The Impact Of Low-Carb Diets On The Kidneys

For years, experts have wondered and worried about the impact of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets on the kidneys. Could they be harmful? A recent study that will be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, answers that question: “No.” Dr. Allon Friedman of the Indiana University School of Medicine and his colleagues

Urinary incontinence more prevalent after vaginal delivery

Women who deliver their babies vaginally have a greater chance of developing urinary incontinence than women who have caesarean births, says a Swedish study. The study also found that the incidence of urinary incontinence in women who delivered vaginally almost tripled after ten years when compared to women with C-sections. Source: University of Gothenburg (2012,

Jump Start On Adulthood

Boys starting puberty earlier Boys in the U.S. are starting puberty six months to two years earlier, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study found that on average boys now undergo the first signs of puberty between 9  and 10 years of age. The trend was more pronounced in

How Aging Affects Male Sex Hormones

Is there a male menopause? Although there is no consensus whether there is a male menopause, medical experts agree that as men age they experience diminished hormone production.  But don’t call it ‘manopause.’ There’s no dramatic drop in hormone production as with women going through ‘the change,’ and men can continue to father children as

‘Grass’ Is Not Always Greener….

Marijuana may increase risk of testicular cancer Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) found a possible link between recreational marijuana use and testicular cancer. USC researchers conducted a case-controlled study, which compares a group of people who have a certain disease with a group of similar people without the disease (the ‘control’ group).