Women are better than men at remembering words and faces
A new meta-analysis of over 600 studies has found that women are better than men at recalling certain types of memories, such as verbal information.
What causes penis skin to peel?
Many factors can cause the skin on the penis to peel, including chafing, allergic reactions, skin conditions, and infections. Learn about the causes of penis skin peeling and how to treat it here.
New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline
A joint effort among various governmental bodies, the new 'Annual Report to the Nation' offers fresh insights on cancer incidence and mortality.
What to know about masturbation and testosterone
Abstinence from masturbation and other forms of sexual activity may temporarily raise testosterone levels, but masturbation does not affect testosterone levels in the long term. Learn more here.
What can cause lower back and testicle pain?
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
What to know about precum and pregnancy
It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here.
What is 'morning wood,' and why does it happen?
"Morning wood" refers to nocturnal penile tumescence, which involves waking up in the morning with an erection. This is a normal occurrence. Changes in how often it happens can signal a health condition that may need treatment from a doctor. Learn more here.
What to do about dry skin on the penis
Dry skin on the penis may have a variety of causes, including unlubricated sex or masturbation, eczema, or psoriasis. Many home remedies, such as moisturizers, can help. Learn more here.
Different types of nipples
There are many types of nipples, including puffy, hairy, protruding, and inverted. These types are based on appearance and come with no health risks. Learn more about types of nipples here.
'A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure'
Research in sheep finds that a drug that doctors prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can effectively treat the effects of heart failure.
What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?
Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here.
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.
Is blue balls a real condition?
Blue balls is the informal term for epididymal hypertension, which causes uncomfortable or aching testicles if a person is aroused but does not ejaculate. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
What causes a low libido?
It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.
What causes bloody urine in men?
Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here.
Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know
A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.
What causes pain in the testicles?
A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.
What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?
Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, testicular changes, and difficulties urinating. Learn more here.
What causes pain in the penis?
Many situations and conditions can cause penis pain, including Peyronie’s disease, balanitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and more causes of penis pain here.
Small penis syndrome: Everything you need to know
Small penis syndrome is not a physical condition but long-term anxiety about the size of one's penis. It is a type of body dysmorphic disorder. Learn more about the symptoms here.
What causes cramps after sex?
Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article.
Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk
Recent research has found a strong link between a man's ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
What to expect from Lupron treatment
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here.
Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart
New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events.
Natural ways to boost fertility
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.
5 menstruation myths you must leave behind
There are many misconceptions surrounding menstruation that may make coping with it more confusing. In this Spotlight, we unpack and debunk the top myths.
How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?
A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.
Does Clomid work for male infertility?
Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.
What is the secondary stage of syphilis?
The secondary stage of syphilis has symptoms including sores on the genitals, mouth, and anus. Diagnosis involves a physical exam. Learn more about secondary syphilis here.
What are the signs of depression in men?
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.
How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV
HIV can cause a rash to develop on the penis. This is an early symptom of HIV that may spread to other areas of the body. The rash may appear red or crusty. There are other potential causes. Learn more here.
Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications in males.
What to know about the Adam's apple
The Adam's apple is a lump of cartilage in the throat, and it develops in males and females. It has no specific use and can be surgically removed. Learn more here.
Orgasmic dysfunction: Everything you need to know
Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person cannot orgasm despite feeling sufficiently sexually aroused. In this article, we cover the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.
Can masturbation cause erectile dysfunction?
There are many myths and misconceptions about masturbation, including that it may cause erectile dysfunction. Learn more in this article about why this is not true.
Diabetes and erectile dysfunction may be genetically linked
A new, large-scale genomic analysis suggests that having a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes may cause erectile dysfunction.
Prostate cancer and back pain
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
10 ways to boost libido
Sex drive, or libido, naturally varies between people. If a person wants to boost their libido, there are many methods they can try, including lifestyle, diet, remedies, and sex tips. Here, we look at ways to boost libido in both males and females.
