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    1. Accidental Overdose Killed Heath Ledger

      Feb. 6, 2008 -- The deadly cocktail of mostly prescription drugs found to have accidentally killed actor Heath Ledger includes medications considered safe and effective -- but not when taken in combination, experts warn. According to the New York Medical Examiner's Office, which issued a cause of de

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    2. Low Testosterone, More Men's Fractures

      Jan. 15, 2008 -- Low testosterone levels may make men over 60 more likely to suffer an osteoporosis bone fracture. Osteoporosis, in which bones get dangerously thin, is most common among postmenopausal women. But it can also strike men in advanced age. "One third of all osteoporotic fractures occur

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    3. Adult Circumcision: No Sex Woes Seen

      Jan. 9, 2008 -- Adult male circumcision doesn't hamper sexual satisfaction or sexual function, a Ugandan study shows. Previous studies have shown that circumcision may curb men's risk of contracting HIV by half, and, if widely practiced in Africa, might prevent 3 million deaths over 20 years. Now, i

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    4. Anxiety May Hike Men's Heart Attacks

      Jan. 7, 2008 -- Anxiety may make heart attacks more likely in aging men, a new study shows. Anxious men were 30% to 40% more likely than calmer men to have a heart attack during the 12-year study, regardless of other physical or personality risk factors. The study included 735 Boston men. When the s

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    5. Does Testosterone Aid Aging Men?

      Jan. 2, 2008 -- Oral testosterone supplements made healthy older men a little leaner, but they did not get stronger and their mental function did not improve, Dutch researchers find. Men's testosterone levels drop as they age. Declining testosterone is linked to loss of muscle mass, loss of muscle s

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    6. Testosterone for Aging: Caution Urged

      Dec. 11, 2007 -- More and more clinics and infomercials are popping up touting the antiaging benefits of hormones for men. But researchers are warning prospective patients to view the claims with a healthy dose of skepticism. Male hormones like testosterone are well known to bulk up muscle mass and

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    7. Low Testosterone, Early Death?

      Nov. 27, 2007 -- The lower a man's testosterone level, the higher his risk of death -- especially death from heart disease. The finding comes from a study of British men aged 40 to 79 by University of Cambridge gerontologist Kay-Tee Khaw, MBBCh, and colleagues. "The men with lower testosterone level

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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