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The Scary Side Effect of Viagra (Men's Health)

Popping the little blue pill might leave your skin susceptible to the big C

Sense of urgency heightens over Ebola crisis

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa will get significantly worse before it subsides, infecting as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, even as U.S. researchers announced plans to begin human safety trials next week in a race to develop an effective vaccine. Read full article >>

João Pedro de Magalhães in Rejuvenation Research

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

João Pedro de Magalhães is one of the few rising notables in the aging research community who has, from day one of his career, been absolutely and openly in favor of radical life extension through progress in medical science. To hisShow More Summary

The Advice That Will Take Your Workout to the Next Level

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

We've all been there: we're on our last set of squats, or slowly trudging through our last mile, when we hit the wall. That's where the wise words of ballerina and Under Armour spokesperson Misty Copeland come in. Like any elite athlete, Misty has endured her fair share of physical pain and mental struggle as a daily part of her job. Show More Summary

What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast anew a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression.

Planned Parenthood Appeals Ban on Telehealth Medication Abortions

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

Planned Parenthood is appealing a ban from the Iowa Board of Medicine over their telehealth medication abortion system for rural women

No Ice Cream Maker Required! Low-Calorie Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you love Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream but don't love that a half-cup serving is 200 calories, get out your food processor, a spoon, and a smile. This homemade ice cream is chock-full of cherry and chocolate goodness but without...Show More Summary

On the "trail" of the PTL

Oh, PTL. I intended to post more regular updates about Beat’s progress in the race, but this week in Chamonix has gotten away from me in a big way. My phone’s sim card died and there’s nothing I can do about it because the phone is AT&T-locked (I hate phones. Show More Summary

Zapping your brain really does improve memory

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

A lot of people have electrical stimulation on the brain these days: DIY noggin zapping has become a frequent topic of online discussion. A new study in Science suggests that one method of external brain stimulation called transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) might actually work. Show More Summary

Youth Who Have Used E-Cigarettes Report Greater Intent to Try Regular Cigarettes

A recent study by a Georgia State University scientist and her colleagues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that youth who have never even touched a regular tobacco cigarette -- but have ever used e-cigarettes -- are more likely to report that they may try conventional cigarettes.

Hotel rooms aren’t yucky — you colonize them with your own personal bacteria within hours

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

In studying seven families as they moved from one house to another, the microbiologists had one major takeaway: Bacteria move from your body to your living space at incredible speed. "Everyone thinks hotels are icky," said Jack Gilbert,...Show More Summary

Obese or Overweight Teens More Likely to Become Smokers

A study in American Journal of Health Behavior examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.

Mouse Model Provides Window into Working Brain

A protein marker the mice carry that reacts to different calcium levels allows many different cell types to be studied in a new way.

Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

Whistleblower Claims CDC Covered Up Data Showing Vaccine-Autism Link

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

The claim, however, may just be more unsubstantiated fuel from the anti-vaccination movement

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