal to the number of guys who

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    Condom Got Stuck Inside Your Vagina. Now What?

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    When a friend recently told me she peed out a condom, I had many questions. How long had it been stuck inside her? (A few days.) How did she

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    NEVER Use Vaseline to Treat Acne

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    If you've ever spent time on Reddit's Skincare Addiction forum, you may have come across the theory that a $3 tub of Vaseline could be the answer to all skin woes—especially acne. Claims about Vaseline's

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    How Much You Need to Exercise to Make Up for a Day of Desk Sitting

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    Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study have good news for office workers who find themselves trapped behind a desk every day from 9 to 5. The negative

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    Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

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    Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. The study tracked

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    Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal

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    Some of my patients, who are especially “vaginally aware,” get worried when they see any liquid escaping from their vagina – they are sure it

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    How To Love the Job You're With

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    You might not want to admit this out loud -- in this time of record unemployment and an unstable economy --but you don't like your

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    Your internal body clock may heal you

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    Circadian rhythms control your sleep and wake cycles as well as guide essential bodily functions including metabolism, blood pressure and even the individual cell-level work

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    How Coffee and Tea Wrecking Your Waistline

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    Watching your weight? Don’t overlook the added calories that may be lurking in your daily coffee or tea! More than half of all U.S. adults

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    How to Treat Vaginal Dryness In Menopause

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    Sex is supposed to be fun, and it’s definitely not supposed to hurt. But one of the consequences of menopause is vaginal dryness, which for many

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    Exercise for Your Vagina

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    t’s worshipped in some cultures, taboo in others, but ultimately, the vagina is an amazingly versatile muscular tube with a variety of functions: birth canal,

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    Should You Ditch Diet Sodas?

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    The debate about which foods belong in a “healthy diet” (and which don’t) is ongoing – especially when it comes to diabetes. Are carbs the

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    Know The Skincare that's Right for Your Age

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    Lotions, Botox, Dysport, Fillers, Lasers, Skin Tightening…it’s great to have so many skincare options, but how do you know when it’s time to start using

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    What to Do About Sexless Marriage

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    You miss sex. Over time, it has become less frequent until it has finally all but disappeared – or perhaps has truly disappeared altogether. In

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    fever in early pregnancy can cause birth defects

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    Running a high fever during early pregnancy is known to be dangerous. A first-trimester fever can increase a baby's risk of developing a congenital heart defect

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    Predict Your Heart Health with these 5 factors

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    Five simple health indicators can evaluate a healthy person's risk of heart damage from clogged arteries without drawing blood for medical tests, a new study finds. The new method may be

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    How does sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise

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    You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close

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    Exercise: An Antidote for Kids' Behavioral Issues?

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    Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests. The researchers focused on children and

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    Light Therapy May Boost Men's Interest in Sex

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    Exposure to bright light may increase men's testosterone levels and could lead to greater sexual satisfaction, according to a study. Italian scientists say that using a

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    Worst Things Happen When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life

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    Jenn Hoffman, Phoenix-based CEO of The J Brand Group, should have been enjoying a relaxing vacation on the Cote d'Azur. Sipping champagne and nibbling on

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    How Sex is Different After Menopause

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    As most menopausal women could probably tell you, “the change” is about much more than just what is going on physically. For many, it’s a

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    Lower the Risk of Heart Failure With This Vegetarian Diet

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    Your heart will thank you if you stick to a mostly plant-based diet, a new preliminary study suggests. Researchers evaluated five dietary patterns. They found that people who

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    Please Her because size isn't everything

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    In sixteen years specializing in sex therapy, I’ve had only three women out of thousands, complain that their guy’s penis was too small. But I’ve

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    Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

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    Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg. A new study attributes

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    Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

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    It's a common Hollywood trope -- an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead. But

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    many more children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure these days

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    More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure duringtheir annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American

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    Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

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    Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread

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    Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

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    In a finding that might bring older Dads some peace of mind about their sons' future job prospects, a new study shows these kids are

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    Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

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    Wounds heal more quickly if they occur during the day rather than after dark, a study suggests. It found burns sustained at night took an average

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    Kids and Violent Movies: A Scary Trend

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    More than 12% of children aged 10 to 14 are watching R-rated violent movies, prompting researchers to call for an overhaul of the movie rating

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    Things You Might Want to know before Bribing Kids for Good Behavior

