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Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists. A receding hairline can be a good thing, according to US scientists, who say men who go bald by 30 appear to be less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Baldness 'could be good for your health' say scientists

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine studied 2,000 men aged between 40 and 47. They were able to link high levels of the male hormone testosterone in those who lose their hair earlier with a lower risk of tumours. The findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. Half of the men in this study had suffered prostate cancer. Researchers compared the rate of tumours in those who said their hair had thinned by the age of 30 with those who did not suffer hair loss. Psm.2011.09.1933_fig5.jpg (719×1417) %20Sperm Quality Linked to Dietary Fat - in Urology, General Urology from MedPage Today. Men who consumed large quantities of dietary fat had significantly lower sperm production and concentration than men who had lower fat intake, results of a clinical study showed.

%20Sperm Quality Linked to Dietary Fat - in Urology, General Urology from MedPage Today

Sperm count and concentration were about 40% lower in men whose diet derived 37% or more of calories as fat or 13% or more of calories as saturated fat, as compared with men who had less fat intake. The strength of the association increased after controlling for body mass index (BMI) and other lifestyle factors. Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sperm morphology, investigators reported online in Human Reproduction. "Given the limitations of the current study, in particular, the fact that it is a cross-sectional analysis and that it is the first report of a relation between dietary fat and semen quality, it is essential that these findings be reproduced in future work," stressed Jill A.

Attaman, MD, of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and co-authors. false. Testosterone May Help Depressed Men, American Longevity Center Confirms. Miami, FL - American Longevity Center, an advanced anti-aging and proactive health clinic, says men who are unsuccessfully battling depression with prescription medicine should also have their testosterone levels checked.

Testosterone May Help Depressed Men, American Longevity Center Confirms

Studies have shown dramatic improvements in men taking testosterone supplements along with anti-depressants (see also Depression). Testosterone is an essential hormone for men. Testosterone affects a man's attitude, his level of self-confidence, his energy and sex drive. When testosterone levels decline, and they begin to do so by about 1-2% each year by the time a man is in his mid-twenties, he can feel anxious, lethargic and depressed. A study conducted by Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital showed that nearly half of the men who had not responded to conventional depression treatment had low or low-to-normal testosterone levels.

Harrison G. This article was prepared by Mental Health Weekly Digest editors from staff and other reports. Science of the orgasm. AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers.

Science of the orgasm

How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have orgasms? How to explain the "orgasmic auras" that can descend at the onset of epileptic seizures -- sensations so pleasurable they prompt some patients to refuse antiseizure medication? And how on Earth to explain the case of the amputee who felt his orgasms centered in that missing foot? No one -- no sexologist, no neuroscientist -- really knows. For a subject with so many armchair experts, the human orgasm is remarkably mysterious. But today, a few scientists are making real progress -- in part because they're changing their focus.

In an orgasm orchestra, the genitalia may be the instruments, but the central nervous system is the conductor. Penis length: Research find new way to measure penis length. Penis length cannot be determined by how big his hands or feet are -- those and other supposed indicators have been widely discredited for years.

Penis length: Research find new way to measure penis length

But now a team of Korean researchers has produced what may be a more reliable guide: the ratio of the length of his index finger to that of his ring finger. The lower that ratio, the longer the penis may be, the researchers wrote Monday in the Asian Journal of Andrology. Dr. Relationships: Better Sex. It's been well documented that married people have sex more often than single people do.

Relationships: Better Sex

But it's not always great sex. If you're looking to recapture the manic sexual frenzy of your first months together, fuzzy handcuffs and herbal supplements just won't cut it. In fact, you'll probably feel just as stymied as you did before you tried to amp up the action, says Sandra Scantling, Psy.D., a certified sex therapist. Pushup Exercise Tips: Men. What You're Doing Wrong You're letting your hips sag as you raise and lower your body.

Pushup Exercise Tips: Men

Perfect Your Form 1. Age-Proof Your Eyes: Men. Lessons You Can Learn from Kids: Men's Health. The Supplement Center at The Best Smoothie Ingredients: Men. You can boost your brain, build muscle, burn fat, and help your heart in less than one minute: Just mix up a smoothie and slurp.

The Best Smoothie Ingredients: Men

It's that simple—if you include these dozen add-ins that not only pack health benefits, but also make your shake taste even better. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BODY, AND LIFE! Sign up for our FREE Daily Dose newsletter for the best fitness, health, sex, and nutrition tips delivered to your inbox daily.