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Men's Health

  • Fitter Middle-Aged Men Seem to Fend Off Cancer

    If you’re looking for a good reason to shape up, consider the finding of a recent study. Here’s the worthy incentive: Men who are fitter in middle age may be less likely to develop and die from cancer.

  • Quit Smoking for Better Bone Health

    Lung cancer. Heart disease. Stroke. You probably already know that smoking can lead to these health hazards. A recent study found that smoking may be especially bad for men's bones.

  • Your Health May Influence Your Fertility

    Not being able to conceive can be tough for a couple. When it takes longer than a year for your partner to become pregnant, a doctor may suspect an infertility problem. One-third of such cases are traced to the man’s side. The latest research suggests that for some of these men another health problem may be to blame.

  • Dads Aren’t Immune to Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum depression is a type of depression that can take hold after the birth of a child. It is much more common in women. Yet it may well strike upward of one-quarter of dads. A recent review looked at the latest research on the mood disorder to better explain how it affects men.

  • Deciding on Treatment for Prostate Cancer

    Deciding on treatment for prostate cancer can be a challenge. Men with early stage disease have a number of choices. And according to recent research, it isn’t always clear which treatment may be best.

  • Job Stress May Raise Your Risk for Diabetes

    You can’t catch type 2 diabetes like you can a cold. But certain things make you more likely to get the disease. These include having a family history of diabetes and being overweight. You may also want to add work stress to that list. It may seem like an unlikely culprit. But a recent study suggests otherwise.

  • Prostate Cancer and Melanoma: Is There a Connection?

    Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, may seem to have little in common with prostate cancer. But a recent study suggests otherwise. Prostate cancer may actually raise a man’s risk for melanoma.

  • RLS: A Serious Health Risk for Men

    If you have RLS, you feel a constant urge to move your legs when sitting or lying down. You may have strange sensations—tingling, throbbing, or creeping—in your lower limbs. These symptoms—often worse at night—can seriously affect a man’s health, recent research reveals.

  • Men May Show Depression Differently

    Depression can weigh down anyone. Compared with women, though, fewer men are diagnosed with this common mental health condition. Why? A recent study says it may be partly because men show depression differently.

  • Long-Term Unemployment May Be Linked to a Shorter Life

    Losing your job can certainly be stressful. You may worry about your future—how you will pay your bills or take care of yourself and your family. Being unemployed can affect your mental and physical health. Long-term unemployment may be even more detrimental. A recent study suggests it may shorten your lifespan.

  • Problem Gambling: A Risky Addiction

    It may start with a lucky lottery ticket, a winning hand at poker, or the matching reels of a slot machine. The ending is rarely profitable. Problem gambling—or compulsive gambling—ensnares at least 6 million people in the U.S.—many of them men. It’s an addiction that can yield financial and personal ruin.

  • Eating Disorders Trouble Men, Too

    Traditionally labeled a woman’s problem, eating disorders may trouble more men than originally thought. Current research suggests they may simply go unrecognized.