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Coffee May Help Reduce Erectile Dysfunction

Good news for men who drink coffee: two to three cups a day will reduce your chances of erectile dysfunction, according to researchers from Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

What You Should Do to Prevent Falls

Editor’s note: Falls are common among older people – and can have devastating consquences. Each year, more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to emergency departments for fall-related injuries, according to SeniorHealth, a division of the National Institutes of Health. For older adults, falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury deaths. They can lead to hospital stays and disability as well.

Myths and Facts About Processed Foods

By Jon Yaneff

I grew up in the dark. I only knew what I was told. I considered processed foods to be part of my diet because the foods simply tasted good, and they are affordable, so that’s what my family ate.

On the Horizon: Treatment to Block Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a discovery by a team at the CHUM Research Centre and the University of Montreal. The researchers have identified a molecule called MCAM, and they have shown that blocking this molecule could delay the onset of the disease and significantly slow its progression. These encouraging results from in vitro tests in humans and in vivo tests in mice were published in May 2015 in the Annals of Neurology.

Lack of Authenticity Is Harmful

If we’re not true to ourselves – i.e. if we don’t live in accordance with our values and our sense of self – we can suffer substantial consequences, researchers say.

“Our work shows that feeling inauthentic is not a fleeting or cursory phenomenon — it cuts to the very essence of what it means to be a moral person,” explains psychological scientist Maryam Kouchaki of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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