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Urologist: The 8 Ways A Man Is Unknowingly Damaging His Sperm Count

Urologist: The 8 Ways A Man Is Unknowingly Damaging His Sperm Count

Men's Health, NEWS
Many couples experience fertility problems and low sperm count can be a key factor. Sperm counts in men worldwide have declined by half over the past 50 years and are continuing to fall, according to recent reports. But before you rush for anxiety-inducing tests, there are plenty of things a man can do to help things along and make sure his swimmers are in good nick. Men are always producing new sperm – so little changes can make a difference quickly. Dr Edmund Sabanegh, director of the Center for Male Fertility and Chair of the Urology Department at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, takes a look at eight commonly suspected sperm-lowering culprits and gives his verdict. 1. Tight underwear It's commonly advised that men who want to become a father should switch from briefs to boxers. The fe
How Long Should You Last In Bed?

How Long Should You Last In Bed?

Men's Health, NEWS
In a study by two scientists, Eric Corty and Jenay Guardiani, from the Pennsylvania State University in the United States, good sex does not necessarily have to last for hours. In fact, they said it could last for minutes. They noted that satisfactory sexual intercourse should actually be between three and 13 minutes. Some sex experts are of the view that when sex lasts anything longer than ten minutes, it is a statistical anomaly! Some of the confusion about how long sex should last derives from the way we conceive the act. Other sex experts reveal that durability during sex depends on the mood. They cite instances when you have had a bad day at the office and you get home late and tired. When you try to have sex your mind is just not there and you cannot get an erection. Your partner a...
Testosterone for Sale 3

Testosterone for Sale 3

Men's Health, NEWS
In April 2013, researchers writing in BMC Medicine had sorted through thousands of results in 27 clinical trials and also determined that the risk of cardiovascular events went up for men on testosterone. (Curiously, this risk became apparent only in trials that were not paid for by the makers of the drugs.) Then in November 2013, researchers for Colorado's Veteran's Affairs system wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association that they'd analysed the data from 8,000 men with low T who had gotten an angiogram before going on the hormone. Three years after starting, 26 percent of the men on testosterone had either experienced a new cardiovascular event or died, versus only 20 per cent of the men who didn't take testosterone. Another alarm sounded in 2014, when a study in the jou...
Sperm Cells Created in Lab to Beat Major Cause of Male Infertility

Sperm Cells Created in Lab to Beat Major Cause of Male Infertility

Men's Health, NEWS
Sperm cells have been created in the laboratory, offering hope for a cure for a common cause of male infertility. Around one in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production. Using male mice, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London created multi-purpose stem cells – which can be used to create any type of cell – from ear tissue. These were treated to become sperm cells. Injected into the mouse’s testes, they became fully functioning sperm, allowing the mice to fertilise females. If the same technique were to work in human stem cells, it could allow many sterile men to become fathers. Such a treatment would require a change in the United Kingdom (UK) law that bans the use of artificially produced sperm to make babies. The scientists have
How Long Should You Last In Bed? (1)

How Long Should You Last In Bed? (1)

Men's Health, NEWS
For most guys, the bedroom is probably the one place you don't want to finish first. Sex experts agree that nothing makes a guy feel more insecure than coming up short when it matters most. Researchers have pointed out that the average guy lasts only 5 to 10 minutes during sex, and 71 percent of men want better sexual endurance. It is no fun for her and embarrassing for you (man) when it all ends too early. “I dated a guy whom my friends and I called five-second, because every time he and I had sex, it was over in about five seconds. It got to the point where he only felt comfortable having sex after drinking, which then, of course, led to him taking so long to cum. This I do not find funny” Miss Oluchi, an undergraduate said. Another respondent, who does not want her name in print, said
Why Do Men Gain Weight in Their Bellies? 

Why Do Men Gain Weight in Their Bellies? 

Men's Health, NEWS
Why is it that when men gain weight, they tend to develop potbellies? The answer has to do with how the body stores fat. When men gain weight, the default storage place is the belly. Think of it like the trunk of a car, said Dr. Zhaoping Li, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles. Just like people loading up a trunk for a picnic at the park, "you can put things there; no problem," Li told Live Science. [What Does 'Fast Metabolism' Mean?] But if men eat too much and don't get enough exercise, then just like a jam-packed trunk, that belly space is going to run out of room, Li said. Once a man has a full potbelly, the body starts storing fat elsewhere, which is extremely unhealthy, she said. "When they run out of storage place in th...
Living Healthy Is a Choice You Make

Living Healthy Is a Choice You Make

Food And Nutrition, Men's Health, NEWS
There is no point overemphasising the importance of healthy behaviour or lifestyle. Even if you're not frequently seeing your physician, you should try your possible best to lead a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating well, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep - especially at night. A well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meat is very good for you, experts say. As you eat remember these foods – cauliflower, green leafy vegetables (ugu, ewedu, etc), pears, beans, lentils, walnuts, almonds and salmon, or other great tasting oily fish. These are great nourishing foods you should make part of your meals. Healthy snacks for you should include some walnuts, carrots and almond, etc. When the hunger pangs come suddenly, grab your fresh fruits mostly, instead of the us
10 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss