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    "Daddy, what do we get if we're good in the store?" Parenting expert Jim Fay could hardly wait for the response. He pushed his grocery cart a

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    Why men use masturbation to harass women

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    As shocking allegations of egregious sexual misconduct continue to emerge, one form of harassment has become a recurring theme. It isn't a physical assault, and it

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    Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, research says

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    It's a familiar scene in TV melodramas: Mid-intercourse, an older man collapses, clutching his heart. Yet sex and sudden cardiac arrest rarely happen together, according

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    snacks to eat for better sleep

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    Many people chug caffeine-packed coffee or scarf down an energy bar to wake up, but what should you eat to wind down? More than a third of

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    Low-Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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    A low-fat diet may lower older women's risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.         The study included more than 46,000 overweight and

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    Childhood Spanking Linked to Mental Health Woes

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    Adults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests. The study found that those who were spanked were

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    Can't Agree on 'How Often'?

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    “How often are we going to have sex?” is an important question for couples – but one that often causes disagreement. In fact, of all

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    Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

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    If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed:

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    Driving With Epilepsy Safe for Many

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    More lenient driving rules for people with epilepsy don't result in more crashes, Arizona data suggests.   Some 2.5 million Americans have epilepsy. Thanks to modern medicine, most are able

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    When Your Child Has Cancer

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    Finding out your child has cancer is traumatic. All of a sudden, you’re questioning the future in new and profound ways: Will my child live

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    How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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    Protein is the nutrient of the moment: food labels proudly tout protein grams, magazines devote pages to ‘high protein’ picks, and people everywhere are eager

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    He Doesn't Want Sex?Find Out Why

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    Men always want sex, right? That’s what Jenny thought, so a few years into marriage, when her husband barely ever initiated, she started to believe he wasn’t

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    Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

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    Older women who practice yoga may have greater "thickness" in areas of the brain involved in memory and attention, a small study suggests. Researchers found that even compared with other

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    'Good' Bacteria Fight Bad Breath, Smelly Feet

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    Scientists have found bacteria that fight bad breath and smelly feet. The bacteria weren't concocted in a lab or discovered deep in a tropical rainforest. They were spotted

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    You May Think It's Clean: Bacteria in Unused Paper Towels

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    Grabbing a paper towel in a public restroom may leave more on your hands than you bargained for. Researchers say they’ve found bacteria, including some that

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    Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens

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    Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic or fake marijuana products such as

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    Need to Gain Weight? How to Do It in a Healthy Way

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    Many of us are interested in learning how to shed pounds, not add them. But for some, being underweight is a concern and gaining weight

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    Not Exercising? That's as Bad as Smoking

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    When you see someone smoking, you might question “Why would you do that to yourself when you know it could kill you?” Do you react the same way when

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    Acupuncture May Improve Sperm Quality

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     Acupuncture may help some men overcome infertilityproblems by improving the quality of their sperm, according to a new study. Researchers found five weeks of acupuncture treatment reduced the number of structural

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    Does Your Brain Know When Youre Dead?

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    When you die, your brain may know it. Researchers say that after your heart stops, your brain functions for about another 20 seconds before it shuts down as well. Exactly what happens in

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    Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk

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    Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even light drinking increases your risk of cancer, warns a new statement from the American Society

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    Items to Spice Up Your Sex Life

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    Couples often ask me, as their sex therapist, how they can spice things up in bed. I think this question, most often, is really a

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    Soothe a Nighttime Cough

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    When a cough keeps you awake, you want to get your sleep back on track as soon as possible. Start by doing these five things: Shift your sleeping position. Propping yourself up

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    Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex?

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    Women are less likely to have orgasms during casual sex than when they're in committed relationships, according to new research. One study of 600 college students found

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    Coffee Good for the Kidneys?

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    Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer? That's the suggestion of a new study that found that among more than 2,300 Americans with chronic kidney disease, those

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    Are Your Drinking Glasses Safe?

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    Fun, decorative drinking glasses may contain potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium, a new British study says. University of Plymouth researchers analyzed 72 new and

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    Food Can Give Your Sex Life a Boost

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    Can what you eat help to boost your sex life? Rumors of the erotic allure of certain edibles have been with us throughout the centuries.

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    Social Media Can Help Boost Weight Loss Success

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    Struggling to lose weight? Maybe posting that selfie on social media can help, researchers say. Their study included 33 people in two weight-loss groups -- surgical and nonsurgical

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    Things You Didn't Know Were Bad for Your Vagina

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    The majority of women seem to be aware of the usual things that are dangerous to their female parts – like multiple sexual partners, sticking

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    Sex: Why Foreplay Matters

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    Whoever said the most important thing in life is to finish strong never had a frank conversation with a woman about the importance of foreplay.

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    Poor Sleep Hurts Job Satisfaction

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    A bad night's sleep might mean a really bad day at the office the next day. A new study suggests lack of sleep or insomnia insomnia not only makes you cranky and irritable, it may

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    Managing Stress in the Age of Mass Violence

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    If you can’t be safe at a shopping mall, movie theater, restaurant, or place of work, where can you feel secure? In the wake of

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    How to Stop Food Addiction

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    Think back to the last time you ate so much you felt absolutely stuffed. Were you tearing into a huge cake to celebrate a friend’s

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    health risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

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    If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the

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    Period Screws Up Your Poop Habits

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    When you have your period, you're probably already battling cramps and bloating—and the last thing you want to add to your misery is a diarrhea attack or constipation. But these uncomfortable

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    What to Do After You've Eaten Too Much Sugar

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    At Cooking Light, we think you should have treats in moderation (read: a fun-sized packet of Skittles or an occasional donut is totally fair game). But

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    Can Having a Lot of Sex Give You a Loose Vagina?

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    We're always trying to get to the bottom of sexual health rumors, and one we've been hearing for a while really needs an investigation. This

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    People who feel younger at heart live longer

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    Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life. If those fibbers truly believe that they

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    Your smartphone is a pain in the neck

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    Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved. If

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    Why happiness is healthy

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    Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define. You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of

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    Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal

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    What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men. Instead, women need a lot more to be turned

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    pesticides in food to reduced fertility in women

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    Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy pregnancy diet, providing vitamins and fiber. Yet some might also come with pesticide residues. Among women undergoing

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    Are Green Cleaners Better For You?

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    Cleaners that market themselves as “green” like to claim they are safer and more environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional cleaners. But do they work? And

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    Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth

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    To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet -- what you eat and how often you eat -- are important factors. Changes in your mouth start

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    Why Is Your Brain Overheating?

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    Everyone does it, but just why people yawn has remained a mystery. Now, a new study suggests that yawning might help cool an overheated brain. Austrian researchers

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    Fewer Lies, Better Health?

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    People who make an effort to lie less say they have better relationships and report fewer health complaints, according to new research. "Our findings support the notion that

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    Was It Love at First Smell?

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    Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too. New research indicates that a person's

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    Some Heartburn Meds May Raise Odds for Stomach Cancer

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests. The risk was proportionate to how long and how

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    Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more

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    Inhaler Sensors: Innovating Asthma Care

    Posted by HealthFocus

    If you have asthma, you know that failing to take your medication on schedule can lead to worsening symptoms. It’s a common problem – as

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    Dieting Is Out; Healthy Eating Is In

    Posted by HealthFocus

    After years of obsessing about weight loss, first shunning high-fat foods and then high-carb ones, it seems Americans are giving up formal diets in favor of healthy

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    Sex While Asleep

    Posted by HealthFocus

    One night after lights out, a man sleeping next to his wife began doing something that troubled her deeply. After they had sex, he fell asleep

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    Office exercise: Stay fit in your workplace

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Finding time to exercise can be a challenge. Why not work out while you work? Consider 10 ways to add physical activity to your workday

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    Climate Change Could Threaten Human Health Worldwide

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Heat waves, disease-spreading mosquitoes and weather disasters are among the many "unequivocal and potentially irreversible" effects of climate change already harming human health worldwide, a new report

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    Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

    Posted by HealthFocus

    A community music program for disadvantaged children boosted an important part of their brain development and function, according to a new study. The benefits were seen

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    Masturbation: Healthy for a Relationship

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Claire headed off to work one morning just as she always did, leaving 30 minutes before her husband, Mark. No sooner did she pull out

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    Girls Lose Interest in Activities as They Age

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Girls tend to lose interest in extracurricular activities, such as sports and music, about the time they reach puberty, but this is not so true

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    Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

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     If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire

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    Want to Live Longer?Drink Coffee

    Posted by HealthFocus

    That morning cup of coffee may be doing more than serving up a needed caffeine jolt -- it may be adding years to your life. At least that's the conclusion

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    Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Sleeping too little or too much can affect a man's ability to impregnate his partner, new research suggests. The "sweet spot" appears to be 7 to

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    Painful Sex? 6 Possible Causes

    Posted by HealthFocus

    If sex hurts, you won’t want to do it. For most of us, pain stops desire cold. It’s estimated that about 20% of women suffer

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    What Happens to Your Penis as You Get Older?

