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Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men's Health, Study Finds

Men who are broken-hearted or just unlucky in love could be more likely to have health-damaging inflammation, new research suggests.

Serious breakups and solo living for many years may increase the risk of ill health and death — but apparently only for men, according to the researchers behind a new Danish study.

"Small numbers of breakups or years lived alone is not in itself a r...

Men (Santa Included) Need These Facial Hair Care Tips

Healthy looking facial hair starts with healthy skin -- even if you're Santa.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests some tips to prevent dandruff, ingrown hair<...

HPV Vaccination Could Rid U.S. of Most Mouth, Throat Cancers in Men

How do you prevent nearly 1 million cases of mouth and throat cancers in American men in this century? Find a way to reach an 80% HPV vaccination rate among adolescents, a new study suggests.

HPV vaccination protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the leading cause of cancer in the oropharynx. It's...

Stress May Be Stronger Trigger for Problem Drinking in Women Than Men

When someone says "I need a drink," it's usually because they've had a rough day. Now, new research suggests that stress is more likely to trigger heavy drinking in women than in men.

"Some people can intend to have one or two alcoholic beverages and stop drinking, but other people just keep going," said study leader Julie Patock-Peckham. She's head of the Social Addictions Impulse Lab at...

Poor Outcome More Likely When Patient Is Female, Surgeon Is Male: Study

You can’t always choose who operates on you, especially in an emergency, but the sex of your surgeon shouldn’t matter, should it?

It just may, according to a

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  • Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

    Older Black Americans are much more likely to have good hearing than white Americans, and the difference is especially notable among men, a new study shows.

    “We found that among males, non-Hispanic Black Americans have a prevalence of hearing loss that is similar to non-Hispanic white Americans who are 10 years younger,” co-author ZhiDi Deng, a pharmacy student at the University of To...

    For Men, Vaping May Be a Downer in the Bedroom

    Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction.

    After tracking erectile dysfunction (ED) risk among nearly 25,000 men aged 20 and older, investigators found that even vapers with no history of heart disease or other health issues typically associated with impotence saw their risk shoot u...

    Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI When Test Suggests Prostate Cancer

    Black, Hispanic and Asian men in the United States are less likely than white men to receive a follow-up MRI after a screening suggests prostate cancer, a new study finds.

    "We can't say definitively if the reason Black, Hispanic, and Asian men did not receive this particular test is that physicians did not refer them for it, or if the patients opted themselves out of further testing," sai...

    Urine Test May Spot Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    A urine test might one day be able to tell which prostate cancer patients need immediate treatment and which don't, British researchers report.

    "Prostate cancer can be divided into low and high risk -- the low-risk men rarely require treatment, and the high-risk certainly do," said study author Jeremy Clark, a senior research associate at Norwich Medical School at the University of E...

    More Americans Are Dying From Parkinson's Disease: Study

    The number of Americans who are dying from Parkinson's disease has jumped by 63% in the past two decades, new research shows.

    The fresh analysis also revealed that men face double the risk of dying from the progressive and incurable disease than women. A notably higher death rate was also seen among white people, as compared with peers of other racial/ethnic backgrounds.

    "The messa...

    Shorter Course of Post-Op Radiation May Work Well for Prostate Cancer Patients

    After prostate cancer surgery, men can safely undergo fewer radiation treatments at higher doses, a new clinical trial shows.

    Researchers found that the shorter regimen — given over five weeks, instead of seven — did not raise patients' odds of lasting side effects.

    Safety has been a "major concern" because when patients have fewer radiation treatments, the daily dose needs to b...

    Men, Women Behaved Differently During Pandemic Lockdowns

    How do men and women respond to a crisis?

    A look at their behavior during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 offers a clue: Women flocked to their phones for long conversations with a few trusted contacts.

    Men, chafing at being cooped up, headed out and about as soon as they could, European researchers report.

    "The total shutdown of public life was like a population-wide live...

    AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

    Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to a new study that urges doctors to change the way they treat people with mental disorders.

    Previous research shows people with these conditions have an earlier onset of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. But little was known about how heart...

    Weight Loss Surgery More Dangerous for Men Than Women: Study

    Weight loss surgery is riskier for men than women, with males five times more likely to die within 30 days of the procedure, a new study finds.

