Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer than their frustrated counterparts, according to research conducted at the University of Michigan. The study, published in the journal Science, looked at male flies that perceived sexual interest from females only to be denied. The sexually frustrated flies lived shorter lives.
A new device that can detect a person's risk of blood infection in minutes has been created by scientists. In the study, conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, scientists created a silicone-based device that measures neutrophils-a type of white blood cell that are the body's "first line of defense against infection," migrating from the blood to tissues at risk of infection.
A new study has found that men with elevated levels of testosterone have a higher mortality rate than those with average levels. In the study, conducted at the University of Western Australia, researchers measured the testosterone and DHT levels of 3,690 men aged between 70 to 89 in Perth over a three-year period.
Sleeplessness may lead to higher death rates in men, according to research conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The study, published in the journal Circulation, followed more than 23,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who self-reported insomnia symptoms for a period of six years.
A recent study is showing that there is no association between age-related macular degeneration and dementia, otherwise known as Alzheimer's disease. One of the major correlations between the two diseases is that they both occur with older individuals. "Controversy has surrounded whether these two conditions may be associated or not."
Bi-sexual men may be no more likely to acquire HIV then heterosexual men, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. For the study, the researchers reviewed data from 3,000 previous HIV studies. They found while bi-sexual men were only 40 percent as likely to acquire HIV as homosexual men, they were no more likely to be affected by the disease as straight men.
Those who have previously been tortured may suffer chronic pain for years to come, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Tel Aviv. For the study the researchers examined 104 Israeli army veterans who had fought in the 1973 Yom Kipur War. Each of the vets were exposed to minor pain sensations including a finger prick with a nylon fiber.
Zebrafish may be more effective for identifying self-renewing tumor stem cells [TICs] in prostate cancer than traditional experimental models, according to research conducted at Rutgers Cancer Institute. The study, published in the journal, the Prostate, analyzed prostate cancer samples from patients diagnosed with the disease between 2008 and 2012 at the Institute.
Malaria cases in the U.S. have reached an all time high, with nearly 2,000 cases reported in 2011, according to a new report from the CDC. That number is the highest reported since 1971, and a 14% increase over the previous year. "In 2011, 1,925 malaria cases were reported in the United States," CDC said in a statement.
Teens who consume large amounts of chocolate may be slimmer on average, according to a new study from researchers at the Department of Medical Physiology in Granada University's School of Medicine. For the study the researchers polled a group of 1,458 teens between the ages of 12 and 17, asking them how much chocolate they had consumed within the last two days.
Men who receive therapy for testosterone deficiency may be putting themselves at a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine. The study, published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, noted that testosterone treatment helps restore normal lipid profiles.
While walking with romantic partners, men are prone to slow their pace, according to research conducted at Seattle Pacific University. The study, published in PLOS ONE, had 22 participants circle a track under varying conditions. First, each subject walked the track alone, then with a significant other, and, finally, with friends of the same and opposite sex.