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Steroid Use Can Impair Testicular Function for Many Years, Study Warns

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — “Juicing” may give gym rats and athletes a competitive edge over others, but experts warn it can also take a terrifying toll on a man’s body. Men who abuse steroids can be left with poor testicular function for years afterward, a recent study reveals. Anabolic steroids are synthetic forms of testosterone and…

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Plastic Snow? Study Finds Trillions of Plastic Particles Fall on the Swiss Alps Every Year

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DÜBENDORF, Switzerland — For those who love to catch the fresh falling snow on their tongues, beware, that might actually be plastic falling from the sky! Researchers from Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands estimate that close to 43 trillion miniature plastic particles land in Switzerland every year. The research focused on determining just how much plastic…

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Online ‘sextortion’ Rising During Pandemic: Men Twice As Likely to Receive Blackmail Threats

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MIAMI — More people are being sexually blackmailed online during the pandemic, a new study warns. Researchers add that men are the number one targets of these crimes — threatening to publish explicit images or videos of the victim, a cybercrime called sextortion. Other groups, including young people, black women, and members of the LGBTQ…

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Taking These Supplements Can Help Lower Risk of Developing Autoimmune Diseases

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BOSTON — Taking vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acid supplements could reduce your chance of developing autoimmune diseases, suggests a new study from Brigham And Women’s Hospital. Vitamin D and omega-3s are associated with reducing inflammation, a precursor for autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly identifies the body’s cells and…

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