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  1. Dads-to-Be May Need Folate, Too

    March 20, 2008 -- The B vitamin folate may be key for dads-to-be, new research shows. Folate (called folic acid in supplement form) already is a must-have nutrient for women of childbearing age because it reduces the chances of neural tube defects in babies. Now, a new study suggests that folate or

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  2. What’s in a President’s Physical?

    A president's physical is probably a lot like the exam you get if you schedule a yearly checkup. But the commander in chief is treated to a few extra tests, like hearing and visual tests. For the specifics, WebMD reviewed a summary of President George W. Bush's most recent physical, dated Aug. 7, 20

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  3. Presidential Health No Longer a Secret?

    Although patient privacy is shielded by law, presidential health is everyone's business -- or at least it should be. That's the view of Larry J. Sabato, PhD, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of more than 20 books on the American political process. He says presi

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  4. Teen Dads Tied to Babies' Health Risks

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- Teenage fathers may be more likely than older men to have babies that have lower birth weight and a higher death rate. That news comes from a study posted online in Human Reproduction. It's one of few studies to focus on teenage fathers. The study included data on 2.8 million U.S. ba

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  5. Accidental Overdose Killed Heath Ledger

    Feb. 6, 2008 -- The deadly cocktail of mostly prescription drugs found to have accidentally killed actor Heath Ledger includes medications considered safe and effective -- but not when taken in combination, experts warn. According to the New York Medical Examiner's Office, which issued a cause of de

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  6. Low Testosterone, More Men's Fractures

    Jan. 15, 2008 -- Low testosterone levels may make men over 60 more likely to suffer an osteoporosis bone fracture. Osteoporosis, in which bones get dangerously thin, is most common among postmenopausal women. But it can also strike men in advanced age. "One third of all osteoporotic fractures occur

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  7. Adult Circumcision: No Sex Woes Seen

    Jan. 9, 2008 -- Adult male circumcision doesn't hamper sexual satisfaction or sexual function, a Ugandan study shows. Previous studies have shown that circumcision may curb men's risk of contracting HIV by half, and, if widely practiced in Africa, might prevent 3 million deaths over 20 years. Now, i

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  8. Anxiety May Hike Men's Heart Attacks

    Jan. 7, 2008 -- Anxiety may make heart attacks more likely in aging men, a new study shows. Anxious men were 30% to 40% more likely than calmer men to have a heart attack during the 12-year study, regardless of other physical or personality risk factors. The study included 735 Boston men. When the s

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  9. Going Long: Secrets of Male Longevity

    Give it up, Ponce de León — there are no magical fountains of youth out there, no miraculous ways to achieve a longer life. But while medical experts caution against hormone supplements, vitamin overdoses, anti-aging pills, extreme diets, and other dubious life extension tricks, there are some sound

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  10. Acne Treatments for Men

    The medical term — acne vulgaris — captures the condition pretty well: an ugly, vulgar scourge that ravages the faces of many unfortunate adolescents. Acne can leave lifelong scars, both physical and emotional. However, it’s something that most guys assume is behind them once they hit their twenties

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