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Circumcision Could Prevent Prostate Cancer… if It’s Performed After the Age of 35

Researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have shown that men circumcised after the age of 35 were 45% less at risk of later developing prostate cancer than uncircumcised men.

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Erectile Dysfunction Can Be Reversed Without Medication

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide.

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Study Shows Promise of Preserving Fertility in Boys with Cancer

Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. The new research addresses the safety of an option scientists are developing for boys who aren’t sexually mature and cannot bank sperm. The goal is to freeze a sample of the boys’ testicular tissue so that when they reach adulthood, spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) found in the tissue can be reproduced and transplanted back into the patients.

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Coerced Sex Not Uncommon for Young Men, Teenage Boys, Study Finds

A large proportion of teenage boys and college men report having been coerced into sex or sexual behavior, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Husband’s Health and Attitude Loom Large for Happy Long-Term Marriages

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A husband’s agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to a study from University of Chicago researchers.

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Younger Men Benefit Most From Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Boston--A new prostate cancer study by researchers from Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues finds a substantial reduction in mortality for men under age 65 with localized cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.

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Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements Can Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer in Some Men

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A multi-center study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that high-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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The Secret of Fertile Sperm

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To better understand the causes of male infertility, a team of Bay Area researchers is exploring the factors, both physiological and biochemical, that differentiate fertile sperm from infertile sperm. At the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, the team will present its work to identify and characterize proteins known as ion channels, which are crucial for sperm fertility and expressed within a sperm cell's plasma membrane.

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Health Disparities Among African-American and Hispanic Men Cost Economy More Than $450 Billion Over Four Years

African-American men incurred $341.8 billion in excess medical costs due to health inequalities between 2006 and 2009, and Hispanic men incurred an additional $115 billion over the four-year period, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study looks at the direct and indirect costs associated with health inequalities and projects the potential cost savings of eliminating these disparities for minority men in the U.S.

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Guys: Get Married for the Sake of Your Bones, but Wait Until You're 25

Men who married when they were younger than 25 had lower bone strength than men who married for the first time at a later age. Men in stable marriages or marriage-like relationships who had never previously divorced or separated had greater bone strength than men whose previous marriages had fractured.

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