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  1. Most Steroid Users Are Not Athletes

    Oct. 12, 2007 -- Contrary to popular belief, the typical anabolic steroid user is more like an "Average Joe" than a professional athlete or competitive teenager. A new survey suggests that the typical anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) user is a well-educated 30-year-old male who wants to build muscl

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  2. Annual Physical Exam: Unneeded Expense?

    Sept. 24, 2007 -- An annual physical exam is a tradition for many U.S. adults, but it is not always necessary, according to a new study. "I'm not advocating we should get rid of these visits," says researcher Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Sc

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  3. Male Breast Enlargement May Be Common

    Sept. 19, 2007 -- Gynecomastia, the enlargement of breast tissue in men, can be an embarrassing condition, but it is surprisingly common and usually benign. Overall, nearly half of men may experience the condition at some time in their lives, says Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, chairman of the department

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  4. Prostate Drug May Not Dim Sex

    June 26, 2007 -- The prostate drug Proscar may have minimal effect on men's sexual function, a new study shows. Proscar is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous prostate condition. Based on the findings, sexual effects "should not impact the decision to prescribe or take f

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  5. Exercise May Protect Men’s Bones

    June 20, 2007 -- Broken bones may be often associated with sporting injuries, but a new study shows that playing sports actually reduces the risk of broken bones over the long haul. Swedish researchers followed a group of middle-aged men for 35 years and found those who were most active throughout t

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  6. Why Men Skip Doctor Visits

    June 20, 2007 -- Many U.S. men only go to their doctor when they're extremely sick, skipping preventive care, a new survey shows. Harris Interactive conducted the online survey of more than 1,100 men for the American Academy of Family Physicians. The men completed the survey between April 30 and May

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  7. A Second Chance: Vasectomy Reversals

    For most men who get a vasectomy, the thought of a needing a vasectomy reversal later is the last thing on their mind. Gene McCroskey was just 23 when he had his vasectomy. He had already fathered a boy and a girl, timed just as he wanted. “His wife had endured two difficult pregnancies. Why, he fig

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  8. Low Testosterone May Up Male Mortality

    June 5, 2007 -- Low testosterone levels may be linked to a higher death rate in men aged 50 and older. That's according to a study presented today in Toronto at The Endocrine Society's 89th annual meeting. The study included nearly 800 men in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. The men enrolled in the study bet

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  9. Botox May Help Ease Bladder Problems

    May 24, 2007-- Botox, which has been smoothing wrinkles for years, may also help relieve the bothersome urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate or bladder conditions, researchers report. The news came out at this week’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Anaheim,

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  10. ED Drugs May Treat Urinary Problems

    May 22, 2007 -- Medications commonly used to treat erection problems in men may also relieve the bothersome urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland, researchers say. Studies on the topic were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Anah

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