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  1. Prostate Cancer Urine Test Detects Cancer Earlier Than Traditional Methods

    Prostate Cancer Urine Test Detects Cancer Earlier Than Traditional Methods

    The prostate gland, located beneath the bladder just in front of the rectum, is essential to male health in that it helps produce certain compounds that make up semen, while also helping regulate urination. Prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer in men. While it is treatable when diagnosed early, the American Cancer Society estimates that of the approximately...
  2. Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Recent research has found that increasing vitamin intake may reduce the risk of chronic disease as we age. Whether by consuming a more diverse diet or by taking a high-quality dietary supplement, ingesting sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the chances of developing myocardial infarction, stroke and other medical disorders. Similarly, getting enough of other important vitamins has been shown...
  3. IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    The prostate gland is a small organ that's shaped like a walnut. This gland is responsible for producing seminal fluid, the liquid that transports sperm within a man's body. This small but crucial gland is the site of one of the most common forms of cancer to afflict men -- prostate cancer. When prostate cancer remains confined to the prostate gland...
  4. The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    Many people associate melatonin with sleep -- with good reason. Helping to regulate and maintain the circadian rhythm appears to be the most important and best-known role of this pineal gland hormone. However, melatonin also plays a variety of other important roles in the human body. According to recent studies on melatonin and fertility, it may play a very important...
  5. Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    Scientists Discover Snow Shoveling Boosts Risk of Heart Attack

    For many people, the long dark months of winter are a reason to hole-up inside. For others, however, winter can also mean an increase in physical activity. There are many outdoor hobbies that require cold weather, such as skiing and sledding. In addition, for people in many areas, the cold weather brings an increase in chores such as shoveling newly...
  6. The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    In general, men are often perceived as being the physically stronger (and thus possibly healthier) gender. However, their response to infectious illness appears to be an exception to the rule. Many people over time have noted that men subjectively report worse symptoms from colds, cases of the flu and other illnesses. The same illness that most women will work through...
  7. Phytoestrogens for Men Support Healthy Hormones, Prostate, Heart and More

    Phytoestrogens for Men Support Healthy Hormones, Prostate, Heart and More

    Phytoestrogens for men? According to numerous scientists and medical professionals, phytoestrogens—plant compounds that mimic the female hormone estrogen in the body—may play an important role in men’s health. This article describes phytoestrogens, the benefits men might reap from incorporating them into their health regiment and attempts to dispel misconceptions about certain side effects men might experience resulting from exposure to phytoestrogens...
  8. Osteoporosis in Men: A Serious Yet Often Overlooked Disease

    Osteoporosis in Men: A Serious Yet Often Overlooked Disease

    Osteoporosis is a disease where the density of your bones falls to a critical point where they are so weak that even mild physical impact can fracture them. Some people do not experience any symptoms of osteoporosis until they break a bone in a situation that would not have harmed them when they were younger. Osteoporosis is considered an age-related...
  9. Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    The circadian rhythm is a huge topic of discussion lately due to a group of three researchers winning the Nobel Prize for identifying the genes and proteins that coordinate our internal clocks. As the Nobel Laureate committee noted, a small mismatch between our bodies and the environment can lead to serious health problems. This makes understanding chronobiology and the circadian...
  10. Gut Bacteria Found to Influence Diet, Reproductive Success and More

    Gut Bacteria Found to Influence Diet, Reproductive Success and More

    A growing body of research suggests that bacteria in the gut influence overall human health. While past research has indicated that trillions of bacteria thriving in the human digestive tract can affect everything from immune system function and nutrition to mood, two new studies have found that gut bacteria influence diet as well as reproductive success in fruit flies. These...

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