My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
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Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera and a screen on the street and asked passersby if they wanted to check themselves out with it. The result, as you can see, was lots of freckles (and plenty of other hidden marks).
The next big surprise came when Leveritt offered them some sunscreen. Since the lotion blocks UV rays, you can see much more clearly how protective a layer can be. Watch how surprised the participants are at the difference.
A new paper in Annals of Oncology has demonstrated that simple taking an aspirin a day may help substantially reduce the risk of cancer.
As long as patients don’t have blood disorders (serious stomach bleeding is a potential concern), take blood thinning medication or are heavy drinkers or smokers, doctors think that the benefits outweigh the harms. and that the evidence demonstrates aspirin could be a major tool in the anti-cancer arsenal.
In my first piece on Truvada, I said that I thought most sexually active gay men should at least consider going on it. That was not strong enough: All sexually active gay men who are negative should go on it, at least those who are in the highly populated gray area that I find myself in—guys who either have casual condomless sex from time to time or who are “always safe” but still burdened by the fear of HIV.
Coconut water is likely no better for you than plain old tap water. Which means that no matter what kind of health claims you’ve seen on bottles, there’s really only one solid reason to drink coconut water: taste.
Fairfax County, Va., and McDowell County, W.Va., are separated by 350 miles, about a half-day’s drive.
Residents of Fairfax County are among the longest-lived in the country: Men have an average life expectancy of 82 years and women, 85, about the same as in Sweden. In McDowell, the averages are 64 and 73, about the same as in Iraq.
A survey of men who have sex with men in Scotland found that users of hookup apps such as Gaydar and Grindr are not opposed to sexual health promotion on such sites, but they object to health workers initiating contact with them, AIDSmap reports.
It’s official — California is experiencing a whooping cough crisis of “epidemic proportions.”
State authorities announced on Monday that there have been 3,458 cases cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) since the beginning of this year, with more than 800 new cases in the past two weeks alone. Usually, there are 80 to 100 cases per month.