Men's Health

Greater Heart Disease Benefits From Yoga Aerobics Combo

Greater Heart Disease Benefits From Yoga Aerobics Combo

Greater improvement in CHD risk factors for combined intervention versus either alone.

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case: Secondary Syphilis Manifests on Scalp

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Meds Plus Risk Factors Tied to Greater QTc Interval Lengthening

Meds Plus Risk Factors Tied to Greater QTc Interval Lengthening

Combined with risk factors, QT prolonging meds tied to greater QTc lengthening than QTPM alone.

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.

Step Count Rx Helps Patients Get More Fit

Step Count Rx Helps Patients Get More Fit

There was a net 20% steps/day increase in active vs. control arm participants.

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

Chronic Kidney Disease More Likely in PPI Users

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Proton pump inhibitors need not first cause acute kidney injury for CKD risk to be elevated.

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

Higher Systolic BP Target Recommended for Older Patients

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New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.

DASH Deemed Best Diet of the Year

DASH Deemed Best Diet of the Year

To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

The findings indicate that it's not only how much and how often, but also what type of exercise you do that seems to make the difference.

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Younger age at initiation was associated with increased risk of mortality, highlighting the importance of youth and early-adult smoking on lifetime mortality risk.

AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

Organizations such as Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies can help physicians aid in the treatment of opioid patients.

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Extreme groomers had a quadrupled risk of contracting an STI, and high-frequency groomers had a 3.5-fold increased risk of STI.

Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Less Urgency, Incontinence After Anterior Urethroplasty

Overall, 37 and 74% of the men reported improvement in urgency and urge incontinence, respectively.

PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

PPIs were associated with an increased overall stroke risk of 21%.

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise During, After Treatment

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise During, After Treatment

At the end of 3 months, the exercise and diet group was walking 3 to 4 times more quickly in a timed walk test of about a quarter-mile than the usual care group.

More Intensive Education on Diet, Binders Needed

More Intensive Education on Diet, Binders Needed

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Educated patients achieved better phosphate binder adherence.

Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

Constipation Associated With CKD, ESRD Risk

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Since constipation is common, the study findings may be important for public health.

Second Opinions Rarely Alter PCa Treatment Decisions

Second Opinions Rarely Alter PCa Treatment Decisions

Obtaining second opinions was not associated with changes in treatment choice or with improvements in how patients viewed their quality of cancer care.

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

Conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed.

Biases Suspected in Prostate Cancer Risk Estimates

Biases Suspected in Prostate Cancer Risk Estimates

Incident prostate cancer cohorts were defined by examining men who were regularly screened from the placebo arms of two large prostate cancer prevention trials.

Injectable Male Contraceptive Has Troublesome Side Effects

Injectable Male Contraceptive Has Troublesome Side Effects

The most common side effects were acne, increased libido, muscle pain, and mood and emotional disorders.

New ADA Guidelines Say Diabetes Patients Should "Move More"

New ADA Guidelines Say Diabetes Patients Should "Move More"

Diabetes patients are urged to physically move at least every 30 minutes throughout the day to improve blood glucose management.

Pediatric Screening for High Cholesterol Feasible

Pediatric Screening for High Cholesterol Feasible

For children aged 1 to 2 years, screening is available at routine child immunization visits.

No Clear CVD Risk With Calcium Supplements

No Clear CVD Risk With Calcium Supplements

The authors noted that calcium supplements do have side effects, and they urged people to take moderate supplement doses if their diets are deficient in calcium.

Walking After Meals Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Walking After Meals Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Those who exercised at least 150 minutes a week had a 26% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and exercising more than the recommended 150 minutes has even greater benefits in reducing the risk of diabetes.

Smoking Still a Top Cause of Cancer Deaths in US

Smoking Still a Top Cause of Cancer Deaths in US

Reducing the future burden of smoking-related cancers includes implementing innovative new strategies, and strengthening tobacco control policies and programs.

Meat Byproduct Linked to Increased Death in PAD Patients

Meat Byproduct Linked to Increased Death in PAD Patients

TMAO, a pro-atherogenic metabolite formed by gut microbes, predicts long-term adverse event risk and possible mortality in patients with PAD.

Teen Overweight, Obesity Predicts Diabetes Mortality

Teen Overweight, Obesity Predicts Diabetes Mortality

The prevalence of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity leads to a substantially increased future diagnosis of diabetes.

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