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Male contraceptive gel found effective at preventing pregnancy

Male contraceptive gel found effective at preventing pregnancy

An experimental gel injected into the sperm ducts of primates has been found effective at preventing pregnancy, a development that has brought the prospect of an alternative form of birth control for male humans closer.

A number of birth control options already exist for women, but men have to go under the knife for family planning. Thus, scientists around the globe are trying hard to find a way to provide men with an effective non-surgical, reversible contraceptive.

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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Licorice: Research

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Licorice: Research

Pregnant women should avoid black licorice according to a research conducted by researchers from Finland. The research team said that consumption of black licorice during pregnancy can impact development of child’s brain. The research team found that pregnant women who consumed black licorice gave birth to children with lower IQ compared to children born to women who didn’t eat licorice during pregnancy. The research with details of Finnish team’s findings has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

NYC subway riders come together to turn hatred into love

NYC subway riders come together to turn hatred into love

New Yorkers are showing their unity after a subway rider took to social-networking platform Facebook to describe Nazi symbolism scrawled on every subway advertisement and window on Saturday night.

Gregory Locke described seeing swastikas on every advertisement and every window while he and other passengers were riding on a train heading toward 72nd Street.

Locke explained that everyone in the train was silent as they stared at each other in uncomfortable situation, unsure what to do.

Trump’s Physician Brings Merck's Hair Loss Drug Propecia in Limelight

Trump’s Physician Brings Merck's Hair Loss Drug Propecia in Limelight

President Donald Trump’s hair have been discussed many times and even on his show, Jimmy Fallon checked if they are real or not. President Trump’s physician Dr. Harold Bornstein has started another debate on usage of Propecia and its side effects after he shared with The New York Times that President is using hair loss drug (finasteride). The drug has been popular for past many years for male pattern baldness. Drug manufactures Merck has also faced lawsuits regarding side effects of the drug.

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

As Opioid Overdose Cases Rise, Drug Company Kaleo Aims at Making Quick Money

Opioid overdose cases have been rising and health experts have alarmed about the overdose issues. However, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company making auto-injectable version of naloxone is trying to make quick bucks in this situation. Virginia-based Kaleo has increased the price of its auto-injectable from $690 to $4,500. Naloxone was first released in 1971 as an antidote to opioid overdose. However, the quantity of Naloxone to given to the patient is important. The drug delivery injector plays an important role.

W.H.O. calls for early diagnosis of cancer

W.H.O. calls for early diagnosis of cancer

The World Health Organization (W. H. O.) on Friday released a new guidance to better enhance the chances of survival for cancer patient by making sure that health providers focus on early diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease.

The health arm of the United Nations (U. N.) released the new guideline just a day ahead of the World Cancer Day, which falls on Feb. 4th every year.

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Hiking & camping can reset your body clock: researchers say

Hiking & camping can reset your body clock: researchers say

A new study conducted by a team of UC Boulder researchers has suggested that hiking and camping for a couple of days can reset a person’s circadian clock and help him/her get more sleep.

The circadian clock is the body’s internal clock that tells a person when it is time to go to bed and when to wake up. This clock is measured by the amount of melatonin that circulates in the blood of a person at any given time.

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Hawaii tops list of Happiest States for the Sixth Time

Hawaii tops list of happiest states for the 6th time

Hawaii once again topped the list of happiest states in the United States, while West Virginia lingered at the bottom, according to Gallup-Healthways’ annual survey of well-being.

The Gallup-Healthways’ annual survey of well-being for the year of 2016 placed Hawaii at the top with a score of 65.2 out of 100. It is the sixth time that Hawaii has grabbed the top place in the poll, a feat that no other state of the nation has accomplished.

Fourth Obamacare open-enrollment period ends

Fourth Obamacare open-enrollment period ends

Amid uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is commonly known as Obamacare, the fourth open-enrollment period closed at midnight Tuesday.

It is still uncertain how much the Trump administration’s actions to undercut the law had affected the number of people signing up for health insurance plans under ACA; but it is certain that fewer people purchased new plans.

Study suggests timing and frequency of meals for healthy weight

Study suggests timing and frequency of meals

A new study conducted by a team of experts from different committees of the American Heart Association has suggested that even timing of eating and how frequently you eat also play a role in maintaining healthy weight and heart.

Led by Associate Prof. Marie-Pierre St-Onge of Columbia University, the researcher suggested that paying attention to how often you eat, and at what time of the day you eat, can play a crucial role in lowering risk of stroke and heart attacks.

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