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.
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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."
Read the article above for more information on the study and its findings.
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