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  • Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

    Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

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    A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said on Wednesday. Charlie Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville, was fishing on July 18 in the Rappahannock River about 130 miles south of Washington when a cut on…

  • Massachusetts doctor's rare condition helps him 'feel' what patients feel

    Massachusetts doctor's rare condition helps him 'feel' what patients feel

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    A Massachusetts neurologist’s rare condition is helping him to relate to patients in a way that not many others can.Dr. Joe Salinas of Massachusetts General Hospital has mirror touch synesthesia, an extremely rare condition which causes him to have sensations of what his patients…

  • Obese patients face long odds against returning to a healthy weight

    Obese patients face long odds against returning to a healthy weight

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    The odds are against obese men and women trying to get to a healthy weight, particularly if they are severely obese, a U.K. study suggests.Researchers followed 76,704 obese men and 99,791 obese women for up to nine years. In any given year during the…

  • What to know about high-intensity interval training

    What to know about high-intensity interval training

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    High-intensity interval training is one of the best ways to get into tip-top shape. In fact, the idea of short periods of hard work followed by periods of rest is so well-established as a great way to exercise that it’s basically the core of CrossFit…

  • Testosterone fails to help with ejaculation problems

    Testosterone fails to help with ejaculation problems

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    In a four-month trial, testosterone therapy did not improve ejaculation problems in men with low testosterone levels.“We wanted to explore in this study whether testosterone replacement is beneficial in the treatment of ejaculatory dysfunctions in men with low serum testosterone levels,” said senior author…

  • CDC data says Montgomery most sexually diseased US city, group

    CDC data says Montgomery most sexually diseased US city, group

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    Montgomery, Ala., has more cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia than large U.S. cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans, according to a report released today from a renter’s website. RentApplication.com compiled statistics on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) using 2013 data from the Centers for…

  • Some serious drug side effects not told to FDA within 15 days

    Some serious drug side effects not told to FDA within 15 days

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    Companies fail to report roughly one in 10 serious and unexpected medication side effects to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within a 15-day window specified by federal regulations to protect patient safety, a study finds. Drug manufacturers are also less likely to disclose…

  • 5 ways to avoid summer weight gain

    5 ways to avoid summer weight gain

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    Summer’s breezy vibe may tempt you to give your diet a vacation, but wait! Here are some easy ways to keep your weight in check while still enjoying yourself:Beat Sweet CravingsFeel an ice cream binge coming on? Nip a sweet craving by eating…

  • New heart drug guidelines efficient and cost effective

    New heart drug guidelines efficient and cost effective

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    New guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications are efficient and cost-effective, according to two new studies. The new research, published in JAMA, examines the 2013 recommendation that people ages 40 to 75 with at least a 7.5 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke…

  • 14 signs you could be anemic

    14 signs you could be anemic

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    The signs of iron-deficiency anemia can often be subtle and vague, but it’s the most common form of anemia. In fact, 237,000 visits to the emergency room result in a primary diagnosis of the condition, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control…

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