Urinary incontinence linked to reduced sexual urge in elderly

Apr 6, 2018 0

Elderly men and women who suffer from urinary incontinence may face complications as well as reduced sexual drive, researchers say. Urinary incontinence (UI), also known as involuntary urination, is any uncontrolled leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, in the elderly and may have a large impact on quality of life. Women suffering from frequent urine leakage reported declines in sexual activity and and ability to become sexually aroused.  On the other hand, men with urinary incontinence reported declines in sexual desire, increased erectile and orgasm difficulties, the study showed. The study also highlighted the need for the “taboo” subjects to be discussed by health professionals. ...

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A low sperm count may indicate poor health: Study

Mar 19, 2018 0

Men are more likely to have a number of health issues that raise their risk of illness if they have a low sperm count, a study has found. The study conducted in Italy on 5,177 men analyzed semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in males referred for fertility evaluation. “Our study clearly shows that low sperm count by itself is associated with metabolic alterations, cardiovascular risk, and low bone mass,” said Alberto Ferlin, who carried the study at University of Padova in Italy. “Infertile men are likely to have important co-existing health problems or risk factors that can impair quality of life and shorten their lives,” said Ferlin, now an associate professor at University of Brescia in Italy. Fertility evaluation gives men the unique opportunity for health assessment and disease prevention,” he said. ...

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Experts say infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

Mar 12, 2018 1

They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering. Enormous advances in treating infertility in recent decades have helped couples conceive longed-for offspring they previously would not have had. Yet this progress has also been a work-around for a major part of the problem: Sperm counts are falling drastically worldwide – and have been doing so for decades – and scientists say their honest answer to why is: ...

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Babies resembling their fathers become healthier: Study

Mar 7, 2018 0

Once a couple gets to know which parent is responsible for their baby’s looks, that’s where the obsession normally ends. However, a study has gone a step further and revealed that if your baby has gone on the father, they may have an edge in terms of attracting attention and deriving health benefits. The study emphasizes the importance of a father’s role in bringing up their child, suggesting that infants resembling their fathers at birth are more likely to spend time with them and in turn, be healthier by the time they are a year old. “Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child,” said one of the researchers Solomon Polachek, Professor at the Binghamton University in New York. ...

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 HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

Feb 6, 2018 0

Men who have sex with men are to be offered the (human papilloma virus) HPV vaccination in England.  The programme for men aged 45 or younger will start from April 2018, to protect them from some cancers caused by HPV as well as genital warts, Since 2008, girls aged 11 to 13 have been offered vaccination against HPV, which can cause cervical cancer.  Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland already offer the vaccine to men who have sex with other men.  The English programme followed a successful pilot that started in 42 specialist sexual health clinics in England in 2016. There will be a phased roll-out to men attending sexual health (GUM) clinics and HIV clinics in England. The pilot was prompted by increasing evidence of the association between HPV infection and non-cervical cancers in men who have sex with men.  This high risk group does not benefit from indirect protection from the vaccination programme for girls. HPV increases the risk of oral, anal and penile cancers. Dr Michael Edelstein, consultant... ...

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 Sexually transmitted infection HPV raises reinjection risk in men- study

Dec 6, 2017 0

A study says that men infected with a particular type of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) may be at twenty times more risk of reinfection with the same type. The findings show that men who are infected once with HPV16, the type responsible for most HPV-related cancers, are at 20 times higher risk of reinfection after one year, and 14 times higher after two years.  HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and it is a major cause of genital warts and cancers of the genitals, mouth and throat.  The same effect was observed in both men who are sexually active and celibate, suggesting that they are not reacquiring the virus from another sexual partner. ...

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Nigeria:  Tight Jeans, Laptop on the laps Decrease Male Fertility – Expert

Nov 7, 2017 0

With the high prevalence of infertility amongst couples in the country, a fertility expert, Dr Arati Sohoni, has warned men against wearing tight jeans, under garments as well as working continuously with laptops on their laps. She said such habits cause a rise in temperature and harm sperm production and count in men. “You know the testes are placed in the scrotum, and not inside our body because they are at low body temperature. So if you wear tight jeans and other tight wears, then the temperature tends to rise and that can harm the sperm, and sperm production as well,” said Dr Sohoni at the fifth anniversary celebration of the Abuja branch of the Nordica Fertility Centre in Abuja. ...

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Males with bent genitals possess higher risk of cancer-study 

Nov 3, 2017 0

A new study says that men who have bent penises possess a higher risk of many forms of cancers. The condition is called as Peyronie’s Disease and affects men after 40. It is caused by scar tissue, called plaque that forms inside the penis and makes it to bend upward or to the side. Researchers say that a gene that is behind the bent penises could have links to cancer. As per a leading Hyderabad daily, scientists in Houston, Texas, studied more than 48,000 men with the condition and a million with erectile dysfunction. They claim that those with a bent penis were ten percent more likely to develop a tumour. The research further revealed that 42 percent were more likely to get stomach cancer, almost 20 percent more prone to skin cancer and 39 percent more likely to get testicular cancer. They were also 43 percent more likely to get stomach cancer, almost 20 percent more prone to skin cancer and 39 percent more likely to get testicular cancer.... ...

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