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Study: Laptop Using Wi-Fi May Damage Sperm

Oh joy. Another day, another reason to be afraid of technology.  A study in Argentina indicates that a laptop computer hooked up to Wi-Fi MAY have negative effects on a man's sperm, but the experts don't agree on whether this is a genuine cause for alarm.

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Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]

Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.

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Can Singing Help Heal Depression, Improve Parkinson’s Conditions? — Health Check

Parkinson’s Disease is a frustrating and frightening medical condition, and treatment options are few. However, a group in Canterbury, England may have made a surprising discovery that could benefit not only them, but everyone else in the world – singing seems to make them feel better.

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AIDS Deaths and HIV Infections Hit Lowest Numbers Since Start of Epidemic

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued.

Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS program, says in a news release, “We have seen a massive scale-up in access to HIV treatment, which has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.”

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Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients [PICTURES]

A transgender woman was arrested in Miami for performing medical procedures without a license. She’s also charged with causing great bodily harm cause by her phony enhancement procedures, where she injected a mixture containing Fix-A-Flat, a tire inflator and sealant, into her patients.

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Census Report: 90 Is the New 85

So many Americans are living past 85 that it may push the designation of ‘oldest of the old’ from 85-plus to 90 and older in just a few years, according to a Census Bureau report released Thursday.

“Can 90 be the new 85?" asked Dr. Richard Suzman of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.

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Study: Most Baby Boomers Do Not Have a Living Will

In an AP-Life Goes Strong poll conducted this spring, 64 percent of Americans born between 1946 and 1964 (and 70 percent of all U.S. adults) said they did not have a health-care proxy, living will, or advanced directive that spells out what care they would like to receive if they're unable to communicate with their doctors.

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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