...Health info at your doorstep

Men’s Health

PharmaTimes

Intriguing Men health stories.

Health info at your doorstep

6 Steps in Keeping Your Beard Neat

6 Steps in Keeping Your Beard Neat

Men's Health, NEWS
A lot of men have adopted the new fashion style of keeping facial hair which is fondly referred to as “beard gang”. While it is fashionable, it is important that it is kept neat and tidy. Below are some expert tips on how to keep your beard gang in top health. Maintain a healthy diet: Like every other thing in your body, your hair grows when you take the essential nutrients. It is not necessary for you to eat anything special if you are not in a hurry to grow a beard. However, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet will help the hair on your face grow out. Experts recommend that a lot of fish is good for growing hair. Keep your beard clean: Keeping your beard clean cannot be overemphasised. Keeping the beard clean prevents itching and keeps it soft. This is very important especially if you
What Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make To Improve Their Health

What Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make To Improve Their Health

Men's Health, NEWS
It is important that men of all ages become proactive about their health. Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer. A healthy lifestyle is not just an absence of disease, but an opportunity to enjoy the years of life available to each person. There are a good number of people who are of the opinion that healthy eating belongs to those who want to lose weight. However, this notion is far from the truth. There are several things you can do to live a better lifestyle, from following a healthy diet to exercising regularly. The ultimate focus should be on living a life that you can be proud of, while also avoiding health problems; or reverse them if they already exist. A recent study found that four bad behaviours - smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising...
Boxers May Be Better Than Briefs For Men’s Fertility—Study

Boxers May Be Better Than Briefs For Men’s Fertility—Study

Men's Health, NEWS
Choosing between boxers and briefs is an age-old debate. But a new study might just give a point to those who prefer the looser garment. A study published on the Oxford University Press’ academic website found that men who wore boxers had a higher sperm count than men who wore briefs. The study included 656 male partners from couples seeking treatment for infertility. The men self-reported whether they wore boxers or briefs more frequently in the previous three months. Semen samples were collected and analyzed to look for differences in sperm concentration, sperm count, motility and sperm morphology. Men who reported wearing boxers more frequently had a higher sperm concentration, higher sperm count and higher motile count, according to the study. “High scrotal temperatures have been as
Gynaecologist Highlights How Career-Minded Couples Can Escape Infertility

Gynaecologist Highlights How Career-Minded Couples Can Escape Infertility

Men's Health, NEWS, Women's health
A Consultant Gynaecologist and fertility expert, Dr Ibrahim Wada, on Wednesday advised career-minded couples to preserve their sperms and eggs to avoid losing out on parenthood. According to him, fertility preservation can also be useful for couples who want to postpone having children for medical reasons such as treatment of cancer or ovarian cysts. Wada, who is also the Founder, Nisa Premier Hospital in Abuja, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said as many women in society were increasingly becoming household heads and men engaging in high professions, fertility preservation would be a solution. Wada defined fertility preservation, also known as `cryopreservation’ as the storage of gamete embryos such as sperms in males or eggs in females for fu
Ties Restrict Blood Flow, Reduce Work Performance – Study

Ties Restrict Blood Flow, Reduce Work Performance – Study

Men's Health, NEWS
Men love ties. For some, it is a necessary accessory in the attire they wear to the office or any corporate or social function. It is also a part of many work uniforms. However, a new study by researchers in Germany has warned that ties could hamper men’s work performance as it compresses veins that are important for the flow of blood to the brain. The research scanned the brains of 30 young men, 15 of whom wore ties. They found a  significant drop in brain function among men who wore neckties during the MRI scan, as well as instant 7.5 percent drop in blood flow to the brain after the men put on ties. The researcher Robin Lüddecke at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in the study published in the journal Stringer, recruited 30 young men, 15 of whom were told to put on a tie an
Heart Disease: Death Rate In Men Doubles After 40 – Cardiologist

Heart Disease: Death Rate In Men Doubles After 40 – Cardiologist

Men's Health, NEWS
Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba says men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40. Ajuluchukwu made this assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Lagos. The professor said researches carried out proved that many men do not go to the hospital until too late and with late diagnosis, they were more prone to heart problems. The cardiologist stressed the need for men to go for regular checkups because conditions such as hypertension do not come with obvious signs. “Right now, my interest has gone to men because all over the world the men think that they are stronger.  “There is this perception that they are strong and that they won’t
Boosting Your Libido through Bedroom worthy Foods

Boosting Your Libido through Bedroom worthy Foods

Men's Health, NEWS
Well, for some it can take more than a few candles and more than a four minute Marvin Gaye song to get the job done. Some say it happens to everyone. If you are more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes of a decreased sex drive could be due to depression, stress, obesity or certain medications. No doubt, the way a man feels about his body affects the way he feels about sex. Men are different from women in all kinds of ways including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast ...
Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies

Fathers Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies

Men's Health, NEWS
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals in ways that later affect the brains and thinking skills of their offspring, according to a fascinating new study involving mice.The findings indicate that some of the brain benefits of physical activity may be passed along to children, even if a father does not begin to exercise until adulthood. Among other effects, physical activity can strengthen the connections between neurons in the hippocampus, a crucial part of the brain involved in memory and learning. Stronger neuronal connections there generally mean sharper thinking. Studies also indicate that exercise, like other aspects of lifestyle, can alter how genes work — whether and when they get turned on or off, for instance — and those changes can get passed on to children. T
Physician Urges Regular Prostate Cancer Check-ups for Men Over 40

