"Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.
This risk seems to rise even more among men who begin using the supplements before age 25, who use various kinds of them to build muscle, or who use them for a long time."
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Each year, 2 million people get sick and 23,000 die in the U.S. because the antibiotics we have don't work. To fight the problem of antibiotic resistance , the White House today is releasing its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. WebMD was given the opportunity to ask President Barack Obama questions about the new plan and how it will work.
"Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.
The researchers were surprised that the risk for developing prostate cancer wasn't lower for the fitter guys, however.
[It was> stressed that this study shows an association between fitness and protection from cancer, not necessarily a cause-and-effect relationship."
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"Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you're normal, researchers say.
Many males worry about their penis size, even when there's no cause for concern. But until now, there has been no formal review of research into penis size and no attempt to develop a system to show the range of sizes of flaccid or erect penises, the researchers said.
The British investigators reviewed 17 published studies that included more than 15,500 men whose penises were measured by health professionals using a standard procedure.
The average length of a flaccid penis was 3.6 inches, the average length of a flaccid stretched penis was 5.3 inches, and the average length of an erect penis was 5.2 inches."
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Have you told your doctor about all of the symptoms that you described above? If not, I think that it would be a good idea to make an appointment. A medical professional would be best able to diagnose what is causing your symptoms and provide you with the proper treatment. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you had your nail examined by your doctor? I think that this is the best course of action -- he or she will most likely be able to give you a diagnosis after looking at your nail in person. In the meantime, this slideshow has some information about what your nails say about your health along with photos that may help. Please let us know what you find!View Thread