Men's Health News & Features
- Vasectomy Requests Increase After Roe Ruling
June 30, 2022 — After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, requests for vasectomies began spiking.
- Beer Might Do a Man's 'Microbiome' Good
June 16, 2022 — Researchers found that a daily bottle of beer changed the composition of men's gut bacteria over four weeks, boosting the diversity in their gut microbes.
- New Study Shows Short-Term Testosterone May Be Safe
June 10, 2022 — Men with low levels of testosterone who received testosterone replacement therapy for three months to a year did not develop more heart-related problems than similar men who received a placebo, a new study shows.
- The Wrong Side of 70: How I Found Myself Surrounded by Specialists
May 6, 2022 — How does a 74-year-old man, who just 3 years ago was faring well with the modest ministrations of a primary care doctor and a dermatologist, find himself awash in specialists?
- You Want Me to Tan My WHAT, Tucker Carlson?
April 20, 2022 — So, men of America, do you really need to start tanning your testicles like Carlson seems to suggest? Doctors say the answer is simple: Absolutely not.
- How Low Testosterone Affects Your ‘New Year, New Me’ Goals
February 1, 2022 — No matter how hard a man works to lose weight and build muscle mass, he may be fighting a losing battle with low testosterone.
- Doc Does Vasectomy Instead of Circumcision
December 16, 2021 — The Iowa Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a case involving a man who was supposed to get circumcised, but instead was given a vasectomy.
- TikTok Creators Are Destigmatizing Men’s Mental Health
August 24, 2021 — One TikTok user is helping to destigmatize men’s mental health by being open about his own.
- Testosterone's Ties to Success May Be a Myth
July 29, 2021 — A new study challenges a common belief that higher levels of testosterone give men or women an edge in life.
- Why Are Men Less Likely to See a Doctor?
July 6, 2021 — Male patterns of seeking -- or not seeking -- help for medical problems were apparent in a study done by the insurance company Aflac in April 2021 and published in June in conjunction with Men’s Health Month.
- Unhappy Marriages Could Mean Shorter Lives for Men
June 29, 2021 — A new study suggests staying in an unhappy marriage could raise a man's risk of stroke or early death.
- Study: Caregiving Roles May Cut Suicide Risk For Men
June 23, 2021 — Men who step into family caregiving roles may be at lower risk of suicide, according to a recent study.
- Penis Enlargement: Does It Work?
May 6, 2021 — Are there any treatments that give you a bigger penis? Learn more about penis pumps, penis exercise, penis surgery, and other techniques that promise to enhance size.
- Guys, Exercise Helps Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't
February 23, 2021 — A new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.
- Could Propecia Up Young Men's Suicide Risk?
November 12, 2020 — Information from the World Health Organization indicates that over the past 10 years, reports of suicidal ideation among young men using the drug have increased, rising significantly after 2012, the researchers said.
- Leonardo's Vitruvian Man Close to Modern Measures
June 10, 2020 — Work done by American scientists involving high-tech scans of the bodies of almost 64,000 fit young men (and some women), finds that Leonardo got very close to anatomical measurements collected today.
- The Pros and Cons of Testosterone Therapy
May 1, 2020 — Beginning in their mid-30s, men lose testosterone at an average of just under 2% per year. Testosterone replacement treatment (TRT)aims to boost those low levels.
- Stop Avoiding That Doctor’s Appointment
March 23, 2020 — Stats from a national survey in 2019 reconfirm past findings about men’s unwillingness to make routine doctor visits.
- Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
February 21, 2020 — Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million) and the Danish diet (146 million). (Median means half had higher counts, half lower.)
- 'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide
February 13, 2020 — The statistics raise the question of whether traditional norms about masculinity could play some role, said lead researcher Daniel Coleman.
- Testosterone Has Different Effect in Men and Women
February 10, 2020 — In women, testosterone may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, while in men it lowers that risk. But high levels of testosterone increase the risk for breast and endometrial cancer in women and prostate cancer in men, the researchers reported.
- Male Body Image
January 24, 2020 — In a 2019 study that included 7,000 young American men ages 18 to 24, more than one in five of them reported eating problems related to their desire for a muscle-bound body.
- What Works Best for Men With Overactive Bladder?
January 14, 2020 — A combination of drugs and behavioral therapy seems to work better than drugs alone, but behavioral therapy alone also worked better than drugs, the researchers found.
