Men's Problems Health News

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12/12/2006
Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/5/2006
Depression, Mental Woes More Common in First-Time Moms

The risk is highest in first months after birth, study finds

12/5/2006
Hair-Loss Drug Skews Prostate Cancer Test

Propecia lowers PSA levels in the blood, study finds

12/4/2006
Blood Pressure Often Higher in Boys Than Girls

Finding might explain why men are more prone to hypertension, experts say

11/28/2006
Frequent Weight Change Raises Men's Gallstone Risk

The most dramatic 'weight cycling' boosted odds by 76 percent, study found

11/27/2006
Sleeping Pills Won't Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment

Researchers found no benefit for men using airway pressure therapy

11/20/2006
PTSD Diagnosed More in Women

Different responses to trauma might explain disparity, study suggests

11/16/2006
Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk

Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

11/16/2006
Low Cholesterol Lowers Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men's overall risk for prostate tumors remains the same, study finds

11/15/2006
Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Finding echoes prior study in women

11/14/2006
Post-Surgery Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Results

And a second study suggests testosterone replacement may not harm prostate

11/10/2006
Firefighters at High Risk for Cancer

Airborne toxins raise their risk over time, study suggests

11/8/2006
New System Spots At-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Predicting tumor recurrence is key to deciding treatment, experts say

11/7/2006
Anabolic Steroids May Boost Crime Rate

But study finds no increase in violent criminality linked to their use

11/6/2006
High-Dose Radiation Extends Prostate Cancer Survival

Long-term hormone therapy may also boost patient outcomes, researchers find

11/6/2006
Smoking Worsens Prostate Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Smoking patients had higher rates of gastrointestinal troubles, study found

11/6/2006
Two Prostate Cancer Radiotherapies Go Head-to-Head

Study finds that a radiation treatment called IMRT has fewer side effects

11/2/2006
Faulty Gene Doubles Risk of Prostate Cancer

Missing sections of CHEK2 material fail to alert body to DNA damage, study finds

11/1/2006
Men Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk

But the finding is no reason to screen women later, experts say

10/31/2006
PSA Trends Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings argue for earlier testing to establish baseline for changes over time

10/27/2006
Testosterone Tumbling in American Males

Hormone levels have fallen over the last 20 years, study finds

10/24/2006
Testosterone Could Keep Older Men From Falls

Low level of the hormone raised falling risk by 40%, study found

10/23/2006
Daily Drink or Two Cuts Healthy Men's Heart Attack Risk

Moderate drinking benefits more than high-risk individuals, study suggests

10/19/2006
Stereotypes Can Keep Women's Math Scores Low

In study, females performed poorly when 'male math gene' theory was touted

10/19/2006
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis

Actual numbers are still small, study finds, with men at highest risk

10/18/2006
Could 'Female' Hormone Affect Male Aggression?

Mouse study suggests estrogen may do so, especially on shorter winter days

10/9/2006
Drug Therapy May Help Women Looking to Quit Smoking

Naltrexone shows early promise when used with nicotine patches and counseling, study found

10/9/2006
Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Screens

Higher BMI suggests fat decreases amount of circulating PSA, study finds

10/6/2006
'Real Man' Stereotypes Keep Depressed Men From Treatment

Older males have an 8-fold higher suicide risk than women, experts note

10/6/2006
High-Tech Radiation Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

The technique delivers focused, high-powered beams to the tumor site

10/3/2006
Test Could Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Low levels of AZGP1 point to heightened risk, research shows

10/1/2006
Men, Too, Will Shop 'Til They Drop

One in 20 Americans suffers from 'compulsive buying,' large study finds

9/18/2006
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Increase Disease Risk

Heart disease and diabetes seem to be side effects of treatment, study finds

9/14/2006
Prostate Biopsy Doesn't Have to Be Painful

Targeted anesthesia can minimize discomfort, research shows

9/8/2006
New Drug Treats Premature Ejaculation

But FDA approval is unlikely, one expert says

9/6/2006
Fewer Americans Felled by Cancer

But number of new cases stayed same from 1975 to 2003, report says

8/30/2006
Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate

Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/23/2006
Prostate Cancer Trial to Focus on Genetics

L.A.-based study currently seeking patients and their partners

8/15/2006
Some Prostate Cancers Might be Over-Treated

Doctors look for indicators that 'watchful waiting' is better

8/15/2006
Low Testosterone Could Increase Death Risk

Association was seen in men over 40, although reasons aren't clear

8/14/2006
Actonel Sanctioned for Male Osteoporosis

Already approved to increase bone mass in post-menopausal women

8/9/2006
First-Ever RNA Drug Targets Prostate Cancer

The gene-based therapy hits only malignant cells, researchers say

8/7/2006
Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too

Study finds 10 percent of new fathers struggle with the condition

8/1/2006
Altering Fatty Acid Intake May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

In mouse study, a balanced diet reduced PSA levels

7/31/2006
Prostate Cancer Cells Have 3-Way Survival Switch

By inactivating a protein, the disease resists hormone treatment, study finds

7/27/2006
Men at Higher Risk of Recurrent Blood Clots

Deep venous thrombosis often occurs in the legs and can be fatal, experts warn

7/27/2006
Heart Attacks Often Go Unrecognized

Some estimates run as high as 43 percent; women frequently under-diagnosed

7/27/2006
Weightlifting Can Tear the Heart

In rare cases, heavy strain triggers deadly aortic dissection, experts say