Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Upshot Supported by The New Health Care You may reasonably decide the benefits outweigh the harms, but you should know about those potential harms. ByAaron E. Carroll May 7, 2018 The benefits and harms of medical marijuana can be debated, but more states are legalizing pot, even for recreational use. A new evaluation of marijuana’s risks is overdue. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering released acomprehensive report on cannabis use. At almost 400 pages long, it reviewed both potential benefits and harms. Let’s focus on the harms. Cancer The greatest concern with tobacco smoking is cancer, so it’s reasonable to start there with pot smoking. A 2005 systematic review in the International Journal of Cancer pooled the results of six case-control studies. No association was found between … [Read more...] about It’s Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana’s Risks
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NEWS 04/11/2018 03:11 pm ET Updated 4 days ago After treatment, many survivors face sexual dysfunction. For young adults, these problems can be especially challenging. By Anna Almendrala The closer Robert “Tripp” Moore got to his new girlfriend, the more he knew he had to end things. Moore, now 26, had started seeing an elementary school teacher he described as a “really good and nice person” casually last summer. But when things started to get physical, she started to have some questions. She asked him why he never seemed to respond physically when they were intimate ― why she could never feel anything “down there.” Moore, not willing to tell her the truth, dismissed his impotence as a consequence of too much coffee. Eventually, and before they had sex, he told her he was too young for a relationship and needed to “explore.” “I would’ve done anything to have stayed with her, but I was too … [Read more...] about When Surviving Cancer Gets In The Way Of Your Sex Life
Testicular cancer is relatively rare, yet it's the most common type of cancer among men ages 15 to 44 There are no mandatory screenings for testicular cancer, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend that men regularly perform self-examsIn honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, one nonprofit released a survey finding that almost half of men have never done a self-check for testicular cancer, even though the disease led to more than 400 deaths in the U.S. in 2017 alone. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Scott Petinga, 45, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2004. "I was 31 at the time and I had just gotten married and was essentially on my honeymoon when we found the lump," he told MensHealth.com.Within a week of diagnosis, he was undergoing surgery, and he also received radiation for the condition. He says it was sheer luck that led to him finding the lump in the first place.“I was never taught [to check] or be aware of lumps," he told … [Read more...] about Guys, Why Aren’t You Checking Your Balls For Testicular Cancer?
A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer. Marco La Malfa, medical director at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre, is urging anyone with a male partner to take a few minutes on Wednesday, February 14, to think about their partner’s health, as it might just save their lives.He said: “Men’s health risks such as prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer have excellent success rates if treated early. “The issue can be that men sometimes delay taking action, hoping the symptoms will go away. That is why it is important that we keep an eye on the men in our lives.”Marco says there are four key questions to ask yourself in monitoring a loved one’s health.First, have you noticed your partner making frequent visits to the toilet at night?Prostate cancer presents itself as an obstruction and therefore the bladder is not completely … [Read more...] about Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart
Within the field of plastic surgery, genital cosmetic surgery has been picking up steam for both women and men. In this article, we look at some of the options, whether they can bring added general or sexual satisfaction, and what to keep in mind when considering genital cosmetic surgery. Recently, one news outlet reported a shocking new trend among some men in Thailand: penis bleaching. This has brought the attention back to the often controversial procedures of "enhancing" one's private parts. Nowadays, there are plenty of genital cosmetic interventions and other genital "improvements" that have become available to both men and women who, for one reason or another, may feel dissatisfied with their nether regions. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics for plastic surgery, the demand for labiaplasties, or interventions that alter the size and shape of the inner or outer labia, went up by 39 percent in 2016 compared with 2015. Men are also fans of … [Read more...] about Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?