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    Avoiding Sunlight May Be As Bad For Health As Smoking A Pack A Day

    As most readers of this blog know, the current recommendations of the American Dermatology Association (ADA) call for pretty much no sun exposure of any skin areas unless those areas have been "protected" by sunscreen. The same recommendation applies to tanning beds and makes not distinction of...
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    Sperm Count (Biomarker Of Male Health) In The West Has Declined By 60% Since The 1970s

    This topic has been discussed on the forum a few times before but the humbers quotes by recent studies usually hovered around 20% - 30%, which did not cause much alarm among endocrinologists. Now, this larger study shows that the decline in male fertility is much worse than previously thought...
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    Aspirin Can Fully Replace Your Annual Colonoscopy

    Annual colonoscopies are becoming the norm for people over 50, and especially ones with previously extracted polyps. The colonoscopies are used to examine the health of the colonic wall, look for polyps, remove polyps if any are found, and sometimes even perform ablation procedures if there is a...
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    Low-dose Glycine As Stroke Treatment In Humans

    The mainstream therapy for (non-hemorrhaging) stroke is a IV anticoagulants like warfarin, or a baby aspirin within the first few hours of getting stroke symptoms while the person is on her/his way to the hospital. These two studies show that sublingual glycine in a dose of 1g-2g within the...
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    Health Of Young People Has Declined Strongly In The Last 30 Years

    When you first look at the study, it seems a fairly benign and almost irrelevant finding. In fact, the study authors try to present it just as such, as they are probably unaware of the implications of their findings. What is more, the study authors call for revision of the health standards in...
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