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Male Depression May Cause Infertility

A study published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that among couples receiving infertility treatment, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances. The study also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility, but SSRIs, another...

New US Regulation Takes On Obesity, Orders Menus To List Calories

A US regulation that went into effect Monday directs chain restaurants to label calories on their menus, in an effort to encourage people to consume in moderation. The rule, rolled out in 2014, applies to restaurant chains with 20 or more establishments that offer similar food items. The targeted chains must disclose the number of calories contained in standard items on...

Fasting Improves Stem Cells’ Regenerative Capacity

American biologists found that a 24-hour fast can reverse the age-related loss of intestinal stem cell function that can regenerate new intestinal cells. The study, published on Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell, revealed that fasting dramatically improves stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice. In fasting mice, cells begin breaking down fatty acids instead of...

Study Links Gray Hair With Immune System Activity, Viral Infection

A new study on mice, published on Thursday in the open access journal PLOS Biology, offered insights into why some people's hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) have discovered a connection between the genes that contribute to hair color...

‘Tip-Of-The-Tongue’ Moments Not Associated With Memory Loss

The research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed that healthy older people who exercise regularly are less likely to experience a "tip-of-the-tongue" moment when it comes to remembering things. The study, the first of its kind to investigate the relationship between aerobic fitness levels & temporary cognitive lapses, showed healthy older people who exercise regularly are less inclined...

Winning Against Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas

Not healing from wound or disease that should have been easy to cure is a serious challenge for both the physician and the patient. When antibiotics fail to work against simple infections, it brings us to the post antibiotic era which is a time when a number of infectious diseases cause prolonged suffering, death, and even lead to...

Anti-Smoking Group Calls For Ban On E-Cigarettes

An ant-smoking advocacy group on Monday called on the government to ban electronic cigarettes or e-cigs in the country, saying health experts have yet to determine the dangers on the long-time use of such gadgets. “There is a need to ban e-cigarettes even at the local level until there is sufficient evidence that will prove that they are safe for...

Aging Helps Most Women Feel Less Stressed

When a woman enters midlife, she would feel less stressed and enjoy a high quality of life during this period, a US study showed. A recent study of the University of Michigan found that perceived stress -- a measure of confidence, control and ability to cope with life's stressors - did indeed decrease for most women over a 15-year span. The...

Aging Helps Most Women Feel Less Stressed

When a woman enters midlife, she would feel less stressed and enjoy a high quality of life during this period, a US study showed. A recent study of the University of Michigan found that perceived stress -- a measure of confidence, control and ability to cope with life's stressors -- did indeed decrease for most women over a 15-year span. The...

10 Homemade Meatless Meals You Can Cook During Lenten Season

It has been a practice among Roman Catholics to abstain from eating meat during lent. Some of them even strictly follow a week-long fasting as a sign of respect, repentance, and reflection during the Holy Week. Since Filipinos are known to have a big appetite, eating cannot be fully removed from some people's daily routine. Fish and vegetable dishes are...

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