Depression Breaks Hearts

Depression can really break your heart, according to a new Norwegian study, perhaps because it triggers stress hormones that accelerate heart disease. Investigation of 63,000 people shows those with mild depression were five per cent more likely to develop heart failure, but the number soared to 40 per cent for those with moderate to severe depression. Quick Anxiety Test Study […]

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Good Fat, Bad Fat

For nearly two decades, fat has been the villain for those keen to stay healthy. Conscientious eaters avoided all kinds of food with fat, particularly “animal” fats in cheese, eggs, red meat, and but even sometimes the fats in nuts and avocados. Saturated fat was practically a death sentence, responsible for “bad” cholesterol and clogged arteries, health authorities directed. But as […]

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Rise of the Yummy

They’ve already got the car and the apartment; now a rising tide of rich young men are spending up large on brand name luxury goods – Chanel backpacks, studded Louboutin sneakers and Burberry cashmere sweaters. In marketing lingo, “men are the new women.”  And though the ‘Menaissance’ has been happening for a few years, a new HSBC report heralds the […]

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Breast Cancer Not Always Pink

  A provocative new photography series is highlighting an uncomfortable truth: men get breast cancer too. In a strange twist of fate that’s something cancer biologist Oliver Bogler knows that only too well. Five years after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 46 he too was diagnosed with breast cancer, also aged 46. New York […]

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Boys’ Own Contest

A “hot” doco about an Icelandic penis museum proves fact really is stranger than fiction. Sigurdur Hjartarson has spent the last 35 years collecting a penis from every living mammalian species, from the tiny hamster to the massive sperm whale.  There is only one gap left – and that’s the display space reserved for a human penis. Described by Toronto […]

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Smoker’s Sag

It’s no secret that smoking sucks oxygen out of the skin, depriving cells of the nutrients they need, damaging fibres, reducing elasticity and speeding up wrinkling, sagging and premature aging.. That much skin specialists and cosmeticians already knew… But now a new study suggests you can pick a smoker by specific facial changes, including sagging of the upper eyelids and […]

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Princes’ Hair Loss Perils

  Prince Harry is joining his brother Prince William in facing up to a thinning hairline which experts say is typical of inherited male pattern baldness. But hopefully neither is likely to follow pop star Justin Bieber’s cheeky suggestion that Prince William take baldness drug Propecia. If they want to take something for hair loss, they’d be better considering saw […]

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Diabetes and Sex Life

Diabetes and Sex Life

Diabetes is a pressing problem these days in men and women. People suffering from diabetes often have low libido.   People are not open to discuss these issues with doctors about their sex life.  Talking to health experts will help in many ways. According to survey   75 percent of men and 35 percent of women suffering from diabetes and […]

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Better to Be Right Than Happy

A study to assess whether marriage improves if a husband agrees to all his wife’s demands had to be abandoned after the man sank into a deep depression within a fortnight. Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand were hoping to test whether the key to a happy marriage lies in bowing to the whims of a partner and […]

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James Bond Impotent?

  An analysis of Ian Fleming’s fourteen James Bond novels shows 007 drank so much he was at risk not just from cirrhosis, liver disease and premature death, but also from impotence, according to a light-hearted study in the British Medical Journal. The medical experts found that 007 drank more than four times the recommended weekly alcohol limit, with a […]

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