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8 Things Guys Don't Know About Male Breast Cancer

It's a potent killer—one you shouldn't dismiss just because you're a dude.

By Christa Sgobba
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Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

By Lara DeSanto
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Fertility Risk at Home for Men — and Their Dogs

Chemical contaminants could be playing a key role in soaring, worldwide male infertility rates. Even dogs are more infertile than before.

By Diane Domina
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Men Can Get Thyroid Disease Too

Though it's eight times more likely in women, men can still get thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments men should know about.

By Mary Shomon
Man and woman upset with reproductive luck.

How Long Can Sperm Live Outside the Body?

Worried about a potential unwanted pregnancy? Learn about the lifespan of a sperm and put your mind at ease.

By Eileen Bailey
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Erectile Dysfunction: Researchers Identify a Genetic Link

Researchers have identified a specific location in the human genome that’s associated with an increased risk for erectile dysfunction, also called impotence.

By Diane Domina
Anxious man in bed stressed about erectile dysfunction.

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
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How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Teen Drinking and Prostate Cancer

Teen boys between 15 and 19 who drink have more than three times the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer later in life than those who don’t drink.

By Diane Domina
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6 Tips to Boost Male Fertility

Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Learn about lifestyle changes you can make to increase your sperm health and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.