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Can you stand on one foot for 10 seconds without wobbling? If not, you are twice as likely to die in 10 years.

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that people who failed to balance on one foot for 10 seconds were nearly twice as likely to die in the next 10 years.

The researchers tested 1,702 participants from ages 51 to 75 for the study, with the average age set at 61.

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Lead researcher, Dr. Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo found that poor balance and musculoskeletal fitness can be linked with frailty in older adults.

"If you are younger than 70 years, you are expected to successfully complete the 10 seconds," Araújo wrote in an email to USA TODAY. "For those older than 70 years of age, if you complete it, you are in better static balance status than your age-peers..."

"Aged people falling are in very high risk of major fractures and other related complications. This may play a role in the higher risk of mortality," he said.

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Only individuals who could walk steadily were included in the study. Participants were all asked to stand on one leg for 10 seconds without resting their foot on one leg or holding onto anything for support. One in 5 participants failed the test.

The inability of participants to pass the balance test increased with age, while those with weight problems or diabetes were more likely to fail, USA Today reported.

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A recent study in Georgia found that Black women are 1.5 times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women. Similar studies conducted 10 years ago reached the same conclusions.

40 percent of Black women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year will die.

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a sexually transmitted virus that is the main cause of cervical cancer.

Black women continue to lead in the category of high-risk HPV infections. According to Blackdoctor.org, Black women are 1.5 times more likely to test positive for high-risk HPV infections. Also, 56 percent of Black women were still infected 2 years after they were diagnosed.

HPV infection in women clears up on its own. But research has found that Black women have a hard time clearing up HPV infections.

The reasons for the high HPV infection rate among Black women vary from socioeconomic, fear of doctors, a lack of education, no transportation, a lack of nearby clinics and doctors, and a lack of awareness about the HPV vaccine.

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Lesbians have a high prevalence of cervical cancer because of risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, and delay in getting Pap smears and pelvic examinations as recommended.

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease if detected early. Pap smears can often detect early changes in cervical cells that are a precursor to cancer.

According to WSB-TV, some Black women don't know there is a vaccine that can prevent HPV.

The Georgia study recommended that the state expand insurance access, fund programs to prevent and treat cervical cancer, and encourage women to get the HPV vaccine.




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A male contraceptive pill is entering clinical trials after showing promising results in early research studies.

Studies show the male contraceptive pill prevented nearly 99% of pregnancies in mice, according to Yahoo! News.

The pills, developed by the University of Minnesota, is known only as YCT529. Dr Gunda Georg, one of the researchers, described the pill as "very, very promising".

In trials on mice the pill was very effective and side effects were minimal and not permanent.

Female contraceptive pills have been available on the market for 60 years. But pills for men have been slow to bring to market because the pills target the male sex hormone testosterone.

"The female pill has been available for 60 years now, and the male pill has lagged behind," said Georg.

A pill that decreases testosterone in men would increase feminine characteristics such as breasts and feminine voices. Side effects would include weight gain, depression, and mood swings, which may not be appealing to macho men.

"Scientists have been trying for decades to develop an effective male oral contraceptive, but there are still no approved pills on the market," Abdullah Al Noman, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, said in a statement.

Nearly half of males responding to a survey said they are willing to take the pill.

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USA Today deleted tweets following public backlash to its article attempting to normalize abnormal adult attraction to children.

The article, titled "What the public keeps getting wrong about pedophilia," was quickly moved behind a paywall.

The writer quoted researchers who claimed there's a difference between pedophiles who harm children and people who only think about it.

The writer claimed scientific studies found "pedophilia is determined in the womb, though environmental factors may influence whether someone acts on an urge to abuse."

"Not all people who sexually abuse children are pedophiles. Some pedophiles never abuse children, experts say, and some people who sexually abuse children do not sexually prefer them, but use them as a surrogate for an adult partner. They may be disinhibited and anti-social, with impulse control problems."

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"The evidence suggests it is inborn. It's neurological," said James Cantor, a clinical psychologist and sex researcher. "Pedophilia is the attraction to children, regardless of whether the (person) ever ... harms."

Cantor said there's no treatment for pedophilia, but pedophiles can be taught self-control and strategies to compensate, which he said is more likely if they're under the care of a professional.

"There are the people who are sexually attracted to children ... (and then) there are some people who molest kids who are not pedophiles," said Anna Salter, a psychologist, author, and internationally recognized expert. "They molest kids because of anger. They molest kids because they're scared of adult women. They molest kids to get revenge, but they don't actually have an age preference for prepubescent children."

After deleting the tweets, USA Today explained:

"A previous thread did not include all information and the story it was written about is behind a paywall. We made the decision to delete the thread."

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Centuries before bathtubs were invented, unwashed cave dwellers had no idea their body odor was offensive.

According to research published in Nature, your nose can detect about one trillion smells. But one smell it can't detect is your own body odor.

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Religious theologians say humans can't detect our body odor to prevent us from becoming depressed. Also, our offensive body odor was necessary to ward off predators.
 
RELATED: 8 foods that actually make you smell bad
 
God, in His infinite wisdom, blocked our ability to detect our own body odor.

However, the game changed forever when man invented soap and razors. That's when the population exploded.

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Pamela Dalton, a psychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, explained to the Washington Post that the brain also blocks our body odor to make room for more important smells -- like pizza or danger.

"If your sense of smell was bogged down by your body odor -- or other standard smells -- we might not be able to detect the more important odors."

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Pfizer-BioNTech is testing a 3-dose vaccine for 2-5 year olds after data showed the 2-dose mRNA vaccines were ineffective in that age group.

The extended research will delay mRNA vaccines for 2-5 year olds until 2022, Pfizer said in a statement on Friday.

The announcement means Pfizer won't have to present data to regulators until the first half of 2022, NBC News reports.

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Earlier this month, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, a Greek veterinarian, said the company would have data on 2-5 year olds by the end of the year.

In a news release on Friday, Pfizer said two doses generated a strong immune response in children under 2, but not in children ages 2 to under 5.

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"We have decided to modify each of the pediatric studies to incorporate a third dose to the series and seek licensure for a three-dose series rather than a two-dose series as originally anticipated," Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer's head of vaccine research, said on a conference call with investors on Friday.

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Is your mom kinder to her grandchild than she was with you? A new study says you're not imagining things.

Retired pop singer Beyonce (left) recalls the day her mom, Tina Lawson slapped the taste out of her mouth for ignoring her in a store.

"I was about 15 and the song was playing on the radio and I'm like 'Yeah!' and these guys were looking like 'Ooooh that's Beyoncé' and I thought I was hot. And she smacked the crap outta me in that store."

Tina said, "I don't care what song you have on the radio - you are my child. You do not disrespect me."

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Tina is considerably kinder to her granddaughter, Blue Ivy, than she was with Beyonce.

According to a new study, biology is the main reason your mom is kinder and more patient with her grandchild than she was with you.

The research was conducted by author James Rilling, a professor of anthropology and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta.

Rilling discovered grandmothers showed significant neurological changes when they underwent brain scans with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

50 grandmothers participated in the study. They were shown pictures of their grandkids, their adult children, and a stranger.

When shown photos of their grandchildren, grandmothers had measurable brain activity and changes in blood flow when shown photos of their grandkids.

The pupils in their eyes also changed size when they saw a photo of their grandchild.

Their brain scans showed more cognitive empathy when looking at photos of their own child.

However, when looking at a grandchild, they showed stronger emotional empathy than they did with their own children.
 

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Recent studies have shown there are only three Black men for every 5 Black women in America -- and that number is dwindling.

Mass incarceration, HIV/AIDS, and gun violence are partly to blame for the shrinking pool of available Black men in America.

America has recently seen the largest shift in Black men coming out as ghey or bisexual.

By coming out as ghey, Black men feel like they belong to a growing movement that offers career advancement and financial rewards.

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Coming out as bisexual was probably a business decision for retired rapper-turned-podcaster Joe Budden who, at age 41, has seen the last of his rap career.

Budden's big reveal on Thursday generated more headlines than his rap records.


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Lil Nas X, a mediocre rapper at best, is still relevant - but only because he came out as LGBT+.

When all else fails, blame single Black women for the dwindling supply of available Black men.

In an article titled "Ways Single Mothers Destroy their sons," the author explained that "Speaking negatively about their father" is the single most damaging thing a mom can do to her son.

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At least 20% of Black men are in long-term relationships with white or non-Black women.

ESSENCE magazine published 7 reasons why Black men stopped approaching Black women.

"We can't win! Black women are wonderful (we know this) but somehow many of our clients often believe that dating a sister is no longer 'in style' for Black men," a professional matchmaker told ESSENCE.

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A hospital in Western Michigan is hiring nurses from neighboring states who quit their jobs over Covid-19 vaccine mandates.

Spectrum Health, in West Michigan, announced that employees, including nurses and doctors, who recovered from Covid-19 and are now immune, aren't required to get the vaccine.

