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Newswise: FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

Florida State University

When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they’re often using gear that has been designed for a male body.Because of that mismatch, the suits don’t fit as well as they should, and their mobility is impaired. Firefighters working in gear that restricts their movement must work harder to move around in a stressful and physically demanding environment, which puts them at greater risk of overexertion and heart attacks, the leading cause of on-duty deaths.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, Men's Health, Patient Safety, Women's Health, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:40 AM EST
Newswise: The Truth About the HPV Vaccine: 7 Myths and Facts You Need to Know

The Truth About the HPV Vaccine: 7 Myths and Facts You Need to Know

Nuvance Health

A vaccine is available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can cause diseases such as genital warts and cancer. The HPV vaccine now protects against nine strains of HPV. Research shows that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. The HPV vaccine is approved for men and women between the ages of 9 to 45. The HPV vaccine can protect adults from HPV-related diseases, however it provides the most protection when it is given in childhood before someone becomes sexually active. Parents should talk with their child’s pediatrician about the HPV vaccine. Adult men should ask their primary care provider about the HPV vaccine, and adult women should speak with their gynecologist.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Men's Health, Sex and Relationships, Vaccines, Women's Health,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Racial disparities in heart failure explained

Racial disparities in heart failure explained

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of “malignant” enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Race and Ethnicity, Women's Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Unfruitful: Eating More Produce Will Not Cure, Stop Prostate Cancer

Unfruitful: Eating More Produce Will Not Cure, Stop Prostate Cancer

University of California San Diego Health

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that patients with prostate cancer assigned to eat seven or more servings of vegetables and fruits daily saw no extra protection from the increased consumption of micronutrients, running contrary to current thought.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Exercise and Fitness, Health Food, Healthcare, Men's Health, Nutrition, National Institutes of Health (NIH), JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy
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    13-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST

Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy

Washington University in St. Louis

Studying mice, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a driver of bone loss related to cancer treatment — cellular senescence. This process is independent of hormones related to bone health, such as estrogen. Such bone loss can be stopped by treating the mice with either of two investigational drugs already being evaluated in clinical trials.

Channels: Bone Health, Cancer, Children's Health, Healthcare, Men's Health, Women's Health, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Low-Fat Diet Linked to Lower Testosterone Levels in Men

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For the many men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, losing weight can help increase testosterone levels. But certain diets – specifically a low-fat diet – may be associated with a small but significant reduction in testosterone, suggests a study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Health Food, Men's Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
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    8-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

Sleep Deprived? Study Finds Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Biomarker

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the January 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Men's Health, Neuro, Sleep, Neurology (journal), All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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Zinc, Folic Acid Supplements Fail to Enhance Male Fertility

University of Utah Health

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date that so-called fertility supplements do not live up expectations.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Men's Health, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center

For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study suggests that may not be the best approach.

Channels: Exercise and Fitness, Men's Health, Surgery, All Journal News,

Released:
30-Dec-2019 12:15 PM EST
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