Health

What You Need to Know About Testosterone
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September 19th, 2014
How many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?
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Toronto Mayor's Rare Cancer: What Is Pleomorphic Liposarcoma?
September 18th, 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and fast-growing tumor.
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As U.S. Fights Ebola, NGOs Breathe Easier (Op-Ed)
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September 17th, 2014
The American commitment to fighting Ebola matters — it's more than a shot in the arm.
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Antidepressant Effects Are More Rapid, Dramatic Than Thought
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September 18th, 2014
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.
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Can Cycling Crimp Sex for Men?
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September 18th, 2014
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
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Artificial Sweeteners May Boost Blood Sugar, Study Finds
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September 17th, 2014
Artificial sweeteners that many believe may curb real sugar consumption and weight gain, may actually have an opposite effect and increase blood sugar levels, a new study says.
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Ebola Outbreak 'Spiraling Out of Control,' President Obama Says
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September 16th, 2014
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.
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Flu Shot Rate Up in Kids, But Adults Fall Short on Vaccination
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot
September 18th, 2014
More U.S. children and adults are getting vaccinated against the flu, but public health officials say there's room for improvement in vaccination rates.
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Trauma and Food Addiction Linked for Women
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September 17th, 2014
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests.
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Livestock Workers May Carry Staph Bacteria from Pigs
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September 17th, 2014
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
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