Category Archives: Men’s Health

All over the world, men die younger than women: international UCSF team






All over the world, men die younger than women and do worse on a host of health indicators, yet policy makers rarely focus on this “men’s health gap” or adopt programs aimed at addressing it, according to an international group … Continue reading






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Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about






WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) — Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from … Continue reading






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Mobile phones in trouser pockets negatively affect male fertility, new study suggests






Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Previous research has suggested that Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) … Continue reading






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Male eating disorders highlighted by men’s health group






(Washington, DC) – When you think of eating disorders, men are probably not the first thing coming to your mind. However, during this National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 23rd to March 1st, Men’s Health Network (MHN) is concerned with … Continue reading






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Stressful life events raise older men’s fall risks






Association of stressful life events with incident falls and fractures in older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Howard A. Fink1⇑, Michael A. Kuskowski1 and Lynn M. Marshall2 + Author Affiliations 1VA Medical Center, Geriatric Research Education and … Continue reading






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Women’s immune systems remain younger for longer






Women’s immune systems age more slowly than men’s, suggests research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Immunity & Ageing. The slower decline in a woman’s immune system may contribute to women living longer than men. Researchers looked at the blood … Continue reading






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Men’s cosmetic procedures surge






OVERVIEW In today’s fiercely competitive job market, research shows an increased demand for cosmetic procedures among men hoping that a fresh look will improve their chances of advancing their careers. While men are seeking the same treatments women have long … Continue reading






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Men take risks to get women’s attention; the opposite is not so prevalent






How far would you go to get the attention of the one you love? According to a recent study it seems that given a romantic opportunity, men are willing to take big risks in getting attention from the opposite sex, … Continue reading






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Eating disorders and men: new research






Eating disorders have long been considered a women’s crisis in both popular culture and clinical treatment. The latest issue of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention sheds new light on the rising numbers of men and boys worldwide … Continue reading






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Fathers who sleep closer to children have lower testosterone levels






Closer sleeping proximity between fathers and children is associated with a greater decrease in the father’s testosterone level, with possible implications for parenting behavior. The full report is published Sep. 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Fathers’ testosterone … Continue reading






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Why cardiovascular risk is linked to ED in younger men






Assessment of sexual function should be incorporated into cardiovascular risk evaluation for all men, regardless of the presence or absence of known cardiovascular disease, according to Dr. Ajay Nehra, lead author of a report by the Princeton Consensus (Expert Panel) … Continue reading






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Osteoporosis in men: an update






Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis. 2011 Aug;3(4):191-200. Osteoporosis in men: insights for the clinician. Adler RA. Abstract Osteoporosis has finally been recognized as an important disorder in men. Men have osteoporotic fractures about 10 years later in life than women. Owing … Continue reading






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Testosterone drop not linked to normal aging






Newswise — A new study finds that a drop in testosterone levels over time is more likely to result from a man’s behavioral and health changes than by aging. The study results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s … Continue reading






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ED linked to vitamin D






Newswise — A paper just published hypothesizes that vitamin D deficiency may be an important risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). Evidence cited supporting the link between low vitamin D and ED include that those with Asthma, depression, falls and … Continue reading






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Financial stress, weight gain linked for men






WEST DES MOINES, Iowa-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new survey by Aviva USA, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, finds the primary factor contributing to stress for men is their financial situation. The survey also reveals a strong correlation between high levels of stress … Continue reading






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Male reproductive health adversely affected by cycling: new UCLA study






LOS ANGELES-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new study conducted by UCLA School of Nursing researchers has found that serious leisure male cyclists may experience hormonal imbalances that could affect their reproductive health. The study, “Reproductive Hormones and Interleukin-6 in Serious Leisure Male Athletes,” … Continue reading






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FDA says VMaxx Rx contains hidden drug ingredient






The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “VMaxx Rx,” a product for sexual enhancement sold on various websites, including www.vmaxxrx.com. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “VMaxx Rx” contains the undeclared ingredient sulfoaildenafil.   Sulfoaildenafil … Continue reading






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For men, how good your infection-fighting genes are may determine how long you live






Females of mammals (including humans) tend to outlive males, a circumstance that is usually attributed to males´ more aggressive and hence energy-depleting behaviour, especially when they compete for females. This might also explain why males of many species usually show … Continue reading






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Men’s diabetes risk could be raised by low testosterone






Low levels of testosterone in men could increase their risk of developing diabetes, a study suggests. Scientists have found that low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. The study is … Continue reading






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Testosterone’s antidepressant effects






Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, appears to have antidepressant properties, but the exact mechanisms underlying its effects have remained unclear. Nicole Carrier and Mohamed Kabbaj, scientists at Florida State University, are actively working to elucidate these mechanisms. They’ve discovered … Continue reading






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Circumcision may decrease the risk of prostate cancer






A new analysis led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that circumcision before a male’s first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer … Continue reading






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Male fertility linked to omega fatty acids found in tuna, salmon: new study






Who knew that male fertility depends on sperm-cell architecture? A University of Illinois study reports that a certain omega-3 fatty acid is necessary to construct the arch that turns a round, immature sperm cell into a pointy-headed super swimmer with … Continue reading






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Impulsive versus controlled men






Impulsive individuals tend to display aggressive behavior and have challenges ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, to problem gambling and difficult relationships. They are less able to adapt to different social situations. Impulsivity is also a common feature of psychiatric … Continue reading






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Bike seats’ effect on men’s pelvic blood flow: new study






Is it just an urban myth, or can long-term bike riding cause sexual dysfunction in men? Previous studies have not shed much light on the question, says Dr. Craig Niederberger, professor and head of urology at the University of Illinois … Continue reading






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Vitamin D and men: Northwestern study says one size does not fit all






CHICAGO — African-American men living in areas with low sunlight are up to 3 ½ times more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency than Caucasian men and should take high levels of Vitamin D supplements, according to a new study … Continue reading






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