Muscle dysmorphia can lead to other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression.
Social media and changing ideas about masculinity are making more and more young men believe their body is too small, skinny or insufficiently muscular.
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) may be perceived as a safer muscle-building alternative to steroids.
Idealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online.
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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
If you’re a male who enjoys dairy, there’s no reason to stop having it.
A recent study reported a high consumption of dairy products was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. But breaking down the results shows there's no reason for men to give up dairy.
Men have nipples because of a quirk in how embryos develop. But that’s only part of the story of this seemingly redundant body part.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Fathers often place more emphasis on their role as head of household than their health.
Two experts ask whether dads are making their health a priority. Evidence suggests not. Pressures to provide income often hold fathers back.
Men fear they will be accused of being the perpetrators.
Many men who experience domestic abuse or violence are too embarrassed to seek help.
Men who don’t want any more kids will often choose to have a vasectomy.
Thousands of Australian men have vasectomies each year. These surgeries are successful in more than 99% of cases.
Women in Malawi visit clinics many more times in their lives than men.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
Aerobic exercise can improve erections in men suffering from erectile dysfunction.
With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
Men, who are arguably the least risk-aware when it comes to breast cancer, are largely overlooked in awareness material, and remain ill-informed.
A community health worker conducting a HIV test in a mobile clinic in a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Women and children remain the focus of HIV while men are disadvantaged in accessing testing and treatment in Africa.
Better childhood environments linked with higher testosterone levels in later life.
Many men who have prostate cancer will die with it, rather than of it.
Since the 1980s, PSA tests have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer. However, its use as a screening test for prostate cancer remains controversial.
Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth.
Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.
A total 91 per cent of men surveyed at work sites in northern British Columbia said they were interested in learning about healthy eating.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
Two new studies are bursting the bubble about the value of screening men for prostate cancer.
Two major studies cast doubt on the value of screening for prostate cancer, yet it continues regardless.
For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.