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Men's Health Supplements Don't Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Research suggests these products won't cut risk of disease spread or death



Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Contends
But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease



Mouse Study Hints at New 'Male Contraceptive'
Discovery could lead to a reversible, non-hormonal form of birth control for men, scientists say



Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion
Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report



Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study
Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say



Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?
Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship



More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed
Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say



Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test
Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say



Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain
One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males



Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds
Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others



'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA
Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials



Study Debunks Notion That Condoms Always Hamper Erections
Most young men who had such problems had erectile difficulties generally, researchers say



Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study



How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter
Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say



1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds



Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men's Heart Failure Risk
But study also finds too much exercise raises the odds of heart trouble



Mixed Results on Value of Testosterone Supplements for Men's Health
They may not harm the heart, but most men didn't see boost in sex lives either, study found



Bodybuilder Supplement Abuse a Growing Concern
Study finds more men using them to achieve 'perfect' body, may qualify as new eating disorder



Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study



A Man's Meat Intake Might Influence His Fertility: Study
Couples undergoing IVF treatments fared worse if his consumption of processed meats was high



Your Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias
Middle-aged man is target of heating, cooling standards, researchers say



Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men's Bones in Middle Age
Weight-lifting regimen tied to increased bone mass in the whole body, lumbar spine and hip, study finds



The Dreaded 'Dad Bod' Is Real
First-time fathers tend to add on extra pounds, researchers say



Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study
Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment



Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots
Finding was based on data from more than 30,000 American men, 40 and older



Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests



Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers
Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors



Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men
It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say



Testosterone Treatments Won't Help Men With Ejaculatory Issues
Researchers saw no improvement for patients with low testosterone and delayed ejaculation



Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say



'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients
Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy



Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together
Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says



Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach
Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance



Small Talk Can Boost Business Deals for Men, Study Says
Women get fewer bonus points from chatting because it's expected of them, researcher suggests



Many More Women Than Men Living to 100
But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds



Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk
Study did find slightly higher odds for the skin cancer in men on ED drugs, but lifestyles are probable culprit



Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds
Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care



Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows



1 in 5 Younger Americans Tested for HIV
22 percent for females and 16 percent for males, CDC says



High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk
In study, patients who ate typical 'Western' fare had more than twice the odds of dying from the disease



Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis
Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say



Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds
Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say



'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption



First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception
Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy



Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?
New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect



Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay
Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function



Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines
More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend



Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds
Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong



Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too
Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes



Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year



Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry
Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'



HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says



Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking
Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds



Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years



Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study
But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say



Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds



Millennials More Tolerant, Less Promiscuous Than Their Parents
Study details Americans' changing views on sexual behavior over last four decades



Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action



Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study
Even with the meds, many men worry about erections, orgasms and desire



Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active



Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings



Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk
Future research will examine more families, different occupations



Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older



Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men
Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap



Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return
But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says



Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
But it's too early to make blanket recommendation, expert says



Exercise Might Help His Sex Life
Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says



Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex
Women who got more rest had greater desire the next day, study found



Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness



Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected



How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity
Remind him that needy causes may affect his personal interests, researchers suggest



Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study
Finds the cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to slower progression of disease



The Lower His IQ, the More a Young Guy Drinks?
Heavy drinking and lesser intelligence linked in Swedish study



Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man's Fertility: Study
Other factors that seemed to have an effect were high blood pressure, taking many medications



Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?
In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake



When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too
'Harness the power of the couple' to enhance health, researcher says



Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species
That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend



Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy
But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning



Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk
Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds



Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?
Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages



Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks
Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths



Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say



Did PSA Test's Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases



Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says



Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers
Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases



Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men
Here are common risk factors



Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?
Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy



More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64



Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds
When they recognize need to help partner, they may just hire a cleaner instead



Health Tip: Protecting a Man's Health
Things you can do to stay healthier



MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds
New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases



Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study
Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up



Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade
But the procedure is expensive and not always tied to better outcomes, study suggests



