Study of circadian rhythm reveals differences in men and women

A pair of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has been analyzing papers by researchers studying the circadian rhythm in humans and has found a pattern: there are gender differences. Seán Anderson and Garret FitzGerald have published a Perspective piece in the journal Science describing the differences they found. Prior research has found that humans and other animals have more […]

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Men more genetically prone to skin cancer

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically prone to develop skin cancer. The research led by Professor Ian Watson of McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), published in the journal Nature Cancer, identified three genes […]

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The devastating effect of anabolic steroids use in men

A paper published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, provides a careful analysis of the medical consequences of anabolic-androgenic steroid use in men. Most body-image studies have focused on women especially in relation to eating disorders. In recent years, studies have also begun to address body image disorders in men as a result of their attention to have a lean and muscular […]

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Slower clearance of coronavirus infection may explain why men fare worse than women

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine may have solved a mystery surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic: Why men infected by the virus generally show more severe symptoms and are more likely than women to die from COVID-19. In collaboration with the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, the scientists showed for the first […]

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As we age, women are frailer but more resilient than men

Women tend to have poorer health status and are more frail, but are more resilient and have longer life expectancy than men, according to the authors of a narrative review on frailty, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Frailty can be defined as a state of increased vulnerability that is associated with adverse health outcomes. “It has […]

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Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery

For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study from UT Southwestern’s Departments of Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests that may not be the best approach. The study examined records from post-prostatectomy patients with stress urinary incontinence—meaning loss of bladder control while […]

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Prostate cancer: Feeling this sensation when you urinate could mean you are at risk

Prostate cancer does not have any major warning signs in the early stages, and it is unclear why prostate cancer occurs. Once the tumour causes the prostate gland to swell, or once the cancer spreads beyond the prostate, there becomes more obvious symptoms. A person’s urinating habits drastically change and are often a warning sign of prostate cancer. Feeling this […]

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