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Male infertility linked to 'high death risk'

spermWashington, May 19 - Researchers have said that men, who are infertile because of defects in their semen, appear to be at higher death risk compared to men with normal semen.

According to a study led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine, men with two or more abnormalities in their semen were more than twice as likely to die over a roughly eight-year period as men who had normal semen, the study found.

Poor-quality sleep during pregnancy ups risk of weight gain in offspring during adulthood

Poor-quality sleep during pregnancy ups risk of weight gain in offspring during adulthoodWashington, May 18 : A new study suggests that poor-quality sleep during the third trimester of pregnancy can increase the odds of weight gain and metabolic abnormalities in offspring once they reach adulthood.

US reports third case of MERS virus

MERS VIRUSWashington, May 18 - A third case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus infection has been found in the US, the country's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Saturday.

Temporary tattoos could cause allergic reactions, warns FDA

Temporary tattoos could cause allergic reactions, warns FDAWashington, May 17 : Food and Drug Administration has warned that temporary tattoos are not risk free and could cause allergic reactions.

Katherine Hollinger, an epidemiologist with the FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors, said that the FDA will like temporary tattoo users to report any allergic reactions to the government.

Walking may help prolong life of kidney patients

Washington, May 17 - Suffering from kidney diseases? Take up walking at the earliest as researchers have found that walking may help patients with kidney disease prolong life and reduce the risk of needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.

“A minimal amount of walking - just once a week for less than 30 minutes - appears to be beneficial, but more frequent and longer walking may provide a more beneficial effect,” explained Che-Yi Chou from China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan.

Extended-release meds could help treat alcohol, opioid dependence better

MedicationWashington, May 15 - Researchers have suggested that a comparatively new form of a medication for alcohol and opioid dependence that's injected once a month instead of taken orally once a day appears to be significantly more effective than some other medications.

Antidepressant shows promise in slowing Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant shows promise in slowing Alzheimer's diseaseWashington, May 15 - A commonly prescribed antidepressant may reduce production of a brain protein related to the development of Alzheimer's disease, showed a new US study conducted in mice and healthy people.

Early stages of Y-chromosome degeneration seen

Y chromosomeWashington, May 14 - Researchers have found a way to shed light on the early stages of degeneration of Y-chromosome, by investigating the process in plants.

Sense of purpose could add years to your life

Sense of purposeWashington, May 13 - Researchers have said that feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age.

The research has clear implications for promoting positive aging and adult development, says lead researcher Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada.

US reports second imported case of MERS

US reports second imported case of MERSWashington, May 13 - The second case of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which initially surfaced in Saudi Arabia in 2012 has been found in the US, health authorities said Monday.

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