Men's Health

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

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REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening

PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening

Odds of choosing screening up for men with family history, African descent, low socioeconomic status.

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate.

Mortality Risk Compared Among Men Receiving Drug Therapy for BPH/LUTS

Mortality Risk Compared Among Men Receiving Drug Therapy for BPH/LUTS

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Researchers conducted a retrospective matched cohort study to compare the risk of death among BPH patients treated with 5ARIs, as monotherapy or in combination with alpha-blockers, and those treated with alpha-blockers alone.

PSA Level 3 Months After Radiation Treatment May Predict Outcome

PSA Level 3 Months After Radiation Treatment May Predict Outcome

Findings for men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

Men with higher estradiol and estradiol/testosterone levels had an increased risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Screening for Prostate Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

Screening for Prostate Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

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The USPSTF has updated its 2012 recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

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Prostate cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.

Aggressive treatment not beneficial for metastatic prostate cancer

Aggressive treatment not beneficial for metastatic prostate cancer

For men with metastatic prostate cancer, aggressive therapy has no significant advantage over conservative androgen deprivation only treatments.

Prostate cancer recurrence linked to metabolic syndrome, obesity

Prostate cancer recurrence linked to metabolic syndrome, obesity

A positive correlation between increased BMI and risk of prostate cancer recurrence was observed in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.

Clinical tool may help in prostate cancer screenings

Clinical tool may help in prostate cancer screenings

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Polygenic hazard scores were developed to help predict the age of onset of prostate cancer.

Ibuprofen use may compromise reproductive health in men

Ibuprofen use may compromise reproductive health in men

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Increased ibuprofen administration elevates LH and decreases testosterone to LH and inhibin B to FSH ratios in young adult men.

Sperm counts significantly declining in men from North America, Europe

Sperm counts significantly declining in men from North America, Europe

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Western males saw the most significant sperm count decline at 52.4%.

Surgery may not improve outcomes in early-stage prostate cancer

Surgery may not improve outcomes in early-stage prostate cancer

A 20-year study found that patients with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment.

USPSTF recommends individualized approach to prostate cancer screening

USPSTF recommends individualized approach to prostate cancer screening

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The USPSTF recommends that prostate cancer screenings should be an individual decision.

Antiandrogen therapy improves long-term survival after prostate cancer returns

Antiandrogen therapy improves long-term survival after prostate cancer returns

Antiandrogen therapy with daily bicalutamide to salvage radiation therapy resulted in significantly higher rates of long-term overall survival.

High red meat consumption linked to diverticulitis in men

High red meat consumption linked to diverticulitis in men

Unprocessed red meat was associated with an increased risk of diverticulitis.

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Cases of prostate biopsies resulting in the spread of cancerous cells are rare.

American Urological Association issues guideline for male urethral stricture

American Urological Association issues guideline for male urethral stricture

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The guidelines provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of male urethral stricture.

Testosterone treatment may increase risk of venous thromboembolism

Testosterone treatment may increase risk of venous thromboembolism

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Researchers sought to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with use of testosterone treatment.

Is vasectomy linked to risk of prostate cancer?

Is vasectomy linked to risk of prostate cancer?

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Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.

More than half of US citizens have a chronic health condition

More than half of US citizens have a chronic health condition

Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Liver hepatotoxicity results from herbal, dietary supplements

Liver hepatotoxicity results from herbal, dietary supplements

The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.

Androgen-deprivation therapy may increase risk of dementia

Androgen-deprivation therapy may increase risk of dementia

Patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen-deprivation therapy may have a greater risk of dementia.

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

LGBT practice management includes routine cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines.

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

What in the world is Vasalgel?

What in the world is Vasalgel?

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A form of male birth control called Vasalgel, which works by injecting a polymer gel into the vas deferens, is being developed in the United States.

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