PSA levels after prostatectomy
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.
Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.
What to know about micropenis
Micropenis refers to an abnormally small penis. Hormonal and genetic factors during birth can cause micropenis. In this article, we look at the definition, effects, causes, and treatments of micropenis.
Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years.
Dental dams: Everything you need to know
Dental dams are a way of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections during oral sex. Learn about how to use them here.
Best foods for increasing low testosterone
People with low testosterone can increase their levels by eating certain foods. Learn about eight of the best testosterone-boosting foods here.
What is bone metastases in prostate cancer?
When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here.
What to know about sperm analysis
A sperm analysis is a test of sperm health, such as the number, movement, and size of sperm. Learn about the procedure and results of a sperm analysis here.
How to find the right condom size
Condoms come in many shapes and sizes. Finding the right fit is important for both safety and pleasure. Learn about condom brand sizes, and how to choose the right size, here.
What to know about hepatitis C in men
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some people believe that it may be due to estrogen’s protective effect. Diagnosis and testing can help people find treatment. Learn more about hepatitis C in men here.
Do penis enlargement methods work?
A vast range of products claim to increase the size or girth of a person’s penis, though these methods are rarely backed up by scientific research. We look at the effectiveness and side effects of penis enlargement methods.
Everything you need to know about penile cancer
Penile cancer is cancer that affects the penis and other male genitals. It often begins on the skin. Penile cancer is relatively rare and is highly treatable in the early stages. In this article, learn more about penile cancer, including its signs and symptoms, potential risk factors, and treatment options.
What is the link between varicocele and infertility?
A varicocele is a swollen bulge of veins inside the scrotum. While varicoceles do not always cause symptoms, they may contribute to infertility. Learn more with this article.
Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.
Signs and symptoms of infertility
In this article, learn about possible signs of infertility in men and women, as well as about other risk factors, the treatment options, and when to see a doctor.
What causes low energy in men?
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.
What are the symptoms of high estrogen?
High estrogen levels can cause a range of symptoms. Males may experience sexual problems and enlarged breasts, while females may experience weight gain and menstrual complications. A person may have high estrogen because of a natural imbalance, or because they are taking certain medications. Learn more here.
Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat STIs in men.
Typical testosterone levels in males and females
Testosterone levels vary depending on a person’s sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential complications including infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn more about testosterone levels here.
How body fat affects men's and women's health differently
New research in rodents helps us understand why women are better protected against the harmful effects of excessive body fat than men.
Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?
A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks.
Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men
Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study.
What are the signs of prostate infection?
When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.
What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.
Mountain Dew does not kill sperm
There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.
New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.
Briefs or boxer shorts? A new study settles the debate
Which type of underwear is better for preserving men's fertility? The largest study to have ever investigated the matter now settles the dispute.
Why has my penis gone numb?
The many nerve endings in the penis make it sensitive, but several factors can cause the penis or testicles to become numb, including cycling, injury, and some medical conditions. A low testosterone level can also reduce sensitivity. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of numbness in the penis here.
Do health and lifestyle factors make a difference to penis size?
Some penises expand more than others when transitioning from a flaccid to an erect state. Can any factors predict if, and how much, a penis will expand?
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Testosterone is a sex hormone. If levels are low, a male may experience erectile dysfunction, a reduction in testicle size, and difficulty sleeping. In this article, learn about the symptoms of low testosterone and the range of treatment options, which includes testosterone replacement therapy.
What are the side effects of testosterone pellets?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and its levels in the body decline steadily with age. Many people wish to supplement it when they are deficient. Testosterone pellets can be a convenient form of testosterone replacement therapy, but they can cause side effects, such as fluid retention and acne. Learn more here.
Do erectile dysfunction exercises help?
Many people have erectile dysfunction (ED), but it is often possible to reverse this with exercises to strengthen muscles in the area. These include pelvic floor exercises. ED can often be due to lifestyle factors including obesity and low physical activity levels. Learn more about exercises for ED here.
