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Ibuprofen linked to male infertility, study says

(CNN)Ibuprofen has a negative impact on the testicles of young men, a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. When taking ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes, a small sample of young men developed a hormonal condition that typically begins, if at all, during middle age. This condition is linked to reduced ...

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How Did President Trump Do on His Physical? Its Complicated

The numbers don’t lie, unless they do. After much resistance and under increasing pressure, President Trump’s White House this week allowed Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor, to release results from a physical examination. How’d Trump do? Well, that’s tricky to answer. Trump’s opposition and the media have been asking two fundamentally impolite questions for years: Is he ...

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Why Trump’s Heart Report Isn’t A Clear-Cut Diagnosis

But the next day, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, said that Trump already has heart disease. Gupta based that on the president’s rising coronary calcium scores over the years. The measurement, which can predict the likelihood of having coronary artery disease, looks at the amount of plaque present.   A misunderstanding of the coronary calcium test and what its score means ...

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The President is overweight and doesn’t exercise much, like most Americans

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president’s health as “excellent,” but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn’t get enough exercise. He is not alone. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than one in three adults were considered to be overweight and more than one in three were considered ...

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Stimulating A Nerve Treats Type 2 Diabetes In Rats

The phenomenal increase in type 2 diabetes in recent decades has inspired a rush to find drugs that could treat the condition, as well as attempts to address the underlying causes. The idea that stimulating a nerve could solve the problem seems almost too good to be true, yet the technique appears to work in rats, inspiring hope the same ...

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So THAT’S Why You Feel Sick After Taking Vitamins

Taking certain types of vitamins may cause a range of gastrointestinal issues, according to Dr. David Poppers, a gastroenterologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. It isn’t unheard-of to experience abdominal pain or discomfort, queasiness or diarrhea. You’re taking vitamins on an empty stomach. “There are some buffering effects when vitamins are taken with a snack or a small ...

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