Health Tip: What Could Be Behind Achilles Tendinitis

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HealthDay News : 20-Mar-2018

Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, often develops from repetitive stress to the tendon when you work your body too hard.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says specific causes of Achilles tendinitis include:

  • Sudden increase in the amount or
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:53 Read more...

Male Birth Control Pill Shows Early Promise

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HealthDay News : 19-Mar-2018

An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study.

In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated."

And participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly along with two hormones essential

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:46 Read more...

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

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HealthDay News : 19-Mar-2018

A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests.

A study of nearly 5,200 Italian men found that those with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely to have more

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2018 11:28 Read more...

Health Tip: Quit Smoking

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HealthDay News : 19-Mar-2018

Smoking is associated with 1 in 5 deaths in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The agency suggests these methods that may help you quit:

  • Commit to quitting and get motivated to make a change.
  • Get support from friends and family.
  • Consider using medicine
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:45 Read more...

That Ocean Swim May Come With Infection Risks

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HealthDay News : 18-Mar-2018

Frolicking in the sea may torpedo your health, new research suggests.

It found a twofold increased risk for general ear problems, a 77 percent increased risk for earaches and a 29 percent increased risk for diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses among people who swam in the sea.

The findings came from

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2018 11:53 Read more...

Health Tip: Vaccines Are Important for Adults, Too

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HealthDay News : 16-Mar-2018

Children aren't the only ones who need protection against a host of dangerous germs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Vaccines that you receive as a child may wear off over time, the agency says. The list of vaccinations that you'll need as an adult will vary, based

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 March 2018 12:10 Read more...

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