What to do about a smelly penis
Most of the time, regularly cleaning the penis will keep odor to a minimum. However, poor hygiene and some conditions may cause the penis’ odor to change or smell foul. In this article, learn about the possible causes of a smelly penis, including smegma, balanitis, and urinary tract infections. We also cover treatment.
What causes testicular atrophy?
Testicular atrophy refers to when the testes shrink. There are several potential causes of testicular atrophy, including aging, infections, testicular torsion, and hormonal changes. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of testicular atrophy, as well as how doctors diagnose and treat it.
Saw palmetto and testosterone facts
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Boosting its levels can have many effects, such as promoting muscle growth and improving libido. Saw palmetto, a plant resembling the leaves of a palm tree, may boost testosterone levels and offer other health benefits. Learn more about saw palmetto and testosterone here.
How do you boost testosterone naturally?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Low levels can cause changes to the distribution of body fat and muscle strength. Testosterone reduces with age, but people can boost it with lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. Adequate sleep, nutritional supplements, and stress reduction may also help. Learn more here.
What to know about sex and yeast infections
While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition, having sex may increase the amount of time the infection takes to heal. In some cases, a person can pass on the infection to their sexual partner. Learn more here.
What are the treatment options for BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.
Does a nut-rich diet lead to better sperm quality?
With male fertility on the decline, it is important to understand how to improve reproductive health. A new study suggests that eating more nuts may help.
Testosterone makes men choose 'status brands'
A new study showed for the first time that men given a single dose of testosterone were likelier to choose status-enhancing brands than men given placebo.
How men can improve their sexual performance
Many men want to know how to enhance their own and their partners’ sexual satisfaction. However, placing too much emphasis on performance can lead to anxiety. Certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce sexual anxiety, improve erectile dysfunction, and increase stamina. In this article, we describe 13 methods to try.
The riddle of human nipple sizes
A key idea in evolutionary biology is that physical features with greater variability are 'nonfunctional byproducts.' But nipple size may contradict this.
What causes an abdominal lump?
Abdominal lumps can be soft or hard and may feel sore. Hernias are a common cause of abdominal lumps, but a lump can also develop from other conditions. Some lumps may require surgery. In this article, we look at the symptoms and causes of abdominal lumps. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.
What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease.
What do white spots on testicles mean?
White spots on the testicles are usually harmless, but they sometimes indicate a sexually transmitted infection or another health condition. They often require no treatment, but some people may wish to remove them. Here, we look at the possible causes, as well as prevention and treatment, and when to see a doctor.
Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk
Erectile dysfunction can put men at risk of developing a range of heart problems, such as heart attack and sudden cardiac death, shows a new study.
Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common issue, and it can usually be reversed with lifestyle changes, counseling, medications, or surgery. While short-term treatments are available, addressing the underlying cause will usually resolve the condition. Learn about causes and effective methods of reversing ED here.
Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer
For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.
What is a free PSA test and what is it for?
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.
What is the treatment for a pimple on the scrotum?
A pimple can occur anywhere on the skin, including the scrotum. Scrotal skin is different to areas where people more commonly get pimples, so treatments are slightly more complicated. There are also times when what looks like a pimple may be something else that requires a visit to the doctor. Find out more here.
What can cause a testicle lump?
Lumps and swellings in the testicle are typically harmless, although some can be a sign of testicular cancer. Regular self-exams can help spot the early signs of testicular cancer. In this article, we look at how to do a self-examination, and when to see a doctor. We also cover causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.
Is green tea good for BPH?
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.
High physical activity at work may increase death risk
Exercise is good for health, but is this always true? A new systematic review suggests that high levels of occupational physical activity may be harmful.
Can a vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?
People get vitamin D from a variety of foods and from spending time outdoors in sunlight. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many body functions, including hair growth. In this article, learn how a vitamin D deficiency is related to hair loss, as well as how it can be treated and prevented.
