Medicine

Elizabeth Taylor’s Killer Beauty

Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t one for understatement: she had eight marriages, won two Oscars and was a bold pioneer in AIDS activism. And let’s not forget those captivating violet eyes. Now, according to Slate’s Brow Beat blog, …

A Drug To Treat Diabetes Before It Begins

A new study shows that people who are high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes may be able to prevent the disease by taking pioglitazone (sold as Actos), a common drug for diabetes treatment. But experts say that doesn’t mean …

Could Lab-Grown Sperm Help Infertile Men?

In most mammals, it takes more than month to complete the complex, multistage process of making sperm — which is why scientists have had trouble growing sperm cells in the lab. But now Japanese researchers report success, using …

Infrequent Sex or Exercise Can Trigger Heart Attacks

There’s no denying that regular physical activity and a healthy sex life are good for your heart. But if you’ve ever huffed and puffed your way through a jog or a particularly strenuous bout of lovemaking, you might have wondered …

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