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The Quotient ADHD Test: A HealthCentral Interview

Though it appears that most people no longer deny ADHD as a real condition, there remains skepticism about the over- (or under-) diagnosis of the condition. Many still feel that ADHD medication is too readily handed out to children when parents have ...

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Football, Concussions, CTE and Suicide: The Truth Behind the Hysteria

Are you ready for some football? And with the return of football – from the NFL and high-level college football all the way down through Pop Warner levels – concussions return to the national consciousness. In recent years, the plight of NFL players ...

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Is Tuna Safe? Myths vs. Facts

Just the other day a friend warned me that I shouldn’t consume too much tuna in a given week. I rarely eat tuna, but in an effort to consume the remaining food in my home, I was eating my third 5-ounce can in a seven day period. I was told that the m...

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Scary Side Effects of Hair Loss Medication

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately: rash, itching or hives. Though it may not seem like a big deal, this could indicate an allergic reaction to the medication, which can increase in severity very quickly. Call your ...

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11 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has been associated with these main causes and lifestyle factors that are known to affect men’s sexual health.

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5 Strange Foods of the Future

Some cultures already eat insects. Grasshoppers are not uncommon in some Mexican cuisine; crickets are eaten in Thailand. According to researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, insects are a great source of protein and are much more ...

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Interferon Beta Found Ineffective and the Cost of MS: A HealthCentral Explainer

Interferon Beta has for years been a widely used disease-modifying drug for treatment of multiple sclerosis. But a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded that the medication is ineffective at slowing ...

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6 Things Men Do That Hurt Their Manhood

Losing your hair can be mortifying for a man. But a new study from George Washington University identified the hair loss medication Propecia (finasteride) as having the potential to cause permanent sexual dysfunction in some men. This side effect is ...

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Fashion Trends that Are Bad for You

It has long been said that looking good can carry a hefty price tag. Sometimes this refers to the actual cost of garments and caring for oneself; in other cases, it directly refers to the health hazards that some fashion trends can cause. Here are 10 ...

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Cold Baths for Weight Loss? A HealthCentral Explainer

In examining this short cut to burning fat from Paul Khanna’s book, Six Weeks to OMG, we learn how metabolism and “brown fat” respond to cooler temperatures.