What should you do about a pimple on the penis?
Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals, and a pimple on the penis can have a range of causes. Knowing the signs of an STD can help people determine when to see a doctor or whether treatment is not needed. Learn more about the causes of a pimple on the penis, and the treatment options, here.
World's first penis and scrotum transplant complete
The first total penis and scrotum transplant has now been performed by a team of Johns Hopkins surgeons. The recipient, they say, 'is recovering well.'
Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'
A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.
What to know about hormonal imbalances
While it is natural to experience hormonal imbalances at certain times in life, such as puberty, menopause, and pregnancy, some hormonal changes are related to underlying medical conditions. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men and women, as well as treatment and home remedies.
How does sex affect your brain?
Sex can truly be the spice of life, but what does it do to the brain, and how does it impact our hormonal activity? This Spotlight investigates.
Are random erections normal?
Erections, or boners, can happen at any time and without stimulation. Males of all ages can experience random erections, often first thing in the morning. They may be caused by daily changes in testosterone levels. Here, we talk about the causes and management of random erections, and their link to erectile dysfunction
What are the white spots on my foreskin?
Learn about the many causes of white spots on the penis and foreskin. These pimples can be harmless or the results of infections, sometimes sexually transmitted. Find out about the other symptoms that can affect the foreskin, as well as what treatments there are to get rid of white spots on the foreskin.
What are these black spots on my scrotum?
Most causes of black spots on the scrotum are harmless. They include ingrown hairs, blackheads, and irregular pigmentation. However, black spots can indicate an allergy, an infection, or a more serious condition. We describe the range of causes, treatments, and accompanying symptoms. Learn more about these spots here.
Sex anxiety: How can you overcome it?
Both men and women can experience anxiety related to sexual intercourse, which may affect their life quality. What are some ways to overcome these worries?
Why are there white bumps on my penis?
There are many causes for white bumps on the penis, including whiteheads and Fordyce spots. Learn how to identify these bumps, their causes, and treatments.
Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.
Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia.
Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?
Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities.
How to shrink the prostate naturally
Learn about natural remedies for an enlarged prostate, all of which encourage good prostate health. Included is detail on lifestyle tips and causes.
What happens if you have prostate surgery?
Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here.
Common allergy drugs may harm testicular function
Antihistamines are a class of drugs commonly used to treat allergies. A new study, however, suggests that they could impair men's testicular function.
Too much TV may raise men's colorectal cancer risk
Men who watch at least 4 hours of TV every day could see their risk of colorectal cancer increase by more than a third, a new study suggests.
How long do genital warts last? What to know
Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection. They can last months or even years. Learn more about how treatment can speed up recovery.
Why do nipples become hard?
We take a look at why nipples become hard and sometimes painful. Learn more about the possible causes of pain and when to see a doctor, here.
Coping with urinary incontinence
Regardless of whether you are a man or woman, in your teens or senior years, we have found the best strategies to help you cope with urinary incontinence.
What foods are good for an enlarged prostate?
How does diet affect the prostate? In this article, learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid if you have an enlarged prostate gland.
Diesel exhaust may raise risk of neurological disease
A new study has revealed that men with occupations involving exposure to diesel exhaust could be at greater risk of developing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Everything you need to know about acute prostatitis
Acute prostatitis is a sudden inflammation of the prostate gland. It is a rare type of prostatitis, which is a common prostate problem.
What can you do about a groin strain?
A look at groin strains, a muscle injury that has many potential causes. Included is detail on diagnosis and exercises you can do to relieve a strain.
What causes a tight foreskin?
A tight foreskin is common in babies and young boys, and it can last into adulthood. We take a close look at types, causes, and treatment options.
Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan.
Why does the penis change color?
A look at purple penis, a color change that most often occurs during arousal. Learn more about the other potential causes and what to do here.
What are the effects of an enlarged prostate on sex?
