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  • Jul 2018

    Saw palmetto and testosterone facts

    Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Boosting its levels can have many effects, such as promoting muscle growth and improving libido. Saw palmetto, a plant resembling the leaves of a palm tree, may boost testosterone levels and offer other health benefits. Learn more about saw palmetto and testosterone here.

  • Jul 2018

    How do you boost testosterone naturally?

    Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Low levels can cause changes to the distribution of body fat and muscle strength. Testosterone reduces with age, but people can boost it with lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. Adequate sleep, nutritional supplements, and stress reduction may also help. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What to know about sex and yeast infections

    While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition, having sex may increase the amount of time the infection takes to heal. In some cases, a person can pass on the infection to their sexual partner. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the treatment options for BPH?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Does a nut-rich diet lead to better sperm quality?

    With male fertility on the decline, it is important to understand how to improve reproductive health. A new study suggests that eating more nuts may help.

  • Jul 2018

    Testosterone makes men choose 'status brands'

    A new study showed for the first time that men given a single dose of testosterone were likelier to choose status-enhancing brands than men given placebo.

  • Jul 2018

    How men can improve their sexual performance

    Many men want to know how to enhance their own and their partners’ sexual satisfaction. However, placing too much emphasis on performance can lead to anxiety. Certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce sexual anxiety, improve erectile dysfunction, and increase stamina. In this article, we describe 13 methods to try.

  • Jun 2018

    The riddle of human nipple sizes

    A key idea in evolutionary biology is that physical features with greater variability are 'nonfunctional byproducts.' But nipple size may contradict this.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes an abdominal lump?

    Abdominal lumps can be soft or hard and may feel sore. Hernias are a common cause of abdominal lumps, but a lump can also develop from other conditions. Some lumps may require surgery. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of abdominal lumps. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease.

  • Jun 2018

    What do white spots on testicles mean?

    White spots on the testicles are usually harmless, but they sometimes indicate a sexually transmitted infection or another health condition. They often require no treatment, but some people may wish to remove them. Here, we look at the possible causes, as well as prevention and treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk

    Erectile dysfunction can put men at risk of developing a range of heart problems, such as heart attack and sudden cardiac death, shows a new study.

  • Jun 2018

    Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common issue, and it can usually be reversed with lifestyle changes, counseling, medications, or surgery. While short-term treatments are available, addressing the underlying cause will usually resolve the condition. Learn about causes and effective methods of reversing ED here.

  • Jun 2018

    Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

    For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.

  • May 2018

    What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

    A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

  • May 2018

    What is the treatment for a pimple on the scrotum?

    A pimple can occur anywhere on the skin, including the scrotum. Scrotal skin is different to areas where people more commonly get pimples, so treatments are slightly more complicated. There are also times when what looks like a pimple may be something else that requires a visit to the doctor. Find out more here.

  • May 2018

    What can cause a testicle lump?

    Lumps and swellings in the testicle are typically harmless, although some can be a sign of testicular cancer. Regular self-exams can help spot the early signs of testicular cancer. In this article, we look at how to do a self-examination, and when to see a doctor. We also cover causes, diagnosis and treatment.

  • May 2018

    Can BPH cause kidney failure?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.

  • May 2018

    Is green tea good for BPH?

    There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.

  • May 2018

    High physical activity at work may increase death risk

    Exercise is good for health, but is this always true? A new systematic review suggests that high levels of occupational physical activity may be harmful.

  • Apr 2018

    Can a vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?

    People get vitamin D from a variety of foods and from spending time outdoors in sunlight. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many body functions, including hair growth. In this article, learn how a vitamin D deficiency is related to hair loss, as well as how it can be treated and prevented.

  • Apr 2018

    What should you do about a pimple on the penis?

    Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals, and a pimple on the penis can have a range of causes. Knowing the signs of an STD can help people determine when to see a doctor or whether treatment is not needed. Learn more about the causes of a pimple on the penis, and the treatment options, here.

  • Apr 2018

    World's first penis and scrotum transplant complete

    The first total penis and scrotum transplant has now been performed by a team of Johns Hopkins surgeons. The recipient, they say, 'is recovering well.'

  • Apr 2018

    Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'

    A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.

  • Apr 2018

    What to know about hormonal imbalances

    While it is natural to experience hormonal imbalances at certain times in life, such as puberty, menopause, and pregnancy, some hormonal changes are related to underlying medical conditions. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies.