Men's Health

Kansas Celebrates Men's Health Week

2009-06-13 10:23

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joins the Men’s Health Network in celebrating National Men’s Health Week June 15-21 to call attention to the importance of men’s health. Men tend to die about six years younger than women, but by having certain screening tests, taking preventive medicine if needed, and practicing healthy behaviors, men can live longer, healthier lives.

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FDA Requires Label Changes for Testosterone Gels

2009-05-08 10:28

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the requirement of boxed warnings to topical testosterone gel products due to safety concerns. The two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, have bee connected to adverse effects in children who were inadvertently exposed to testosterone through contact with another person being treated with these products (secondary exposure).

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Men Would Rather Play Video Games Than Have Sex

2009-04-08 16:17

If you have ever felt you have to compete with your husband’s Wii for attention, you’re not alone. A recent study shows that one in three men would rather play video games than have sex with their partner. The study, reported in the U.K. newspaper The Sun, was conducted by the Specialist PlayStation3 site PS3pricecompare.co.uk and surveyed 1,130 British men.

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Should Gay Men Be Allowed To Give Blood?

2009-02-26 19:37

The lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men was put in place in the 1980s when little was known about HIV. But is this ban still justified? Experts debate the issue on bmj.com today.

Jay Brooks, Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas believes that the ban should remain because the risk of transmission of infection is too great. He argues that the right of recipients to receive safe blood should trump the asserted rights of donors to give blood.

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