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How to Avoid Razor Bumps

How to Avoid Razor Bumps

Men's Health, NEWS
  Some people call them shaving pimples because an infected razor bump can look a lot like a bad case of acne, especially if you have a cluster of razor bumps in the same area. You may even hear people call them shaving bumps. Actually, razor bumps are small irritated bumps on the skin. They happen after you shave, when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. They cause irritation and pimples. Whatever you choose to call them you should know that razor bumps can get worse, if not well treated. 9 Fastest Ways to Get Rid of Razor Bumps Don't shave for at least 2 to 3 days to give your razor bumps a chance to heal & go away, and if you must shave, use a Depilatory Cream or waxing for hair removal to prevent razor bumps. Apply heat on your razor bum...
Dirty Fingernails

Dirty Fingernails

Fashion Health, Men's Health, NEWS, Women's health
If as a woman a man approached you - looking handsome and all that, and even better, having good manners, but on reaching closer he presents with this set of long, dark and dirty fingernails, what would you do; would you still go ahead to date him? “You can tell a lot from a man’s fingernails and how he relates to women and the world. If they are long he will either be a thinker or he is just dirty”, Anita Uti, a student at the University of Lagos said. On her part, Peggy Ofili, a Youth Corper said “If a guy’s nails are long and dirty, then you can tell he doesn't take care of himself. I cannot date such a person”. Certainly, dirty and unkempt fingernails can give the impression of poor hygiene. Just like you want your hair and skin to be healthy in the same way taking care of your nai
The Warning Signs of Stroke

The Warning Signs of Stroke

Men's Health
When you have a stroke, your brain isn't getting the blood it needs. The sooner you get help, the less likely you'll have serious, lasting problems, and the better your chances of recovery - The Warning Signs of Stroke. Symptoms Sometimes a stroke develops gradually. But you're more likely to have one or more sudden warning signs like these: Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side Confusion or trouble understanding other people Trouble speaking Trouble seeing with one or both eyes Trouble walking or staying balanced or coordinated Dizziness Severe headache that comes on for no reason The FAST test is a quick way to check someone for symptoms. Face: Smile! (Does one side of their face droop?) Arms: Raise both arms. (Is one hig
Foods to Take Care of Your Prostate, Prevent Cancer

Foods to Take Care of Your Prostate, Prevent Cancer

Men's Health
By Morgan Nwanguma As a man it is important to note that dietary choices play a great deal of role in the health state of your prostate gland. And most importantly, if you have not been giving adequate attention to your vital organs and general health, you are advised to start as soon as you cross age forty, experts say, Foods to Take Care of Your Prostate, Prevent Cancer.  “The highest rates of prostate disease are observed in Western countries such as the USA and United Kingdom, where typical diets are often high in saturated and trans fats, sugar, salt and simple carbohydrates like white bread. The lowest rates are seen in Asian countries such as Singapore, as diets here tend to include more fruit and vegetable, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates” says Dr. Jen Tan, natural healt
A few facts you should know about Your Sperms

A few facts you should know about Your Sperms

Men's Health
Now, the place of sperms in reproduction is well known, and its importance cannot be overemphasised; but over the years a challenge has been observed by people the world over. The woman is usually the one with the evidence of pregnancy as she is seen around with massive baby bumps which the man does not have to deal with. It is worthy of note that nearly half, if not more of the genetic code of babies are usually contained in the sperm. Asides the fact that the man is the major factor responsible for procreation, there are other interesting points people should get to know, such as the quality of sperm. The quality of foods consumed by a man tells either negatively or positively on the quality of Sperms he produces According to scientific studies, choice and quality of foods co...
The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle – 2

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle – 2

Men's Health
Continued from last month All sets are not created equal As you know if you've been lifting for any amount of time, there are lots of ways to follow these recommendations. Four sets of 12 repetitions will have a different effect than four sets of 6 reps. Most of the time, you want to use about 70 to 80 percent of your one-rep max. You don't need to know what your max is on every exercise. If you reach momentary exhaustion in 8 to 10 reps, you're in the right ballpark. Counting reps is another way to measure your total training volume. One study found that quadriceps muscles grew 0.13 percent per day when lifters did 40 to 60 reps per workout, or four to six sets of 10. Biceps grew at twice that speed - 0.26 percent - with 42 to 66 reps. You can use any configuration of sets and reps t...
The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Men's Health
Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that encourage growth and slows down the ones that inhibit it. The payoff is that, for 24 to 48 hours following a workout, your body adds protein to your muscles faster than it takes protein away. The process is not only complex, but for most guys it's also painfully slow. It takes a lot of hard work to go from someone who lifts to someone who looks like he lifts. And sometimes progress is so slow it seems nonexistent. Top of Form The solution may come down to basic math: what you're doing + a little more = better results. "There's a dose-response relationship ...
The Nighttime Habit that Makes You 28 Percent More Likely to Catch a Cold

The Nighttime Habit that Makes You 28 Percent More Likely to Catch a Cold

Men's Health
Skimp on sleep and you might end up sniffling: People who don’t get enough shuteye are more likely to get sick, research from the University of California at San Francisco found. In the study, people who slept 5 or fewer hours a night were 28 percent more likely to have caught a cold within the last month than those who slept between 7 and 8 hours. Even worse? Those who had been diagnosed with a full-fledged sleep disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea, were twice as likely to have caught a cold. Your T-cells - a part of your immune system that’s vital in fighting off cold-causing viruses - don’t divide as efficiently when you’re sleep deprived, says study author Aric A. Prather, Ph.D. That means there will be fewer of disease-fighting cells available to clear a virus from your system
ED1000 – Another Blow on Impotency

