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Testosterone Drugs May Be Overused, FDA Warns

AP | Sarah Klein | March 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clearly state in their labeling and promotions...

Doctors Say The Average Penis Size Is Smaller Than You Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | March 3, 2015 | Canada Living
Guys, if you've ever wondered how your penis measures up, this new study has the answer. Researchers at King's College London Medical School have determined what is a 'normal' size and the results might surprise you. The Guardian reports that only 2.28 per cent chance...

Average Penis Size Study Shows 'Normal' Isn't Necessarily What You Thought

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | March 3, 2015 | Science
What's the average penis size? The results are in, and they show it takes less to be well-endowed than you might think. The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimeters) and the average circumference is 4.59 inches (11.66 centimeters), according to a...

Prescription Drug Abuse Linked To Indiana HIV Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | March 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
Indiana is grappling with an outbreak of HIV that local health officials say is connected to prescription drug abuse. Since mid-December, there have been 27 confirmed and 10 preliminary -- meaning they need to be confirmed with further testing -- HIV-positive cases in the state, according to...

How One Former Marine Used Ballet To Spread Veterans' Stories Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | March 3, 2015 | Arts
Patrolling the stage in "Habibi Hhaloua," 2009. Photo by A. Fink. Roman Baca still recalls his first day of training, when a Marine recruiter arrived at his Connecticut house "at 0500" to usher him to boot...

Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back At Mean Tweets Over His Stance On Vaccinations

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | March 3, 2015 | Comedy
Jimmy Kimmel is giving anti-vaccination advocates a taste of their own medicine. After airing a segment with doctors hilariously explaining the reasons to get your kids vaccinated, Kimmel got hate messages on Twitter that put "Mean Tweets" to shame. So, in the interest of fairness, the...

Worldwide Penis Size Study Answers The 'Am I Normal?' Question

CBC | CBC | March 3, 2015 | Canada
The question of what's a normal sized penis now has a well-informed answer. Doctors searched through 17 published studies studies on more than 15,000 men who had their penis size measured by a health professional and graphed the averages in Tuesday's issue of BJU International, formerly the British Journal of...

Bill Gates Says Studying Dinosaurs Can Help Us Save More Kids' Lives

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | March 3, 2015 | Impact
The bones of prehistoric beasts aren't just cool to uncover -- they can be vital tools in today's fight against malnutrition, too. In a Feb. 24 blog post, Bill Gates described how scientists can apply their knowledge on the growth of dinosaurs to fight malnutrition in children....

Psychology Today Refuses To Remove Listings For Gay-Conversion Therapists

Lila Shapiro | March 3, 2015 | Gay Voices
Psychology Today, a magazine and website that offers listings for therapists, is lending the controversial practice of conversion therapy a “veneer of credibility” and “propping up a fraudulent industry,” according to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. In recent years, the mainstream health community, from the...

3 To 5 Cups Of Coffee A Day May Lower Heart Attack Risk

Sarah Klein | March 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
By: Tanya Lewis Published: 03/02/2015 07:09 PM EST on LiveScience Good news for people who drink coffee every day: Consuming a moderate amount of coffee could lower the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack, a new study finds. The study of...

How Growth Screenings Could Help Detect Celiac Disease In Kids

Sarah Klein | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
By: Laura Geggel Published: 03/02/2015 03:15 PM EST on LiveScience Measuring children's height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds....

Texas Nurse Nina Pham Sues Dallas Hospital Over Ebola Infection

Reuters | Reuters | March 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
(Writes through, adds details from the lawsuit) By Marice Richter DALLAS, March 2 (Reuters) - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded...

Parents Often Want Changes In Kids' Shots Schedule -- And Most Doctors Comply

Reuters | Reuters | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for preventable diseases and make...

Tom Vilsack Announces Projects To Fight Child Hunger

Arthur Delaney | March 3, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Can bigger food stamp benefits alleviate child hunger in rural Kentucky? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the Obama administration wants to find out. The Department of Agriculture will spend $27 million on five demonstration projects in rural areas "to see whether new and creative...

U.S. Measles Count Increases To 170 Across 17 States

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
As of February 27, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 170 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C. Most of the cases -- 125 -- have been linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in...

A Decision To Change: How Three Students Grappled With Eating Disorders

Alexandra Svokos | March 2, 2015 | College
Did you know that 20 million women and 10 million men in America suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life? According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 95% of people with eating disorders fall in the 12-25 age range. But the issue...

Peanuts May Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease

Reuters | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Peanuts may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, a large study found, suggesting that the health benefits of this low-cost nut may be similar to pricier options like almonds and pistachios. While previous studies have linked nut consumption to a lower...

Jimmy Kimmel Gathers Doctors For A Must-Hear Vaccination PSA

Caroline Bologna | March 2, 2015 | Parents
On Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the talk show host joined the masses of celebrities, politicians, and parent bloggers who have weighed in on the topic of vaccines. For a segment titled "A Message for the Anti-Vaccine Movement," Kimmel gathered...

Prioritizing Sleep Helps You Get More Of It

Sarah Klein | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
People who make sleep a priority get more of it, according to a new survey from the National Sleep Foundation. Of the 1,029 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who were polled, those who said they were either very or extremely motivated to get enough sleep reported sleeping for 36...

Dallas Ebola Nurse Slams Hospital, Claims They Used Her For PR

Reuters | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
DALLAS, March 1 (Reuters) - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the...
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