Men's Health

Information on men's health issues, fitness, and lifestyle.

Sleep Tips

To get a good night's rest : Do Go to bed and get up at the same time each day. Get regular exercise each day, preferably in the morning. There is good evidence that regular exercise improves restful sleep. Get regular exposure to outdoor or bright lights, especially in the late afternoon. Keep the temperature in your bedroom comfortable. Keep the bedroom quiet when sleeping. Keep the bedroom...

Climbed the Mountain, Therapy for Brain

Climbed the Mountain, Therapy for Brain Want to have a greater power of concentration and synthesis in daily activities? Climbed the mountain is the action that you need, researchers think. But this exercise is not only good for the brain. Do not forget that in an hour of walking on the mountains Burn 1,500 calories. According to a New Zealand study, people who often climb the mountain are more optimistic and believe that they have...

Think Weight Control, Not Weight Loss

Think Weight Control, Not Weight Loss Fifty million Americans will go on diets this year, spending some $30 billion on diet programs and products. Some will lose a few pounds. Only a few -- about one out of 20 -- will keep the lost weight off in the long run. Before you tackle another weight loss program, consider these facts: Any claims that you can lose weight with little or no effort are false. Very low calorie diets or fasting...

Overweight and Infertile

Overweight and Infertile Even in this age of advanced medical knowledge, many women still struggle with the prejudices that come with being overweight. We're often treated as inferior - socially, professionally, certainly by the fashion industry, and even in the medical community. While being overweight is a medical condition, it is still perceived by many people, including some physicians, as a character flaw. We're...

Health Services for Muslim Patients in Mecca

Hospital beds of seriously ill Muslim patients are to be turned to face Mecca as part of changes aimed at helping patients uphold their Islamic faith. Dewsbury District Hospital in West Yorkshire will also provide Halal meals and will work to improve shower facilities. Staff at the hospital will take part in training sessions to teach them how to help patients with their faith worship. A Mid...

A Struggle for Survival

Becoming Human Was a distinct advantage to our prehistoric ancestors. While animals lost up to 80 per cent of their offspring at or shortly after birth, human beings were able to raise 70-80 per cent of their children. Human beings were also occasionally able to live beyond their reproductive years - a very unusual occurrence in animals - and this lengthening of life proved a human adaptative...

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise An experimental vaccine has extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer in a clinical trial, according to the therapy's developer, Dendreon. The test results appear to represent the first time that a cancer vaccine has extended lives in late-stage clinical trial. But unlike conventional vaccines, cancer vaccines - also called cancer immuno-therapy - do not prevent disease. Rather,...

How to Choose (and Get Maximum Mileage From) Your Primary Care Doctor

How to Choose (and Get Maximum Mileage From) Your Primary Care Doctor "When was the last time you had a check-up?" These words can be the last thing most guys want to hear. More often than not, we end up in a doctor's office only because we were forced to, by a cold that wouldn't quit, a stomach pain that became unbearable, or a sore knee that threatened our ski getaway. For some of us, a check-up happens only by ultimatum from one's employer. In fact, it's...

Recommended Screenings for Awareness

While Health Screenings Proliferate, the Number of People Getting the Right Ones isn't Keeping Up Orlando Sellers found out he had high blood pressure while posing as a patient for a videotape being made by the Department of Veterans Affairs. "I didn't know. But when the doctor took my blood pressure, it was extremely high -189 over 112," said Sellers, a 58-year-old human re-sources specialist at...

Some Important Health Issues and Tips

Some Important Health Issues and Tips More on Tea Scientists can't stop finding health benefits for tea. Tests at the University of Newcatle upon Tyne suggest that tea, and particularly green tea, may improve your memory and slow the onset of Alzheimer's. A previous study in Chicago of people prone to tension headaches found that Caffeine along gave as much pain relief as Ibaprofen. And a team in Illinois found that polyphenols in...

Infertility: The Starters Gate

The Starters Gate A few weeks ago we were at the county fair. While roaming around the exhibit buildings, we ran into a couple we sang with in choir a few years ago. Sheîs 40, heîs 30; theyîve been married over a year. They donît have kids, but would like to. When I asked her about it some time ago, she said they werenît having any luck. I inquired as to what they had tried, and she replied they were just -...

10 Essential Health Tips

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." -Arabian Proverb 1. Move More Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in...

Impotence: An Eminently Treatable Problem

Impotence: An Eminently Treatable Problem Impotence, or the inability to achieve or sustain an erection satisfactory for intercourse, is perhaps one of the most troubling medical conditions a man can face. Though impotence is not a fatal condition, and men do not need sex to survive, try telling this to a man suffering from impotence! See if hearing this 'little bit of good news' will cheer him up or make him feel any better. The truth...

Choosing Exercise for Better Health

If a miracle drug could help you lose weight, build muscles, avoid disease, stave off bone loss, and improve your mental health, would you take it? Before you answer, know that you need to take the drug three to five times a week, and each dose takes 30 to 45 minutes to administer. Also, the drug causes most people to sweat and breathe heavily, but only during its administration. Still interested...

Iron in Men

Why men store this nutrient in their bodies and the harm that it does Introduction From medieval European legends of "Iron John" to American cartoons of Popeye, to the notion of getting stronger by "pumping iron," iron has always been associated with strength and vitality. However, recent research suggests that iron should be more properly associated with the nation's top two killer diseases:...

US Doctors Uncover New Findings on Prostate Health

Nutrients are found to play a large role in prostate health. Certain prostate complications can cause not only significant discomfort but also urinary tracy infection, incontinence, or worse (Well-Connected 1998). Because of this, more than 300,000 men in the United States alone undergo prostate operations (Wein 2002). An enlarged prostate can be caused by an excess of dihydrotestosterone (DHT)....

Vast Majority Of Middle - Aged Americans At Risk For Hypertension

Vast Majority Of Middle - Aged Americans At Risk For Hypertension Middle-aged Americans face a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure at some time during the rest of their lives, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). However, the study also had some good news for Americans: the risk of developing severe degrees of high blood pressure has decreased in the past 25 years, due partly to improved...

Ask Your Doctor - Your General Health Q & A

Ask Your Doctor - Your General Health Q & A Q.I often wake up in the morning drenched in sweat. Is something wrong with me? A. It may just be that your sheets or nightclothes are made of non-absorbent, synthetic materials. You'll be more comfortable in natural fibers such as cotton. For a woman between 35 and 50, sweating primarily at night is a common signal that the menopause is approaching. But night sweating is sometimes associated...