Men's Health

Higher Mortality Risk Seen for 'Night Owls'

Higher Mortality Risk Seen for 'Night Owls'

Higher prevalence of mortality, CV and metabolic dysfunction for definite evening type individuals

Review: Lowest Mortality Risk Seen With ≤100 g Alcohol/Week

Review: Lowest Mortality Risk Seen With ≤100 g Alcohol/Week

Alcohol consumption roughly linearly linked to higher risk of stroke, coronary disease, heart failure

Exercise Best Defense for Those at Genetic Risk for CVD

Exercise Best Defense for Those at Genetic Risk for CVD

Benefit of exercise against cardiovascular disease notable even among those at high genetic risk

Grilled Meats Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Grilled Meats Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Using open flames or high temps to cook red meat, chicken both linked to higher risk of T2DM

Marijuana Use Not Tied to Kidney Function

Marijuana Use Not Tied to Kidney Function

Researchers compared current and past marijuana use to never users.

Varicose Veins May Up Blood Clot Risk

Varicose Veins May Up Blood Clot Risk

Possible increased risk of pulmonary embolism, peripheral artery disease less clear

Prostate Cancer and Your Diet

Prostate Cancer and Your Diet

Research suggests that men's diets can affect their risk for prostate cancer.

Short Children May Have Higher Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Short Children May Have Higher Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Increased risk seen for ischemic stroke in both sexes, intracerebral hemorrhage in men

Flu, Some Upper Respiratory Infections Up Heart Attacks

Flu, Some Upper Respiratory Infections Up Heart Attacks

Increased incidence of acute myocardial infarction in first 7 days after positive respiratory viral diagnosis

Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Still Unknown

Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Still Unknown

Prospective studies needed to examine long-term effects of chronic marijuana use on CV health.

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

No worse sexual or urinary function, but incidence of urethral stricture higher than swimmers/runners.

High-intensity Exercise Training Can Reduce Cardiac Aging

High-intensity Exercise Training Can Reduce Cardiac Aging

Two years of high-intensity exercise tied to improved maximal oxygen uptake, reduced cardiac stiffness.

Quit Smoking Medications Not Found Effective

Quit Smoking Medications Not Found Effective

No evidence that varenicline, bupropion, or nicotine replacement increase probability of abstinence.

Yearly Flu Vaccinations Help Seniors Prevent Severe Infection

Yearly Flu Vaccinations Help Seniors Prevent Severe Infection

Annual vaccination found to lessen flu severity, hospitalizations, and death among the elderly.

3 in 4 Patients Prescribed 'End of Life Option Act' Drugs Take Them

3 in 4 Patients Prescribed 'End of Life Option Act' Drugs Take Them

Suffering existentially, loss of independence, and incapability to enjoy life were some reasons patients pursued EOLOA.

Study: Current Flu Vaccine Likely Protects Against Most H3N2 Viruses

Study: Current Flu Vaccine Likely Protects Against Most H3N2 Viruses

Current vaccine projected to be more effective in 2018 US flu season vs 2017 Australian flu season.

Unapproved Drugs in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Unapproved Drugs in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

More than 50% products advertised as androgen receptor modulators had selective androgen receptor modulators.

Physical Activity Tied to Lower Mortality, CVD on Global Level

Physical Activity Tied to Lower Mortality, CVD on Global Level

Findings among residents of low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

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.

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