The announcement comes after U.S. Pres. Joe Biden declared war on unvaccinated Americans in a press conference on Friday.

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Biden signed an executive order giving occupational safety agency, OSHA, the authority to fine businesses up to $14,000 per violation if they don't force their employees to get the vaccine.

According to the Detroit News, "Spectrum Health, which is in the process of merging with Southfield-based Beaumont Health, will grant an exemption to those who have a positive PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 plus a positive antibody test from within the past three months."

The hospital is the first major hospital system in the U.S. to grant exemptions to employees with prior Covid-19 infection after reviewing "new research" on Covid.

As first reported in Science magazine, a study out of Israel found that "natural infection with a prior strain of Covid-19" was 13x more effective at preventing future infection than those who are vaccinated.

The groundbreaking research study was initially ignored by the American news media. On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci was caught off guard when CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta went off script and asked how he would explain to people with natural immunity that they still need the vaccine.

Fauci's answer: "I don't have a really firm answer for you on that."

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A man suffered erectile dysfunction after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. The unidentified man's wife reported he suffered the adverse event shortly after receiving the mRNA vaccine.

"My man hasn't been able to have an erection since he took the vaccine. At first I was teasing him but when I saw how distressed it made him I realized that its [sic] serious. We are going for professional consultation today. Hoping for a positive outcome."

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According to goodrx.com, Covid-19 has been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED) in research studies. However, there isn't enough research to prove whether Covid-19 vaccines can cause ED.

"COVID-19 can cause swelling and inflammation in the penis. It can also damage blood vessels and lower or prevent blood from reaching tissues and organs. If blood can’t reach your penis, having an erection will be more difficult."

A small study cited by goodrx.com reports that men infected with the coronavirus had lower testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels can lead to ED.
 
READ ALSO: Study: Covid-19 May Attack Testicles, Reduce Testosterone in Men
 
Other risk factors for ED include obesity, age, high blood pressure, respiratory illnesses, mental illness, and diabetes.

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database doesn't show any reports of ED.

The data may not be available because some men are embarrassed to report their inability to get it up after taking the vaccines.

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Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20, a time for children to show their dads how much they love and appreciate them.

While the holiday pales in comparison to Mother's Day, experts say fathers are more important to a child's development than mothers.

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Radio host Steve Harvey, a father of four, said this about Father's Day: "Father's Day dwarfs in comparison to Mother's Day. It's actually embarrassing. Ain't no restaurants sold out..."

And radio personality Ryan Cameron, a father of three, said Father's Day is the most disrespected holiday - and he's tired of the disrespect.

If you are a successful businesswoman, your father probably had a lot to with the direction you've taken in life.

According to childcare experts, there are many factors that influence a young girl’s future, and a good dad is the key to success

Research has shown a strong father-daughter bond may play an important role in the kind of woman a little girl grows up to be.

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Girls who had hands-on fathers during their early stages of development grew up to be healthier physically, were less likely to be depressed, and were less likely to become pregnant during their high school or college years.

[Read: Abandonment issues: how it affects your relationship]

More than 1 in 4 children in America live in a fatherless home. 3 out of 4 children are raised in single mother households in the Black community.

But there is good news.

A recent study shows dads are spending more time with their children today than they did two generations ago.

A father's love is key to the way daughters view relationships with other men. If a father isn't there during a daughter's formative years, his absence can cause drama in her life later on.

[READ: The 11 types of girls you need to avoid at all costs]

Happy Father's Day!
 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci now admits he provided $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in China, where the coronavirus reportedly escaped.

House Rep. Warren Davidson called for Fauci's immediate termination as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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Fauci is also the chief medical advisor to the White House and a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Davidson accused Fauci of putting politics ahead of human lives.

"He has repeatedly put political science ahead of the science on COVID-19," Davidson told Fox News.

"It is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately."

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For over a year, the mainstream news media defended and protected Dr. Fauci by placing the blame for the pandemic on President Trump.

In 2014, then-president Barack Obama ordered two U.S.-based labs to end their research into the bat coronavirus. The NIH responded by suspending 21 research studies into the bat virus.

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President Obama ordered Fauci to dismantle the labs -- likely because he feared an outbreak on U.S. soil where his wife and children live.

Dr. Fauci packed up the labs and shipped everything to China. He directed funding from the NIH to Wuhan for "gain of function research" -- experiments that increased the pathogenicity (infection rate) of the flu, MERS, and SARS viruses (Covid-19 is a SARS virus).

