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February 20, 1997 |
Small defects in the male chromosome may be responsible for some cases of infertility, University of Minnesota doctors report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Jon Pryor and his team found that 7% of the 200 infertile men they studied were missing tiny pieces of their Y chromosomes, genetic material found only in males. However, further study revealed that the deleted pieces did not always cause infertility.
October 11, 1999 |
"Sir," she chirped, "these are good for your prostrate." No thanks, I said. Call me a skeptic, but I never take health advice from people who can't pronounce the names of important body parts. In fact, I think it's wise to question just about anything you hear from someone who's trying to sell you dietary supplements, whether it's a store clerk, some anonymous dealer on the Internet or your brother-in-law Morty operating from the trunk of his Buick. I didn't say "doubt," mind you.
June 22, 1998
Men, how much do you know about your health? Lots? Enough to fit on the head of a pin with room to spare? Here's a health quiz from Men's Health magazine. Even if you fail, you'll pass because you'll know a little bit more than you did before. 1. What health threat is the biggest killer of men in the United States? a. lung cancer b. cardiovascular disease c.
June 11, 1997
This week is National Men's Health Week, which means it is totally permissible to nag you about your health, which brings us to the question: How smart are you when it comes to your health? If you say all you know about is Michael Jordan's free-throw percentage, shame, shame, shame. The following quiz, reprinted with permission from Men's Health magazine, tests your knowledge: 1. What health threat is the biggest killer of men in the United States? a. lung cancer b. cardiovascular disease c.
June 15, 1998
All Men * An estimated 184,500 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 1998. * An estimated 2.5 million men--at least--or one-third of all men with diabetes, don't even know they have the disease. * As many as 60% of men older than 50 with diabetes suffer from impotence. * Despite advances in medical technology and research, the life expectancy of men continues to be an average of seven years less than women. * Nearly 120,000 men ages 25 to 64 died from heart disease or stroke in 1995.
April 9, 2001 |
The average guy in the United States eats 48 hamburgers and 19 pizzas per year. His favorite snack is potato chips. When called upon to fix a romantic dinner, he's most likely to prepare spaghetti. I learned all this from reading the April issue of Men's Health. Though this magazine has been scrutinizing our diets, I've spent recent months taking a close look at the diet information we average guys get from this popular magazine and its brethren, such as Men's Fitness.
March 1, 1999 |
For those who have never tried it, the thought of acupuncture may conjure up images of needles, pain or discomfort. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth--except for the needles. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for about 2,000 years, and it has become an increasingly popular alternative treatment in the United States. Some health insurers now reimburse patients for acupuncture therapy.
June 17, 1998 |
Aetna U.S. Healthcare will not pay for the impotency drug Viagra unless employers buy special coverage, because company managers don't consider having sex medically necessary, the company told New York regulators. In a 14-page letter sent Monday to the New York Department of Insurance, Aetna said Viagra could cost it more than $50 million a year and cited "the primarily recreational/lifestyle use and abuse of this drug."
May 30, 1998 |
Shares of Icos Corp., a biotechnology company with no products on the market, soared 30% on Friday on enthusiasm about its impotence drug, which may rival Pfizer Inc.'s blockbuster Viagra. Icos, whose biggest shareholder is Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, with a 13% stake, is only starting the second of three phases of testing needed to get regulatory approval for its impotence drug.
March 15, 1997 |
Male blood donors seem to have a lower risk of heart attacks than those who do not donate blood, Finnish researchers said Friday. The report in the British Medical Journal said this could be because donating blood lowers the iron level, which is linked to heart attack risk. Jukka Salonen and colleagues at the University of Kuopio in Finland checked 2,600 men who were taking part in a heart disease study.