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Single PSA test not effective at reducing prostate cancer deaths, study says

Single PSA test not effective at reducing prostate cancer deaths, study says

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March 9 (UPI) -- Researchers found a single PSA blood test had no benefit in reducing prostate caner in a large study conducted in Britain.The prostate-specific antigen test increased detection of low-risk prostate cancer but there was no significant difference in mortality after 10 years, according to findings published this weeky in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Researchers studied 419,582 men from 573 primary care practices in the Britain between 2001 and March 2016. Current policy in the United Kingdom doesn't advocate screening.In the United States, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against the screening for men who do not have symptoms because of false positives or false negatives, as well as anxiety and unnecessary biopsies. The task force is part ...
Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression: Study

Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression: Study

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Exposure to light at night, even at very low levels, has been linked to an increased risk of depression, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology. In general, nighttime light has been shown to disrupt internal sleep/wake cycles, which is an ever-growing concern as more people are using their phones and tablets in bed, or leaving the TV on as they sleep. But the new report goes further, measuring bedroom exposure to low levels of nighttime light using a portable light meter attached to the bed. Researchers followed nearly 900 elderly people in Japan for two years and assessed symptoms of depression and tested sleep/wake patterns throughout the night. They took into account weight, smoking or drinking habits, income level and medication use. Histo...
Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative

Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative

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Young women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative and the sex was good, according to a new study. Previous research has found that in general women regret one-night stands more than men. But researchers interviewed 547 Norwegian and 216 American university students, all of them heterosexual.The answers suggested that the "clearest gender-differentiating factor" for regret after casual sex is who made the first move.They also found that women feel less regret if the "partner was skilled and they felt sexually satisfied".All the participants in the the study undertaken by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Texas were aged under 30 years. Previous research has found that men in general regret casual sex much less than wo...
5 Dietitians on the One Nutrition Tweak You Should Make

5 Dietitians on the One Nutrition Tweak You Should Make

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Eating healthy doesn't have to be hard. For many people, “eating better” is an intimidating and abstract concept. What counts as healthy? Is calorie counting necessary? Is all junk food off limits?This confusion is familiar to many people, but improving your nutrition doesn’t always have to mean a diet overhaul. In fact, sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact. In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, TIME asked registered dietitians for five quick and easy diet resets that will put you on the path to better health.Embrace fat.“Most people think all fats can negatively impact health. But in reality, unsaturated fats—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, i.e. omega-3 fatty acids—are known as the “good fats” and have been shown to reduce inflamma
Why I Said ‘Yes’ to a Costco Sheet Cake for My Wedding

Why I Said ‘Yes’ to a Costco Sheet Cake for My Wedding

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Looking back over the years, a good old-fashioned grocery store sheet cake has been alongside me at some of life’s biggest moments. High school graduation, there I was post-ceremony smiling for pictures over a blue & gold sheet cake from Kroger (Go Lions!). For my 30th birthday bash on Bobo’s rooftop in NYC, I ordered a sheet cake decently inscribed with “Happy Birthday, Jes” from the local Food Emporium. I happily blew out 30 candles atop my cake of preference in front of all of my gussied up friends. The baby shower I hosted for my sister-in-law in Columbus? The brunch said sister-in-law hosted for my nephew’s Baptism? My Fourth of July cookout on the patio? Our engagement party in Chicago last Fall? We served Costco sheet cake at every event, my friends. These store-bought cakes for