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  1. Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help explain why obese men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than obese women. As people become overweight, their skeletal muscle develops insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes, the

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  2. Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says. However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was

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  3. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  4. Evolution May Explain Why Men Like Curvy Bottoms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests. The "theoretically optimal angle" is a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks -- not necessarily a big butt, the University of Texas at Aus

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  5. Adopted Kids' IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adopted children tend to have a slightly higher IQ than siblings who remained with their biological parents, a recent study found. The difference between siblings -- equivalent to about four IQ points -- appears to stem fro

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  6. Herbicide Ingredient Called Probable Carcinogen

    March 23, 2015 -- An ingredient found in a number of herbicides, including the weed killer Roundup, is a "probable carcinogen," says a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Specifically, it's an ingredient called glyphosate that poses the threat, according to the report

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  7. Exercise Might Help His Sex Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up and at 'em, guys. Exercise might boost your sex life, a new study suggests. Nearly 300 men provided information about their physical activity levels and their ability to have erections and orgasms, the quality and freq

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  8. ADHD Children May Gain From Family-Centered Care

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found. Researchers compared two types of "collabora

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  9. Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests. However, three-quarters of the patients developed new pain in muscles and

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  10. Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe, FDA Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of new varieties of genetically modified apples and potatoes are safe to eat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency said it evaluated two varieties of genetically modified apples from Okanagan Sp

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