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Job Stress May Raise Your Risk for Diabetes
You can’t catch type 2 diabetes like you can a cold. But certain things make you more likely to get the disease. These include having a family history of diabetes and being overweight. You may also want to add work stress to that list. It may seem like an unlikely culprit. But a recent study suggests otherwise.
Prostate Cancer and Melanoma: Is There a Connection?
Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, may seem to have little in common with prostate cancer. But a recent study suggests otherwise. Prostate cancer may actually raise a man’s risk for melanoma.
RLS: A Serious Health Risk for Men
If you have RLS, you feel a constant urge to move your legs when sitting or lying down. You may have strange sensations—tingling, throbbing, or creeping—in your lower limbs. These symptoms—often worse at night—can seriously affect a man’s health, recent research reveals.
Men May Show Depression Differently
Depression can weigh down anyone. Compared with women, though, fewer men are diagnosed with this common mental health condition. Why? A recent study says it may be partly because men show depression differently.
Problem Gambling: A Risky Addiction
It may start with a lucky lottery ticket, a winning hand at poker, or the matching reels of a slot machine. The ending is rarely profitable. Problem gambling—or compulsive gambling—ensnares at least 6 million people in the U.S.—many of them men. It’s an addiction that can yield financial and personal ruin.
Long-Term Unemployment May Be Linked to a Shorter Life
Losing your job can certainly be stressful. You may worry about your future—how you will pay your bills or take care of yourself and your family. Being unemployed can affect your mental and physical health. Long-term unemployment may be even more detrimental. A recent study suggests it may shorten your lifespan.
Eating Disorders Trouble Men, Too
Traditionally labeled a woman’s problem, eating disorders may trouble more men than originally thought. Current research suggests they may simply go unrecognized.
Managing the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer today have several treatment options. But no matter your treatment choice, long-term side effects are possible.
Should You Be Screened for an Aneurysm?
Blood travels throughout your body on a highway of sorts. Arteries transport oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body; veins return oxygen-stripped blood back. Like a car accident, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can disrupt this normal flow. Screening for this often fatal condition may save your life.
Eating Breakfast Can Do a Man’s Heart Good
As the first meal of the day, breakfast fuels you. It supplies much-needed energy after sleeping—a period of fasting for your body. Unfortunately, some men don’t partake in this daily morning fill-up.
Prostate Cancer Screening: A Complex Decision
Screening for prostate cancer isn't complicated-all it takes is a blood sample. Deciding to do it may not be quite so easy. Recent research suggests such testing may do more harm than good. This emerging evidence has prompted many experts-the latest in line, the American College of Physicians-to rethink routine prostate cancer screening. Men may want to do the same.
Low T? Know the Risks of Testosterone Treatment
Hormones hold a lot of sway in the human body. And not just in women. A drop in the hormone testosterone can spur unsettling symptoms in men. Low T-as it's called-has more men seeking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), despite the risks.
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