Then Fauci made his infamous prediction that there would be a pandemic under President Trump.

A year after the pandemic forced lockdowns and mask mandates in America, the news media suddenly turned on Fauci and began reporting his link to the Wuhan lab.

At first, Dr. Fauci denied any links at all between the NIH and the Wuhan lab.

During a tense exchange with Sen. Rand Paul (a medical doctor) on May 11, Fauci claimed "the NIH [National Institutes of Health] has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV]."

Afterwards, the Wuhan lab suspiciously erased any mention of the NIH from its website.

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Congressional lawmakers pressed Fauci to tell the truth about his involvement with the lab. He folded and admitted he directed the NIH to provide a "modest" sum to the Wuhan lab.

He vigorously denied the money went to "gain of research" experiments on bat virus.

He defended allocating $600,000 to the Wuhan lab to study the risk that bat coronaviruses could infect humans.

"It would have been almost a dereliction of our duty if we didn't study this [bat virus], and the only way you can study these things is you've got to go where the action is," he said.

"You don't want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia, to find out what the animal-human interface is that might lead to a jumping of species."

Fauci didn't explain why he repeatedly denied involvement with the Wuhan lab for over a year.

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Florida residents are outraged that nearly 1 billion mosquitos are set to be released in the Florida Keys.

Scientists will release 750 million male mosquitos that are genetically engineered to breed with female mosquitos in the wild.

The male mosquitos are modified to carry a protein that will kill off any female offspring before they reach maturity. The experiment ensures that no female mosquitos will survive in the long run.

Any male offspring will mature and mate with female mosquitos, passing on the defective genes and slowly eliminating the mosquito population.

The project's goal is to control invasive, disease-carrying species responsible for infections such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever.

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The experiment, spearheaded by British firm biotech firm Oxitec, received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Furious Florida residents are calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop "this live experiment", which they refer to as "terrorism."

The experiment is set to begin this week, with the first phase releasing up to 144,000 mosquitoes over the next 12 weeks.

Up to a billion genetically engineered mosquitos will eventually be released in Monroe County.

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Two researchers have launched a study to determine whether Covid-19 mRNA vaccines cause abnormal periods such as heavy bleeding.

Dr. Kathryn Clancy and Dr. Katherine Lee say they launched the study when they both experienced heavy menstrual bleeding after taking the vaccines.

When Clancy and Lee asked their Twitter followers to describe their abnormal menstrual cycles after taking the vaccines, hundreds of women replied.

Clancy and Lee are now compiling data from a questionnaire asking women to describe their abnormal periods. As of Monday, more than 25,000 women have completed the questionnaire, Dailymail.com reported.

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In a series of tweets in February, Clancy discussed her heavy menstrual bleeding after taking the first shot of Moderna.

"I'm curious whether other menstruators [sic] have noticed changes too?" she wrote.

"I'm a week and a half out from dose 1 of Moderna, got my period maybe a day or so early, and am gushing like I'm in my 20s again. I'm on day 3 of my period and am still swapping out extra long overnight pads a few times a day. Typical for me at this time is maybe one or two regular pads."

On April 7, Clancy tweeted out a link to a survey in which women could document their menstrual irregularities.

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Thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets, was among the adverse effects reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) system.

Low blood platelets causes abnormal bleeding, weakness and fatigue.

Experts say Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson did not report any menstrual irregularities during their relatively short clinical trials.

They say it's too early to suggest a link between heavy cycles and vaccinations until a larger study is conducted.

The Food & Drug Administration approved the mRNA vaccines on an emergency basis.

The FDA approval allowed pharmaceutical companies to forego longterm studies of their vaccines.

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A loyal reader sent this link in the hopes that it will help some of my readers to increase their sexual pleasure.

Good communication (verbal and physical) are keys to boost pleasure during vaginal penetration.

A recent study of more than 3,000 women, ages 18 to 93, revealed what women do to increase their pleasure during sex.

According to Yahoo News, the study focused on vaginal penetration, and the majority of respondents were heterosexual.

90% of respondents say they shift their hips or raise their pelvis during sex so the penis hits all four walls.

Another 76% of women said they make their vaginal penetration more pleasurable by rocking their hips, so the base of the penis rubs against the clitoris inside the vagina, rather than thrusting in and out.

70% of the women said they use "pairing," which refers to the woman or her partner reaching down to stimulate the clitoris (with a finger or sex toy) during penetration.

Read more at the links below.

Share your techniques for heightening your sexual pleasure in the comments below!

Source: Yahoo! News via HuffPost