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Thursday, May 3, 2012

This Week’s Top News Stories: April 29-May 4

Woman Lifting Weights

FDA approves a new ED drug, the best way to get fit for the beach, controlling type 2 diabetes in kids, and more of this week’s top news stories.

FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Stendra
Vesuvius Inc.’s new ED drug joins Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, and Viagra on the market following FDA approval. Read more

High Reps with Low Weights Builds Muscle, Too
Think you need to keep adding weight to build muscles? Not necessarily, according to a new study, which suggests using low weights and performing more reps may be the best way to go. Read more

Does Dopamine Explain Why Slackers Slack?
If you find yourself lacking motivation, your brain may be to blame. New research suggests the way your brain handles the chemical dopamine may predict whether you’re a hard worker or a slacker. Read more

30% of Workers Get Far Too Little Sleep
About 40.6 million American workers are getting six or fewer hours of sleep per day, according to a CDC report, putting them far below the seven to nine hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes in Kids a Challenge to Control
As obesity rates rise, more children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a condition that’s not yet easy to treat in the young. Read more

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