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13 Oct
Testosterone Levels Matter for Men's, Women's Sex Lives

Testosterone Levels Matter for Men's, Women's Sex Lives

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- What launches guys on serial sexual conquests and prompts solo activity among women?

It's testosterone, of course.

As the primary male sex hormone, it plays a leading role in the sexual development of...

24 Sep
Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests.

Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said.

Childhood obesity can have serious ef...

03 Sep
Transgender People Face Twice the Odds for Early Death: Study

Transgender People Face Twice the Odds for Early Death: Study

Transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), a long-term study finds.

And the added risk did not decrease over time, according to an analysis of data collected from more t...

29 Jul
Testosterone's Ties to Success May Be a Myth

Testosterone's Ties to Success May Be a Myth

Higher levels of testosterone don't give men or women an edge in life, claims a new study that challenges a common belief.

"There's a widespread belief that a person's testosterone can affect where th...

12 Jul
Could Men's Testosterone Play Role in COVID Survival?

Could Men's Testosterone Play Role in COVID Survival?

Men with low testosterone levels have a much higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, a new study from Italy finds.

The study included nearly 300 symptomatic male COVID-19 patients who arrived at the emergency department and were admitted to San Raffaele Un...

22 Jun
Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes

Animal Study Suggests COVID-19 Can Infect Testes

The new coronavirus infected the testes of hamsters in a study that adds to growing evidence that COVID-19 strikes more than just the lungs.

The findings could have important implications for men's health, the researchers said, although research in animals does not alway...

26 May
Testosterone Might Influence COVID Severity in Men

Testosterone Might Influence COVID Severity in Men

Low testosterone levels may increase men's risk of severe COVID-19, according to a new study.

On average, men fare worse with COVID-19 than women.

"During the pandemic, there has been a prevailing notion that testosterone is bad. But we found the opposite in men," ...

19 Apr
Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People

Hormone Treatments May Raise Blood Pressure in Transgender People

Monitoring blood pressure is important for transgender people, according to new research, which found changes in systolic blood pressure after the start of gender-affirming hormone therapy.

Transgender men and transgender women have a higher burden of heart attack, strok...

10 Mar
Anabolic Steroids Could Do Long-Term Harm to Testicles: Study

Anabolic Steroids Could Do Long-Term Harm to Testicles: Study

Men who use anabolic steroids may be doing serious damage to their testicular function, new research warns.

And the damage may last long after they stop.

Illegal use of the drugs is not uncommon among athletes seeking to increase muscle size and strength and look m...

23 Feb
Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study

Guys, Exercise Will Boost Your Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't: Study

Testosterone levels tend to fall in older men, but a new study shows that exercise -- and not supplemental testosterone -- is the way to rejuvenate the aging male heart.

Australian researchers found that without exercise, testosterone replacement therapy offered patients...

20 Nov
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks

Hormone therapy can be a lifesaver for men with prostate cancer, but it also appears to put some at increased risk of heart problems, a new study reports.

Long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) increased the risk of heart-related death nearly fourfold in a group of...

12 Nov
Transgender People Often Have Heart Risks: Study

Transgender People Often Have Heart Risks: Study

Many transgender people who take hormone therapy have unaddressed risks for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

These patients often have undiagnosed high blood pressure and high cholesterol, even in young adulthood, researchers found.

"Previous research h...

15 Jul
Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

Images of burly cavemen bringing home meat may have men thinking that steaks and burgers are key to masculinity.

It's just not true: New research shows that testosterone levels in men who eat vegetable-heavy diets are similar to those in men who wolf down meat.

...

17 Jun
AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In Aging Men

AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In Aging Men

Testosterone therapy ads promise to help aging men recapture their vitality, decrease body fat and enhance libido. But hormone treatments – while medically necessary for some men – aren't meant to be a fountain of youth, and experts warn more research is needed to ...

29 May
Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,' Researchers Say

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,' Researchers Say

For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial has found.

The drug, called relugolix, is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug A...

08 May
Drug Might Curb Dangerous Urges in Pedophiles: Study

Drug Might Curb Dangerous Urges in Pedophiles: Study

A testosterone-lowering drug can reduce male pedophiles' risk of sexually abusing children, according to a new Swedish study.

The drug, called degarelix, is used to treat prostate cancer and turns off production of testosterone. It's given by injection every three mo...

07 May
Could Lower Testosterone Help Men Ward Off COVID-19?

Could Lower Testosterone Help Men Ward Off COVID-19?

Many drugs are being tested to fight COVID-19, but now researchers report that blocking testosterone might help prevent the infection in men.

Italian men with prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) were less likely to get infected with COVID-19 and ha...

29 Apr
COVID-19 Continues to Strike Men Harder Than Women

COVID-19 Continues to Strike Men Harder Than Women

New research adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests men are far more vulnerable to severe COVID-19 than women are.

Although both genders fall ill in the same numbers, men are 2.5 times more likely to get severe disease and die, the study from China showed.<...

16 Mar
Exercise Helps Men During Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Study

Exercise Helps Men During Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Study

Exercise benefits prostate cancer patients who undergo hormone-reducing therapy, a small study suggests.

