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Testosterone is important for the physical changes that happen during male puberty, and features typical of adult men, such as facial and body hair. Dave 77459/Flickr

Here’s what you need to know about testosterone

Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees, and promoted as a tonic for ageing. But how many of us really understand what…
Beginning in middle age, blood levels of testosterone progressively decrease in some men. "El Gabo" - Davide Gabino/Flickr

Testosterone supplements: why the fuss?

A whole industry has grown around testosterone supplementation for ageing men. But neither the benefits nor risks of the practice are clear yet, and they remain the subject of ongoing research. Beginning…
Bad news: one study suggests bald men have fewer sexual partners. Tony Deifell

Health Check: are bald men more virile?

The suggestion that bald men are more virile than their well-thatched contemporaries is probably an old wives’ tale, but it must be conceded that old wives are likely to be unusually authoritative in this…
A person with schizophrenia can experience bouts of disordered thinking that can distort their sense of reality, according to the Department of Health. http://www.flickr.com/photos/methad/

Scientists unpack testosterone’s role in schizophrenia

Testosterone may trigger a brain chemical process linked to schizophrenia but the same sex hormone can also improve cognitive…

Testosterone overprescribed

Testosterone prescriptions have expanded since 2006 due to promotional activity, a study in the MJA suggests. This has resulted…

Dads hardwired to look after children

New fathers have been found to experience a significant drop in testosterone levels shortly after the birth of their child…

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