August 8, 2011 |
Obese men who want to improve their sexual health might have another solution besides their erectile dysfunction drugs. A study finds that overweight men who lost just 5% of their weight over eight weeks saw improvements in erectile dysfunction, sexual desire and urinary tract symptoms. The small study focused on 31 obese men with a body mass index of 30 or greater and who had Type 2 diabetes. Some were put on a low-calorie diet that included liquid meal replacements and others were assigned to a high-protein, low-fat diet that decreased their calorie intake by 600 calories a day. For 42 weeks afterward the participants stayed on the high-protein diet, or were switched to it. Those on the low-calorie diet lost 10% of their body weight and 10% off their waist circumference, and those on the high-protein diet lost 5% of their weight and waist circumference.
May 7, 2008 |
Watching Alison Rooper's documentary "Doping for Gold," which premieres tonight on PBS' "Secrets of the Dead" series, it's easy to make it a "them" or even "then" experience. But with illegal steroid use taking down so many American sports "stars," that would be a mistake. If anything, "Doping" offers a "worst case" scenario that should give everyone pause.
March 13, 2008 |
Eliot spitzer paid a woman for sex. And got caught. Depending on whose statistics you choose to believe, more than one in every 10 American adult males have paid for sex at some point in their lives. What's more, in 2005, about 84,000 people were arrested across the nation for prostitution-related offenses. In other words, it's not terribly uncommon. It's a part of our culture, and it's not going away any time soon. Perhaps Spitzer's resignation will help convince Americans that it is finally time to decriminalize prostitution across the country.
April 30, 2007
The April 23 article ["For Boys, a Checkup Just Isn't Macho"] highlights challenges in ensuring the sexual health of young men. California has one of the nation's highest teen pregnancy rates, and recent L.A. statistics show that 49% of high school males are sexually active. In working to ensure the health of our youth, comprehensively addressing the barriers around effective reproductive healthcare for young men must be a crucial part of our efforts. As a public health professional and UCSF student nurse, I have worked with many teens.
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April 13, 2002 |
Efforts to contain a syphilis surge among gay men in California and elsewhere have been stymied by a failure among many gay leaders to portray outbreaks as possible precursors to a rise in HIV, health experts and some AIDS activists say. "The leadership out of the gay community on this issue has essentially been absent," said Dr. Judy Wasserheit, who directed the sexually transmitted disease prevention program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
December 17, 2001 |
Maybe people in their teens and 20s have already downloaded most of the music they want. Or maybe they're getting tired of their friends' e-mails. Or maybe ... they just enjoy toying with polling organizations. According to a survey released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health philanthropy, "more young people go online for health information than to shop, check sports scores, chat" or download music. The survey, inevitably titled Generation Rx.