    Moreover, men's odds of dying over the long run are almost three times higher, said researchers who looked at thousands of weight loss (bariatric) procedures in obese patients in Austria.

    The reason? Compared to women, men who opt for weight...

    Fewer American Adults Are Getting Malignant Brain Tumors

    Malignant brain tumor rates are declining among U.S. adults, but patients still have a low chance of survival, a new study finds.

    The researchers also found that rates of noncancerous tumors are on the rise, likely due to increased awareness and improvements in diagnosis.

    "Although the molecular understanding of how brain cancers differ from each other is advancing rapidly, we conti...

    Age Can Impair a Man's Odds for Fatherhood: Study

    It's no surprise to hear that women's fertility wanes as their biological clock ticks away.

    But do men have a biological clock, too?

    New research shows it's not exactly the same, but their likelihood of fathering a child does appear to decline, even with assisted reproductive technology, once they're past age 50.

    Research completed among potential fathers both above and...

    Acupuncture May Help Ease Prostate-Linked Pain in Men: Study

    Men with chronic pain from prostate inflammation may get lasting relief from acupuncture, a new clinical trial finds.

    At issue is a condition known as chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, in which the prostate gland becomes inflamed and nerves supplying the area are irritated. That can cause pain in the perineum, penis, scrotum and low belly, as well as urinary problems and s...

    Death of Spouse Could Raise Men's Odds for Prostate Cancer

    Widowers have a higher risk for advanced prostate cancer than men who are part of a couple, Canadian researchers say.

    The new findings are from an analysis of 12 studies comparing 14,000 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 12,000 healthy men.

    The study -- recently published in the European Journal of Epidemiology -- suggests that social environment is an important ...

    Obese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer

    When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests.

    Researchers in Italy found that among men with prostate cancer that had spread throughout the body, those who were obese were less likely to die over the next few years.

    Roughly 30% were still alive after three years, versus 20% of normal-weight and overweight...

    Could Men's Testosterone Play Role in COVID Survival?

    Men with low testosterone levels have a much higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, a new study from Italy finds.

    The study included nearly 300 symptomatic male COVID-19 patients who arrived at the emergency department and were admitted to San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan during the first wave of the pandemic.

    The lower the patients' levels of the hormone te...

    Adding MRI to Screening Can Cut Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis in Half

    One of the big issues in prostate cancer care is overdiagnosis -- men who are treated for low-risk, slow-growing tumors that might be better left monitored and untreated.

    Now, research out of Sweden suggests that having patients undergo MRI screening, along with targeted biopsies, could reduce the number of prostate cancer overdiagnoses by half.

    The new approach can detect just as...

    Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Black American military veterans with aggressive prostate cancer who would benefit from surgery or radiation are less likely to get those treatments than men of other races, despite equal access to health care, a new study finds.

    "Despite great strides in prostate cancer care over the past few decades, racial disparities in care persist, and there remains a lot to be done to better unders...

    Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes

    The new coronavirus infected the testes of hamsters in a study that adds to growing evidence that COVID-19 strikes more than just the lungs.

    The findings could have important implications for men's health, the researchers said, although research in animals does not always translate to humans.

    But the study authors noted that some male COVID-19 patients have reported testicular pain ...

    On Father's Day, Give Dad Tips to Keep Healthy

    Men tend to put their health care last, but Penn State Health offers some tips this Father's Day for ensuring guys stay healthy in the future.

    "Men tend to take care of their cars more frequently than they do themselves. But when men wait to see the doctor once their 'check engine' light comes on, they suffer major health problems that could've been prevented," said Dr. Eldra Daniels. He ...

    Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Do No Harm to Male Fertility: Study

    The Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines pose no threat to male fertility, a finding experts hope will prompt more men to get vaccinated.

    Researchers noted that the original clinical trials of the two mRNA vaccines didn't assess how they might affect fertility.

    "Vaccine hesitancy is a barrier to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and we believe some of that hesitancy is due to public opinio...

    Testosterone Might Influence COVID Severity in Men

    Low testosterone levels may increase men's risk of severe COVID-19, according to a new study.

    On average, men fare worse with COVID-19 than women.

    "During the pandemic, there has been a prevailing notion that testosterone is bad. But we found the opposite in men," said senior study author Dr. Abhinav Diwan. He's professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology at Washington Univer...

