Archive for the ‘Men’s Health’ Category

New Treatment for Prostate Cancer May Be More Effective

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have reported that a new type of treatment may be far more effective than current methods using current taxane family drugs. Prostate cancer is currently the second most common form of cancer amongst men in the United States. In the UK, over 40,000 new cases are identified each year so [...]

Eating Cabbage Can Aid in Prostate Cancer Survival

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health published an epidemiological study where they found that men with prostate cancer can improve their survival chances by eating cabbage every day. The research suggests that eating cabbage regularly can significantly decrease at which the disease develops.

Coronary Heart Disease Link: Passed on From Father to Son

Research led by the University of Leicester shows a Y chromosome link in the prevalence of coronary heart disease. Coronary Heart Disease is the biggest killer in the UK with 2.6 million people affected each year.

Oregano Has The Potential To Kill Prostate Cancer Cells

Researchers at the Long Island University have found that a naturally occurring compound found in oregano can kill prostate cancer cells. Prostate Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in men and is fatal more times than not.

Cure for Baldness On The Horizon

Researchers at the University of Pennyslvania have discovered key molecules involved in androgen alopecia – or male pattern baldness. Androgen alopecia is mediated by elevated testosterone levels in the body and causes hair follicles to shrink until they appear to be non existent. With that knowledge researchers have attempted to reverse the shrinking process, however, [...]

Link Between Saturated Fats and Low Sperm Count – Misleading?

Researchers from the Harvard Medical School published their findings in the journal Human Reproduction. The claims being made from this study are that a diet high in saturated fats causes a lower sperm count. However, there are some interesting things about the data set that need to be taken into account.

Male Genes Will Not Become Extinct After All

For many years the theory that the Y chromosome is degrading has been popular amongst geneticists. The theory states that the genes on the Y chromosome, found only in men, is degrading at an exponential rate and will lead to extinction in 5,000,000 years. However, new research from the US indicates the the decay or [...]

Brain Connections Grow in Clusters During Learning

New research from the University of Santa Cruz, California, shows that animal brain connections develop in clusters as they learn new things. The research focused on how mice learn new behavioural patterns – reaching through a small hole to gather seeds. The thinking is that this information is applicable to the human mind, also.

Increase Testosterone Naturally Using Supplements

Testosterone is a male sex hormone created primarily in the testicles, although small amounts are also produced in women. Throughout life testosterone levels change; they increase from birth until the age of 25 and then they slowly begin to dwindle. There are a lot of over-the-counter testoterone boosting supplements that claim to naturally increase testosterone [...]

Melatonin Supplementation Lowers Testosterone!

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland (or epithalamus). It is derived from serotonin (which is derived from 5-hydroxytryptophan) and it is involved in sex hormone regulation. Some people supplement with melatonin in order to help themselves fall asleep, however, that seems to have some adverse effects.