Learn about how benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect sexual function. We look at the effects and treatment options, including surgery, here.
Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely
Single fathers are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than their partnered counterparts or single moms, suggests a large-scale new study.
How do penile implants work?
Penile implant surgery can help with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other treatments. We look at the available types and how they work.
Five health benefits of being single
Several studies cite the health benefits of living together or getting married, but how might staying single positively affect our health? We find out.
Is there an average weight for men?
A look at the average weight for men, a statistic that depends on several factors. Included is detail on ideal weight and how to reach and maintain it.
What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
Learn all about testicular ultrasound and its uses. This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan.
What is penis shrinkage and why does it happen?
A look at penis shrinkage, which is the decrease in penis size. Included is detail on why it happens, when to see a doctor, and what is normal.
All you need to know about UTIs in men
Learn all about urinary tract infections in men, which are less frequent but can be more serious than UTIs in women. We look at symptoms and treatments.
Sex talk: 5 myths you need to drop
No, the 'cherry' doesn't 'pop,' and yes, masturbation is your best friend. In this article, we debunk the top five myths you've probably heard about sex.
Top 10 things you didn't know about your penis
Roughly 50 percent of humans have a penis. In this article, we provide further detail on this oddly shaped but reproductively vital piece of anatomy.
What you should know about hairy nipples
An overview of hairy nipples, a common condition in women. Included is detail on the role of hormones and when to see a doctor for hairy nipples.
What STIs can you get from oral sex?
It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention.
What is scrotal eczema?
Learn about scrotal eczema, a form of eczema that affects the scrotum. We examine the symptoms, treatment options, and management tips for this condition.
Toxic substance may yield male birth control pill
Researchers reveal how a modified form of a plant-derived compound once used as a poison could be a viable candidate for a male birth control pill.
Can beet juice help treat erectile dysfunction?
Beet juice is becoming a popular home remedy for erectile dysfunction (ED), but can it really help a man get and keep an erection? We look at the evidence.
What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?
Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.
How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.
Why older men should do more housework
New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health.
Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?
What is genital cosmetic surgery, what are your options, and what should you look out for? We give you an overview based on specialist insights.
Overcoming sexual performance anxiety
Whether due to expectations or stress, it is common for men of all ages to experience performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. Learn how to cope.
All you need to know about receding hairline
A look at receding hairlines, a condition that can affect both men and women, where the line of the hair changes. Included is detail on treatments.
How do you clean out smegma?
In this article, we examine smegma and the best ways for both males and females to remove it. We also take a look at some genital hygiene tips.
What you should know about alopecia totalis
A look at alopecia totalis, a condition resulting in the loss of all the hair on the scalp. Included is detail on causes and the recovery rate.
How to get rid of an unwanted erection
Having several erections a day is healthy for many men, but there are some situations in which a man may not wish to be erect. Learn more.
Why does it hurt when I ejaculate?
Learn all about the different causes of painful ejaculation, along with associated symptoms and treatment options for this common condition.
Can watermelon help with erectile dysfunction?
Could watermelon work as a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction in the same way as Viagra? We look at the science and evidence behind this claim.
What to know about yoga for erectile dysfunction
A look at yoga for erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on what the research shows about the effectiveness of yoga and the poses that work the best.
Is marriage the key to long-term happiness?
Marriage could hold the key to long-term happiness, according to new research. Happiness could be further boosted by marrying your best friend.
What you should know about retrograde ejaculation
A look at retrograde ejaculation, which is when semen travels into the bladder. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and preventing the condition.
Should I worry about pearly penile papules?
Pearly penile papules are harmless white spots that appear on the penis. Learn more about their symptoms and how to remove them here.
Man flu: Urban myth or scientific reality?
A new study published in the Christmas edition of the BMJ explores the science behind the so-called 'man flu' phenomenon, finding evidence to back it.
