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First drug to improve heart failure mortality in over a decade

Coenzyme Q10 decreases all cause mortality by half, according to the results of a multicentre randomised double blind trial presented today at Heart Failure 2013 congress. It is the first drug to improve heart failure mortality in over a decade and should be added to standard treatment, according to lead … Continue reading

Does a Lack of Morning Wood Suggest Erectile Dysfunction?

Morning erection may be a very common experience for almost every man. While others choose to ignore the reason behind the morning erection, most assume that morning erection is caused due to the delay in passing urine. Research suggest that during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, the body’s systems … Continue reading

Don’t Use BMI to Determine Whether People are Healthy, Study Says

Over the past few years, body mass index, a ratio of a person’s height and weight, has effectively become a proxy for whether a person is considered healthy. Many U.S. companies use their employees’ BMIs as a factor in determining workers’ health care costs. And people with higher BMIs could … Continue reading

Declining testosterone levels in men not part of normal aging

A new study finds that a drop in testosterone levels over time is more likely to result from a man’s behavioral and health changes than by aging. The study results will be presented June 25 at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. “Declining testosterone levels are not an … Continue reading

Diabetic men with low testosterone run higher risk of developing atherosclerosis

Washington, DC—Men who have low testosterone and Type 2 diabetes face a greater risk of developing atherosclerosis – a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries – than men who have diabetes and normal testosterone levels, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical … Continue reading

8 Common Signs of Liver Damage

The liver is the largest internal organ, and surprisingly powerful. Not only does it protect all your tissues from damage by filtering out toxins from your bloodstream, but it also can repair its own damaged tissue. This means that, given the right time and care, liver tissue can be regenerate … Continue reading

More VERY Bad News For Statins

I’ve written several posts with a variation on the title Bad News For Statins. Those have mostly pointed out the nasty side effects of statins. Doctors who push statins usually dismiss those side effects as a small price to avoid a heart attack – which they insist statins help us … Continue reading

The Harmful Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency (and How to Heal It)

Are you suffering with fatigue and low energy? Do you struggle to get through your day? Are you no longer motivated to hit the gym? While there are many causes of fatigue, we’re going to dig a little deeper and look at how the deficiency of one nutrient in particular, vitamin … Continue reading

Elite Athletes Try a New Training Tactic: More Vitamin D

Professional and college sports teams think they have found a cutting-edge advantage hidden in one of the most basic nutrients: vitamin D. With millions of dollars at stake, elite teams are tracking player health more precisely than ever to make sure their athletes keep playing. As part of this push, … Continue reading

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Do you suffer from daytime fatigue? Do you snore? If so, you may suffer from something called “obstructive sleep apnea.” This occurs in up to 10% of our population, but is thought to be one of those underestimated health conditions where a lot more people suffer from it, but just don’t … Continue reading