BATTLING BALDNESS

Some men look in the mirror and regard a receding hairline with distress, wondering if there is a cure for baldness. Currently, the only truly effective medically proven way to arrest hair loss is to lower dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. DHT is a form of testosterone that regulates beard growth and hair loss. Higher levels of DHT produce fuller beards at the cost of male pattern baldness. Lower levels of DHT ensure a full head of hair at the cost of the inability to grow a beard.

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HACKING THE HUMAN BRAIN

Many people enjoy visiting various Web sites and apps that challenge the brain by luring them deeper and deeper into cyber space. Cyber addiction comes in several forms, but all impact the brain. The past two decades have acquainted many people with the concept of hacking. It is why people strive to protect their computers and smartphones from outside sources trying to break in to steal information, implant malware and preocupy their lives.

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HEART ATTACK AND MEN

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three adult men has heart disease. Men around the age of 55 years are more likely than women to experience a heart attack.  Men often ignore the symptoms of a heart attack because they are uncertain about what they are feeling and don’t want to be embarrassed by a simple diagnosis, such as heartburn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of men who die from coronary heart disease....

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fatal coma. Becoming aware of the symptoms and risks is a great way to be proactive about your health and the health of your family members.

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system tries to destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. More than 700,000 Americans have this type of diabetes. The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are caused by high blood sugar. Initially, the symptoms may be overlooked or mistaken for another illness such as the flu. These are some signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:


•  Extreme hunger – your body isn’t using the calories you are eating so it doesn’t get the energy it needs.

•  Headaches and feeling dizzy.

•  Leg cramps.

•  Abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting.

•  Blurred vision, which occurs because the lens of your eye changes shape.

•  Increased thirst.

•  Slow healing of cuts and scrapes.

•  Fatigue and weakness.

•  Frequent urination that is more noticeable at night. The kidneys try to get rid of excess sugar in the blood. To do that, they get rid of more water, which means more urine.

•  Unintended weight loss and loss of muscle bulk. This happens because you are dehydrated. Weight loss may also happen if you are losing all the

BE ALERT FOR SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

sugar calories in the urine instead of using them.

•  Irritability and other mood changes.

•  Bed-wetting in children.

•  A vaginal yeast infection or regular bouts of thrush (a yeast infection).


Although most people with Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in childhood and early adulthood, the symptoms are the same at any age. Adults diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes may not recognize their symptoms quickly, which can prove detrimental because diagnosis and then treatment may be delayed. Adults may develop a specific form of Type 1 diabetes known as latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA), which tends to develop more slowly than Type 1 diabetes in children and young adults. People with LADA may sometimes be misdiagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes.


Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin injections several times a day or the use of an insulin pump. It’s not easy to ignore the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes because they appear very quickly. However, leaving it untreated can cause serious health problems such as diabetic ketoacidosis, which can result in a potentially

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