New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men
Study warns that revised versions are more like dangerous 'huffing' solvents



Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds
Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45



Does He Post a Lot of 'Selfies'? He Might Be a Narcissist
Guys who spent lots of time editing self-portraits also ranked high in self-interest, study found



Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment
Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer



Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths



For Anorexic Men, the Focus Is on Muscle
Collected data shows a 'paradox,' with men becoming malnourished as they try to bulk up



Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy



Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years



Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds
Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say



Male Breast Cancer Is Different
Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds



Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows
Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others



Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds
Consequences aren't clear, but experts suspect the change might be linked to increased cancer risk



FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women
Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines



CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
Says benefits, including reduced chances of sexually transmitted diseases, outweigh risks



Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says



A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say



Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says
Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health



Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?
Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed



Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women
Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say



HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes



Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture
Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too



Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?
Men who sleep with plenty of women less likely to develop cancer in the gland, study suggests



Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients
But the overall risk is small, researchers say



Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds
And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say



Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study
Finding only held true when men's sex partners were female, not male, researchers say



Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men
Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds



As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds
National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure



For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?
Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results



Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do
Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says



Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says



High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study
But expert doesn't recommend taking statins to prevent recurrence



Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm
And the risk of sexually transmitted infection climbs with more drinking, research suggests



A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms
The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys



Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood



Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study
Bullying may be to blame, but research doesn't prove cause-and-effect



Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say



NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say



Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts
Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds



FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products



DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say



FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks



1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds



New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows



Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection



Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible



Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study
Those who do pursue sex reassignment 'will have an easier time of it,' expert says



Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer
They were more likely to develop aggressive disease sooner than white patients, study says



New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies



Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom
Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says



Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy
Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds



Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say



Sperm's Anti-Germ 'Shield' Might Play Role in Fertility
Boosting levels of key protein could make a difference for some men, researchers suggest



Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive
While the prostate screen does seem to save lives, worries about overdiagnosis remain, experts say



Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports



Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds



Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds



Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate
Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds



Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add



Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say



Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl



Health Tip: Eating for Your Age
Suggestions for men in their 60s



Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds
Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers



No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds



Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal



Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
More research is needed to understand why, authors say



Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends



Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game
About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds



Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research



Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too
But little research is done on male treatments, expert says



Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say



Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say



Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts
Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel



Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA
Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart



Stricter Laws Might Reduce Aggressive Driving in Young Males: Study
Speeding-related deaths, injuries dropped after new laws and harsher penalties took effect, researchers say



Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study
Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say



Headaches During Sex More Common Than Thought, Expert Says
Problem affects more than 1 out of 100 people, mostly men



Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study
Men who use smartphones to locate new sex partners may be prone to riskier encounters, researchers say



Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him
Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says



Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates



Cellphone Exposure May Harm Male Fertility
Review found sperm were less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices



Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less
Activity declined most among those just starting the drug, study finds



Pot Use Might Be Linked to Abnormal Sperm
Drug could impair male fertility, study suggests



Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study
Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention



Men Feel More Pain After Major Surgeries, Study Finds
But women had more discomfort following minor procedures, research shows



New Drug May Boost Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Enzalutamide also delays need for chemotherapy, researchers report



New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding generic docetaxel to standard hormonal treatment seems to have benefit, study shows



Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?
Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear



Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss
Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much



Sperm Swim Against the Current, Study Finds
Discovery may help scientists develop better artificial insemination techniques



Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study
A family history of condition also increases your risk



Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study
Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report



Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds



High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say



Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find
Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk



Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus



Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds
With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy



Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer
Researchers say study shows it saves money, but others note it doesn't appear to save lives



No Link Found Between Low Sperm Count, Birth Defects
Study looked at men with fertility issues, babies they fathered with assisted reproductive technology



Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans
Men with 2 or more defects have more than double the risk of dying early, study suggests



Some Prostate Cancer Patients Might Safely Delay Hormonal Therapy: Study
Even if PSA levels are rising, postponing the treatment may boost quality of life without lowering survival



