Screenings: 5 Things Men Should Know.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they say that regular screenings can help keep men healthy by detecting serious illness in the early stages, allowing for a broader range of treatment options.

Screenings: 5 Things Men Should Know.
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Women with Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis more likely to Develop Crohn’s Disease

According to recent results, the risk for incident Crohn’s disease was heightened among women with psoriasis, particularly those with concomitant psoriatic arthritis.

Researchers evaluated data from 174,476 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS; n=78,211, assessed from 1996 to 2008) and NHS II (n=96,265, from 1991 to 2007).

Psoriasis more likely to Develop Crohn’s Disease

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Dr Oz Talks About Yeast: The Hidden Cause of your Exhaustion.

Are you suffering from yeast overgrowth? Yeast are not bacteria. It’s a more highly evolved life form that can also make you sick and cause an array of diverse and nonspecific symptoms.

Normally, the lining of your intestines is covered with thousands of species of bacteria, some fungi, and even some viruses and parasites.

Dr.Oz Talks About Yeast

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Should You Take a Probiotic?

Maddie Oatman says, a few years ago, after a gnarly bout of giardia earned from a few months studying in India, and the ensuing rounds of antibiotics prescribed to kill the bugs, I began to take a probiotic supplement to recoup. I was hoping for something to help me digest, and for some new microorganisms to repopulate my intestine and fend off bad bacteria.

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Blood Cancers Helped By Probiotics

New research suggests that probiotic microorganisms, such as those more commonly used in yoghurt, could help bone marrow transplant for patients with blood cancers.

Some patients with lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia are treated with an "allogeneic" bone marrow transplant where the donor is a blood relative or is unrelated but has the same tissue type.

One problem that can arise is "graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)". Here donated cells can generate an immune attack against cancer cells in the patient, but can also attack normal healthy cells & tissues.

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Significant Autism Increase in U.S. School Kids

HealthDay News reports that federal health officials have said that the number of children in the U.S. with autism spectrum disorder has increased dramatically since 2007.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2012, one in 50 kids between the ages of 6 and 17 years has some form of autism, compared with one in 88 only five years earlier.


Report author, Stephen Blumberg, a senior scientist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics said,

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