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Frequent sex associated with greater enjoyment of life for men, but not women: Study

BY: Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez (NEW YORK) -- Frequent sexual activity leads to greater enjoyment of life for men -- but not for women, a new study has found.For women, frequent kissing, petting, fondling, and feeling emotionally close to their partner was associated with higher enjoyment of life.In a study of…... Read More

'Young miracle': Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world's 2nd deadliest outbreak

(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) -- A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from the lethal virus, according to health officials who called her the "young miracle."The newborn…... Read More

Tennessee doctor charged with 'massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme'

(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with "a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme," authorities said, accusing him of preying "upon an already addicted population" and engaging in "reckless disregard for patient safety."Dr. Samson Orusa was charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday with "maintaining…... Read More

Breakthrough new fertility test offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages

(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achieving a successful pregnancy by examining the mother's DNA. The test is offering new hope to many family's struggling to conceive.…... Read More

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

(WASHINGTON) -- A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Wednesday detailing the top 15 drugs involved in drug overdose deaths from 2011…... Read More

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

(WASHINGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally-funded experiments. The NIH, a primary federal hub for U.S. medical research…... Read More

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

(NEW YORK) -- Don't worry -- it's possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips.Nutritionist and health writer Jessica Sepel, creator of the JS Health brand, shared some of her favorite tips and tricks for getting through the…... Read More

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat after E. coli outbreak, but caution urged

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. officials said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli that prompted a nationwide recall is off the market, but are warning the public to still avoid eating lettuce packed in certain regions of California, or if the origin of their lettuce…... Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

(NEW YORK) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year.The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. She completed three rounds of chemotherapy, taking time off from her projects to prioritize her health.Louis-Dreyfus has since returned to her hit…... Read More

Traveling this holiday season? Here are five ways to de-stress

(NEW YORK) -- From standstill traffic to airport security lines that never seem to end, travel stress during the holidays is nothing to ho, ho, ho about. You might be anxious about losing your luggage or making a connecting flight, but don’t let holiday travel become something you dread. With…... Read More

Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including one that causes Staph infection: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The stethoscope has long been an iconic symbol of health care used for listening to the heart, intestines, lungs and blood flow. But while it’s an invaluable tool that every medical student must learn to use, it seems they didn’t learn how to clean them.That’s according to…... Read More