Mark Fuerst is a frequent contributor to Consultantlive.com.
Life Stress Reduces a Man’s Sperm Quality
Men who feel stressed are more likely to have lower concentrations of sperm in their ejaculate and impaired sperm quality, which could be associated with fertility problems, according to a new study.
New Guidelines Back Sleep Studies for Daytime Sleepiness
Polysomnography or a home-based portable monitor is recommended for clinicians to assess the risk factors for and the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
Erectile Dysfunction as a Marker Absent From New Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines
LDL cholesterol is a common target for treatment, but the guidelines do not used it to estimate risk, either, notes an editorial on the implications of the news guidelines.
Men Largely Ignorant of Signs of Skin Cancer
Fewer than two-thirds of men know the signs of skin cancer and the younger they are the less likely they are to believe they are at risk for the disease, according to a national survey.
COPD Risk Inflated by Obesity, and Underweight
A new study shows that the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases with obesity. Yet, the risk was increased in underweight persons as well.
Real-Time Reminders Plus Counseling Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy
The tools exist to eliminate HIV, but non-adherence is common. New evidence suggests that triggered reminders can influence adherence rates in HIV-positive patients.
Strong Social Ties Protect Men From Suicide
A new study shows that social interaction may offer protection against this leading cause of death among men in the United States.
No Added MI Risk With Testosterone Rx in Older Men
Not only is there no increased risk of myocardial infarction among older men with testosterone therapy, there may be a protective effect.
Gastrectomy for Diabetes Outperforms Medical Care
Surgery may not be a permanent solution for type 2 diabetes control, but the procedure does offer immediate benefits.
High Testosterone Predicts Sleep in Obese Men
The prediction of more shallow sleep in overweight and obese men with high testosterone levels is useful because poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.
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