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A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why Health 

A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why

United States (Sputnik) – A new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, polled 26,000 Americans and found that they have sex about 15 percent less in 2010-2014 than they did in 1995-1999, with the biggest decline coming for young couples and married duos. The decline in sex between young people definitely doesn’t really sound right, does it? We live in an age where a potential sex partner is a few swipes right on Tinder at any given time, and where “sex positivity” demonstrators throw around condoms like rice at a wedding. “Despite their reputation for hooking up, millennials and the generation after them are actually having sex less Read More

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New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It Health Women 

New Study Shows Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk; Exercise Reduces It

World (Sputnik) – Consuming just one small alcoholic beverage a day puts a person at a higher risk for breast cancer, according to a report released on Tuesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Having analyzed data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer from 119 studies, the researchers found that consuming as few as 10 grams of alcohol a day can increase premenopausal breast cancer risk by five percent and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by nine percent.Alice Bender, head of nutrition programs at AICR, explained in the study that alcohol is a known carcinogen that can damage DNA and boost Read More

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Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat Health 

Eat Chocolate for Steady Heartbeat

(Tasnim) – Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter, a research published in the journal Heart found. The associations seemed to be strongest for one weekly serving for women and between 2 and 6 weekly servings for men, the findings suggested. Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course. It is not clear exactly what causes it, but there is currently no cure, and no obvious contenders Read More

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Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives Featured Health 

Obstruction of Aid Endangers Women’s Lives

Sudan (NFA) – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition. The 61-page report, “No Control, No Choice: Lack of Access to Reproductive Healthcare in Rebel-Held Southern Kordofan,” documents how women and girls cannot get contraception and have little access to health care if they face complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Read More

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Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents Health Technology 

Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents

World (Sputnik) – Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 – 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap. The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any Read More

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Have More Sex: 10 Excellent Reasons To Get It On Every Day Entertainment Health 

Have More Sex: 10 Excellent Reasons To Get It On Every Day

World (Truth Inside of You) – It turns out, if you have sex every day, you are enjoying some pretty amazing health benefits by doing so. There have been some interesting scientific studies done on the subject of having a healthy sex life. In every one of those studies which used healthy participants, it was found that people who have sex more than 3 times a week are healthier, younger looking, and even live longer than those who don’t. Personally, I think having sex frequently makes you feel incredible. It elevates your mood, and benefits your mind and body. Read More

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Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker Health Science and Nature 

Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker

World (Sputnik) – A new study from a French behavioral sciences lab has found that red bull with vodka gets you drunk faster because you believe it will get you drunk faster. The experiment, conducted by researchers with INSEAD Sorbonne University in Paris and soon to be published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, brought in 154 young men and presented them with three separately labeled drinks: “Vodka & Red Bull”, “Fruit Juice Cocktail”, and “Vodka Cocktail”. The three beverages were exactly the same thing, a cocktail of fruit juice, Red Bull, and vodka. The only difference was the labeling.But 51 percent of the young men who drank the cocktail Read More

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New Study Finds Nanoparticles May Contribute to Cardiovascular Disease Environment Health Science and Nature 

New Study Finds Nanoparticles May Contribute to Cardiovascular Disease

New Delhi (SciDev.Net) – Inhaled nanoparticles can enter the bloodstream and accumulate in blood vessels and bodily sites vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. People around the world are constantly exposed to nanoparticles mostly emitted by vehicle exhaust, but the risks are greater in crowded Asian cities, which are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of vehicles on the roads. In the study — the results of which were published on 26 April in ACS Nano — healthy volunteers exposed to gol nanoparticles were shown retaining them in the body for as long as three months. Experiments Read More

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Just F*cking Do It: Swearing May Boost Workout Performance Health 

Just F*cking Do It: Swearing May Boost Workout Performance

World  (Sputnik) – Forget caffeine, pre-workout supplements and other costly tactics to improve workout performance: the act of exclaiming profanities seems to be a zero-cost strategy for blocking out pain during exercise. Swearing might have a purpose outside of angering Mom and Dad. Research participants who swore during intense exercise were 4 percent stronger on a stationary bike than individuals who said a neutral phrase, according to a study published by Richard Stephens of Keele University in the UK. Previous studies have shown that cursing helps individuals handle pain for longer periods, Stephens said. “They showed raised heart rate, making us think the mechanism of pain relief was to do with acute Read More

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The Lazy Millennial Guide To Avoid Exercise Featured Health 

The Lazy Millennial Guide To Avoid Exercise

World (FEE) – I don’t know a single person who actually enjoys exercise. Who would rather pick heavy things up and put them back down again over and over until they’re in pain and out of breath rather than watch Netflix with a beer, a snack, and a fluffy blanket? I think the internet made those exercise lovers up to trick us all into thinking it was cool to like exercise, because there’s no other way we’d do it except for vanity and bragging rights. Where is evolution in all this technological advancement? Do we get the benefits of 50 Read More

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