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Couples have more sex after 50 years of marriage

Couples have more sex after 50 years of marriage

As per a new study, after 50 years of marriage, couples feel like having more sex. The study has been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. The study also found that in second marriage, people have lesser sex than those who continue with their first marriage. However, remarried people also experience emotional satisfaction and physical pleasure at similar level.

Sprout Pharmaceuticals will resubmit flibanserin for FDA approval

Sprout Pharmaceuticals will resubmit flibanserin for FDA approval

This week, Sprout Pharmaceuticals made an announcement that it will be resubmitting its female sex drug, flibanserin, for the U. S. FDA approval. If the drug secures FDA approval, it will be the first of its kind for women in the United States to treat female hypoactive sexual disorder, or a low sex drive.

FDA: Those with Peanut Allergies should Avoid Cumin

FDA: Those with Peanut Allergies should Avoid Cumin

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Wednesday has warned people, who are allergic to peanuts, to avoid cumin. In the past some months, several shipments of the spice has been tested positive for peanuts.
According to the report, people who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts may face a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the contaminated cumin.

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Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Let your heart beat in a healthy way. All you need to do is regular exercise. In today's world, most of the people die because of heart-related diseases and diabetes. Their laziness, inactivity and poor eating habits lead to atherosclerosis in them, which results in the narrowing of the arteries that can restrict the flow of blood.

HRT Increases Ovarian Cancer’s Risk: Study

HRT Increases Ovarian Cancer’s Risk: Study

As per a new research by the University of Oxford, hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

Study’s lead researcher Sir Richard Peto was of the view that the claim that there is no risk for those on short courses of HRT is not correct. In the UK, women take HRT for between two and five days.

The researchers said that the drugs were found to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and bowel cancers. The research, which has been published in the Lancet, looked at data from 52 different studies including 21,500 women with ovarian cancer.

Scientists find reasons behind obesity related issues faced by many

Scientists find reasons behind obesity related issues faced by many

A new research, which involves the largest-ever DNA investigation into obesity, has revealed clues for the inherited factors leading to obesity. The investigators said these findings might explain why some people are more likely to put on extra pounds and develop obesity-linked conditions.

The investigators mentioned that they netted more than 100 previously-undiscovered gene variants which play a part in obesity's complex processes. Out of these, some variants might help to explain why some people are more prone to dangerous patterns of fat deposits than others.

Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Lack of vitamin D during childhood can prove troublesome during adulthood, finds a new study. The researchers affirmed that children having lower level of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing artery disease in their later lives.

In their previous studies, vitamin D shortage has been associated with heightened risk of stroke and heart attack. In the new study, the researchers have evaluated the data of 2,148 children aged three to 18.

AG shows concern over recent price hikes for Narcan kit

AG shows concern over recent price hikes for Narcan kit

As per Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, she’s concerned regarding recent price hikes of a drug used to reverse heroin overdoses. Healey’s office sent a letter to California-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. and asked for more information regarding the cost of the drug naloxone, also sold under the brand name Narcan.

Syphilis or HIV can be Detected using New Smartphone Accessory

Syphilis or HIV can be Detected using New Smartphone Accessory

Columbia University engineers have invented a new smartphone accessory that has ability to detect three markers for sexually transmitted diseases by only pricking a finger. The dongle only takes minimum 15 minutes to inform if a person has either syphilis or HIV.

According to the researchers, it might be used as a fast diagnoses in poor countries. The dongle attaches to a smartphone through the audio jack. In Rwanda, where mother-to-child STD transmission is high, researchers tested the concept.

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Nebraska health officials report 215 cases of whooping cough

Nebraska health officials report 215 cases of whooping cough

Around 215 cases of whooping cough have been reported in Nebraska for January. Fearing that this number will continue to rise, the Nebraska health officials are encouraging the parents to get their children vaccinated.

Dr. Joseph Acierno, chief medical officer and director of public health for the Department of Health and Human Services, said, "There were more than 200 whooping cough cases in January, which is higher than some of our total case numbers for previous years, and that's concerning".

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