September 3, 2013
Re "New look at male depression," Aug. 29 Thank you for publishing this article on the front page. It is a story that has been undervalued, not just in the media but by medical research in general. As a psychologist, I find it sad that even within the community of physicians and mental health professionals, we often fail to recognize or treat men in ways that would identify and engage them in a therapeutic process. Our definitions of mental health or dysfunction have tended to reflect a gender-blind perspective that denies innate differences.
February 7, 2013
Re "New plan for birth-control coverage," Feb. 2 If men want to make it difficult for women to prevent pregnancy, it's only fair that they make it difficult for men to cause it. One could hope the men of Roman Catholic or Republican persuasion would strive for equality and insist that Viagra and similar medications be treated the same as they want contraceptives treated - that is, not covered by insurance. Tom Egan Costa Mesa ALSO: Letters: Keep on dancing Letters: Jail isn't for the mentally ill Letters: The GOP's sudden conversion
April 16, 2012
Men Who Would Be Gatsby Besides Alan Ladd, several actors have played Jay Gatsby on film. Warner Baxter The popular actor played Jay Gatsby in this 1926 silent version. No copies are known to exist. Robert Redford There was a lot of ballyhoo over this lavish 1974 production with the superstar, but reviews were mixed to negative. Leonardo DiCaprio The Oscar nominee is the latest incarnation in Baz Luhrmann's version set for a Christmas release.
March 12, 2013 |
Men in same-sex marriages are living longer, according to Danish researchers, but mortality rates among married lesbians have begun to rise after a long period of decline. The study, published Tuesday in the International Journal of Epidemiology, used Denmark's civil registry to follow 6.5 million adults from 1982 to 2011. The study is the first of its kind to examine mortality -- the risk of death during a specific period of time -- and relationship status for an entire nation. "Our study expands on century-old knowledge that married people generally have lower mortality than unmarried and divorced persons," wrote the lead author, Dr. Morten Frisch, a professor of epidemiology at Aalborg University.
September 25, 1991 |
Almost 2.5 million American men over age 40 have never married. But before you pity the poor bachelor, listen to what one has to say about his lifestyle: "I have the freedom to make my own decisions without consultation. I just don't have to confer with anyone else, and I like that." Contrary to a stereotype that lifelong bachelors are unhappy, unhealthy or even deviant, a new study indicates that many middle-age men say they don't want or need marriage, says psychologist Charles A.
December 29, 2011 |
Danny Meyer began doing most of the household grocery shopping when his fiancee started graduate school. Meyer goes to Whole Foods in Chicago for produce and specialty items, Jewel-Osco for staples and Trader Joe's when he needs to really stock up. He says he is not particularly brand-loyal and is susceptible to impulse buys. "I walk in and go with the flow of the store, going aisle by aisle," he said. "I like to walk through all the aisles even if I don't think I need anything there, because sometimes something will catch my eye. " Meyer, 35, is part of a growing contingent of men taking over grocery duty.
October 17, 2005 |
YOU might call it melancholy on steroids -- a muscular mixture of fast-driving, heavy drinking, hard-charging cussedness. For perhaps 3 million American men yearly, that's the plotline for depression. For almost 24,000 men yearly, the final scene is suicide. Often, there is no cry for help, no river of tears, no abyss of sadness. Just a violent, tragic bolt from the blue. In the United States, a man is four times more likely than a woman to commit suicide, according to government statistics.
January 23, 2012 |
Men who are narcissists may be at risk for some health problems, since they could have inherently higher levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol even when they're not under pressure, a study finds. Cortisol, which is released by the body when it's under duress or going through an intense activity, can have some benefits--lending an energy surge, helping the body burn fat, and boosting memory. But too much cortisol from chronic stress can have deleterious effects, such as higher blood pressure, lower immunity and higher levels of abdominal fat. Researchers tested the saliva of 106 undergraduate students (79 women, 27 men)
August 23, 2011 |
Men who have lost jobs due to the recession may discover their domestic roles are shifting, a study finds. Researchers conducted interviews with 20 unemployed men to see what impact losing their jobs had on their roles as fathers, husbands, partners and providers. While many were devastated by their loss of jobs and income, they found ways to cope and survive, using various strategies. One shift seen by the researchers was the men's attitude toward the work their wives and girlfriends did. Twelve of the men in the study, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Assn.
November 29, 2012 |
For those of you under the impression that there's currently a “ war on women ” underway in America, this weekend in a column for Fox News' website , writer Suzanne Venker set the record straight: Men are actually the ones under siege. In the piece, titled “The War on Men,” Venker said that men are less interested in marriage than they were 15 years ago because, thanks to the sexual revolution, “women aren't women anymore”; instead, they've become “angry” and “defensive.” Her argument may not have been that sound, but Venker's column certainly worked as click-bait, lighting up Twitter and drawing responses from numerous media outlets.