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Why You Might Want to Freeze Your Sperm Before Age 35
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Why You Might Want to Freeze Your Sperm Before Age 35

May 15, 2019

Women face the brunt of societal pressure to have children before a certain age, but a new study concludes that the so-called biological clock is a concern for men, too. A man's age can affect his fertility, the well-being of his partner during pregnancy, and the long-term health of his children, the research found....

Stop Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste
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Stop Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste

May 12, 2019

Trendy toothpastes made with charcoal are likely a worse option for your teeth than traditional toothpaste, according to some British dentists. In a new paper, they argue that the claims behind these products, like better whitening, are completely unproven, and that they might even speed along tooth decay and other...

The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog
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The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog

Apr 20, 2019

Your dog could very well make for a decent fitness coach, according to a new study out Thursday. It found that adults in the UK who owned a dog were fourfold more likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as non-owners. The boost in exercise, however, might not necessarily be as dramatic for dog owners...

Eating Lots of Eggs Might Be Bad Again
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Eating Lots of Eggs Might Be Bad Again

Mar 16, 2019

Breakfast sandwich fans beware: Eating too many eggs might be bad for your health... again. A new study released Friday found that daily consumption of a certain amount of cholesterol, a key nutrient of eggs, is linked to a modest increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.

I Love Vaccines. Which Ones Can I Get as an Adult?
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I Love Vaccines. Which Ones Can I Get as an Adult?

Mar 10, 2019

The anti-vaccination movement has more than earned its latest round of bad press. The U.S. is currently dealing with several outbreaks of measles, a disease effectively wiped out by routine childhood vaccination in the country two decades ago. And just this week, Oregon doctors reported that a six-year-old boy had to...

New Wireless Sensors Let Premature Infants Get More Cuddles
Technology

New Wireless Sensors Let Premature Infants Get More Cuddles

Mar 3, 2019

Researchers in Chicago have seemingly found a much easier way for premature babies in intensive care to get the human touch and cuddles they need from their caregivers. This week, they introduced a system of wireless, low-irritation sensors that can be used to monitor a baby's health from afar. The sensors, already...

A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics
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A Common Household Ingredient Might Sabotage Your Antibiotics

Feb 26, 2019

Your daily gob of toothpaste or spritz of body spray might be inadvertently mucking up your antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. It found that a common household antimicrobial ingredient--triclosan--seemed to reduce the potency of antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections by a hundred-fold, at least in...

The Soda Tax Appears to Work
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The Soda Tax Appears to Work

Feb 23, 2019

A real-world experiment in Berkeley, California might help settle the debate over whether taxing sugary soft drinks can make people healthier. A new study found that the drinking habits of Berkeley residents got better and stayed better over the three years after a 2014 soda tax was passed. Residents not only drank...

FDA: Do Not Seek the Blood of the Young
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FDA: Do Not Seek the Blood of the Young

Feb 20, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is officially not a fan of Elizabeth Báthory. On Tuesday, the agency sent out an advisory warning people to avoid clinics and companies that promise to rejuvenate health with infusions of blood plasma taken from young people. Among other things, they noted, there's no proof these...

You're (Probably) Sneezing Wrong
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You're (Probably) Sneezing Wrong

Feb 10, 2019

There's a good chance you've had at least one disgusting cold this winter. And if you're the least bit courteous, you probably took steps to keep from spreading your misery to others, whether by staying at home, washing your hands regularly, or minding where you coughed and sneezed. But if you're the kind of person...