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A new study by U.K. researchers has revealed that most men's penises are no more than four inches long. For the study, the research team collected data on the length and girth of 15,000 men's penises from Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. Each of the men in the study fell between the ages of 17 and 91 years old, and each were measured as part of 20 previous studies on the topic.
migrane-030215.jpg A new migraine treatment that delivers painkillers via nasal spray is showing promise for migraine sufferers, according to a new study from researchers at the Albany Medical Center, in Albany, New York. The new treatment sends a dose of the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to the nerves at the rear of the nasal cavity. The transmission rate for HIV could be cut by as much as 90 percent in the U.S., according to a new report from the CDC. The new report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, says that transmission rate would drop drastically with a greater focus on diagnosis. "If all the people with HIV who either don't know they have the virus . . ." highgrovesauna-022415.jpg  Saunas may have health benefits for men, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found researchers following more than 2,000 middle-aged men in eastern Finland for about 20 years. The more often the men went to the sauna, and the longer they stayed, the lower their risk for sudden cardiac death and fatal coronary heart disease. More
Researchers have found that reversible methods of birth control are gaining popularity among women. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics shows that the use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants has become more and more popular over the last decade. Women younger than the age of 55 are more likely to die from a heart attack, nearly twice as likely as men, because they are more likely to ignore tell-tale signs, according to a new study. For the study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers surveyed women ages 30 to 55 who were hospitalized for heart attack. sweaty-woman-011615.jpg Hot flashes may occur routinely for as long as 14 years for some middle aged women, according to a new study from researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. For the study the researchers collected data on women in seven U.S. cities between 1996 and 2013. Of the 1,449 women in total in the study, the average time period during which hot flashes occurred was 7.4 years. More

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and researchers in the field say it's a vital tool for raising awareness about the condition. The risk of colorectal cancers increases significantly for those over the age 50 and for African-Americans over the age of 45. "Colon cancer affects both men and women from all ethnicities."

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

The FDA has issued its approval to a new skin care drug called Cosentyx (secukinumab) aimed at treating plaque psoriasis. The condition is an autoimmune disorder that causes itchy, irritated skin and is most common in adults aged 15 to 35. The new drug works by binding to a protein called interleukin (IL)-17A. In doing so, it prevents that protein from reaching its receptor.

Plant-Based Diet May Decrease Heart Disease Risk For Obese Kids

Obese children who consume a mostly plant-based diet are less likely to develop heart disease than those who consume other diets, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. For the study the researchers followed 28 obese kids over the course of four weeks. Each of the children were between the ages of 9 and 18.

Brain Protein Linked With Alzheimer's Can Be Found In Young Adults

A brain protein that has previously been linked with Alzheimer's disease can now be traced in younger adults, according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For the study the researchers analyzed brain tissue from 13 healthy people aged 20 to 66; 14 healthy people between 70 and 99; and 21 Alzheimer's patients between 60 and 95.
Black-Hole-022615.jpg Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole at the heart of an ultraluminous quasar in the distant universe. The newfound cosmic monster is said to be the largest and brightest ever black hole, which dates back to a little more than 6 percent of the universe's current age of 13.8 billion years. Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe that contain supermassive black holes. More

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