Men's Health

  1. Calcium and Vitamin D Risky for Prostate Cancer

    Even though men using hormone treatment for prostate cancer are at risk for osteoporosis, taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may boost their risk for heart disease and aggressive prostate cancer.

  2. Circumcision May Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer

    In the continuing debate over the need for circumcision in infants, a new study reports that men who have prostate cancer are less likely to be circumcised.

  3. Defeat the Pattern of Male-Pattern Baldness

    Hair loss is a topic most men don't want to discuss. Yet it affects more than two-thirds of them by age 35. Nearly 85 percent of men will have thinning hair by age 50.

  4. Fried Meat May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

    How a man cooks his dinner may affect his risk for prostate cancer. Pan-frying red meat at high temperatures creates cancer-causing chemicals, something that doesn't happen when meat is broiled or grilled.

  5. Gene Raises Risk for Pancreatitis in Men Who Drink

    Genetics can play a role in whether you develop certain diseases. Think heart disease. Your risk for this condition is higher if you have a family history of it. A new study suggests that genetics may also up the risk for chronic pancreatitis in some men. Those who have a specific gene face a higher risk for this disorder, particularly if they drink a lot.

  6. More Eye Injuries Seen with Robotic Prostate Surgery

    More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Newer treatment options are improving care. But they have risks, too. A recent study found that men who have a type of surgery called robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy may have a higher risk for eye injuries.

  7. Narcissistic Men at Risk for Health Problems

    Narcissism - that inflated sense of self-importance that often interferes with relationships - appears to play a negative role in men's health, as well, according to a new study.

  8. Older Men at Higher Risk for Melanoma

    Most men still think that sun exposure is good for their health and don't bother with UV protection. But that behavior puts them at risk for melanoma as they grow older.

  9. PSA Test May Help Some Men

    An expert panel says that men with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should talk with their doctor about getting a PSA test for prostate cancer. This recommendation comes in response to a federal group's recent advice against PSA screening.

  10. Smoking Speeds Men’s Mental Decline

    Men who smoke in middle age have a more rapid decline in memory, learning, and thinking than women who smoke. And the effects linger even after men quit smoking.

  11. The Tipping Point for Head Trauma

    The greater number of head blows that boxers and other combat athletes absorb, the greater their risk for brain damage and other complications.

  12. Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Men’s Sex Life

    Younger men who have sleep apnea often also have erectile dysfunction. But researchers say that treating the sleep disorder has a side benefit: It may boost sexual performance.

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