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Who's your daddy? Answer's at the drugstore

  Starting this week, do-it-yourself DNA paternity testing kits are available in more than 4,300 drugstores, offering the promise — and problems — of genetic identification.

Posted on 27 March 2008 | 12:36 pm

Men need bone tests as well as women

Bone tests aren't just for women anymore. New guidelines are calling for older men to get a routine check for bone-thinning osteoporosis.

Posted on 25 February 2008 | 6:54 pm

Shot protects against prostate cancer

An experimental vaccine can provide long-term protection against prostate cancer in mice genetically predisposed to the disease, new research indicates.

Posted on 13 February 2008 | 8:39 pm

Delaying prostate cancer care not always risky

Older men with early-stage prostate cancer are not taking a big risk if they keep an eye on the disease instead of treating it right away, suggests a major new study.

Posted on 13 February 2008 | 2:07 pm

It's tough being a stepdad, study confirms

  From age-old fairy tales like Cinderella , images of the wicked stepmother are a common stereotype. But stepdads are actually more likely to have problems, a new study shows.

Posted on 12 February 2008 | 1:47 pm

‘Natural’ supplements linked to cancer in 2 men

Two men seeking to boost sexual performance and grow bigger muscles instead ended up with advanced prostate cancer after taking “herbal” supplements, U.S. doctors reported.

Posted on 11 February 2008 | 2:26 pm

Prostate screening? Some say 'no'

Even as scientists move closer to creating genetic tests for prostate cancer, some men refuse current tools for detection, saying they're imprecise and possibly more dangerous than the disease.

Posted on 17 January 2008 | 2:01 pm

Drug-resistant staph spreading among gay men

A drug-resistant strain of potentially deadly bacteria has moved beyond the borders of U.S. hospitals and is being transmitted among gay men during sex, researchers said.

Posted on 15 January 2008 | 4:23 pm

Sperm donor wins child support battle

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal.

Posted on 3 January 2008 | 7:21 pm

Testosterone pills not much help for men

Testosterone supplements don't do older men much good, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday.

Posted on 2 January 2008 | 2:53 pm

Warning over Chinese supplements with Viagra

Some Chinese-made dietary supplements marketed to provide male sexual enhancement contain undeclared erectile dysfunction drugs putting users at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

Posted on 28 December 2007 | 11:47 pm

Green tea may cut prostate cancer risk

Drinking green tea may reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Japan’s National Cancer Center.

Posted on 19 December 2007 | 3:37 pm

Men carry breast cancer genes too

Doctors are encouraging a new group of people to consider getting tested for genes that raise the risk of breast cancer: men.

Posted on 14 December 2007 | 7:09 pm

If impotence pill fails, many men give up

A third of men with erectile dysfunction could not perform after taking their first tablet of an impotence drug and gave up sex entirely, according to a study presented at the European Society of Sexual Medicine on Tuesday.

Posted on 27 November 2007 | 12:28 am

High testosterone appears to keep men alive

Higher naturally occurring levels of the male hormone testosterone appear to protect men from fatal heart attacks or strokes and death from all manner of causes, researchers in Britain said on Monday.

Posted on 26 November 2007 | 9:29 pm

Alternative to vasectomy tested

Chinese doctors have developed a new technique in birth control surgery for men that could be made available to the public next year, the China Daily said on Thursday.

Posted on 15 November 2007 | 2:20 pm

Herbal sex pills pose hidden dangers

For men on common heart and blood-pressure drugs, popping a pill marketed as a safe herbal alternative to Viagra could lead to a stroke, or even death.

Posted on 12 November 2007 | 8:26 pm