5 Ways Men Can Take Charge of Their Health

SUNDAY, June 23, 2019 — Many men need to do a better job of looking after their health, and it only takes a few simple steps, experts say. “It’s common for men to avoid going to the doctor until there’s a serious health concern,” said Dr. James Heckman, a primary care physician at Beth Israel […]

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Ocean Swimming Causes Skin Changes: Study

SATURDAY, June 22, 2019 — The population of bacteria on your skin changes when you swim in the ocean, potentially increasing your risk of infection, researchers report. They collected samples of skin bacteria from the legs of nine people before they took a 10-minute swim in the ocean, after they had air-dried completely following their […]

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New Drug Combats Leading Cause of Dwarfism

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 — An experimental drug increased growth rates in children with dwarfism, according to a new study. The four-year phase 2 trial was conducted at centers in the United States, France, United Kingdom and Australia, and included 35 children, ages 5-14, with the genetic bone disorder achondroplasia, the most common type of […]

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Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 — Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps to collect nearly 20,000 flies, aphids, […]

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