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Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What’s the link?

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that plays an important role in ejaculation. It produces the fluid in semen and helps push this fluid out when a man ejaculates. About 1 in 7 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. As prostate …

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Onion juice for hair growth: Does it work?

Onions, normally seen as a humble kitchen staple, may have uses other than simply adding flavor to our food. It might sound surprising to some, but onion juice is also a home remedy for hair loss. Hair loss is very common and may involve bald patches, complete baldness or gradual …

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Coping with irritable bowel syndrome

Living with irritable bowel syndrome can be challenging, painful, and embarrassing, and it can affect your quality of life. We have compiled some ways to cope with the condition that may help to take the edge off the unpleasant symptoms you experience from irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) …

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Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms

Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction that occurs when a single vertebra in the back slips backward along or underneath a disc. Retrolisthesis is the opposite of spondylolisthesis, which occurs when a vertebra slips forward. Retrolisthesis occurs in the neck and shoulder area, known as the cervical spine, or the …

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Education

The A positive (and A negative) blood type diet

Many people believe that their blood type, whether A, B, AB, or O, is only relevant in relation to blood transfusions. But discussions over recent decades have indicated that eating for a specific blood type may offer some health benefits. Diets that are based on a person’s blood type have …

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Education

These neurons make us fall asleep when we are bored

If you have fallen asleep duringĀ a meeting, don’t blame yourself: blame your neurons. Specifically, a set of neurons in a brain area known as the nucleus accumbens, which is a region known to play a role in motivation and reward. This is what a study recently published in the journal …

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Sniffing out dementia with a simple smell test

They found that participants who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 odors in the simple smell test were twice as likely to have dementia 5 years later. “These results show that the sense of smell is closely connected with brain function and health,” says Prof. Pinto, who …

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Cumin: Six health benefits

Cumin is usually purchased in the form of whole dried seeds or as ground powder. It is a typical ingredient in many spice blends, such as curry powder. Cumin is a staple spice in many cuisines, especially Mexican, Indian, African, and Asian. Aside from cooking, cumin has also been used …

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Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson’s drug

The new research suggests that carbidopa, which is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and widely used to treat Parkinson’s disease, has significant anti-cancer properties. Carbidopa is typically used in conjunction with levodopa (L-Dopa) to treat Parkinson’s disease. And previousĀ studies have shown that patients with Parkinson’s …

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Dentistry

Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

There are many reasons why gums can itch, from an allergic reaction to issues with teeth. What are the possible causes, and are itchy gums an early warning sign that can help prevent other health problems? Gums are the soft tissue surrounding the teeth that provide a seal around each …

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