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Eating certain fruits linked to lower risk of erectile dysfunction

Flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries, cherries, radishes and citrus fruits may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, with the greatest impact on people younger than 70. In a conducted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University, researchers found that in addition…

Alcohol nearly killer her; now her story is going viral

Hanna Lottritz, then 20, went to a Nevada music festival with friends on July 25 and ended up in a 24-hour coma, having nearly died due to acute alcohol intoxication.Almost six months later, the University of Nevada, Reno, journalism student's essay about the experience…

Urine odor may help researchers detect Alzheimer's disease

It may be possible to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease through urine odor, potentially leading to a non-invasive test for the most common form of dementia.In a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers used an animal model to focus on changes…

Urine odor may help researchers detect Alzheimer's disease

It may be possible to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease through urine odor, potentially leading to a non-invasive test for the most common form of dementia.In a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers used an animal model to focus on changes…

Should doctors agree to do virginity tests?

When doctors are asked to perform virginity testing, they should refuse because it's not medically necessary and may cause psychological harm, some U.S. ethicists argue.These pelvic exams are done in many parts of the world to determine suitability for marriage. But doctors shouldn't agree…

Court overturns tobacco company victory over FDA on menthols

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that tobacco companies had no basis to challenge a Food and Drug Administration report on menthol cigarettes, which the industry alleged was written by experts with conflicts of interest.The decision by a three-judge panel overturns a…

Kidney stones rise in teens, women and blacks

Kidney stones, long associated with white, middle-aged men, have become increasingly common among adolescents, females and African Americans.A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania did not find the cause for the increases, UPI reported, but researchers’ previous findings…

Chia seeds: The anti-inflammatory superfood

When it comes to mainstream foods and beverages, chia seeds are a relatively new ingredient in the marketplace. I was introduced to chia seeds a few years ago, but didn't become a fan until I started soaking them in liquid and using them in other…

38 popular diets ranked from best to worst

Happy New Year’s resolution time! Are you looking to change up the way you eat? Well, you’re not without choices, that’s for sure.With so many diet plans out there, each promising their own version of better health, weight loss, or both, it’s difficult to…

10 ways to have a healthy pregnancy if you're overweight

Every woman wants to have a healthy pregnancy, but being obese puts moms and their babies at an increased risk for a host of complications including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and miscarriage, not to mention that it can make labor and delivery difficult and affect their…