Men's Health Update

Oncogenic Oral HPV DNA Found in 1 in 25 Adults

Oncogenic Oral HPV DNA Found in 1 in 25 Adults

Prevalence of oncogenic oral HPV higher in men, rises with number of lifetime oral sexual partners.

Gender Disparity in Oral HPV Infection

Gender Disparity in Oral HPV Infection

Overall prevalence 11.5% in men, 3.2% in women; high-risk HPV also more prevalent in men.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Spiked in 2016

Sexually Transmitted Infections Spiked in 2016

Syphilis rates increased by nearly 18%; most cases among men, especially gay, bisexual, MSM

Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Tall Men and Women at Greater Risk of VTE

Risk for VTE was lowest in those with the shortest stature.

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Human semen contains 27 different viruses.

Even Small Weight Gain Increases Heart Failure

Even Small Weight Gain Increases Heart Failure

People who increased their weight by as little as 5% were more likely to have thickening and enlargement of the left ventricle.

Alcohol Consumption May Guard Against Diabetes

Alcohol Consumption May Guard Against Diabetes

Frequent consumption of alcohol is associated with the lowest risk of diabetes.

Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

Health Habits Linked With Greater Life Expectancy

People with a healthy behavioral profile also experienced a delay of up to 6 years in the onset of disability.

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

After 11 pounds gained, the risk of diabetes went up 31%, hypertension 14%, and cardiovascular disease 8%.

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Opioid Use Disorder Linked to Days Supplied in Rx

Patients were more likely to continue using the opioids if they were initially prescribed medications for a longer time.

Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Frequent, Extensive Pubic Hair Grooming May Up Injuries

Men and women who removed all their pubic hair 11 times or more during their lifespan had an increased risk for grooming injury.

2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

2 in 3 Americans Do Not Have Advanced Directives

The researchers found that 36.7% of those in the studies had completed an advance directive, including 23% with living wills.

"Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

"Overfat" Status a Growing Problem in Developed Countries

Overfat individuals have excess body fat, and a high degree of cardiometabolic dysregulation that can promote disease risk factors and chronic disease.

Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Men Reporting Less Active Lifestyle More Likely to Die

Those who perceived themselves as less active were up to 71% more likely to die in the follow-up period.

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

FDA May Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels

The FDA is delaying implementation of last year's rules on cigars and electronic cigarettes currently on the market until 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

The researchers found that the HZ group had a 59% higher risk of myocardial infarction and a 35% higher risk of stroke than the others.

Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

Uninsured Americans Increases by Two Million

The uninsured rate rose 1.9% among adults aged 18 to 25 since the end of last year, and 1.5% among those aged 26 to 34.

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

Deleterious Effects of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes Similar

E-cigarette smoking has similar effects as regular cigarette smoking on weight and metabolic parameters, even without nicotine exposure.

3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

3 Steps Can Reduce Opioid Deaths

Interventions include not prescribing opioids or anti-anxiety drugs to patients who are addicted to opioids, providing counseling, and seeing the patient every 3 months.

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Expedited Partner Therapy Reduces Sexually Transmitted Infections

Many insurers don't cover medication costs for sexual partners, and some doctors are reluctant to treat patients without an exam due to liability concerns.

Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Prostate Cancer Tests Are Fine With Patients Permission

Routine prostate cancer screenings can be done as long as the patient makes the decision after a physician consultation.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

The researchers found that higher alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of hippocampal atrophy in a dose-dependent manner.

Chronic Prostatitis Has Adverse Effects on Sperm

Chronic Prostatitis Has Adverse Effects on Sperm

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CBP was associated with a reduction in sperm concentration, sperm vitality, sperm total and progressive motility.

Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Central Obesity Ups Death Risk Even in Normal Weight Patients

Centrally obese participants with a normal BMI had the worst long-term survival.

Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

Check Rx Databases to Curb Patient Opioid Abuse

The effects of prescription database regulations were most notable in states with the strictest laws, including New York.

Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

Cycling Does Not Impair Urinary, Sexual Function

The investigators found that sexual dysfunction and urinary symptoms were no worse for cyclists than runners or swimmers.

Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum BMI Over 2 Decades Associated With Death

Maximum overweight was also associated with increased cause-specific mortality, including death from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.

Cardiovascular Events Risk Up With Body-Weight Variability

Cardiovascular Events Risk Up With Body-Weight Variability

Among patients with the highest variation in body weight, the risk of a coronary event, cardiovascular event, death, myocardial infarction, and stroke was increased.

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

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Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.

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