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Like everything in nature, your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime. Each phase is controlled mostly by your testosterone levels. Somewhere between the ages

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    Got Lice?

    Posted by HealthFocus

    It makes me itchy just thinking about lice. You too, probably. But learning about these little guys makes it a bit easier to tolerate when your

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    Cocoa Boosts "Good" Cholesterol

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    Drinking cocoa each day may boost levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol, Japanese researchers report. Researchers, who included Kazuo Kondo, MD, PhD, of Tokyo's Ochanomizu University, studied 25

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    Gum Contouring: Is it Right for You?

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    There's more to a beautiful smile than sparkling teeth. The shape of your teeth also plays a part. If your teeth look small and stubby, a treatment called gum contouring may improve

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    Energy Drinks: Bad for the Teeth

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Energy and sports drinks can damage tooth enamel, boosting the risk of cavities, according to a new study. "The big misconception is that energy drinks and sports

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    Fruitarian Diet: Might be right for you

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    A fruitarian diet is a type of vegan diet. All vegan diets can lack adequate levels of B-12, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, iodine and long

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    Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives

    Posted by HealthFocus

    The old image of the "pothead" who's too blissed out to make it in the bedroom may need revising. New research contends that folks who frequently

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    A New Treatment For Premature Ejaculation?

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     Men troubled by the embarrassment of premature ejaculation might soon have an easy way to avoid it, new research suggests. Special "wipes" embedded with a mild anesthetic -- benzocaine -- appear to

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    What to Expect When You Stop 'The Pill'

    Posted by HealthFocus

    There are thousands of prescription medications, but when someone talks about “the pill,” you know what she means: the birth control pill. There are a

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    Is My Vagina Normal?

    Posted by HealthFocus

    In my 15 years as an OB GYN sometimes I think I’ve heard it all, but then last week a teenager asked me “Is my

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    Eyelash Extension Can Cause Infection

    Posted by HealthFocus

    For those who aren't born with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the adhesives used to

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    Spiders, Snakes, and Clowns: Facing Your Phobias

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    It’s nearly Halloween, the season of fright. But for people who suffer from phobias, fear isn’t just a seasonal thrill, it’s a way of life. Nearly

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    Lice in Halloween Costumes: Should You Be Scared?

    Posted by HealthFocus

    A mom asked me the other day about whether you could get lice by trying on Halloween costumes. Her kids had tried on various witch

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    From Anthony Weiner to Tiger Woods, there's no shortage of so-called sex addicts these days. But is sex addiction a real condition? Getting to the bottom

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    Energy bars are a convenient source of nutrition and come in a wide variety of flavors to satisfy different palates. They are often fortified with

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    Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A group of gay and bisexual teenage males safely used a medication that prevents HIV infection, though some

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    Anxiety Is Messing Up Your Sex Life

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    Cancer patients lack access to fertility support

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    Up to half of cancer patients of reproductive age do not receive adequate information about the impact of treatment on their fertility, decreasing their options

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    Dental work tied to heart infections

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    Some previous research has linked dental work to an increased risk of what's known as infective endocarditis - infections of the heart valve or lining

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    Purple Veggie May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

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    A new study has linked purple potatoes to a lower risk of colon cancer in pigs. Purple potatoes may do more than add a pop of

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     While old wives' tales suggest that a woman's diet or sexual position during conception can affect a baby's sex, these theories remain unproved. Likewise, researchers

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    Just before and during your period, progesterone and estrogen levels decrease. In some women, these hormone changes may worsen asthma. The relationship between hormones and

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    Red yeast rice supplement

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    Red yeast rice (RYR) is made from yeast (Monascuspurpureus) grown on rice. It is a dietary staple in some Asian countries. Processed red yeast rice

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    Loss of sex drive in men

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    It's natural for men to notice a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men

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    Endometriosis

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    Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your

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    caffeinated drinks hydrate you as well as water does

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    It is true that caffeinated drinks can contribute to your daily fluid requirement. Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss

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    Butter vs. margarine: What's healthier?

