Tag Archives: men

Obesity Affecting More Women Than Ever

Despite efforts to help Americans lose weight, the obesity epidemic in the United States continues to worsen especially for women and teens. Federal health statistics show that for the first time, roughly four in 10 U.S. women have obesity, which means their body mass index is 30 or greater. Among children and adolescents, 17 percent […]

Botox Safe for Treating Chronic Migraines, Neurologists Say

Botulinum toxin, long used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, is also an effective treatment for people who suffer chronic migraine and other neurologic disorders, according to the American Academy of Neurology. In an updated guideline, researchers say the neurotoxin that most people know as Botox, can also be used to safely treat people who have […]

Many Adolescents Missing HPV Vaccine

Federal health authorities are urging parents to make sure their children receive the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine to prevent infections, which can cause several types of cancer. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of adolescent girls and 60 percent of adolescent boys have not started the […]

Men and Women Face Different Bone, Joint Risks

The differences between men and women extend to their bone and joint conditions, according to a recent study. Educating patients about their gender-specific risks may help them prevent musculoskeletal injuries and problems, the authors wrote in the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Researchers found that while women in […]

Obese Men May Not Be Aware of Health Risks, Study Suggests

Although both men and women face the same obesity risks, women are much more likely to undergo bariatric surgery, a new study finds. In fact, 80 percent of people who have weight loss surgery in America are women. Researchers say men may not understand the significant negative health effects of carrying too much weight such […]

Moderate Drinking in Later Years May Cause Heart Damage

Drinking two or more alcoholic drinks every day may damage the heart of elderly people, according to new research. Women appear to be particularly vulnerable to alcohol’s negative effects to the heart when they drank moderate to higher levels of alcohol. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Researchers […]

Regular Exercise May Help Elderly Men Live Longer

New research on the health benefits of exercise for elderly men should inspire many to head out for a walk or bike ride. Just 30 minutes of physical activity six days a week – whether it’s at a light or vigorous intensity – was associated with a 40 percent lower risk of death, according to […]

Fit, Middle-Aged Men Have Lower Risk for Lung, Colorectal Cancers, Study Finds

Men who stay extremely fit in their late forties appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancers than their sedentary peers. A new study, publised by JAMA Oncology, also shows that higher fitness levels may put men at lower risk of dying from lung or colorectal cancers should they be diagnosed when they’re […]

Binge Drinking Affects Middle-Aged Americans

Binge drinking is not just a college campus problem. A new report shows that alcohol poisoning deaths are most common among middle-aged adults. More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States – an average of six deaths each day – according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers […]

Healthy Lifestyle Drops Heart Attack Risk, Study Shows

Most people understand the connection between a healthy lifestyle and a healthy heart. But a new study may encourage more men to take their diet and exercise habits more seriously. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, not smoking and only drinking alcohol in moderation can prevent four out of five coronary events in men, according to […]