Timing Influences Risk of Complications From Circumcision: Study
Infant boys fare well, researchers say, but older ones have up to 20-fold increase in complications



40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise, Study Finds
Similar heart benefits seen in those who began endurance workouts before 30 or after 40



Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC
Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report



Skin Cells of Infertile Men Turned Into Sperm 'Precursors' in Mouse Study
But whether this approach would work in humans is still unknown



'In Sickness and In Health' Isn't in the Cards for Many Women
When wife is seriously ill, half of marriages end in divorce, study finds



Low Vitamin D Linked to Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study
Adequate levels may help keep cell growth in check, but researchers say more study needed



Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests



Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile



For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say



Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted
It may contain genes important to male survival, researchers say



Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy
Study says this is something only women can accomplish



Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years



Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression



Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds



Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys



Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms
British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue



Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers



DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say



Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?
Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say



Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds
Important to test preschoolers for condition, because it hampers ability to do well on color-coded schoolwork



Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found



Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment



Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study
But men shouldn't take statins for that effect alone, researcher says



Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex
Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds



Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans



Marathon Training Might Boost Heart Health
Middle-aged male runners get a lot of health mileage out of race prep, study finds



Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say



New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study
'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply, but experts say more research is needed



Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer



Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men
Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years



'Low T' Diagnosis Needs More Than a Blood Test, Experts Say
Physical exam for testosterone levels is also essential because of lab inconsistencies



Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients
Study adds fodder to the operate vs. 'watch and wait' debate



Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men



Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer
Risk was highest when men had high or low levels of selenium already in their body



Are Slimmer, More Attractive Men More Germ-Free?
Polish study found more 'bad' bacteria in the noses, throats of heftier guys



Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures
Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits



Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study
Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say



'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men
More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased



Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
Whole-body exams more common among film viewers



More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men
Endocrine Society echoes recent FDA concerns about the popular supplements



Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating
Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests



Sizing Up a Guy by the Width of His Face
Broad facial structure appeals to women -- but only for short-term romances, study finds



Obese Men More Likely to Have Colon Polyps
Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps, tubular adenomas



Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds
Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups



FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments



Many Adults Report Minor Subjective Memory Problems
Memory impairment linked to health measures, education; more men report memory problems



Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65



Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles



Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning



Good Marriages Might Be Good for More Than a Man's Heart
Study found men who got hitched had stronger bones, but only if they tied the knot in their mid-20s or later



It's Not Just Anniversaries: Men Are the More Forgetful Sex
Survey of 48,000 people suggests women's memories tend to be sharper



Blood Vessel Treatment Might Reduce Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate
Small study found good results in most patients, but a larger trial is needed, experts say



'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Preliminary study measured levels of melatonin in Icelandic men



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Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients
Brisk walkers found to have more regularly shaped blood vessels in early study



Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men
Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers



Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery
Obese males wait longer to seek help, raising their odds for complications, study finds



'Low T' Therapy: Is It for Me?
Despite widespread ad campaigns, testosterone replacement isn't a panacea, but can help some men, experts say



Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say



FDA: Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections
Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk



Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently
Metformin made men's heart metabolism worse, study found



Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says
Researchers look at gender-based violence in 24 countries



Treating Sleep Apnea Might Be a Win-Win for Golfers
Lower handicap after treatment attributed to sharper focus



Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men
Study followed Swedish seniors for six years



FDA Approves New Drug for Peyronie's Disease
Xioflex is first non-surgical treatment to get FDA approval



New Drug Approved for Peyronie's Disease
Xiaflex is first non-surgical treatment to get FDA approval



FDA OKs Injections to Treat Curvature of Penis
Previously, surgery was the only approved treatment for Peyronie's disease



Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death



Black Men Raised by Single Parent Prone to High Blood Pressure: Study
Poverty might help explain the finding, researchers say



Thousands of Dangerous Erection Cases Seen in ERs Each Year, Study Finds
Researchers say men with sickle cell disease at greater risk for painful condition



Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says
Regular, frequent HIV testing can greatly cut down on risky behaviors, experts say



Testosterone Therapy Doesn't Worsen Urinary Symptoms
About 30 percent of men experience an AUA symptoms index improvement of 3 or more points



Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests
Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men



Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men
Study found males with levels of the hormone in the mid-range had lowest death risk



Those Rocked by Recession Most Likely to Hit the Bottle: Study
Men and the middle-aged vulnerable, possibly because of bigger responsibilities at home



Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
Study found male noses were 10 percent larger, on average, to bring oxygen to greater muscle mass



Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs
Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath



Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds
Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say



Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men
British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters



Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
Reasons for gender difference are unclear



Bisexual Men Aren't at Greater HIV Risk: Review
Analysis of 3,000 studies found they were 40 percent as likely as homosexual men to have AIDS virus



Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy
But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements



History of Prostate Cancer Tied to Higher Odds for Melanoma
Studies followed thousands of white male health professionals



Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study
For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men



Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds
Preoccupation with body image can lead to risky behaviors, researcher says



Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men
'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests



Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now
Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys



Study Ties Y Chromosome Variations to Prostate Cancer Risk
Researchers used Utah population data spanning generations



Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds
Report supports notion of adopting 'wait and see' approach after PSA test, experts say



Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane
Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner



Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital
Pinpointing high-risk patients could improve treatment, save health care dollars, researchers say



Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds
But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates



Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?
Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof



ASRM: Studies Examine Impact of Lifestyle on Sperm Quality
Three studies examine impact of alcohol, caffeine, and physical activity on sperm quality parameters



Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men
Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it



Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds
Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol



Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study
Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years



Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Methods that ease the problem in women found ineffective for men receiving hormone treatment



Low Testosterone Linked to Possible Heart Problems in Men
But study didn't explain how hormone levels might contribute to disease



Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Shorter-course treatment as effective for those with intermediate-risk disease, oncologist says



New Device Approved for Enlarged Prostate
Helps relieve blocked urine flow



Testosterone Not the Whole Story in 'Male Menopause'
Estrogen also involved, researchers say, and 'low-T' diagnosis isn't clear-cut



1 in 4 Asia-Pacific Men Admits to Rape: Survey
Entitlement, punishment among reasons cited



Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds
More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says



Vigorous Exercise May Lessen Young Men's Risk of Epilepsy
Those with high fitness level 79 percent less likely to be diagnosed with disorder later in life, study suggests



European Men Grew 4 Inches Taller Over Past 100 Years
Better sanitation, lower infant mortality are key contributing causes, study authors say



More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s



Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows
Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved



In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily
When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends



High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men
They're far more prone to heart attacks than women, study found



Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?
Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day



High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection
Combo of ultrasound and MRI zeroes in on tumors, helping some men avoid biopsy, experts say



'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study
Aggressiveness doesn't seem to change over time, researchers say



18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia



Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice
Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home



Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study
Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say



U.S. Troops' Suicide Risk Tied to Mental Illness, Not Combat: Study
Psychiatric screening would help identify soldiers at greatest risk, experts say



Guidance Issued for Erectile Dysfunction As Marker of CVD
Erectile dysfunction has predictive value for cardiovascular risk; tx may offer vascular benefits



Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV
But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found



Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care
Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds



Men Forgo Care With Switch to High-Deductible Health Plan
Initial drop in all ER visits and hospitalizations, followed by increase in hospitalizations



In U.K., Experts Call for HPV Vaccination for Young Gay Men
Vaccination of men, up to age 26 years, who have sex with men advised to prevent anal cancer



Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study
Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy



2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies
Experts caution that expectations are low in field littered with drug failures



Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer screen, despite expert panel's recommendation



Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
But an expert says findings are inconclusive



Many Men Not Told Pros, Cons of PSA Testing, Survey Finds
Doctors frequently make call on their own on whether to test for prostate cancer



Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study
White males made up about 40 percent of deadly skin cancer patients, but more than 63 percent of deaths



Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Factors that contribute to lack of sperm may also raise odds for tumors, researchers say



Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health
Help them make it a priority



Only 5 Percent of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds
And 1 in 10 don't scrub up at all after flushing



Tweaking Dietary Fat Mix Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival
Men who subbed vegetable oils, avocados, nuts for animal fats fared better in study



Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care
Extensive study found hospitalized men had 60 percent greater odds of bloodstream, surgical infections



Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say



Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary
For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds



ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men



Newer, Pricier Prostate Cancer Radiation No Better Than Old: Study
Researchers looked at men who had the therapy after surgery



Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain



Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find



FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Xofigo was fast-tracked for approval and is meant for tumors that have spread to the bones



Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer
Disease risk is strongly tied to family history



American Urological Association, May 4-8, 2013



Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds
Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly



Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk
But experts question the study's design and are skeptical of the conclusion



Testosterone Supplements May Hurt Male Fertility, Study Finds
Infertility clinics find that many men seeking help were taking 'T'



Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC
While 1 in 8 has memory problems and confusion, too few seek help



Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise
Xiaflex up for FDA approval later this year, but some experts think injections required would be a tough sell



Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study
Men least likely to nod off were most likely to have severe disease, researchers found



Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men
Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon



Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Can Be Risky
Most sellers extol benefits with little mention of potential health hazards, study finds



Most Men With Erectile Dysfunction Don't Seem to Get Treatment
In study of 6 million ED patients, 75 percent either didn't receive or fill prescriptions



Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test
Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor



Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later
Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age



Your Voice Carries Sexual Cues, Study Finds
Women prefer deep voices, men attracted to high-pitched, breathy tones



New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change



High Doses of Saw Palmetto Appear Safe Over 18 Months
No evidence of toxicity for patients given doses of up to 960 mg daily for up to 18 months



Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum OK in Peyronie's
Improvements in penile curvature deformity, Peyronie's disease bother score



Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese



Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers
Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals



Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey
Study looked at aggression tied to drinking in young Australian men



High Resting Heart Rate Linked to Increased Mortality in Men
Risk persists even after adjustment for physical fitness, physical activity, other CVD risk factors



'Do-It-Yourself' Projects May Boost White-Collar Males' Self-Image
They indulge their 'inner craftsman' while working with their hands, researchers say



New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery
'Prostatic artery embolization' didn't cause troublesome side effects in study



Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men
Only a third who received abnormal result went on to receive prostate biopsy, experts note



Topical Anesthetics Effective for Premature Ejaculation
Significant improvements seen for ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, and distress



Teens With Gynecomastia Have Lower Psychosocial Well-Being
Abnormal development of breast tissue in males associated with poorer health, social functioning



AACR: Long-Term Selenium Intake Tied to Prostate Cancer
Decrease in advanced disease risk is associated with increasing quintiles of toenail mineral



Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?
Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found



Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says
American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening



Testosterone Changes Precede Type of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Men with rheumatoid factor negative-RA have lower levels prior to developing disease



Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study
Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say



Black Men Often Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Care: Study
Finding is more evidence of gap in quality of care for the disease, researcher says



'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity
But anorexic guys may identify with more feminine stereotypes, study suggests



Men Biologically Programmed to Steer Clear of Friends' Wives
Study finds testosterone levels drop, reducing adultery urge



Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?
Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests



Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study
Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder



Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds



FSH, Inhibin B Poor Predictors of Sperm Count After Cancer
Follicle-stimulating hormone and inhibin B not predictive in survivors of childhood cancer



Irradiation Shows Lasting Results for Prostate Cancer Control
Study finds longest time to recurrence 15.5 years, with containment up to 25 years of follow-up



Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common



Proscar Won't Boost Prostate Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Drug does appear to reduce diagnosis of the disease, researchers say