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Why Are Men Losing Hair, Sperm, and Libido?

At the end of 2016, there is bad news for Delhi men, because they are losing their hair, sperm and libido. A new survey conducted by a city-based healthcare startup found that 63 percent of Delhi men (between the ages of 30 and 40) have a sperm count of less than half of the national average of 20 million ml. The survey conducted by Dalmia Medicare analyzed 1,90,000 diag - nostic tests carried out in Delhi-NCR in 2016 to come up with these findings. Delhi men also fared poorly in their testosterone tests with 60 percent of those tested fall - ing in the lower range -below 300-350. Doctors blamed stress, smoking, increased air pollution as some of the factors for this trend.

Stressful Jobs Can Actually Make You Find Ways to Solve Problems

A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done; instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energizing. The new research says, however, to enjoy these benefits of stress you have to feel in control of the task in hand and be involved in decisions such as timetables and deadlines. Researchers from the University of Indiana's Business School have followed more than 10,000 workers in their sixties since 2004. To measure the stress of their jobs, employees were asked how hard they worked; how much they needed to concentrate and if they were overworked. The findings indicated, seven years later, those who worked in high-stress, low-control jobs were most likely to have died.

Sun Bathing May Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease

Sun bathing and vitamin D supplements may be feasible and affordable approaches to improve or even prevent metabolic syndromes, which pose a risk of diabetes and heart disease, a new study has claimed. It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome. Scientists have now discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for this syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria, said Stephen Pandol from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in the US. Metabolic syndrome affects a quarter of the world's adult population, and it is defined by a group of risk factors that put you on the road to diabetes and heart disease.

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