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Frequent Steroid Use Can Weaken Muscles

Steroids, such as prednisone, can be a good thing, repairing and strengthening damaged muscles. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, and researchers at Northwestern University are convinced that steroids taken too frequently for long periods of time can weaken muscles. A Northwestern news release […]

Health Sex

Cycling Won’t Hurt Your Sex Life

After years of somewhat authoritative reports that cycling could hinder the sex lives of both men and women, two new studies are telling us not to worry. A news release from the American Urological Association reports that one study, which included nearly 4,000 men, of whom 63 percent were cyclists […]

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Can Marijuana Reverse Brain Aging?

Nobody is claiming that smoking pot will make you smarter (and there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that suggests that it does the opposite), but researchers at the University of Bonn are convinced that the active ingredient in pot–cannabis- can reverse the brain’s natural aging process. A University of Bonn news […]

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New Treatment For Enlarged Prostate

About 50 percent of men over the age of 50 have enlarged prostates. Yes, it’s unpleasant, and it’s what keeps many men getting up several times a night to pee. For years, surgery and meds have been the most common treatments, and both can have unpleasant side effects, including, yes, […]

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Healthy Middle Aged Heart Adds 5 Years

A healthy heart in middle age can give us another five years of pretty good life, thanks. That’s the conclusion of researchers at Northwestern and Yale universities, who¬†analyzed a study that followed nearly 26,000 U.S. adults for 40 years. HealthDay reports that the researchers found that people in optimal heart […]

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Exercise Counters Obesity Gene

Yes, there are genes that make us fat, and the influence of one of them, known as FTO, can be lessened by exercise. In fact, researchers at the University of North Carolina have determined approximately how much exercise can weaken the gene’s effect : 30 percent. And now the bad […]

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Different Exercise For Different Brain Skills

Want to improve your memory? Try resistance training. Want better overall brain function? Go aerobic. Different exercises appear to improve different brain skills, and yes, all exercise is good for our brains. That’s the conclusion of a meta study at the University of Canberra that combined data from 39 studies […]