Archive for 2012


Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? How ‘bout walk and text? Bet you can’t.Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? How ‘bout walk and text? Bet you can’t.

We all know that it’s downright stupid to text while driving. New research has found that it may be nearly as dangerous to text while walking. Beth Ebel, director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle, and her colleagues at the University of Washington observed more than 1,000 pedestrians crossing busy streets […]

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Beyond Biopsies? A Better Way to Test for Prostate CancerBeyond Biopsies? A Better Way to Test for Prostate Cancer

When a man has an elevated PSA level, his doctor is likely to recommend one of two approaches: Do nothing and see what happens (called “watchful waiting”), or have a biopsy. Doing the actual biopsy, however, is often something of a challenge, given that the organ is pretty small and is located in a rather […]

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Cardio, Health, Lifestyle, Others

Smoking: There’s Bad News, Really Bad News, and some Good NewsSmoking: There’s Bad News, Really Bad News, and some Good News

When we talk about the many dangers of cigarettes, we tend to think of a grizzled, three-pack-a-day smoker who’s been puffing for a few decades. Time to throw out those old stereotypes. The bad news: A new analysis of data from the famous Nurse’s Health Study (which tracked 101,000 American nurses for more than 30 […]

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Cardio, Family Issues, Masculinity, Sex, Well-being

Bad Breath and Erection Problems? Yep.

Sound nuts?  Maybe, but it’s true. Men who regularly brush their teeth are less likely to have bad breath and gum disease. And men with gum disease are three times more likely to have erection problems than those with cleaner mouths. (The fact that men with bad breath have more trouble getting dates, which leads […]

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Cardio, Depression, Diabetes, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Masculinity, Parenting, Sports, Stress

Want to Live Long and Prosper? Start Pumping Iron When You’re Young

If you were weak as a teenager, you’re at increased risk of becoming ill and/or dying from a number of factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden studied more than 1 million Swedish 16-19-year old males and gave them strength tests at the beginning of the […]

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