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Fatherhood Can Cause a Drop in Testosterone Levels
In the first study of its kind, researchers compared the testosterone level of men when they were single and childless to their testosterone level after they had had a child. While testosterone always decreases when men age, the decline was much more pronounced among the men who …
Mom Fired After Taking Time Off to Give Her Son a Kidney [VIDEO]
Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant. Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took ti…
Experts Believe 366 Million People Now Suffer from Diabetes
During a European meeting of the International Diabetes Federation, it was announced that 366 million people now suffer from the disease — and that number is only going up. Since diabetes is most often diagnosed in middle age, experts believe the increase in cases is at least partially due to…
Tobacco Companies Sue to Block Graphic Warning Labels [VIDEO]
In June, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Now, four of the five largest US tobacco companies want a judge to stop the government from using them. The companies, led by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.…
Can Using Smaller Plates Help You Lose Weight?
New research suggests most people could easily lose up to two pounds a month simply by eating off smaller plates and focusing more on their food during mealtimes. In one study, people ate 45 percent more popcorn when they were given a larger size of the snack food, and diners given a “bottoml…
Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?
While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study. Fifty-five people with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy — which generally strikes men in their 20s…

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