Stanford Medicine urologist discusses the future of research regarding prostate enlargement and how he plans to investigate the condition.
Tag: men’s health
Community bonds help barbers improve health for Black men
A program that trains barbers to coach Black men about their health and wellness helps bridge health equity gaps by tapping into built-in community bonds.
Men can get urinary tract infections | Understanding UTIs, Part 6
This sixth post in the Understanding UTIs series clarifies that anyone — even men, children or pregnant women — can get a urinary tract infection.
Father’s health can affect newborns — but don’t fret
Fathers with chronic illnesses may have a higher risk of having a child who is preterm, has low birth weight, or needs NICU care.
Teen gender norms linked to lower socioeconomic status in highly masculine males
Attitudes about gender that male teens encounter during high school can shape their educational achievements and careers, a new study has found.
Why do prostates enlarge? Researchers look to genomics to learn more
Researchers discover a "genomic signature" that flags enlarged prostates, as well as two genes implicated in the development of the condition.
Higher birth risks associated with older dads
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists link paternal age to birth risks and even risks to the mother’s health.
Understanding male breast cancer
Breast cancer in men and women differ in levels of cancer-associated gene expression and the relative risk of recurrence after initially successful treatment. Some men have a higher risk than women, whereas others have a much lower risk.
Impaired cell cleanup associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms, new study finds
Abdominal aortic aneurysms may be caused by the overexpression of a "don't eat me" protein that blocks the disposal of dead and dying cells.
Connecting the dots between common male medical condition and later disease
Cardiac, metabolic and vascular disease are often hard to catch in their early stages, but Stanford researchers may have identified a risk factor to help …
Stars of Stanford Medicine: Driven to understand prostate cancer
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Tanya Stoyanova, PhD, who studies prostate cancer.
How can we get men to take better care of themselves?
First, I tried asking. Sprinkling little reminders, jokingly throughout the day. Then I started lecturing. Now, more than a month into my get-my-husband-to-the-dentist campaign, I've …
Examining how mental stress on the heart affects men and women differently
Past research has shown that stress, anger and depression can increase a person's risk for stroke and heart attacks. Now new findings published in the Journal of …
Could trips to the barber be as good for your health as for your hair?
The barbershop has been the subject of some interesting sociological and medical studies over the years. The man or woman that combs your hair and …
Why do women live longer? One man's best guess
Women live longer than men. Why? The answer is certainly not that they endure less stress, as was once assumed when men went to work …
Commonly used drugs can affect PSA measurement
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has become a first-resort workhorse for determining whether a male patient needs to be biopsied for prostate cancer. Simply put, …