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Man with his dog on the couch at home.
Risk Factors

Fertility Risk at Home for Men — and Their Dogs

Chemical contaminants could be playing a key role in soaring, worldwide male infertility rates. Even dogs are more infertile than before.

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Fitness

Resist Type 2 Diabetes With Lunges, Sit-Ups, and Push-Ups

If you have prediabetes, take steps to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. But what kind of exercise best? Resistance training seems to be the way to go.

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Insects

What's Making Your Zika Risk Spike?

What does climate change have to do with the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes? Quite a bit according to results of a study in Nature Microbiology.

Senior man taking aspirin.
Medication

Aspirin and Blood Thinners: A Dangerous Combo

An alarming number of people taking a blood thinner like warfarin also take aspirin without being directed to do so by their health care provider

Mother holding her toddler at a doctor appointment.
Vaccines

Why Your Kids Should Absolutely Get The Measles Vaccine

Despite the loud clamor that continues from the “antivaxxer” community, another study confirms that vaccines don’t cause autism and don't trigger autism.

Young girl using social media on phone.
Nutrition

Social Media and Sugar Consumption: The Strange Link Among Kids

You’ve seen the studies about the negative effect of social media on confidence and mood. New data suggests in can increase unhealthy eating habits in kids.

Woman having a heart attack.

The Surprising New Reason Heart Attacks Can Be Deadly For Women

Women are more likely to call 911 when their husband, father, or brother experiences heart attack symptoms than if they are experiencing symptoms themselves.

Stressed female med student.

Sexual Harassment of Female Med Students Endangers All Women’s Health

Time’s Up has set its sights on the health-care industry on the heels of a statement from the NIH about the harassment of women in science and medicine.

Woman using weight loss app.
Weight

You Don't Need a Diet to Lose Weight — Just an App

Before you sign-up for a costly weight-loss program, you should know: People who track food intake with a free smartphone app can drop a number of pounds.

Robotic surgery.
Surgery

Robotic Surgery for Cancer: Do You Know the Risks?

The FDA has issued a warning about robotically-assisted surgical devices for cancer surgeries, including mastectomy for breast cancer and other procedures.