Under the mistletoe: Tips for a happy sex life over the holidays
The holidays can be a stressful time for couples, with very few chances to share intimate moments. Here is our guide to a happy sex life this Christmas.
What you should know about essential oils for erectile dysfunction
A look at essential oils for erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on what oils work and how they do so, in addition to those that do not work.
What you should know about non-hormonal birth control
A look at non-hormonal birth control, contraception that does not rely on hormones. Included is detail on barrier methods and permanent solutions.
How to lose weight by having sex
Looking to burn off a few pounds before the peak holiday season? Find out how sex can help you lose weight by burning calories and staving off hunger.
Heart disease risk increased fivefold for bald and graying men
Young men under 40 years old may be more than five times more likely to develop coronary artery disease if they have male pattern baldness and gray hair.
Can apple cider vinegar treat erectile dysfunction?
A look at apple cider vinegar and erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on the safety of apple cider vinegar and how to use it correctly.
How does sperm motility affect fertility?
Sperm motility refers to the ability of the sperm to move efficiently. We look at how this impacts fertility, and what can be done to improve low motility.
Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know
Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.
What are the best ways to increase sperm count?
Learn about how to increase sperm count, as well as how dietary influences and how medications can play a role in sperm production.
What birth control methods take the shortest and longest time to work?
A look at how long it takes for birth control to work. Included is information on a variety of methods, and the duration it takes for them to be effective.
What is phimosis?
Learn about phimosis, a condition where the foreskin cannot be retracted. This can cause problems for adults. We take a look at the causes and treatments.
Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?
Some people may be concerned about the drawbacks to a prostate biopsy. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer.
Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer
Researchers have identified a link between foods rich in isoflavones, such as soy, and a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer.
Men with low testosterone less likely to have prostate cancer
New study findings confirm the so-called androgen receptor saturation theory and may help to reduce prostate cancer risk in the future.
Are there any alternatives to Flomax?
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.
Curved penis may increase cancer risk
Peyronie's disease is a relatively common condition that causes the penis to curve. The latest research finds that it may also increase the risk of cancer.
Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.
How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'
A-fib strikes men a decade earlier than women
New research shows that atrial fibrillation develops in men 10 years earlier on average than in women, and that excess weight is also a factor.
How straight millennials feel about 'bromance'
A series of interviews explores how a sample of young, straight, white, middle-class men experience 'bromances,' and how they fare compared with romances.
Everything you need to know about prostate nodules
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.
All you need to know about the PCA3 test
The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.
Facts about sperm health and lifespan
Learn how long sperm cells are able to survive in a variety of environments outside the body, along with information about sperm health and fertility.
The female orgasm: What do women want?
Research shines a light on many of the mysteries surrounding the female orgasm and reveals just how much women differ in their sexual preferences.
Regular sauna use could slash men's hypertension risk
The risk of high blood pressure may be up to 46 percent lower for men who use a sauna at least twice weekly, a Finnish study suggests.
Seven causes of a high PSA that are not cancer
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein the prostate gland produces. Learn what causes a high PSA.
Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What's the link?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affects men. Could frequent ejaculation help reduce the risk of getting this disease?
Wide-faced people may have a higher sex drive
New research suggests that the size and shape of one's face may predict sex drive, attitudes to casual sex, and even likelihood to cheat.
Long-term sexual satisfaction: What's the secret?
Sex is good for our health and makes us happy, studies show. Find out why so many people lose interest and what can contribute to a fulfilling sex life.
Six yoga poses for prostate enlargement
Yoga has many benefits, In this article, learn about six yoga poses that can help ease and manage the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Talking about sex may keep desire alive
A new study looks into sexual attitudes and lifestyles to understand how the loss of sexual interest varies by gender, and what factors are behind it.
The best men's health blogs
Men's health blogs cover anything and everything from exercise and diet to disease prevention. Here are our top picks from the men's health blogosphere.
Prostate cancer: Could a breast cancer drug reduce recurrence?