10 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss

Men's Health, NEWS
Thick, healthy hair is one thing every man would like to have as long as possible. An abundance of hair on the head is not only considered attractive but it also signifies good health and youthfulness. However, due to our stressful lifestyle, the lowering nutrition level in our diet, flawed genes and many other reasons, most of the men are facing the issue of hair fall. Hair loss is one of the most common problems worldwide - affecting one-third of the population. Everyone loses about 100 hair strands each day. It is a natural phenomenon; so there’s is no need to worry over a few follicles falling off. Aloe Vera Aloe Vera gel is great for your skin and hair. Cut open a stalk and apply the gel directly on your hair. Wash it off after some time. Applying aloe Vera gel will treat scalp in
WHO: Hepatitis A Outbreaks Mostly Affecting Men Who Have Sex with Men

WHO: Hepatitis A Outbreaks Mostly Affecting Men Who Have Sex with Men

Men's Health, NEWS
Between June 2016 and mid-May 2017, an unusual increase in cases of hepatitis A affecting mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) has been reported by low endemicity countries in the European Region, and in the Americas (Chile and the United States of America). In the European Region, 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) reported 1173 cases related to the three distinct multi-country hepatitis A outbreaks as of 16 May 2017. In Chile, 706 hepatitis A cases were reported at national level as of 5 May 2017. In the United States, the New York City Health Department has noted an increase in hepatitis A cases among MSM who did not report international travel. ...
Testosterone for Sale (1)

Testosterone for Sale (1)

Men's Health, NEWS
As a husband, father, homeowner, and perhaps boss, he's farther up the mountain but his backpack feels heavy. He might wake up one day and discover that he now weighs, oops, 102 kgs, with very little of it muscle. He might find nothing in the tank for sex if it's a Tuesday and past 9:30. Maybe he hasn't met all the goals he set at 30. Worse, maybe he did. These are complicated burdens. Attempting to fix any one of them could be a huge challenge. How convenient, then, would it be if he could pop a pill that is purported to be the rejuvenating answer? Given the choice between making life changes and filling a prescription for testosterone, it's an easy decision. But is the easy answer an effective one? The fight to thwart male decline has been going on ever since the first guy with hair gr...
S. African Doctors Perform 2nd Penis Transplant

S. African Doctors Perform 2nd Penis Transplant

Health Issues, Men's Health, NEWS
South African doctors successfully performed a second penis transplant, the first time in the world that the same doctors conducted such an operation. The transplant was performed by a team of doctors from Stellenbosch University and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, both near Cape Town, according to a statement from the university The recipient, whose name was withheld for ethical reasons, is a 40-year-old male who had lost his penis 17 years ago due to complications after a traditional circumcision. “He is certainly one of the happiest patients we have seen in our ward. “He is doing remarkably well. There are no signs of rejection and all the reconnected structures seem to be healing well,” said Andre van der Merwe, Head of the Division of Urology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
Signs Your Sperm is Virile and Healthy

Signs Your Sperm is Virile and Healthy

Men's Health, NEWS
Even though you may not be able to tell if your semen is strong and healthy just by taking a casual look at yourself, but scientifically there are sure signs research has proven will be able to give you a near perfect clue even as you await your doctors comprehensive report. Really, you do not have to look like a ‘Macho man’ to prove your sperm is in superlative shape, but scientists working in the Netherlands say that from their studies, men with waist circumference of 40 inches and more had lower sperm concentrations and counts of normal-moving sperm than males with trim midsection or tummy. Although they say they are not too sure why this happens but they conclude that too much weight around your waist inhibits the release of sex hormones as well as the production and development of sp
Top 12 Good Health Tips for Men

Top 12 Good Health Tips for Men

Men's Health, NEWS
Top 12 Good health Tips for Men represents ‘some of the most important health messages’ to come out of the book: Dr. Timothy Johnson's OnCall Guide to Men's Health by Dr. Tim Johnson, Hyperion. I am now going to engage in the popular game of constructing a list — in this case, of the most important choices for staying sound in body and mind for years to come. And since we are dealing with the game of life, I am taking this game very seriously. Obviously, there is no scientific way to prove that these are the 12 most important health practices for all men — or that I have ranked them in the right order. But I think that I can make a pretty good case for both the list and the order. As you will see, I have cheated a little by combining two items in some cases. And I have chosen both scre
How Dirty Underwear Affects Men’s Health

How Dirty Underwear Affects Men’s Health

Men's Health
Do you know that contrary to popular belief, dirty underwear is not peculiar to women alone. Do you know that a lot of men do not change their underwear regularly? Are you one of them? If you are, you should know this: Apart from saving yourself the embarrassment, you should know that wearing dirty underwear can be fatal for your health. “I got my first boyfriend when I was a student at the University. This boy was very handsome and charming so when he asked me to become his girlfriend, I felt like the luckiest woman in the world. My happiness, however, did not last. This boy, with all his beauty and charm, had the dirtiest briefs I had ever seen. The briefs really put me off”, Bisola, a make-up artiste said. You must have heard the expression “clean underwear is important for your healt
Goitre: What you need to know

Goitre: What you need to know

Health Issues, Men's Health, NEWS, Women's health
If you find yourself having throat tightness, cough and trouble swallowing, you may probably be suffering from symptoms of goitre. Goitre is a swelling (hypertrophy) of a gland in the neck called the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is situated in front of the windpipe and is responsible for producing and secreting hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. In rare cases, enlargement of the thyroid gland is caused by cancer, leading to a diagnosis of thyroid cancer rather than goitre. The degree of swelling and the severity of symptoms produced by the goitre depend on the individual. Some cases involve a small amount of swelling, and others can involve considerable swelling that actually constricts the trachea and causes breathing problems. Most cases are categorised as 'simple' g...