Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Troubles in the bedroom can be a double whammy for older men: Researchers have found that erectile dysfunction ups the risk for heart disease. Their four-year study concluded that men whose impotence is vascular-related, not emotional, are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or sudden…

New DNA Test May Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends. According to the new study, the scientists identified 63 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and combined them with more than 100 previously identified variants to create…

Coffee May Do Your Liver Good

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of “joe” each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests. The 26-year study of more than 14,000 Americans couldn’t prove cause and effect. However, participants who drank three-plus cups of coffee a day…

Stabilize Those Stability Ball Workouts

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For fun and fitness, it’s hard to beat the value of a stability ball. You can do exercises to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase flexibility. Stability balls come in many sizes. To choose one appropriate for your height, when you sit up straight, your hips and knees…

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The dilemma is all too familiar: It’s Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday celebration. One thing’s for sure.…

Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy

SUNDAY, June 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s well-known that Americans consume too much sugar. But that affinity for the sweet stuff starts as early as infancy, with some babies consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, U.S. researchers report. Eating foods with added sugar can influence a child’s food choices later…