Neonatal circumcision does not reduce penile sensitivity in men

New research published in the Journal of Urology ® challenges widely accepted beliefs Few data are available concerning the consequences of neonatal circumcision on penile sensitivity in adults. New research reported in the Journal of Urology® indicates that there are no differences in penile sensitivity for a variety of stimulus types and penile sites between […]

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Obesity and male infertility: A global health problem

Infertility is a silent problem that obese men have to face. This is a health issue that deserves attention from policymakers and the media. The increasing number of overweight/obese individuals has established obesity as one of the most relevant health problems for years to come. Subfertility or infertility are silent problems that overweight/obese men have […]

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Prevalence of homosexuality in men is stable throughout time since many carry the genes

Around half of all heterosexual men and women potentially carry so-called homosexuality genes that are passed on from one generation to the next. This has helped homosexuality to be present among humans throughout history and in all cultures, even though homosexual men normally do not have many descendants who can directly inherit their genes. This […]

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Non-hormonal male contraceptive Vasalgel™ has proven efficacy in rabbits

Men currently have few options for reproductive control, including condoms and vasectomy. While condoms are widely available and useful in preventing disease when used correctly, they have an 18% yearly pregnancy rate in typical use. Vasectomy is effective, but must generally considered permanent. There are no long-acting, reversible contraceptives currently available for men. With over […]

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Economic analysis of PSA screening, selective treatment strategies

Can prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer be cost-effective? A study, commentary and author interview published online by JAMA Oncology examines that question. The future of PSA screening is uncertain with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation against routine PSA screening for prostate cancer and conservative guidance from other panels. Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D., […]

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Journal issue charts global course for healthy aging

A new supplemental issue of The Gerontologist contains 12 articles that expand upon the major themes of the landmark World Health Organization (WHO) “World Report on Ageing and Health” released in late 2015. These articles are largely based on background papers that provided critical input to the development of the WHO report, which was the […]

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Improved patient outcomes linked to specific health IT resources in hospitals

MU researcher says on-site health IT experts boost employee productivity in hospitals. The number of health information technology venders has increased from 60 to more than 1,000 since 2008. However, many scholars have expressed concerns that such services are flooding the market without proper development, making hospitals more susceptible to adopting dysfunctional IT systems that […]

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