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An Update on Vitamins and Heart Health

An Update on Vitamins and Heart Health

Millions of American men take a multivitamin each day, but new research shows the pills won't help the heart -- even if a man's nutrition is lacking. "Many had thought that men with 'poor' nutritional status at baseline may benefit more from long-term multivitamin use on cardiovascular outcomes; however, we did not ...

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New Approach to Male Birth Control

New Approach to Male Birth Control

There is a new approach to birth control for men. A new gel-based vasectomy has proven effective in a group of monkeys, raising hopes it could one day provide a permanent but easily reversible male contraceptive option in humans. Vasalgel works by plugging the vas deferens, the two tiny tubes that convey sperm into ...

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45% of U.S. Men Infected

45% of U.S. Men Infected

Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds. About 45 percent of U.S. men are infected with the sexually transmitted disease, as are 45 percent of women. Among women, the ...

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HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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Smartphones vs. Your Sleep

Smartphones vs. Your Sleep

Who among us doesn't need a good night's sleep? We all do, right? Well, it might be prudent to give your smartphone a rest. New research suggests the light from your device, especially before bedtime, may affect how long and well you sleep. During the month-long study, participants used their cellphones an average ...

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