Mens Health News

Study: Penis size 'does affect attractiveness'
Past research has indicated that women, as a group, are drawn to larger male members. But those results have been disputed as sexist, or scientifically flawed, or both. New research aims to settle the question of whether size matters.

Meningitis outbreak among gay men worries officials
A deadly bacterial meningitis outbreak striking gay men in New York City is unlikely to abate any time soon, New York City health officials warn. The disease has sickened 22 and killed seven NYC men over the last two years.

Testosterone doesn't boost functioning in older men
Older men who use testosterone gel may see small improvements in their muscle-to-fat ratio but are unlikely to glean any benefits in flexibility, endurance and general ability to get around, new research suggests.

Sauna visits may lower sperm count
Frequent visits to the sauna may lower men's sperm count, although the effect appears to be temporary, a new study finds.

Guys get this disease, too -- but they may not know it
When a 77-year-old tennis player fell during a match and fractured his hip while on vacation in Key Largo, Fla., he became part of a little known, serious and growing problem among older men.  Male osteoporosis has been a silent problem for decades but is becoming more prevalent as Baby Boomers age, doctors say

New test may help guide prostate cancer treatment
A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it.

Scans may show brain changes in Gulf War illness

Robert Ward, a 1991 Desert Storm vet who’s had Gulf War illness since his 1991 deployment.Robert Ward can't work full time and his constant fatigue makes running a distant memory. The Desert Storm veteran hopes a brain imaging study he took part in will start to shed light on why he and thousands of other Gulf War vets suffer such strange symptoms.

Over 40? Go easy on the extreme workouts, dude

A competitor moves ice from his way as he wades through muddy water during the Tough Guy Challenge endurance race on January 27, 2013 in Telford, England. Ultra-rugged workouts like mud runs will get you into shape-- if you don't get hurt.CrossFit. Warrior dashes. Insanity challenges. Extreme workouts are definitely the hot new trend in fitness these days. But those pulse-pounding pursuits might be too much for men of a certain age.

Sperm is healthiest in winter, early spring
Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and that may be because human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring, according to a new study from Israel.

Allure of the ‘cat fight’: Sex, sex ... and maybe more  
There are a few primal sounds known to cause the heads of men to whirl and their eyes to alight with interest: the crack of bat on ball, the hiss of meat on flame and the simple, clarion shout of “Girl fight!”

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