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Study shows U.S. dads trending older

Study shows U.S. dads trending older

A man’’s fertility generally has a longer shelf-life than that of a woman, but it’s important to know that the risk of abnormalities in children tends to rise with a father’s age. Research suggests a potential increase in autism, psychiatric problems, and neurological disease in children born to older fathers.

November 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
NIH-supported trials of testosterone therapy in older men report mixed results

NIH-supported trials of testosterone therapy in older men report mixed results

From the National Institutes of Health Hormone treatment improved bone strength and hemoglobin levels; may increase cardiovascular risk; had no effect on cognition. In older men with low testosterone, one year of testosterone treatment improved bone density and corrected anemia of both known and unknown causes, but also increased the volume of coronary artery plaque, […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Did gender bias derail a potential birth control option for men?

Did gender bias derail a potential birth control option for men?

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Who’s in charge of preventing pregnancy? For years, available contraception methods have generally made this a woman’s responsibility. But researchers report they may be getting closer to changing the calculation, according to findings published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. They offered evidence that a new hormonal […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Does a pudgy ‘dad bod’ really make men live longer? Here’s the science

Does a pudgy ‘dad bod’ really make men live longer? Here’s the science

By James Brown, Lecturer in Biology and Biomedical Science  Aston University, Birmingham, UK The “dad bod”, it seems, is in vogue. And now a new book claims that gaining weight after fatherhood makes men healthier, more attractive and more likely to live longer than their “skinny” counterparts. The author, Richard Bribiescas, professor of anthropology and deputy […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) being oversold?

Is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) being oversold?

  Pricey New Treatment Roils Issues Of How To Treat Prostate Cancer By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Men hoping to avoid some side effects of prostate cancer treatment are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for a procedure whose long-term effects are unknown and insurers, including Medicare, won’t pay for. Proponents say high-intensity […]

October 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health law focuses on women’s preventive services, but it offers men help, too

Health law focuses on women’s preventive services, but it offers men help, too

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News This week, I answered a couple of questions from readers about preventive health benefits and looked into coverage options for people who travel frequently. Why aren’t there preventive health recommendations for men like there are for women under the health law? Women and breast cancer get so much attention by […]

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More