Anabolic Steroids: Risks, Not Rewards

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Baldness, heart failure, acne, testicular shrinkage, “man boobs,” low testosterone, and even sudden death are just some of the side effects of anabolic steroid use. Learn more about how steroids work, who’s actually taking them, and all of the side effects that can happen when you “juice.”

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6 (Medical) Tips for Better Sleep

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1 in 3 adults get fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation is linked to car accidents, work accidents, and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and even all-cause mortality. If everyone knows that sleep is important to your health, why are people so bad at getting the sleep they need? Here are 6 tips for a better night’s sleep that don’t involve sleep medication. You’re welcome.

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The Health Impacts of Obesity

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Obesity might be one of the 21st century’s defining epidemics. In fact, more than 1 in 3 adults over age 20 (37.9%) have obesity, and more than 2 in 3 adults over age 20 are overweight or obese (70.7%), putting them at risk for everything from diabetes and heart disease to cancer.

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Is My Penis Normal? The Average Male Penis Size

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Guys are obsessed with where they land on the penis spectrum. So here are some hard facts about normal penis size, curvature, and the firmness and frequency of erections so you can stop worrying about it.

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Depression: America’s Hidden Epidemic

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Depression is still one of the most overlooked causes of death and suffering in the US. It’s important to understand the far-reaching negative impacts of depression—even if you’re not struggling with this illness—because chances are, someone you know is grappling with this silent killer. They just haven’t told you about it.

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What Really Causes Erectile Dysfunction? 5 Common Causes of ED

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Normal male sexual function requires a surprising amount of interactions between cardiovascular, neurologic, hormonal, and psychological systems. In other words, getting an erection is…well hard. Here are 5 of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction (and what you can do about each of them)

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Is Red Meat Bad For You?

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As nutrition science advances, the health benefits of red meat are increasingly coming under the microscope. And it’s not great news for meat lovers.

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Why is Meditation So Good for You?

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As more research points to powerful psychological and physiological benefits, doctors are starting to integrate meditation and mindfulness techniques into cardiovascular and stress treatment. And the best part? No negative side effects. Meditation is free, easy to do, customizable to your needs and physical limitations, and effective—even in small doses. All you need is 15 minutes and a few deep breaths to start improving your cardiovascular and mental health.

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Can You Major in Masculinity?

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In 2019, Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY will become the first school to offer a Master of Arts degree in masculinity studies. If you’re tempted to crack a joke about the program being useless, since most college classes—from history to literature—already focus on men, that’s the whole point. The new program takes a feminist perspective and emphasizes gender equality.

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13 Thoughts Guys Have During Sex

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Despite what women think, a guy’s mind doesn’t go blank when we have sex—though it might look that way. Men actually think about all kinds of things before, during, and after sex. Luckily, you also have the medical know-how from Roman’s resident sexual health expert, Dr. Michael Reitano, to tell you what to do if you have the same thoughts when you get down.

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Want to Lose Weight? Stop Exercising

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Bad news, America. Exercise isn’t the key to weight loss—diet is. While exercise is absolutely essential to overall health (and happiness!), it has almost nothing to do with weight loss. We have a fundamental misunderstanding about how our bodies use food, and the importance of diet. But don’t trust me. Let’s look at the science behind calories, energy use, and weight loss to understand why exercise isn’t the key to losing those last 10 pounds. If you want to lose weight, it’s time to get real about what you put into your body.

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6 Things that Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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Some pretty bad things happen to your body when you don’t get enough sleep. Learn how sleep deprivation is connected to weight gain, hormone imbalance, low testosterone, heart disease, stress, and more

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Home for Great Sex

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The act of preparing my home with the intention of having great sex became a sort of ritual and incredibly effective in reducing my anxiety, boosting my partner’s  level of comfort and setting ourselves up for a mutually satisfying experience. Here are 8 things I learned along the way, backed up by medical research, of course.

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Friends Can Help You Live Longer: The Science of Social Connection

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Loneliness is bad for you. No, really. Learn how the science of social connection can help you lead a healthier, happier life by connecting with your community, family, and friends.

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Sexy Supplements: The Vitamins that Affect Erections

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Vitamins and minerals are one of the most popular supplements to maintain health and prevent disease and increase overall health. But there’s a one big problem with the vitamin gold rush. Not a lot of people really know what vitamins supplements actually do.

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