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."
Read the article above for more information on the study's findings and how much lower your risk of developing different cancers may be if you are in top shape.
Is fitness one of your priorities? If not, are you working to make it one?View Thread
"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."
Read the article above for more information on the study and its findings.
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
This slideshow overview of low T has some really good information that I think you will find helpful; including information on its affect on libido, mood and thinking -- and some treatment options you might consider. Also, this article explains a tight link between low T and weight gain, saying that "obese men are more likely to have low testosterone. Men with very low testosterone are also more likely to become obese." Please let us know how everything goes after your follow-up!View Thread
Here is some information on possible causes of lumps under the skin that might help you get a better idea, but the previous poster is certainly right that consulting a dermatologist is your best option. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread