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Health Risks differ between sexes
Men and women report quite different health risks and behaviors, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Most of the risk behaviors associated with chronic diseases and injury can be changed through more effective state and local health policies and programs, more encouragement from health practitioners...more counseling on preventive measures...and more convenient ways to access preventive services," CDC officials write. More

 

Exercise Reduces Impotence
Findings of research indicate that men who exercise regularly are less likely to develop impotence as they age. Researchers say it's no surprise exercise would have this effect since physical activity improves blood vessel health, which aids blood flow. Erectile dysfunction is the result of too little blood flow reaching the penis. At the same time, exercise decreases risk for heart disease. More

 

Obese men at higher risk for asthma
Men who are obese are more likely to have asthma, with the heaviest men having almost a four times higher risk of developing asthma than the thinnest men, according to study results presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. More

 

Men can help curb spread of HIV
Men can play a key role in preventing HIV infection worldwide, according to a report released by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) that marked the launch of the year 2000 World AIDS Campaign. Worldwide, men tend to have more sex partners than women do, which not only increases their own risk of HIV, but also increases the risk of infection of their primary partner, UNAIDS officials point out. More

 

Aspirin Prevents Prostate Cancer
According to a report published in the British Journal of Urology, aspirin may save the lives of thousands of men from prostate cancer. Scientists at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine and the Prostate Biology Group in London say the humble aspirin may be able to suppress the protein that causes prostate cancer. The theory is to be further discussed by the European Aspirin Foundation in November of 2000. More

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