The treatment -- called androgen suppression therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) -- uses drugs or surgery to reduce the level of androgen hormones, whic...

21 Feb
Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?

Listen up, guys: A healthy diet is good for your brain and heart, and also your sperm, new research suggests.

In a study of more than 2,900 Danish men, median age 19, those whose diet was rich in fish, chicken, vegetables, fruit and water had higher sperm counts tha...

10 Feb
High Testosterone Levels Have Different Health Impact for Men and Women

High Testosterone Levels Have Different Health Impact for Men and Women

High levels of the sex hormone testosterone may trigger different health problems in men and women, a new study reveals.

In women, testosterone may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, while in men it lowers that risk. But high levels of testosterone increase the ...

27 Jan
Is Suppressing Puberty the Right Course When a Child Questions Their Gender?

Is Suppressing Puberty the Right Course When a Child Questions Their Gender?

Suppressing puberty in a child who's questioning their gender identity might seem extreme, but the therapy is relatively safe and could significantly lower their risk of suicide, a new study reports.

Adolescents who wanted and received puberty suppression were 60%...

07 Jan
Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors' Group Says

Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors' Group Says

Testosterone therapy is no fountain of youth for older men, though it might help some who are impotent.

That's according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians -- the first from the group to address the issue of treating...

12 Nov
Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study

Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study

Testosterone therapy appears to double a man's risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, a new study warns.

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they'd been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported...

16 Oct
Can Testosterone Make Women Better Runners?

Can Testosterone Make Women Better Runners?

A little bit of testosterone cream might help women run faster longer, a new study suggests.

Some female athletes have naturally high testosterone levels that are similar to men, and there is controversy over whether it's fair to allow them to compete against female ...

17 Sep
Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Running contrary to current guidelines, new research suggests that use of hormone-suppressing treatment over the long term may not help some men battling recurrent prostate cancer, and may even cause harm.

In fact, the study found that long-term hormone therapy was t...

26 Aug
Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue: Impotence

Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue: Impotence

Low testosterone is not something most people typically associate with NFL players.

But repeated concussions from professional football appear to be damaging the sex life of players, causing erectile dysfunction and lowering their levels of the male hormone, a new st...

13 Aug
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

When men have both advanced prostate cancer and heart disease, treatment may pose a dilemma: Newer hormonal therapies that can slow the cancer down might also be risky for their hearts, a new study finds.

Once prostate cancer spreads beyond the gland, one of the main...

26 Jul
Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women's Sex Drive

Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women's Sex Drive

Many older men take testosterone to boost their sex drive, but new research suggests that postmenopausal women who struggle with a sagging libido might want to follow suit.

Applied topically, the hormone appears to increase women's sexual function and satisfaction, a...

23 Jul
Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart.

Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years.

"Our findings show...

08 Jul
Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heightened Alzheimer's Risk

Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Linked to Heightened Alzheimer's Risk

Soon after a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, drugs that lower levels of testosterone are often offered as treatment, since testosterone fuels the cancer's growth.

But a major new study suggests that this approach might have an unwanted side effect: Higher odds...

06 May
Testosterone Supplements Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

Testosterone Supplements Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Buyer beware: When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and ov...

06 May
Does Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?

Does Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?

When men with prostate cancer have to take drugs that block the testosterone fueling their tumors, they can suffer a host of side effects that include impotence, bone loss, heart trouble and obesity.

But new research uncovers yet another p...

03 May
About 1 in 1,000 Babies Born 'Intersex,' Study Finds

About 1 in 1,000 Babies Born 'Intersex,' Study Finds

Cases in which a newborn's genitals make it unclear whether the child is a boy or girl may be more common than once believed, researchers say.

One example of what's known as ambiguous genitalia is a baby girl with an enlarged clitoris that looks more like a small pen...

01 May
Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene involved in male hormone production plays a big role in the disorder's development.

"We're starting to make headw...

27 Mar
Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men's Sperm Counts

Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men's Sperm Counts

Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say.

The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse.

While the use of nonprescribed male...

27 Mar
Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

Add one more issue to the growing list of harms from opioid abuse: Long-term use may lead to hormone deficiencies that affect a man's health.

Researchers reviewed the latest medical evidence and found that about two-thirds of men using opioids for more than six month...

25 Mar
Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for these transgender men.

Now, research shows that transgender men can remain fertile after ev...

25 Mar
Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages: Study

Sperm DNA Damage May Lead to Repeat Miscarriages: Study

When couples experience recurrent pregnancy loss, it's natural for them to want to know why. Now, a new study suggests that sperm DNA damage could be a factor.

Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as the consecutive loss of three or more pr...

19 Mar
Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man's risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests.

Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to reduce hormone ...

18 Mar
Could Male Twin's Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Could Male Twin's Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data on 13,800 twin births in Norway between 1967 and 1978. Compared to women with a twin sis...

07 Mar
High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports.

Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the ri...

06 Feb
Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men's Fertility?

Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men's Fertility?

Forget the mellow slacker image -- pot smoking might actually make men more potent.

Men who've smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new study reports.

There's also a potential li...

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