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Health Tip: How Young Men Can Live Healthier Lives

Health Tip: How Young Men Can Live Healthier Lives

(HealthDay News) — Eating right may not be at the top of every young man’s to-do list. But the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says by starting healthy eating habits in their 20s, young men can set themselves up for healthier adult lives. Latest Mens Health News The academy offers this advice: Eat a nutritious […]

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What do white spots on testicles mean?

What do white spots on testicles mean?

White spots on the testicles can have several different causes, which range from harmless to more serious health conditions. They are usually not a cause for concern, but may still require treatment. The spots can also sometimes be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This article discusses the possible causes of white spots […]

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Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)

Uses and risks of mitoxantine (Novantrone)

Mitoxantrone, with the trade name Novantrone, is a drug that is given as an intravenous infusion by a healthcare provider in a clinical setting. It is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer, including prostate cancer, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In some countries, it is approved for treating metastatic breast cancer. While […]

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Prostate Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By Vitamin E

Prostate Cancer Risk May Be Lowered By Vitamin E

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE PARIS-Vitamin E lowered the incidence of prostate cancer by a third in a large study of smokers in Finland but beta carotene, a form of vitamin A, did not give similar benefit. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. males. It is estimated that there will be more than […]

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Iron Overload — Hemochromatosis

Iron Overload — Hemochromatosis

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE July has been designated Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month in the United States but the question all year long everywhere in the world is: Whether to screen or not to screen? That is the question that divides the health care professionals who care for people with hemochromatosis, a disorder commonly called iron overload. […]

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Hair Loss in Men

Hair Loss in Men

Medical Author: Alan Rockoff, MDMedical Editors: Frederick Hecht, MD, FAAP, FACMG and William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Some men never go “bald” but everyone’s hair thins out over the years. The term androgenetic refers to the fact that common balding requires both male hormones (androgens) and a genetic tendency to lose hair. Because […]

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Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations Update

Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations Update

FROM OUR ARCHIVES Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR In April, 2007, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended changes in the established treatment for gonorrhea infections. Gonorrhea, the sexually transmitted disease (STD) resulting from infection with the bacteria known as Neisseria gonorrheae (also referred […]

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Fathers Care for Kids, Too

Fathers Care for Kids, Too

Pediatric waiting rooms may start to look a little different.  They are usually filled with kids accompanied by their mothers.  But recognizing the important role of fathers and other male caregivers, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement and guidelines intended to encourage greater male involvement in children’s lives and healthcare. Comment: […]

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Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Drug Interactions

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: Drug Interactions

Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEMMedical Editors: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD The options to treat erectile dysfunction have increased in the past few years with the introduction of medications that can help promote an erection in males. Once thought to be due only to psychological factors, erectile dysfunction may occur because of a variety […]

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Enlarged Breast Tissue in Men

Enlarged Breast Tissue in Men

The appearance of enlarged breast tissue in men can be either due to the true enlargement of actual breast tissue or a result of deposition of fat in the pectoral area of the chest. True enlargement of the gland tissue of the breast is due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances. Breast enlargement in men due […]