    New Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence

    Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine - doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom.

    How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood vessels, and vessels that supply blood to the penis appear to be no exception.

    Researchers armed with an electron microscope found coronavirus particles in penile tissue ...

    Gene Tied to Balding May Also Raise COVID Risks for Men

    It's long been known that COVID-19 is more fatal for men than women, and new research links some of that excess risk to a gene known to cause a form of hair loss in males.

    A U.S. team of researchers first suspected the link when they noticed that men with a common form of hormone-sensitive hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia, were also more prone to being hospitalized with COVID-19....

    Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women When COVID Strikes

    It's long been known that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 in infected people. But new research suggests that the connection may be even stronger for men than women.

    Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City analyzed data from more than 3,500 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital between early March and May 1, 2020.

    Both moderate (a body mass index ...

    Too Few Young Men Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine

    The HPV vaccine isn't reaching enough young American men, researchers report.

    The vaccine protects against reproductive warts as well as cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States.

    Many young women get the HPV vaccine to help protect them against cervical cancer, but numbers are much lower among young men, the Mi...

    Healthy Living Helps Ward Off Deadly Prostate Cancers in Men at High Risk

    A nutritious diet, regular exercise and other components of a healthy lifestyle may reduce the odds of lethal prostate cancer in men with a high genetic risk for it, researchers report.

    "The excess genetic risk of lethal prostate cancer could be offset by adhering to a healthy lifestyle," concluded co-lead author Anna Plym. She's a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospi...

    Guys, Take the Lead in Self-Checks for Testicular Cancer

    Young men should become familiar with symptoms of testicular cancer and know how to do self-exams, an expert says.

    Though testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all male cancers in the United States, it typically occurs in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Cure rates are near 95%, especially when the cancer is detected early.

    "Some men might be nervous or uncomfortable with...

    Women More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms: Study

    After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds.

    The study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more likely than men to still have some symptoms one year later. The problems included fuzzy memory and difficulty concentrating, as well as headaches, dizziness or fatigue.

    In contrast, women and men showed sim...

    Black Women Are Dying of COVID at Much Higher Rates Than White Men

    COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher among Black American women than among white men, according to a new study, suggesting that race is a factor in survival differences between men and women.

    Researchers analyzed COVID death rates in Michigan and Georgia, the only states reporting data by age, race and sex.

    "This analysis complicates the simple narrative that men are dying ...

    Could Viagra Help Men With Heart Disease Live Longer?

    Those little blue pills were designed to help men experiencing impotence. But Viagra and drugs like it might also lower the risk of dying or experiencing a new heart attack in men with heart disease, according to new Swedish research.

    "Potency problems are common in older men and now our study also shows that PDE5 inhibitors may protect against heart attack and prolong life," said study ...

    Men Worldwide Have Shorter Life Spans Than Women

    Why are men over 50 around the world 60% more likely than women to die early?

    Two big reasons are higher rates of smoking and heart disease, according to a large new study.

    The findings are based on an analysis of data from more than 179,000 people in 28 countries. Fifty-five percent were women.

    Researchers examined how socioeconomic (education, wealth), lifestyle (smoking, al...

    Anabolic Steroids Could Do Long-Term Harm to Testicles: Study

    Men who use anabolic steroids may be doing serious damage to their testicular function, new research warns.

    And the damage may last long after they stop.

    Illegal use of the drugs is not uncommon among athletes seeking to increase muscle size and strength and look more muscular, according to study lead author Dr. Jon Rasmussen, a postdoctoral scientist at the University Hospital of C...

    Insight Into Why a Prostate Cancer Therapy Works Better for Black Men

    Higher levels of a certain type of immune cell may explain why immunotherapy for prostate cancer is more effective in Black men than in white men, researchers say.

    The finding could lead to immunotherapy-based precision treatment for localized aggressive and advanced prostate cancer in all races.

    For the study, the researchers analyzed 1,300 prostate tumor samples and found that, on...

    If Blood Pressure Rises at Night, Alzheimer's Risk Might Rise, Too

    Older men whose blood pressure rises at night may be at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    Blood pressure changes over 24 hours. It typically goes up during the day and dips at nighttime. But some people have an opposite pattern, which is called reverse dipping.

