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For some men, staying in shape may override body weight

(Health.com) -- Men who carry around a few extra pounds may be able to offset the health risks of being overweight by staying -- or getting -- in shape, even if they don't manage to shed those pounds, a new study suggests. "Fitness over time may be more important than fatness, when it comes to survival," says Marc Gillinov, M.D., a heart surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, who was not involved in the ...

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What the Yuck: I’m tired all the time

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com. Q: I keep reading about a problem called “adrenal fatigue.” How can I tell if I have it or if it's something else? ...

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Legal action urged in damning report on Olympus

TOKYO (Reuters) - An independent panel issued a damning report into the $1.7 billion accounting scandal at Japan's Olympus Corp, urging legal action against executives behind the cover-up and the replacement of others who knew about it. "The core part of management was rotten and the parts around it were also contaminated by the rot," the 178-page report, commissioned by the company, said. "In the worst pos ...

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Human rights key in combating AIDS among gay men: WHO

Vast improvements in human rights and access to treatment are needed to protect gay men against HIV/AIDS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday. "If you want to achieve zero new infections, you have to address the human rights issues," WHO official Ying-Ru Lo said after a meeting about infection rates among gay men at the International Conference for AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Afr ...

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Fake malaria drugs a growing problem: experts

Fake or poor quality malaria drugs are boosting resistance in parts of southeast Asia, a problem that is likely to worsen unless tighter regulations are adopted, US experts said Monday. "The malaria parasite has a history of adapting to drugs and adapting to insecticides," Regina Rabinovich, director of infectious diseases at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told a hearing of US lawmakers. "Drug resis ...

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HIV drives families into ‘irreversible poverty’: UN

Tens of thousands of HIV-affected households in Asia are facing "irreversible poverty" because of the cost of living with the disease, with women and children hardest hit, a UN report said Thursday. Catastrophic healthcare costs and the loss of employment opportunities due to widespread discrimination mean that many HIV-positive households across the region are in "rapid socio-economic decline," the report ...

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