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Microplastics in testicles may play a role in male infertility, study suggests

A recent study has found microplastics in the testicles of male dogs and humans, and the findings suggest this may play a role in lowering fertility.

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Some people have Alzheimer’s without symptoms: What happens in their brains?

A recent study set out to elucidate what happens in the brains of individuals who develop biological markers of Alzheimer's disease — but never experience symptoms.

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Ultra-processed foods linked to higher cognitive decline, stroke risk

A new study published this week from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston finds that consuming ultra-processed foods may also increase a person’s risk for stroke and cognitive decline.

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Tiny plastic particles in human blood could pose risk to heart health

Cardiovascular health may be further endangered by microplastic particles that find their way into human blood, a new study suggests.

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Most people quit Wegovy, Saxenda before they see weight loss benefits

A report by Blue Shield notes that more than half of people on weight loss medications such as Wegovy and Saxenda stop taking the drugs before they can reap the benefits

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Regular use of fish oil supplements may increase first time heart disease and stroke risk

Researchers say regular use of fish oil supplements may actually raise the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with good heart health, although the supplements may still benefit people with heart disease

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New research helps explain why people move slower as they get older

New research suggests that older adults may move slower partly because it costs them more energy than younger adults. Scientists believe these findings could lead to new diagnostic tools for diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

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How does extreme exercise affect lifespan? Study offers new insight

A new study provides evidence suggesting those who participate in extreme exercise may live longer. Researchers tracked a select group of elite runners capable and found they could live around five years longer on average than the general population.

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Can olive oil help lower the risk of dementia-related death?

Researchers say people who consume a half tablespoon of olive oil per day have a lower risk of dementia-related death. The study is in line with previous research that has indicated that olive oil can help improve heart health.

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Psoriasis and inflammation: What is the link?

While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are steps a person can take to reduce psoriasis-related inflammation and increase the chances of reaching and maintaining remission.