Men's Health Update
Syphilis rates increased by nearly 18%; most cases among men, especially gay, bisexual, MSM
Risk for VTE was lowest in those with the shortest stature.
Human semen contains 27 different viruses.
People who increased their weight by as little as 5% were more likely to have thickening and enlargement of the left ventricle.
Frequent consumption of alcohol is associated with the lowest risk of diabetes.
People with a healthy behavioral profile also experienced a delay of up to 6 years in the onset of disability.
After 11 pounds gained, the risk of diabetes went up 31%, hypertension 14%, and cardiovascular disease 8%.
Patients were more likely to continue using the opioids if they were initially prescribed medications for a longer time.
Men and women who removed all their pubic hair 11 times or more during their lifespan had an increased risk for grooming injury.
The researchers found that 36.7% of those in the studies had completed an advance directive, including 23% with living wills.
Overfat individuals have excess body fat, and a high degree of cardiometabolic dysregulation that can promote disease risk factors and chronic disease.
Those who perceived themselves as less active were up to 71% more likely to die in the follow-up period.
The FDA is delaying implementation of last year's rules on cigars and electronic cigarettes currently on the market until 2021 and 2022, respectively.
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.
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.
E-cigarette smoking has similar effects as regular cigarette smoking on weight and metabolic parameters, even without nicotine exposure.
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.
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.
Routine prostate cancer screenings can be done as long as the patient makes the decision after a physician consultation.
The researchers found that higher alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of hippocampal atrophy in a dose-dependent manner.
CBP was associated with a reduction in sperm concentration, sperm vitality, sperm total and progressive motility.
Centrally obese participants with a normal BMI had the worst long-term survival.
The effects of prescription database regulations were most notable in states with the strictest laws, including New York.
The investigators found that sexual dysfunction and urinary symptoms were no worse for cyclists than runners or swimmers.
Maximum overweight was also associated with increased cause-specific mortality, including death from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.
The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.
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 PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.
Researchers found that nocturia was reduced in sleep apnea patients when a CPAP mask was used.
Research on nighttime urination usually focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the daily salt intake is generally not considered.
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