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

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    Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, although

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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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    Fainting While Urinating: What Causes it?

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    Micturition (or post-micturition) syncope is fainting during or, more commonly, immediately after urination due to a severe drop in blood pressure. Micturition syncope is most

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    there is any link between cellphones and cancer

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    The possible connection between cellphones and cancer is controversial. Many years' worth of studies on cellphones and cancer have yielded conflicting results. Currently, there's no

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    Medical marijuana

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    Despite a federal ban, many states allow use of medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other symptoms.   Medical marijuana is marijuana used to treat disease

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    Does drinking alcohol affect your 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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    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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    Health issues for lesbians and women who have sex with women

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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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    Deceased-donor kidney transplant

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    A deceased-donor kidney transplant is when a kidney from someone who has recently died is removed with consent of the family or from a donor

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    Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors

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    Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women

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    Are CT scans safe? Is it true that CT scans may increase my risk of cancer?

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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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    Can taking vitamins help prevent heart disease or a heart attack?

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    It's not yet clear if taking vitamins can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. But, what is known is

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    Undescended testicle

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    An undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) is a testicle that hasn't moved into its proper position in the bag of skin hanging below the penis (scrotum) before

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    Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy?

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    You're watching your weight, eating healthy and exercising. That's great. But there's something else you need to do. See your doctor for recommended vaccinations and

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    Is healthy aging in your genes?

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    Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise,

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    testosterone therapy help increase sex drive in women

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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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    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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    Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility

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    Do your sperm pass muster? If you and your partner are planning a pregnancy, you might be wondering about the health of your sperm. Start by

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    Dense breast tissue: What it means to have dense breasts

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    If a recent mammogram showed you have dense breast tissue, you may wonder what this means for your breast cancer risk. Doctors know dense breast

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    Tattoos: Understand risks and precautions

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    You could be the proud owner of a new tattoo in a matter of hours — but don't let the ease of the process stop

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    Belching, intestinal gas and bloating: Tips for reducing them

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    Belching or passing gas (flatus) is natural and common. Excessive belching or flatus, accompanied by bloating, pain or distention, can occasionally interfere with daily activities

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    Choosing a birth control pill

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    If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons —

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    Health issues for gay men and men who have sex with 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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    Male menopause: Myth or reality?

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    Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes

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    Sitting at your desk doesnt have to be a pain in the neck

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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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    Penis health: Identify and prevent problems

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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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    LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

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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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    Colon cancer screening: Weighing the options

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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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    Adrenal fatigue: What causes 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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    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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    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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    Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

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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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    Here's why coughing can be good for you

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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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    10% of all men have 10 years older hearts

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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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