March 15, 2012 Lawmakers in at least six states — all women and all Democrats — have proposed bills or amendments in the last few weeks that aim to regulate a man's access to reproductive health care. The proposals are a response to legislation that would limit women's access to those services.
Eating foods high in saturated fat may increase fertility problems in men, a preliminary study finds.
March 14, 2012 Saturated fat, the stuff in meat and dairy foods, was associated with lower sperm counts, in a study of 99 men who were clients of fertility clinics. The results, though preliminary, suggest there's something men can do to boost the odds their sperm are up to their evolutionary task: eat better.
October 26, 2011 Confused about the fuss over PSA screening for prostate cancer? A commentary in the New England Journal of medicine says there's a middle ground between business-as-usual and throwing PSA tests out altogether.
October 11, 2011 The largest study yet to test whether daily vitamin E supplements could reduce the risk of prostate cancer finds they may have the opposite effect, raising the chances of illness by 17 percent.
October 7, 2011 Cialis, a popular remedy for impotence, has now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It's the ninth drug okayed for relieving those symptoms but the only one approved for both uses.
Field of dreams: saw palmetto thriving in Florida's Osceola National Forest.
September 28, 2011 A clinical trial that gave saw palmetto every chance to succeed — eventually increasing the daily dose of the stuff to three times the usual amount — found it was no better than a placebo at relieving enlarged prostate symptoms.
September 13, 2011 Scientists found that single men who started out with relatively high testosterone levels were more likely than other men to become fathers. But once a baby arrived, testosterone levels plummeted.
A study finds that drinking at least six cups a day of coffee reduces the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 60 percent.
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May 18, 2011 Harvard researchers says the coffee effect persisted even after factoring in the effects of exercise, obesity, smoking and other factors that either raise or lower the risk of prostate cancer. Regular and decaffeinated coffee were associated with the same low risk of lethal prostate cancer.
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May 4, 2011 A long-running study suggests that surgical removal of the prostate gland in young men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer may be better than waiting to see if it gets worse. Still, a study of the treatment options has limitations.
Moms might want to try a little more of this, with or without the kids.
April 11, 2011 A persnickety analysis of the eating and exercise habits moms and dads with young found they exercised less than similar people without kids. The moms also ate quite a bit more junky stuff and consumed more calories than women without kids.
March 22, 2011 Doing a lot more exercise or having a lot more sex would actually reduce the risk of heart attacks, researchers say. And people who are regularly physically active gain benefits that far outweigh that small risk.
March 14, 2011 Fathers who are depressed are far more likely to spank their 1-year-olds than dads who aren't. Thirteen percent of dads who weren't depressed reported spanking their kids. Among the depressed dads, however, 41 percent had given a spanking.
Researchers think early baldness may be a warning sign for prostate cancer.
February 16, 2011 A study found men who reported any kind of balding in their 20s were twice as likely to be in a group being treated for prostate cancer. Men who said they didn't start losing their hair until their 30s or later didn't have a higher risk of the disease.
January 31, 2011 The new USDA nutrition guidelines are pretty good at telling us what to eat, like more vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat milk. It's a little less clear when they're telling us what not to eat.
January 28, 2011 The CDC says doctors need to counsel patients interested in taking a drug to prevent HIV. For one, patients should still use condoms faithfully, because the drug isn't a sure bet against the virus. The medicine is also costly and has side effects.
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