Men's Health Update

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.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Nocturia Risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Nocturia Risk

Researchers found that nocturia was reduced in sleep apnea patients when a CPAP mask was used.

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Research on nighttime urination usually focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the daily salt intake is generally not considered.

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

There was wide variation in CE among subgroups, ranging from $302 cost saving per capita to a cost of $103,200/QALY.

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Better Than Drugs for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Clinicians should prescribe exercise or psychological interventions as first-line treatments for CRF.

Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

Simply Sitting Less Can Help Pts Reach Fitness Goals

The total fitness plan includes strategies to reduce sedentary time through increases in physical activity among men.

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Alcohol Abuse Ups Risk of MI, Heart Failure, AFib

Those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors are disproportionately prone to these cardiac diseases in the setting of alcohol abuse.

Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

Long-Term BoNT-A Therapy Compliance Low Among Men

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Only a quarter of men receiving injections of BoNT-A comply with the treatment long-term.

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

Genital HPV Prevalent in Men

The lowest prevalence of HPV among men was 28.9% for those aged 18 to 22, which increased to 46.5% in men aged 23 to 27.

Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Oral cannabis-derived drugs can ease chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and oral cannabinoids can effectively treat spasms from multiple sclerosis.

Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

The researchers found that weekend warriors had a 30% lower all-cause mortality risk, while regular exercisers had a 35% lower risk.

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

People with an irregular heartbeat should probably drink no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day with 2 alcohol-free days a week.

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