Men's Health


Money-042314.jpg There are thousands of types of bacteria living on paper money, according to research conducted at New York University. The study identified 3,000 types of bacteria on dollar bills from a Manhattan bank. Most of the bacteria matched microbes found on skin while others matched those found in mouths and even some found in vaginas.

migraine-111412.jpg Two new drugs - ALD403 and LY2951742 - may offer hope for those who suffer from migraines, according to research conducted at the University of California and Kings College London. The studies, presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting, calls the drugs' approach "preventative": "We've identified a new preventive treatment for migraines . . ."

Chronicpain-102513.jpg Unusually low pain tolerance may actually be linked with a specific gene variant, according to a new study from researchers at independent firm Proove Biosciences. For the study researchers examined 2,700 chronic pain patients, looking specifically at a handful of genes. They focused on the genes COMT, DRD2, DRD1 and OPRK1, which have previously been associated with chronice pain.

confusedman-021313.jpg Chronic inflammation may increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 400 men who had biopsies taken along with inflammation levels. The team found that of the men found to have prostate cancer, 86% had signs of high inflammation.

ventilator-022014.jpg Sleep apnea may be linked to poor bone health, according to a new study which shows that people who suffer from the sleep disorder may be at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, shows that people with sleep apnea were 2.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with osteoporosis, especially women and older people.

Drowning deaths have decreased in the United States according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study conducted by the NCHS and published in the CDC's April edition of the NCHS Data Brief looked at the years 1999 through 2010. In all, more than 46,000 people died from unintentional drowning during that time.

image3-030514.jpg U.S. Democratic lawmakers have accused manufacturers of e-cigarettes of targeting youths at music festivals. The accusations come following the release of a report, "Gateway to Addiction," a survey of e-cigarette marketing submitted to Congress by several dems. Surveying nine e-cig makers, the study found that six had sponsored or provided free samples at 348 events in the last two years.

depression-090613.jpg Those who become dads young are at a greater risk of depression than those who wait until they're older, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that first time fathers (average age 25) were 68% more likely to struggle with the disorder.

weight-041014.jpg Eating disorders, common in young men, are often overlooked by health care providers, according to research conducted at the University of Oxford. The study, published in the BMJ Open, found that gender bias may play a role in delayed diagnosis. "The culturally prevalent view that EDs largely affect teenage girls meant that many of these young men only recognized their behaviors . . ."

Autism-042412_04Jun12.jpg Autism in children may be linked to obesity in the father, according to a new study from researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health. For the study the researchers examined records collected as part of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study including data from over 90,000 children at 3, 5, and 7 years.

Youngwomen-040714.jpg Men who live alone may have a higher risk of death from melanoma skin cancer compared to men who live with a partner, according to research conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, surveyed data on over 27,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer between 1990 and 2007.

hypodermicneedle-052812_10Jul12.jpg Some adults who were vaccinated against measles as a child may no longer be immune to the illness, according to a new report from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The news comes amidst a rising measles outbreak across Canada impacting residents of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

statin-032113.jpg Statins may provide some relief for erectile dysfunction in older men, according to a new study from researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. For the study the researchers examined data collected in 11 different trials of statins, finding that the common cholesterol drug frequently improved the sexual status of older men.

healthproblems-090913.jpg Those who are married may be at a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The study, recently presented at the session of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed data on more than 3.5 million men and women from 20,000 U.S. heath centers. Researchers note that married people had a 5% decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

hospital-110713.jpg Infections incurred during hospital stays are on the decline, according to research conducted by the CDC. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, surveyed data on 11,282 patients from May 2011 to September 2011. The CDC estimates that in 2011 there were about 722,000 hospital infections, a lower number than previous year, which posted about 1.7 million.