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Hair Loss Drugs and Erectile Dysfunction

Researchers at Northwestern University have found that finasteride, which is marketed as Propecia (the hair-loss drug taken by Donald Trump), can cause persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) that persists for months or years after a man stops taking the drug. A Northwestern University news release reports that among the men studied, […]

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Probiotics Cut Allergy Symptoms

Probiotics are alleged to deliver all kind of health benefits, and, especially now that they are widely and wildly marketed, it’s hard to separate faction from fiction. Now come researchers from the University of Florida who have no ostensible reason to jack up the powers of probiotics, and who claim […]

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How To Uncramp Cramps

Mark Lavallee, chair of the Sports Medicine Society for USA Weightlifting, shares his knowledge of cramps–how to avoid them, how to make them go away–with the Washington Post. On the make cramps go away front, Lavallee suggests drinking water or a sports drink, then waiting a bit. It takes about […]

Exercise Is Good for Arthritis
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Exercise Is Good for Arthritis

No, arthritis is not a reason to stop exercising. In fact, according to researchers at Northwestern University, it’s a reason to start exercising. HealthDay reports that when researchers at the school studied more than 1,600 adults 49 or older who had arthritic pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or feet, […]

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How Running Helps Your Knees

What if everything they told us about running and knees was wrong? That’s what New York Times fitness writer Gretchen Reynolds suggests, based on research at Brigham Young University, where scientists drew blood and synovial fluid (the stuff the lubricates joints) from 30 healthy volunteers before and after they either […]

Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks
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Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks

For decades, health experts have advised us that a daily aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, but they also warned that too much aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. What to do? That question has now been answered, although not for the final time, by […]

Testosterone And ACL Tears
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Testosterone And ACL Tears

Why is it that women are up to 10 times more likely than men to  tear an ACL? Researchers at Johns Hopkins think it may have something to do with testosterone. A Johns Hopkins news release reports that researchers at the school found that normal male rats with natural supplies […]

Ibuprofen And Healing, Probably Not
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Ibuprofen And Healing, Probably Not

Does ibuprofen, the choice of pain relievers for most athletes, promote healing, or does it just reduce pain? That’s the question that New York Times fitness columnist Gretchen Reynolds tackles, with help from  Stuart Warden, a professor of health science at Indiana University who has studied ibuprofen and tendinopathy, as […]