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    Margarine usually beats butter when it comes to heart health. Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol, and it generally has

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    eating more whole-grain foods help lower blood pressure

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    It might. Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that

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    Are energy drinks bull?

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    Thanks to a large amount of sugar and caffeine, energy drinks might give you a temporary energy boost. But too much sugar from energy drinks

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    Caffeine: How much is too much?

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    If you rely on caffeine to wake you up and keep you going, you aren't alone. Caffeine is used daily by millions of people to

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    virgins need Pap smears?

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    Most health care organizations recommend women begin regular Pap testing at age 21. If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse

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    Is there an equivalent of Viagra for women?

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    Given the success of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra), drug companies have sought a comparable drug

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    Is loss of sex drive normal as a man gets older?

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    It's natural for men to notice a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men

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    Is it harmful to have sex if I have a vaginal infection?

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    Having sex when you have a vaginal infection or vaginal inflammation may be uncomfortable and might make your symptoms worse. If the source of your

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    Chronic pain can interfere with sexuality

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Sexuality helps fulfill the vital need for human connection. It's a natural and healthy part of living, as well as an important aspect of your

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    Evaluating a healthy penis

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    Penis health is an important part of your health — and it goes beyond your ability to get and keep an erection, ejaculate, and reproduce. Penis

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    Women to women sex: Know the risk

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    All women face certain health risks. However, sexual minority women, such as those who identify as lesbian or bisexual as well as women who have

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    Alzheimer's and children

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    Watching a loved one progress through the stages of Alzheimer's disease can be frightening, even for adults. Imagine being a child struggling to understand why

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    Learning disorders: Know the signs

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    Like adults,kids face health risk from eating too much salt

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    Globally, many diets are high in sodium increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. This includes children. In the U.S. 90

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    Most women and young children should eat more fish

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    The most recent advice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Most women and young children should eat more fish. However, at the same time,

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    Teething: Keeping you up at night?

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    Spitting up in babies: What's normal, what's not

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    You've just fed your baby breast milk or formula only to watch him or her spit up what seems like all of it. Is this

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    Antibiotic use in agriculture

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    Antibiotics are powerful medications designed to kill bacteria or stop its growth. However, there are times when antibiotics can actually be harmful. For both humans

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    Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?

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      Alternative ear infection treatments abound on the internet and in books and magazines. They include chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, herbal eardrops and others. Perhaps you're seeking alternative

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    Sexual health and aging: Keep the passion alive

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    Sexual health is important at any age. And the desire for intimacy is timeless. As you age, sex may not be the same as it

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    Domestic violence against men: Know the signs

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    Women aren't the only victims of domestic violence. Understand the signs of domestic violence against men, and know how to get help. Recognize domestic violence against

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    Bladder cancer

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    Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting approximately 68,000 adults in the United States each year. Bladder cancer occurs in men more

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    Eating the placenta: A good idea?

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    Chances are you've heard of the trend of women eating their placenta after giving birth (placentophagy). It's often done by drying the placenta, grinding it

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    If your baby is born too early, the miracle of birth might be overshadowed by health concerns and the possible long-term effects of prematurity. However,

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    Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin

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    Many wrinkle creams and lotions sold in department stores, in drugstores and on the internet promise to reduce wrinkles and prevent or reverse damage caused

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    Hemorrhoids: Here's what you need to know about it

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    Retrograde ejaculation: Dry Orgasm

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    Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm. Although you still reach sexual climax, you might ejaculate

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    Cancer treatment for men: Possible sexual side effects

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    Treatment for certain cancers can affect your sexuality, causing a range of signs and symptoms that can make sex with your partner more difficult. But

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    Are sagging breasts inevitable after breast-feeding?

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    Research has shown that breast-feeding doesn't negatively affect breast shape or volume. During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get

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    Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?

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    Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing,

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    baby poop? what is normal?

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    Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly normal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here's a

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    What causes a low milk supply during breast-feeding?

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    Various factors can cause a low milk supply during breast-feeding, such as waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an

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    Yes. Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition

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    Sex after pregnancy happens. Honestly. First, however, vaginal soreness and sheer exhaustion are likely to take a toll. Whether you're in the mood or sexual

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    Fainting While Urinating: What Causes it?

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    Exercising: Does taking the stairs count?

