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Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men’s Sperm Counts

Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men’s Sperm Counts

Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say. The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse. While the use of nonprescribed male hormones (androgens) has surged […]

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Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

Fewer Periods May Mean Higher Dementia Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the fewer menstrual periods a woman has in her lifetime, the higher her risk of dementia — though the reasons, for now, are unclear. The study was based on close to 16,000 women. It found that […]

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Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime: What’s the difference? Cefdinir and cefpodoxime are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat a variety of infections. The brand name for cefdinir called Omnicef and the brand name for cefpodoxime called Vantin are discontinued in the U.S. Side effects of cefdinir and cefpodoxime that are similar include diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, vomiting, […]

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Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike When Flu Season Peaks

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Weakened hearts grow weaker and fail when influenza rages throughout the land, a new study reports. Hospitalizations for heart failure increased dramatically in months when the flu season was at its worst: For every 5 percent monthly increase in flu activity, […]

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The Keys to Perfect Lunges and Squats

The Keys to Perfect Lunges and Squats

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want two moves that will effectively develop your lower body? Then add lunges and squats to your strength-training workout. These exercises primarily use your own body weight to effectively strengthen muscles, and can be adapted for both beginners and […]

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Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

Bad Info May Be Scaring Patients Away From Heart-Healthy Statins

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter of people who could benefit from taking statins don’t, and a new survey suggests that while not enough doctors are prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs, fears about side effects also play a part. “There is so much misinformation […]

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California Man Awarded $80 Million in Roundup Lawsuit

California Man Awarded $80 Million in Roundup Lawsuit

A California man who said that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup caused his cancer was awarded $80 million in damages by a jury in San Francisco on Wednesday. Latest Cancer News The same six-person jury previously found that Roundup was a significant factor in Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Associated Press reported. Hardeman, 70, said in […]

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Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer. In a new study of patients with so-called “hormone receptor-positive” breast cancer that’s spread beyond the breast, women who received a combo of two anti-estrogen drugs right away lived many months […]