COVID-19 and Impotence: There Seems to be a Connection, but How Strong Is It?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Having COVID-19 was tied to a somewhat increased risk of a new erectile dysfunction (ED) diagnosis, a researcher reported here. Data from the study came from a U.S. insurance database and, after propensity matching, 230,517 men with recorded COVID-19 were identified, as were 232,645 without recorded COVID-19. After controlling for various factors,…

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California storm could bring ‘historic’ rain, forecasters say

A powerful storm roared ashore Sunday in Northern California, flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in burn areas left bare by wildfires as forecasters predicted record rainfall.Drenching rain and strong winds accompanied the arrival of an atmospheric river — a long and wide plume of moisture pulled in from the Pacific Ocean that…

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Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official

By Caroline Vakil – 10/24/21 03:10 PM EDT Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) said Saturday that his official Twitter account had been suspended over a post he made about Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health Rachel LevineRachel LevineOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter…

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Economic growth helps cut fiscal 2021 deficit to $2.8 trillion

Surging tax revenues as the U.S. economy rebounded from the coronavirus-driven downturn helped reduce the budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the Treasury Department and White House budget office announced Friday.The fiscal 2021 deficit clocked in at a still-massive $2.8 trillion, although that’s down $360 billion from the previous year’s shortfall and…

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