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Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD.
Testosterone Undecanoate Improves Sexual Function in Men with Type 2 Diabetes and Very Low Testosterone
In a recent placebo-controlled study, long acting testosterone undecanoate (an ester of testosterone) improved erectile function, intercourse satisfaction, and sexual desire scores in type 2 diabetic men with severe hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone. Only sexual desire improved significantly with testosterone replacement therapy in those with mild hypogonadism.
In his new book The Business Blockchain with a foreword by Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s inventor, long time industry insider William Mougayar charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before.
While it’s known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting.
At temporary stream sites, researchers found that just three types, or ‘taxa’, of invertebrates remained following a long drought. At sites that experienced shorter dry spells, 24 taxa remained.
Researchers have developed a quick and simple method for measuring bile acids in biological fluids that can be used to rapidly diagnosis a severe fat storage disorder that can lead to liver disease in infancy and neurological dysfunction starting in childhood or early adult life.
The current economic climate renders traditional “buy and sleep investing” – where you sock away your 401K and don’t touch it again until retirement – completely ineffective. Today, the bottom line is that everybody needs the ability to make smart investing decisions on their own. However, cutting through the constant clutter, “expert” opinions and fancy models makes learning how, where and why to invest next to impossible for the average investor.
In a modern world filled with anxiety, pressure, and competition, people are spending more time and money than ever before to soothe their minds and tone their bodies, sometimes pushing themselves to the most extreme limits. Even as obesity rates hit an all-time high, the most financially successful among us are collectively spending billions each year on apparel, gear, and entry fees.
As the primary season comes to a close and the nominations are about to be locked up, dummies presents ideas and story angles to help demystify the process and prepare for the run-up to November.
Reading Reconsidered: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RIGOROUS LITERACY INSTRUCTION
In some animals, the same species can occur in two or more color types, or morphs. New research may help solve the mystery of how this can occur despite the pressures of evolution.
New research challenges the traditional view that baleen whales (Mysticetes) migrate between high-latitude feeding areas and low-latitude breeding areas
With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.
In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential priority, but more than half did not implement a school policy regarding mental health.
Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault.
Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood. Now investigators report that they have identified a protein called Pf-POU3F4 that promotes expression of two of these proteins, called Aspein and Prismalin-14.
Conservation and management efforts rely on clear definitions of populations, subspecies, and species. A new study uses digital imaging, state-of-the-art genetic analyses, archives of historical literature, and other methods to resolve the origin and whereabouts of a more than 200 year old grey seal specimen held in the collections of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and to prove that this was the lost type specimen of the species. These and similar methods may be applied to identify, describe, and study existing, lost, and novel specimens.
A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.