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Testosterone 'could prevent heart and diabetes deaths'

<b>Boosting men's testosterone levels could potentially reduce deaths from heart disease and type 2 diabetes, UK doctors and scientists say.</b><p>A team in Sheffield has shown the sex hormone has a "major impact" on the way sugar and fat are handled by the body.<p>At the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, …

Dead Man's Catwalk In Hawaii Is As Pretty As It Is Illegal

WARNING: When you see the photos below, you're going to feel a sudden urge to book a ticket to Hawaii and find this hike ASAP.<p>But you probably shouldn't... unless, of course, you're prepared to pay some hefty fines and flirt with criminal trespassing. The hike below-- infamously dubbed "The Dead …

5 New Health Rules To Live By

<i>The authors of</i> The New Health Rules <i>share a few easy, unexpected habits to adopt now.</i><p>By Frank Lipman, MD and Danielle Claro

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

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Opera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser

Image copyright Vivaldi.Almost two years ago, the Norwegian browser firm Opera ripped out the guts of its product and adopted the more standard …

These Slain Civil Rights Workers Are Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Monday, President Obama will award 19 people with the highest honor possible for an American civilian, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though …

Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Ferguson, Mo., continues to watch and wait as a grand jury decides whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>Brown's death was the spark for mass protests in Ferguson, but many of the city's black population say the problems go deeper, and that …

What Was Said at the Uber Dinner

I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.<p>During dinner, the CEO of Uber gave a short talk and invited questions. The conversation ranged …

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