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Eating bacon lowers sperm quality, study shows – Fox News

Eating bacon can significantly lower a man’s sperm quality, Medical Daily reported. In a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, researchers from Harvard University gathered data from 156 men who were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVR) with a partner. Each couple was asked questions about their diet, […]

Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer – USA TODAY

Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer – USA TODAY

Researchers don’t know what causes most breast cancers, so developing a vaccine is tricky.(Photo: Rich Pedroncelli) Story Highlights Creating a vaccine to prevent breast cancer is challenging because scientists don’t know if a virus is involved Scientists look through breast cancer genomes for evidence of viruses or other infectious agents Other scientists hope to create […]

The President Taft diet: Learning from America’s heaviest leaders – CNN

The President Taft diet: Learning from America’s heaviest leaders – CNN

(TIME.com) — President William Howard Taft has the dubious honor of being America’s heaviest leader, weighing in at 314 pounds during his tenure in the White House. Concerned about how his weight would affect his health, and therefore his ability to serve, in December 1905, the soon-to-be president wrote to English physician and diet expert […]

Quest Introduces Breast-Cancer Gene Test Rivaling Myriad – Bloomberg

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX), the biggest U.S. operator of medical labs, will sell a test for two breast cancer genes starting today, providing competition for Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) and potentially helping to reduce costs for women fearful they are at risk of the disease. Quest will sell the most comprehensive version of its test […]

General Lifestyle Advice Good for Diabetics, Too – MedPage Today

General Lifestyle Advice Good for Diabetics, Too – MedPage Today

Published: Oct 14, 2013 | Updated: Oct 15, 2013 Action Points There should be little difference between the lifestyle advice given to diabetics and that given to the general public, results of a large, prospective study suggested. Although diabetics in the study had a 62% higher risk of dying than people without a diabetes diagnosis, […]

George W. Bush’s artery was 95 percent blocked, source says – Fox News

President George W. Bush’s recent heart problems may have been much more serious than previously thought. In August, the 67-year-old former president underwent a procedure to have a stent inserted, after a routine stress test discovered a blockage in one of his arteries. But now, the National Journal quoted a source close to the president, […]

Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes – U.S. News & World Report

Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes – U.S. News & World Report

Irregular bedtimes linked to kids’ behavioral problems – Medical News Today

Irregular bedtimes linked to kids’ behavioral problems – Medical News Today

Featured ArticleMain Category: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children’s Health Article Date: 14 Oct 2013 – 8:00 PDT email to a friend   printer friendly   opinions   <!–   rate article Patient / Public: Healthcare Prof: Parents, teachers and doctors all agree that lack of sleep makes […]

Coronado tumbles as Crohn’s disease study fails – Businessweek

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Coronado Biosciences plunged Monday after the company said its experimental Crohn’s disease treatment using eggs from a parasitic worm failed in a midstage clinical trial. Coronado said the treatment, called TSO, didn’t meet its main or secondary goals in the study. The company said patients who were treated with […]

Fitness experts extol machine-less workout – Reuters

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK | Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:10am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Man versus machines? In the realm of fitness at least man seems to be winning. Despite a gym floor bulging with weight-lifting equipment, fitness experts said the only thing people need to push, pull and lift is the weight […]