Researchers have found that PARP inhibitors - a class of drugs used to treat breast cancer - may also benefit men with prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review
A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.
Long, mysterious strips of RNA contribute to low sperm count
Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material - known as lncRNAs - that help sperm develop.
What causes testicle itch? Seven possible causes
Itchy testicles can cause physical and emotional distress. In this article, learn about seven potential causes of itchy balls, and how to treat them.
Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?
A new study examines the complex decision-making process of ending or continuing a romantic relationship, revealing ambivalence and a range of reasons.
Perception, not reality, of spending habits could lead to marital conflict
A new study suggests that when it comes to marital conflict, the perceptions we have of our partners' spending habits may be more significant than reality.
Sperm morphology: Tests and results
The size and shape of individual sperm, known as sperm morphology, is a contributing factor to fertility. Learn how it is tested and what the results mean.
Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...
Hair growth stimulated using stem cells
Using 3-D organoids made from stem cells, scientists managed to uncover a six-step process by which hair grows and stimulated hair growth.
Vasectomy reversal: What to expect
What is a vasectomy, what is a vasectomy reversal and what should be expected before a vasectomy reversal? Learn about the recovery after the procedure.
Yellow semen: Causes of different semen colors
What are the causes of yellow semen and how can yellow semen be treated? What factors cause other color changes? When should a doctor be consulted?
Paraphimosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Paraphimosis is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. What is paraphimosis, how is it treated, and what may the complications be?
Surprising ways your partner can affect your health
Your choice of a partner could impact more than just your relationship status; research shows that your partner could both benefit and harm your health.
Penectomy: Surgery, risks, and outlook
Learn about a penectomy in this article. What is a penectomy and who is at risk? What physical adjustments may be involved in the recovery process?
Hydrocelectomy: All you need to know
Hydrocelectomy is a type of surgical procedure to remove sacs of fluid from the scrotum. Learn about hydrocelectomy, what to expect, and the outlook.
Priapism: Treatment, causes, symptoms, and types
Priapism is a prolonged and often painful erection of the penis. It causes blood in the penis to become trapped and can lead to permanent tissue damage.
Too much sugar may harm men's mental health
Men with a high daily sugar intake may be at greater risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders after 5 years, new research suggests.
The 10 best prostate cancer blogs
Prostate cancer blogs are helpful for patients and caregivers alike. We have selected the best prostate cancer blogs that provide information and support.
New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States
As many as 90 percent of U.S. men and 50 percent of children are 'overfat,' according to new research. BMI measurements are misleading, scientists say.
Sperm count more than halved in Western men
A new meta-analysis investigates changes in sperm count since 1973. In Western countries, it has declined significantly, whereas elsewhere it is unchanged.
Penile fracture: Symptoms, causes, and what to do
A penile fracture is an alarming injury. What are the symptoms of a penile fracture and when should a doctor be consulted? How is penile fracture treated?
Chordee: Definition, surgery, and repair
Chordee is when the penis appears curved or bent. Learn about this condition, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options, including surgery.
Study provides new insights into male pattern baldness
New research maps hair growth patterns across the entire body, providing new insights into male pattern baldness and excessive hair growth.
Klinefelter syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management
Klinefelter syndrome is a disorder affecting the genes in men. Learn about Klinefelter syndrome, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, and treatment options.
What is the average height for men?
Over the past 100 years, height has increased for both men and women, but what factors influence height? Why might height and weight matter to health?
Epididymitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is the epididymus? In this article, learn about the epididymus, how to know when it has become inflamed, and how to treat epididymitis.
Children of older fathers likely to be 'geeks'
New research examines the connection between advanced paternal age and several social and intellectual characteristics of the offspring.
Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice.
Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells
Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.
Testicular cancer: Genetic test steps closer
A genetic test that predicts testicular cancer in healthy men steps closer as scientists discover 19 more DNA markers that raise risk of disease.