    "The night is a critical period for brain health. For example, in animals, it has previously be...

    Male Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Heart Risks

    Heart disease risk factors are common among men with breast cancer, a new, small study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the medical records of 24 male breast cancer patients, aged 38 to 79. Half had a family history of breast cancer.

    Nearly 8 in 10 of the patients had invasive ductal carcinoma, which is the most common type of breast cancer and occurs when cancer starts in the breast duc...

    Men, Make Health Your Goal This Year

    The new year is the ideal time to focus on your health and one expert has some tips, especially for men, for doing that.

    According to Dr. Kevin McVary, director of Loyola Medicine Men's Health Center, in Maywood, Ill., "Men don't always focus on their health and, in fact, men are less likely to see a doctor or utilize health resources, and wait longer than women to seek care. Often, it's ...

    Mediterranean Diet Could Help Stop Prostate Cancer's Spread

    Food as medicine: New research suggests that a healthy Mediterranean diet might lower the risk of prostate cancer progressing to a more advanced state.

    The relative lack of saturated fat in these diets might be a major reason why.

    The Mediterranean diet is "known for its lower consumption of saturated fats," said Dr. Phillip Vigneri, a prostate cancer specialist unconnected to the n...

    Genes Help Explain Role of Race in Prostate Cancer Risk

    If you're a Black man, your risk of getting prostate cancer is 75% higher than it is for a white man, and it's more than twice as deadly.

    Now, research is helping to bring genetic risks for people of various racial and ethnic groups into focus. In doing so, dozens more risk factors that could better help pinpoint the odds of developing prostate cancer have been uncovered. And that could ...

    Vasectomy Reversal Just as Successful in Men Over 50

    Vasectomy reversal is as viable in men over 50 as in those who are younger, a new study says.

    About 20% of American men who have a vasectomy want to father children in the future, and about 6% will seek a vasectomy reversal, previous research shows.

    However, it's been unclear how a man's age may affect his chance for a successful reversal.

    To find out, researchers analyzed the...

    Obesity's Influence on Colon Cancer Risk May Vary by Gender: Study

    Obesity affects colon cancer risk differently in women and men, new research reveals.

    British researchers analyzed data from more than 58,000 people with colon cancer and nearly 68,000 without.

    The takeaway: A higher body mass index (BMI, an estimate of body fat based on height and weight) is more dangerous for men, while a higher waist-to-hip ratio (a measure of abdominal fat) is m...

    Instagram Influencers Making Guys More Body-Conscious

    Young men's attitudes about body image and fitness can be affected by Instagram influencers, according to a new study.

    It included 300 American men, ages 18-30, who were shown images of bare-chested men and male fashion images similar to those posted by Instagram influencers, as well as other types of images.

    The participants were significantly less satisfied with their own bodies a...

    Radiation Rx for Prostate Cancer Can Cause Financial Pain: Study

    People diagnosed with cancer often have many concerns, including "financial toxicity," the hardship and stress associated with the cost of treatment.

    New research found that for men with early-stage prostate cancer, choices about initial treatments can be a source of stress. And the cost is a big reason why.

    "Cost of treatment and the associated financial burden could be an importan...

    When COVID Strikes Cancer Patients, Men Fare Worse

    Men with COVID-19 and cancer run a greater risk for severe symptoms and death than women with both conditions, a new study finds.

    Researchers concluded that male cancer patients are 60% more likely to have severe COVID-19 and even die from it than women.

    "Knowing this propensity for poorer outcomes in males with COVID-19 and cancer will help physicians make better decisions in carin...

    Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks

    Hormone therapy can be a lifesaver for men with prostate cancer, but it also appears to put some at increased risk of heart problems, a new study reports.

    Long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) increased the risk of heart-related death nearly fourfold in a group of prostate cancer patients, and also caused their heart fitness to decrease, researchers found.

    There is one import...

    Many Male Breast Cancers Diagnosed Late, and Delays Can Be Lethal

    Breast cancer in men is rare. But because it's not often suspected in men, diagnosis often comes only after a tumor has begun to spread throughout the body, new research shows.

    "Approximately one-half of males with breast cancer received a diagnosis after it had already spread," either to nearby or distant tissues, said a team of researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...