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Measuringtape-030415.jpg 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.

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."

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.

sleeping-022015.jpg A lack of sleep might increase your chance for diabetes, according to a new study. The study, published online in the journal Diabetologia, says that a lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

Roughly one in five of all sore throats found in all young adults can be attributed to a potentially deadly bacteria known as fusobacterium necrophorum. According to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, the bacteria is often unbdetected by strep throat tests. If untreated, however, this bacteria can develop into an abscess.

aids-021615.jpg A new aggressive strain of the HIV virus has reportedly been detected in some patients in Cuba, according to a new report from researchers in Belgium's University of Leuven. The new strain has been dubbed CRF19, and is a combination of the A, D and G HIV subtypes. Normally the virus takes between five and ten years to develop into AIDS, but the new strain develops in only three to five years.

People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. According to the study, published online in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, having a gut infection within the preceding two years was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 29 percent.

Adultdeer-tick-020915.jpg Researchers have found that prolonged illness in infected Americans with Lyme disease costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments. The study, conducted at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, found that Lyme disease has a much greater impact on patients and the health system, costing up to $1.3 billion a year to treat.

piggybank-020515.jpg According to the American Psychological Association's new Stress in America survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the APA, nearly three-quarters of participants reported feeling stressed about money, with some respondents saying they went as far as sacrificing health care because of finances. More than 3,000 American adults were surveyed in August 2014 for the new report.

Womansmoking-020514.jpg A new study has found that one in four American nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke. Despite nearly 700 cities (plus 26 states and the District of Columbia) enacting anti-smoking laws, over 58 million people are still exposed to the dangerous smoke of others. The study notes that two out of five children aged 3-11 years are still exposed to secondhand smoke.

blowyournose-020215.jpg The rate and severity of flu cases across the U.S. is beginning to diminish, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical officer in U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Influenza Division, has released an official statement confirming that this year's flu season has likely reached its peak.

workfrmhome-012815.jpg A new study has found that working from home is good for the health and productivity of both employers and employees. Researchers at Stanford University examined a group of 255 employees at a large Chinese travel agency, half of whom worked from home for nine months and half of whom were office-based. They found that those who worked from home were 13 percent more productive.

Medicines-122314.jpg Prostate cancer is one of the most dreaded forms of the disease - a major problem in men's health and in the medical community generally. Recent study results released by Medivation Inc. (MDVN) and Astellas Pharma showed that a mid-stage trial of an experimental drug showed some progress. Here a few advancements (and one step back) in the battle to alleviate prostate cancer.

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