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Even if they are not treated, only about three per cent of men will die of prostate cancer over their lifetime, most in their 70s or 80s. (Shutterstock)

Movember shavedown: Why you should not get your prostate checked

A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn’t getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.
Men would be better off if Movember focussed more on health interventions we know to be effective. Anthony Danielle

Is Movember a misguided attempt to do good for middle-aged men?

There are no short cuts to improving your health and no magic bullets. Routine handfuls of vitamins will do you no good. In fact, randomised trials have repeatedly shown that people are actually worse…
Growing a moustache isn’t simply about the style. It could help you win friends and influence people abroad. AFP/Wildbird

Going beyond Movember: Facial hair and foreign affairs

You may notice more than a few of your friends and colleagues are a little more hirsute than normal this month. The annual charity event Movember encourages men to grow moustaches to raise money and awareness…

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