Physician Urges Regular Prostate Cancer Check-ups for Men Over 40

Men's Health, NEWS
Dr Eniola Bahdmus, a general medical practitioner, has urged men who are over 40 years to undertake regular prostate cancer check–ups for early detection. Cancer cell Bahdmus, who works with the National Hospital Abuja, gave the advice in an interview on Saturday in Abuja. He said those with family history of the disease ought to make frequent checks in order to seek early treatment before complication sets in. “Prostate cancer is probably the most common cancer among men, especially black men. “For some unknown reason, men with darker pigmented skin are at a higher risk to suffer from prostate cancer. “However, it is important that men of all races regularly check themselves as they age. “Prostate cancer normally grows slowly within the prostate gland causing many people to disc
Do Not Sit On Your Wallet

Do Not Sit On Your Wallet

Men's Health, NEWS
Most of the men with Desk Jobs face back pain problems a lot or those who travel a lot. A new research has found the main reason for the back pain in men. A new research has found that those men who store there wallet in there back pocket while they sit during work or traveling face back pain then those who store it in front pocket. The image below shows why this happens. When you sit with a wallet in your back pocket the the back bone joints go into a curve position and sitting in this position for long time can cause stress to the bones and nerves around, This cause inflammation or a wrong stretch during this can become a reason of back pain. So do not keep your wallet in the back pocket while you sit. Move it to front pocket or put it some where safe while working or driving. &nbs...
World’s First Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant Done by US Surgeons

World’s First Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant Done by US Surgeons

Men's Health, NEWS
For the first time, a team of US surgeons from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, has managed to transplant the penis and the scrotum from a deceased donor to a recipient who had lost his genital organs during armed service. According to a report by Medical News Today, the surgeons had been planning such an intervention since 2013. In the telebriefing statement of the institution’s genitourinary programme, the programmme’s clinical director, Dr. Rick Redett, called the procedure “the culmination of more than 5 years of research and collaboration across multiple disciplines.” The successful transplant was performed last month on a United States war veteran who lost his genital organs after the unexpected explosion of an improvised explosive device, MNT reported. “It’s
Working To Beat Stress and Protect Your Health

Working To Beat Stress and Protect Your Health

Men's Health, NEWS
As you got up to ready yourself for work this morning did you have a sense of eagerness and anticipation, or did you feel reluctant to set out with the thought of not getting fulfilled? Sometimes if you are lucky you may just be waking up on the ‘right side of the bed’ simply because you have a assurance of a congenial atmosphere at work; conditions of service are equally attractive at the end of the day, not to talk of job security that is for a life time. For some however, the idea of going to work as soon as the alarm goes off could be horrifying. The first thing that comes to your mind could be that for sure work is going to be another dreary moment, another day of conflicts with either the boss or colleagues. Worst of all, tools for work are not readily there to make work experience
Experts Advise Men to Eat Healthy to Increase Fertility

Experts Advise Men to Eat Healthy to Increase Fertility

Men's Health, NEWS
Two medical experts in Lagos on Thursday advised men who are trying to impregnate their wives to eat healthy as this may help increase fertility chances.   They said  in separate interviews that what goes into the stomachs of many men could help their wives conceive faster. Mr John Adigwe who works at Solmon Conception Diet Consultancy, Lagos, said research showed that only women take cautions to eat food that could boost their fertility and men should also take such precautions. “These days there are many men out there struggling to impregnate their wives, not knowing that the food they eat, most times, has a direct impact on the effectiveness of their sperm.  “Research shows that eating poor diet and regular intake of alcohol, for instance, can lower the quality and quantity of sper
Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men’s Heart Failure Risk, Study Reveals

Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men’s Heart Failure Risk, Study Reveals

Men's Health, NEWS
Obviously, some men love working out. For instance, if you take a stroll to fitness centres in most cities in the country you will find men who get real pleasure out of pushing themselves hard at the gym. These classes of men understand that regular physical activity and its health benefits would always be a part of their life. However, on the other side are those class of men, some with pot belly (after consuming in most cases bottles of beer) who give a thousand excuses like stress, lack of time and other reasons, and so the idea of working out do not appeal to them at all. According to a research, men who get regular, moderate exercise, such as walking or cycling 20 minutes daily, seem to have a lower risk of heart failure than inactive men or those who have higher levels of activity. ...
Baldness Can Be a Hair-Raising Experience

Baldness Can Be a Hair-Raising Experience

Men's Health, NEWS
Baldness is the state of lacking hair, most often on the head. The most common kind of baldness is what is called male pattern baldness. To become gradually bald is a normal part of the ageing process for most men. For some men, baldness can be distressing or embarrassing particularly if it is excessive or occurs early in life. There was a story in the media in Nigeria where a wife never wanted to follow the husband out to any occasion, all because of his embarrassing bald head. You will even find friends or even colleagues laughing at the chronic bald head of their peers. For instance, you hear jokes like “if you are bald, you are saving a small fortune that would otherwise be lavished on your hairdresser.” Historically, there was this evolutionary reason that a well-polished bald male