ED1000 – Another Blow on Impotency

Men's Health
Since 1998 when the ‘miracle’ male solution to Erectile Dysfunction ED first made its appearance, there has been nothing that has so far compared to Viagra until now. And so there seems to be a new treatment for the men’s number one dreaded concern. This advanced formula comes with a shock-wave therapy; experts say it is likely to take care of your phallus for up to 2 years. Studies done in the past have revealed that when shock-waves were sent to the heart they were able to help formulate new blood vessels to treat ticker trouble, and so doctors say this method may prove positive in resolving the issues of ED that is caused by obstructed blood flow. In this method, doctors make use of a wand attached to a machine to direct small shocks straight to the penis. In the words of Vijay Sangar,
Contraceptives for Men: Pills Might Just Be Replacing Condoms Soon

Contraceptives for Men: Pills Might Just Be Replacing Condoms Soon

Men's Health
Over the years, the use of contraceptives in the form of Pills and Solutions have been associated more with the female folk than it has been with the males; but from the look of things lately, the pendulum might just be swinging the other way, as there is a radical change soon to occur with regards to men replacing condoms with pills in a bid to inhibit pregnancy. Options available to men as concerning contraceptives include the use of condoms, pulling or withdrawal method, outercourse (sexual activities without vaginal penetration) and vasectomy. Contraceptive, a term in medicine can be defined as a method or device arranged to prevent pregnancy from occurring after sexual intercourse. As mentioned earlier, women have several options available to them in forestalling pregnancies, but thi...
Hoping to Father Children? Avoid Tight Undies!

Hoping to Father Children? Avoid Tight Undies!

Men's Health
Apart from the discomfort you have when you wear tight under garments, it also poses a serious health challenge in both men and women. This piece would solely be centered on the men who wear tight undergarments. The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence conducted a lifestyle study that found that wearing constrictive underwear is a greater inhibitor to sperm motility than other lifestyle choices such as consuming alcohol or smoking tobacco or having a high Body Mass Index. The Research suggests that groin constriction can lower sperm levels. Tight underwear tends to increase temperatures around the scrotum, and this can obstruct sperm production, circulation, continence and reproduction. Sperm viability is influenced by several factors, including body hea...
You May Be Fit, Yet Overweight

You May Be Fit, Yet Overweight

Men's Health
A new study from Sweden suggests that It is more dangerous to be obese than it is to be inactive; it goes further to indicate that if you carry a few too many extra pounds around your midsection, all the burpees and bike rides might not be enough to save you still. To answer the question of whether fitness can offset the risks of being fat, the researchers measured the body mass indices (BMIs) and aerobic fitness levels of more than 1.3 million young men. They considered VO2 max - the maximum volume of oxygen that your body can take in and use during intense exercise - as measured during a cycling test as the marker of how aerobically “fit” the men were. Then, they tracked the number of deaths that occurred over the next 29 years. The researchers discovered that guys with the lowest lev
Why men tend to have stronger odour

Why men tend to have stronger odour

Food And Nutrition, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health
Why men tend to have stronger odour Victoria Haruna One of the reasons some men smell more might be because they have higher testosterone levels; testosterone influences apocrine sweat production. Then again, some guys who emit bad body odour is simply due to poor hygiene. Middle-aged men produce a substance called noneal which adds to the production of bad odour. Another reason men tend to have stronger body odour might be due to the fact that they are more physical, and so tend to sweat more as well. For example, athletes tend to perspire more because pores get bigger with use, so guys who work-out a lot are more prone to have body odour. Recommendations Bathe more often Bathing and washing your clothes more often is a good way to reduce the odour around you; showers are ...
What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

Children's Health, Dental Health, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health, Women's health
Children’s Health Teeth injury in children: chipped or broken teeth As worrying as it might be for parents and the kids, chipped or broken teeth are quite common in kids. These teeth injuries can occur in children after a hard fall, a sporty kid who gets knocked in the mouth by a ball or one who crunches on hard chocolate. Sleeping children who aggressively grind their teeth, and even cavities that weaken the teeth, can also lead to chips or fractures. You should know that your child’s injury may be the loss of a baby tooth or a permanent (adult) tooth. The tooth can be fractured (broken or cracked) or chipped, and sometimes it may not even hurt. If a large piece of tooth breaks off, however, it will probably cause pain, and your child’s tongue may get cut against the sharp, jagged su
Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence

Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence

Health & Life, Latest Health News, Men's Health, Women's health
Bleeding Stroke Survivors May Be at Risk of Reoccurrence        - Victoria Haruna A new research finding reveals that people who survive a bleeding stroke, also known as brain haemorrhage, may be at higher risk for another one if they don't control their blood pressure.  A team led by Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA, has said that: "Survivors are at high risk for recurrence and (the findings) support the hypothesis that aggressive blood pressure control may reduce this risk substantially," The findings are published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rosand's team tracked outcomes for more than 1,100 people who suffered an intra-cerebral haemorrhage -- a type of stroke in which bleeding occurs directly