Everything you need to know about hepatitis B

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HBV is a major global health problem. Worldwide, some 887,000 people died from HBV-related liver disease in 2015. Between 850,000 and 2.2 million people in the United States (U.S.) are thought to be living with chronic HBV infection.

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A cousin of HIV – HTLV-1 is Spreading and has No Cure!

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Doctors from the Global Virus Network, an international group of virologists, are calling on the World Health Organization to work on strategies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 – a virus related to HIV.

Presence of both the human T-cell leukemia type-1 virus (HTLV-1) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed in the transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, 1980. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off After You’ve Lost It?

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Men’s Fitness

Even after you’ve shed major pounds, keeping the weight off can be a huge struggle. One reason? Your body constantly feels hungry, according to a new study from the American Physiological Society.
For the study, researchers had 40 obese volunteers — which was defined as having a body mass index greater than 40 — attend five three-week long weight loss sessions over the span of two years. During the sessions, the participants were coached through daily exercise and eating healthy.

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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

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If you’re like me, you love to eat chocolate. But not just any chocolate — I eat the varieties that are often referred to as “superfoods.” I’m talking about dark chocolate and cacoa nibs, which are both truly healthy forms of chocolate if you pick the right products. You’re probably thinking how is dark chocolate good for you, and in general, is chocolate good for you? Well, I’m about to tell you all about dark chocolate and how the benefits of dark chocolate are definitely for real.

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Why Dark Chocolate has Health Benefits Milk and White Chocolate Don’t?

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What Is Dark Chocolate? 

There are several types of chocolate, as you probably already know. Most people divide chocolate into three categories: white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The FDA actually does not have a standard of identity for dark chocolate, but the general consensus is that dark chocolate typically contains between 70 percent to 99 percent pure cacoa or cocoa solids. Some set the standard for dark chocolate even lower at 60 percent or less. This can be done since there is no set standard at the moment.

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Best Drinks Besides Water to Stay Hydrated

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Researchers checked out how popular beverages stack up against H20 when it comes to hydration. Here are the results.

YOU KNOW HOW important hydration is to your overall health, so we’re not going to bombard you with more common knowledge.

But we will share some interesting new facts about hydration you probably don’t know.

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

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DO YOU SMELL it? Can you taste it? For some people, that unmistakable smell and delectable taste are the main reasons to pry themselves out of bed each morning. What is it? It’s the eye-opening and mouth-watering beverage that’s consumed by an estimated100 million Americans on a daily basis and it comes from a simple bean – coffee. But, aside from the caffeinated beverage’s eye-opening abilities and addictive flavor, there are many other hidden benefits and we’ve compiled a list of arguably the six best reasons you should be consuming coffee.

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The Safest Way to Have Sex When You’re Fighting the Flu

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The flu can be such an inconvenience, keeping you holed up in your home feeling like a sack of phlegm. But so long as you can keep the ooze factor under control—and you have a willing partner—you can still get sexy. And to great gain: The flood of sex-induced endorphins will help ease your pain, at least temporarily.

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How Eating Nuts Helps You Keep Weight Off

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Men’s Fitness

October 10, 2017

Consuming nuts on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of obesity, according to a new study.

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sub-Saharan Africa Malaria Initiative

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Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded by President Barack Obama, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has been one of the main sources of funding for malaria prevention interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. A new report in PLoS Medicine shows that the PMI has reduced child mortality and the burden of malaria in those countries that have received its funding, primarily by increasing access to insecticide-treated nets, artemisinin-based combination therapy, and indoor residual spraying.

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