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    1. Circumcision May Reduce Risk of STDs

      March 25, 2009 - Circumcised men have a 25% lower risk of genital herpes and a 35% lower risk of HPV, the virus that causes genital warts and cancers. The data come from a study in Uganda that already has shown circumcision effective in reducing a man's risk of HIV infection from heterosexual sex. T

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    2. Steve Jobs' Hormonal Imbalance: FAQ

      Jan. 5, 2009 -- Steve Jobs today posted a letter on the Apple web site stating that he has a "hormonal imbalance" that caused him to lose weight throughout 2008, and that he's being treated and staying on the job as Apple's CEO. In 2004, Jobs had surgery to remove a pancreatic tumor, which he called

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    3. Jeremy Piven's High Mercury Count: FAQ

      Dec. 18, 2008 -- Actor Jeremy Piven has ended his role in the Broadway revival of the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow after being diagnosed with a "high mercury count." Mercury is an element found throughout the environment. High levels of exposure to mercury can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lung

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    4. Men’s Vitamin D Levels Dipped Over Decades

      (Dec. 8, 2008) -- Men may not be getting as much vitamin D as they did in the past, and that's not good, a new study says. The reasons for the decline, however, aren't crystal clear, according to study author Anne C. Looker, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the CDC

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    5. Statins Lower Prostate Cancer Marker

      Oct. 28, 2008 - PSA, a marker of prostate cancer risk, drops slightly in men who lower their cholesterol with statin drugs. The statin drugs Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor lower cholesterol. Recent studies suggest they may lower men's risk of advanced prostate cancer. But th

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    6. Stem Cells From Adult Sperm Cells

      Oct. 8, 2008 -- Testicular germ cells appear to be able to mimic embryonic stem cells and become any cell in the body. The cells, called spermatogonial cells, are adult stem cells. They are the source of men's lifelong supply of sperm. Now these cells may become the source of stem cells capable of t

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    7. Do Prostate Drugs Harm Bones?

      Oct. 7, 2008 -- Millions of men suffer from an enlarged prostate gland. There are many drugs available for treatment, but what effects do these drugs have on bone health? Researchers estimate that more than 8 million men in the U.S. ages 50-79 will have to deal with an enlarged prostate by the year

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    8. Impotence Drug Eases Prostate Problems

      Aug. 19, 2008 -- An enlarged prostate can cause a host of troublesome problems for men, like constantly waking up to go to the bathroom. But new research, funded by Eli Lilly, the company that owns the rights to the drug tadalafil, shows a daily dose of the drug may help ease some of the urinary sym

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    9. Olympian's Cancer: Treat or Compete?

      July 14, 2008 -- Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau, 24, says he has testicular cancer and is delaying his testicular cancer surgery until after he's done competing in Beijing. According to media reports, Shanteau noticed a testicular abnormality but didn't see a doctor until his girlfriend urged him to

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    10. Hormone Replacement for Men: Pros, Cons

      June 18, 2008 -- Testosterone replacement therapy can help older men deficient in the hormone reduce their risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death, according to new research presented this week at ENDO 08, the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society. ''The goal of testosterone treatment is to ke

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