- Man Receives Testicle Transplant From Twin
December 9, 2019 — A man who was born without testicles got a transplanted one from his identical twin brother during a six-hour operation performed early last week in Belgrade, Serbia, by an international team of surgeons.
- Testosterone Boosters Raise Men's Odds for Clots
November 12, 2019 — Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
- Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Doing Well
November 6, 2019 — In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant.
- Common Cancers in Men
October 8, 2019 — For men, the top four cancers, after prostate cancer, are lung, colorectal, bladder, and melanoma, an oncologist says. Here's what men need to know.
- Men Should Quit Drinking Before Trying to Conceive
October 4, 2019 — If would-be moms and dads drink in the three months before pregnancy, and if mom drinks during the first trimester, they run the risk of having a baby with congenital heart disease
- Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier Lives
July 23, 2019 — Athletes in Major League Baseball (MLB) tend to live about 24% longer than the average American guy, according to a century's worth of mortality rates among nearly 10,500 pro baseball players.
- How Pushups Can Help Men's Hearts
July 5, 2019 — A recent study, of men and pushups, strengthens the case that muscle-building promotes heart health. "Even if you can only do a little exercise, you get tremendous benefits," a fitness expert says.
- Middle-Aged Men May Need to Check For Thinning Bones
May 30, 2019 — The fact that osteopenia was just as common in men came as a surprise, said researcher Allison Ford, a professor of health and exercise science at the University of Mississippi.
- Mustaches May Guard Against Sun's Rays
May 21, 2019 — For all of those men who view a mustache as a largely ornamental addition to their masculine appearance, a new study reveals it can also guard against lip cancer.
- Looking to Make Big Weight Changes? Start Small
April 3, 2019 — Have you resolved to lose weight? A dietitian suggests breaking your big weight loss goal into smaller, more realistic steps you can take to improve your quality of life.
- High Testosterone Levels Bad News for the Heart
March 7, 2019 — Although the study focuses on men with naturally high testosterone, it has implications for aging men who are taking testosterone supplements to boost their energy levels and improve their sex drive, experts said.
- Guys, Can You Give Us 40? It May Show Heart Health
February 15, 2019 — Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.
- Sports Are Important to Keep You Fit, Active as You Age
February 14, 2019 — Research shows that playing sports and exercising in midlife promotes activity as men age. The benefits of sports may also surpass those of gym-based exercise.
- Could Smoking a Little Pot Raise Sperm Levels?
February 6, 2019 — Men who've smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new study reports.
- Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?
December 19, 2018 — THC, which creates the high from pot, appears to affect hundreds of genes, particularly ones related to organs reaching their full size and growth during development, researchers said. What these changes mean for offspring isn’t yet known.
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- Less Appeal for Men's Testosterone Supplements
July 10, 2018 — The number of men receiving testosterone therapy declined by 48 percent between 2013 and 2016, following a sixfold increase in prescriptions during the prior decade, researchers found.
- Plastic Surgery for Men Surges
June 13, 2018 — Over the past five years, there was a 23 percent increase in liposuction and a 12 percent increase in tummy tucks among men, and a 30 percent increase in male breast reductions, according to the society.
- Injured Vet Has First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
April 23, 2018 — The surgery involved transplanting skin, muscles, tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.
- Male Birth Control Pill Shows Early Promise
March 19, 2018 — In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated."
- 'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
March 16, 2018 — In fact, an athenahealth study found that urologists in its network did 30 percent more vasectomies during the first week of March Madness in 2016 than in an average week during the rest of the year.
- Light exercise 'helps older men live longer'
February 20, 2018 — When it comes to getting enough exercise, older men should concentrate on sitting less and moving more to lower their risk of dying prematurely, researchers say.
- Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study
January 17, 2018 — The new research on men surveyed 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers and 789 runners. All completed several research-validated questionnaires about sexual health, prostate symptoms, urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, among other factors.
- Ibuprofen Linked to Men's Fertility Problems
January 9, 2018 — Male fertility is dropping around the world and the researchers wanted to see if ibuprofen might be contributing to this.
- Ibuprofen linked to men's testicular problems
January 9, 2018 — Taking the common painkiller ibuprofen has been linked with a condition affecting male fertility problems in a small study.
- Treat man flu with rest and TV, says doctor
December 12, 2017 — A Canadian doctor says the phenomenon of man flu may have some basis in fact.