Posted 4:13 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2013 -- Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little television. But men who do 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise every week have sperm counts that are 73% higher than those who exercise for less than five hours a week, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Posted 10:05 PM 10/16/2012
Oct. 16, 2012 -- Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans.
Posted 2:54 PM 8/31/2012
Aug. 31, 2012 -- When it comes to health care, higher costs don't always mean better care. That's according to a report published this week by Consumer Reports.
Independent investigators compared quality and cost for 18 primary care groups in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They found that one of the groups with the lowest costs rated highest for quality of care.
Posted 6:02 PM 8/15/2012
Aug. 15, 2012 -- If you aspire to fatherhood, it might not hurt to go a little nuts. Walnuts, that is.
Eating 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day -- a little more than half a cup -- for 12 weeks improved sperm quality in healthy young men, researchers report. Their study is part of a growing body of evidence that men's dietary and lifestyle (More)
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Posted 11:18 PM 8/2/2012
Aug. 2, 2012 -- The next time one of your friends asks if he or she looks like they put on some weight, you may want to consider being honest with them -- even if the answer is yes.
Posted 9:36 PM 7/19/2012
July 19, 2012 -- The most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Fla., according to a new government report.
Although rates have declined in recent years, car crashes still are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2009, 34,485 people died in car crashes in the U.S., and 22% of them were aged 15 to 24. The new findings appear in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR).
Posted 8:54 PM 7/12/2012
July 12, 2012 -- Already this summer much of the nation has faced record setting, triple-digit heat, and it's only mid-July.
Now, as heat waves become more common, a new report questions the safety of a long-relied-upon method for staying cool on sweltering days: the electric fan.
Posted 9:35 PM 7/9/2012
July 9, 2012 -- Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests.
But keeping "down time" to less than three hours a day might make us live an extra two years. And cutting TV viewing -- which most of us do while sitting -- to less than two hours every day might extend life by almost 1.4 years.
The new findings appear in the online journal BMJ Open.