The shocking impact of Testosterone supplements

A large study has found substantial risks in prescribing testosterone to middle-age and older men for a variety of ailments. One part of the study found that testosterone doubled the risk of cardiovascular disease in more than 7,000 men who were 65 years old or older, essentially confirming findings in previous studies.

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Ovarian Cancer treatment causes more harm than good

Most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, a new study has found.

The results highlight what many experts say is a neglected problem: widespread, persistent flaws in the care of women with this disease, which kills 15,000 a . . . → Read More: Ovarian Cancer treatment causes more harm than good

“Power posing” can boost confidence, reduce stress

Seconds after he smashed the Olympic record for the men’s 100m sprint, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt delighted crowds by extending one arm skywards, as though about to hurl a bolt of lightning at the stars.

The “Lightning Bolt” pose was instantly mimicked around the world, by fans, pets and CNN readers. But there may well be more to . . . → Read More: “Power posing” can boost confidence, reduce stress

Scientists will soon be able to read minds

Scientists may soon be able to listen to paralysed or brain-damaged patients who cannot speak, thanks to a form of electronic telepathy.

In a study described as “quite remarkable” by leading health experts, American researchers from the University of California discovered that they’re able to ‘decode’ unspoken words that are going on inside a person’s head.

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Gossip can be good

Haven’t got anything nice to say? Well, you might want to say it anyway — especially if you think it’ll help ward off some bad behavior.

It seems that gossip may be getting an undeserved bad rap, particularly so-called prosocial gossip, which serves to warn others about dishonest or untrustworthy people — unlike the catty, idle chatter . . . → Read More: Gossip can be good

Obesity is worse for Teenage girls

Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested.

High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke in later life.

The study of 1,700 teenagers, presented to the American Physiological Society conference, found girls had three times the . . . → Read More: Obesity is worse for Teenage girls

Marijuana ‘Munchies’ Give Clue For Future Obesity Drugs

The “munchies” may be triggered not only by marijuana hitting the brain, but also by its effects on the gut, according to new research that suggests intriguing possibilities for the development of new drugs to fight obesity.

It turns out that, biologically, the effect of marijuana on the gut mirrors that of eating fatty foods. . . . → Read More: Marijuana ‘Munchies’ Give Clue For Future Obesity Drugs

YouTube Video Makes Planet Hunting Fun

The orbiting Kepler telescope is all about the numbers. How many stars have planets? How many have multiple planets? What sizes do they come in? How many of these planets are about the same size as Earth, and how many of those are in orbits that could permit life to exist? Kepler will answer . . . → Read More: YouTube Video Makes Planet Hunting Fun

Top university graduates to ‘Teach for Pakistan’, starting in Karachi

Idealism need not fight capitalism because they can work in harmony, is the message of Khadija Bakhtiar, whose Teach for Pakistan project aims to place 40 teachers in 20 under-resourced primary and secondary schools in Karachi this year and the next.

While studying public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Bakhtiar was inspired by fellow . . . → Read More: Top university graduates to ‘Teach for Pakistan’, starting in Karachi