Category Archives: Men

Hair Loss Drug Side Effects Could Include Severe Depression

Men who take Propecia, a common hair-loss medication, may drastically increase their risk of hair loss drug side effects like severe depression if they also develop sexual side effects, according to a new study by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. During the study, 64% of those who developed long-term sexual side effects after taking Propecia reported depression ranging from moderate to severe. In addition, 40% of the men reported having suicidal thoughts. Many men who take Propecia report erectile dysfunction and/or low libido. These hair loss drug side effects persist even after the medication has been discontinued in a small percentage of men, but the effects of these long-term conditions are not known.

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All-Natural Hair Removal Methods – Sugaring

Many natural hair removal methods that date back to ancient times are actually still in use today. For example, an Arabic technique known as “threading” is regaining popularity, often as a method for shaping eyebrows. The technique makes use of looped thread that pulls the hair out by the roots. Perhaps one of the best ancient and natural techniques actually involves the use of sugar. While it’s actual appearance is not clear, sugaring may have first become popular in the Middle East, particularly within areas like Persia around 1900 BC. One of the major draws to sugaring, according to one sugaring Seattle studio, is the fact that sugaring tends to be a much less irritative form of hair removal. Unlike waxing, sugaring does not remove live skin cells from your body, instead simply removing the dead skin cells that accumulate during the day.

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CDC Study: Women Exercise Less than Men

Women have some catching up to do when it comes to matching the exercise habits of men, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The purpose of the study was to determine how many minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise average men and women participate in each day. The researchers determined that men average about 30 minutes per day, while women fall quite short at just 18 minutes daily.

The researchers said that study participants who received less than 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise each day were more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, defined as symptoms related to high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low HDL cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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Berries Reduce Parkinsons Risk in Men and Women

There has been countless reports detailing the health benefits of what are being defined as superfruits – exotic fruits such as gogi berries, acai berries and pomegranates that contain extremely high levels of antioxidants. However, antioxidants are not the only beneficial compounds that are found in berries.

Berries also contain flavonoids. Flavonoids are defined as plant-based compounds that contain powerful antioxidant properties which support reductions in inflammation, promote healthy arteries, and assist in combating the effects of aging by preventing and repairing cellular damage.

According to a newly published study, flavonoids may assist in, among several of health and wellness benefits, reducing the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in both men and women.

The researchers behind the study believe that flavonoids, found in red wine and certain types of tea in addition to berries, may provide significant benefits to overall human health.

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Adult Acne in Women More Common than in Men, Study Shows

Although acne is typically thought of as a problem primarily faced by teens, it’s common knowledge that many adults develop and struggle with acne as well.

Acne is usually of result of excessive bacteria buildup, excess skin oil production and improper sloughing off of dead skin cells, though diet and other factors play a role as well, indicating that the best acne treatment for some individuals may be a simple change in eating habits.

According to a recently published study found in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, gender is yet another contributing factor to acne risk. In fact, the study shows that adult acne is more common among women than men for all age groups over 20.

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