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Stem cell breakthrough offers hope for men with erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery

Eight out of 15 incontinent men suffering from erectile dysfunction were able to have sex, six months after undergoing the one-time stem cell treatment.

Cutting salt intake could stop excessive toilet trips in the wee small hours

Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50’s, leading to fatigue, irritability and a groggy feeling in the morning.

Burn Major Calories With a 12-Minute Treadmill Sprint Workout

Many of us love having the option to get in a quick, powerful, explosive workout — without wasting time. If you don’t have the luxury of an extra hour for your daily routine, try this 12-minute HIIT workout on the treadmill — with intense sprint intervals and some incline work, you’ll get your whole body burning, fast. You’re in, you’re out, and you’re stronger for it.

217,000 people in the UK have potentially fatal blood condition and they don’t know

As many as 85% of people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) are thought to be undiagnosed, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The condition causes abnormally high levels of cholesterol in a person’s blood. This mean that otherwise healthy people are at a much greater risk of having a heart attack – or suffering a heart attack at a young age.

Fiber optics shine a light on blood clots during surgery

Marathon surgery can be dangerous enough without the threat of blood clots forming in the patient. To counter that, surgeons administer blood thinning drugs throughout a procedure, but knowing when to do so often requires a separate lab test, which slows down the surgery. By shining light through the patient’s blood, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a new system that gives surgeons real-time feedback and alerts them at the first sign of a clot.

What your past habits may mean for your future health

Fox News sifted through the science and spoke to Dr. Keri Peterson, a New York City-based internist, to get the lowdown what your past habits may mean for your future health:

Intermittent fasting diet takes off pounds, makes people healthier

There’s more evidence that occasional fasting — actually, just eating very lightly — can help people lose weight.

People who ate a special low-calorie diet five days a month not only lost weight, but lowered their cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat measurements, researchers reported Wednesday.

Time-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fat

The university of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person’s eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat.

The Dangerous Pervasive Food Praised by Scientists – Don’t Be Fooled

For over 40 years, this industry has been trying to convince you that their lies were the truth by using industry-funded scientists to back them. Thankfully, the truth is emerging and gaining the attention of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which for the first time ever is now recommending that you limit your daily intake, while another health organization recommends this age group limit their intake to none at all.

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Researchers put forth the notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. After review of current data and scientific studies they argue how, in addition to most of those who are overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category include normal-weight people with characteristic risk factors for chronic and metabolic disease. This is the first effort to globally quantify those who are overfat versus overweight or obese.

Gaming your brain to treat depression

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.

Nutrition experts got together and ranked the best diets of 2017 — here are the top 12

Five Ways to Sleep Better – Get some rest!

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

This year, leave all that behind and embrace a new approach. The ‘Change your mind, change your body’ plan is not a diet-and-exercise programme. It’s a new-way-of-thinking programme.

How to quit smoking – and stay cigarette free for good


Chef Takashi Saito of the three-Michelin-starred Sushi Saito is known as one of Tokyo’s premier sushi masters and this video gives some insight as to why.

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

New York diners queue for ‘world’s cheapest’ Michelin-starred restaurant

New Yorkers brave the cold to wait in long lines for a spot at East Village’s Tim Ho Wan, the ‘world’s cheapest’ Michelin-star restaurant that opened its first U.S. location Friday.

Your Liver Doesn’t Know It’s the Holidays

Over the holidays, many of us will drink, stay up past bedtime, eat an extra slice of pie and sleep in.

Turning 50: How to make the most of midlife

Our perceptions of ageing may also be more convincing than reality, according to the research.

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say – CNN

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades.

Want to feel happier? Take a break from Facebook

“Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study,” BBC News reports

Starbucks will give away some free drinks for the rest of 2016

Starbucks wants customers to drown their end-of-year sorrows in steaming cups of liquid sugar.

A few of our favourite health stories from 2016

CBC Health reporters and producers share their memorable stories from the past year

The best and worst US states for your health – Published December 24, 2016

The national obesity rate is now 157 percent greater than it was back in 1990.

Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes.

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists.

The so-called Christmas holiday effect is real.