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    Yes. Climbing stairs is an example of a practical, everyday physical activity that provides health benefits. It can also burn off calories — about 65

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    you need to warm up before you exercise

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    Does tattoo removal cream really work?

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    There's no evidence that tattoo removal creams work. At best, tattoo removal cream might fade or lighten a tattoo. The tattoo will remain visible, however,

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    elliptical machines better than treadmills

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    Yes. Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition

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    Breast milk sharing: How does it work?

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    Does drinking alcohol affect your blood pressure?

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    eating more whole-grain foods help lower my blood pressure

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    It might. Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that

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    Solid foods: How to get your baby started

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    Giving your baby his or her first taste of solid food is a major milestone. Here's what you need to know before your baby takes

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    Hormones likely play a role in the development of adult acne, but hormones generally aren't the root cause of acne. It's true that some people with

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    Yes, birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can improve acne in women. Though typically safe and effective, birth control pills for acne (combination estrogen-progestin pills) aren't for

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    All women face certain health risks. However, sexual minority women, such as those who identify as lesbian or bisexual as well as women who have

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    Medical imaging exams — including CT scans — have been directly linked to greater life expectancy and declining cancer death rates. Medical imaging exams are

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    Research shows that the hormone testosterone improves sex drive — as well as other sexual problems — in certain women with sexual dysfunction. But the long-term

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    It's natural for men to notice a gradual decrease in sex drive (libido) as they age. The degree of this decline varies, but most men

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    All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are

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    Few parents want to face the idea that their teens are having sex — but research shows that many teens are sexually active by high

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    Ads for penis-enlargement products and procedures are everywhere. A plethora of pumps, pills, weights, exercises and surgeries claim to increase the length and width of

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    An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to

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    Do you feel creaky, achy and stiff by the end of the workday? Sitting most of the day is detrimental to your health, but other

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    If you're tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. LASIK is a type of refractive

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    If you're older than age 35 and hoping to get pregnant, you're in good company. Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and

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      You're shopping with your toddler in a busy department store. He or she has spied a toy that you don't intend to buy. Suddenly you're

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    If your doctor has recommended colon cancer screening, you might be able to choose from various colon cancer screening tests. If you're reluctant to make a

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    It's best to discuss any concerns about chemotherapy and sex with your doctor, who's familiar with your individual situation. In general, however, it's usually OK

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    Have you heard of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for high blood pressure or the Mediterranean diet for heart health? When it

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    Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. The term

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    Several strategies can reduce test anxiety and increase your performance on test day. A little nervousness before a test is normal and can help sharpen your

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    Several strategies can reduce test anxiety and increase your performance on test day. A little nervousness before a test is normal and can help sharpen your

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    Discolored semen: What does it mean?

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    Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It's usually quite thick after ejaculation, but liquefies within 30 minutes. Changes in the appearance of semen might be temporary

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    Sibling rivalry: Helping your children get along

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    If you have children, you know that maintaining peace in your household can be difficult. One minute your children are getting along and the next minute

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    High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. But the impact on your sex life may be obvious. Although sexual activity is unlikely to

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    Menopause is an important transition in a woman's life. Use it as a reminder to take good care of yourself. Start by considering these fitness

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    Posted by HealthFocus

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    Chewing tobacco: Not a safe product

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    You can call chewing tobacco by whatever name you want — smokeless tobacco, spit tobacco, chew, snuff, pinch or dip — but don't call it

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    A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US

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    It sounds like a mixed message: Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, too much alcohol may

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    Coughing is associated with conditions and diseases like colds, flu and TB, and has therefore always been a personal and public health concern. But did

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    The BBC's award-winning 100 Women news season is breaking new ground. The annual series - which shines a light at issues affecting women all over the

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    Tne-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are, heightening their risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, a

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    Posted by HealthFocus

    While old wives' tales suggest that a woman's diet or sexual position during conception can affect a baby's sex, these theories remain unproved. Likewise, researchers

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    Posted by HealthFocus

    While old wives' tales suggest that a woman's diet or sexual position during conception can affect a baby's sex, these theories remain unproved. Likewise, researchers

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    Posted by HealthFocus

    While old wives' tales suggest that a woman's diet or sexual position during conception can affect a baby's sex, these theories remain unproved. Likewise, researchers

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    Asthma and menstruation

    Posted by HealthFocus

    Just before and during your period, progesterone and estrogen levels decrease. In some women, these hormone changes may worsen asthma. The relationship between hormones and

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