Health & Beauty
A Dad's Point-of-View: Random Musings
Sometimes there are many ideas fighting for attention in my mind, covering all the subjects I tend to write a column about, but each isn't worthy of its own full-length coverage. Consequently, I collect them. So, in no particular order, here are my current random musings.
New Finding Suggests Prostate Biopsy is Not Always Necessary
Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that some elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men may be caused by a hormone normally occurring in the body, and are not necessarily a predictor of the need for a prostate biopsy.
A Dad's Point-of-View: My Son Has the Swine Flu - A Daily Journal
We just went through the swine flu with our older son, Will. We didn't panic or allow the hysteria of the msm (mainstream media) to scare us. I kept a daily journal of our experience, which follows. I hope it's helpful to all parents and people in giving a more realistic view of this strain of flu.
Mom was Right: Nice Guys Don't Always Finish Last
Picture it: One jerk in a bar spends the night delivering bad come-ons to women. By the end of the evening, the women aren't receptive to even the nicest guys around. It's a scenario with a basis in evolutionary theory.
A Dad's Point-of-View: Stuck Between My Wife and the Kids
In every marriage, spouses face an inevitable choice between their children and their spouse. It's especially true in second marriages, like mine. I have to admit, it's an ongoing issue and one I'm trying to figure out with the right amount of love and respect shown towards everyone.
5 Signs You're A Healthy Guy
In a society obsessed with health, it's almost impossible to escape health-related horror stories. From news of impending pandemics to symptoms of horrific diseases, health news is often tinged with a touch of fear. We spend so much time worrying about disease that we rarely ever question the flip side: What does it mean to be healthy?
Moustaches: 5 Things You Didn't Know
Today, only ironic hipsters and women who have given up wear moustaches. The lip hair has become a laughable fashion statement. However, the Brillo Pad lip has a long and storied past dating back to prehistoric times.
HIV Care Providers Applaud US Extension of Ryan White Program
Medical providers on the front lines of HIV care applaud the U.S. Congress for extending the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, helping to ensure that more than half a million low-income, uninsured, or underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS have access to lifesaving care.
4 Fun Ways To Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the single most common cancer in men. It’s also the second deadliest cancer, behind only lung cancer. So, if you’re a man - and presumably most readers are - you should be aware of how to prevent this malignant menace.
A Dad's Point of View: Internet Dating 101 and How I Met My Wife
When I got separated and then divorced six years ago, the world of dating had gone through a change. Internet dating was well underway and the quaint idea of friends introducing you to other friends seemed to have gone the way of the horse and buggy.
Heart Disease Prevention Myths
As North America gets ready for another flu season and the U.S. is in the midst of extreme health-care reform, it is clear that health issues pervade our current affairs. Nevertheless, heart disease remains our No. 1 killer across the U.S. and Canada.
A Dad's Point-of-View: African Reflections, Part Two: The Cat and the Hat
Now, I suppose you're going to say this is a reach, as I work to tie in stories from my wonderful African adventure with parenting, but we witnessed a playful game of tug-of-war among lion cubs that reminded me of the quintessential struggle between siblings of all species.
8 Bizarre Sex Tips
From the strange to the downright kinky, we have 8 sex tips that will leave you and your woman unusually satisfied.
Can Men be Taking to Eyebrow-Grooming?
British men are becoming increasingly interested in having their eyebrows professionally groomed, according to Debenhams department store which plans to hold men-only "guybrow" nights.
A Dad's Point-of-View: African Reflections, Part One: The Lion Mates Tonight
When my wife and I went to Africa on our honeymoon, we encountered several different species in the throes of mating. Seeing these mating animals had the unexpected effect of reminding me that I had a job to do, at home, in having part two of the sex-talk with my teen...
A Dad’s Point-of-View: Do Men Have Strong Emotional Support in Their Lives?
Do men really have good support for emotional issues, on a regular basis? When a man reaches a certain age and he’s depressed, he’s struggling with his place in the world, he’s going through family problems or a divorce, or financial and job worries, etc., where can he turn?
The Scarlet 'A' of AIDS?
At least Hester Prynne's scarlet letter was only pinned to her dress. People living with HIV whose infection even temporarily progresses to the stage referred to as AIDS don't have the option of removing their own "A," as Nathaniel Hawthorne's fictional Puritan adulteress did each night when she undressed.
A Dad's Point of View: Can a Relationship Survive This Much Stress?
How much stress can a new relationship survive? I am fond of quoting the cliché that most of us would rather keep our own problems vs. trade with someone else. Yet, lately, I wonder. Okay, I’ll keep our troubles, but it does raise the notion of enough is enough.
A Dad’s Point-of-View: Tattoos, Rap and Saggy Pants
The journey from child, to teen, to young adult to parent seems to have similar stops along the way for most everyone. When I was in college, I was thoroughly convinced that I would be a different parent to any children I might have than my parents were to me...
The Disappearing Male
The Disappearing Male is a CBC documentary about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.
A Dad’s Point-of-View: There's No Such Thing as Quality Time
I keep learning this great lesson. It’s something I know, but seem to have to experience repeatedly for it to sink into my stubborn head. With kids, there’s no such thing as quality time, only quantity time.
Spread Love, Not Infection...
With catchy slogans, a health organisation distributed condoms to people in New Delhi, much to the irritation of political outfits like Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, who along with their political activities in India, also play the role of moral police in the country.
When Young Men are Scarce, They're More Likely to Play the Field Than to Propose
In places where young women outnumber young men, research shows the hemlines rise but the marriage rates don't because the young men feel less pressure to settle down as more women compete for their affections.
How To Shave Your...
Get shaving tips on how to best shave your groin, head, chest, back and shoulders - from Gillette.
Don't Mistake an Athlete for a "Toxic Jock"
The terms 'athlete' and 'jock' are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are really descriptions of two distinct sport-related identities.
Daily Alcohol Intake Can Lead to Binge Drinking
Sipping wine, beer or spirits three to four times per week increases the risk of binge drinking, particularly among young men, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction.
ADHD Treatment Causes Young Boys to Develop Female Breasts
A drug used to treat ADHD children is causing concern in the United States. It is called Risperdal and it is supposed to be used primarily for adults with sever psychological problems. But last year it was prescribed more than 6.5 million times.
Engaging Men in Gender Equality Efforts
How many men work in day care centres, looking after children? How much paternity leave are men entitled to? How many government programmes to combat domestic violence include violent men themselves as part of the treatment?
Viagra Program a Success in Mexico City
United Press International
Seniors in Mexico City say a government program that provides them with free Viagra has been a welcome addition to their lives.
"I’m a Man and I Cry"
"I was ashamed to cry," confesses Alejandro López, a burly Cuban man who a year ago decided to break away from violence and leave behind the "macho" stereotypes that prevented him from expressing his feelings and sensibility.
len's life: It's a Cocktail Party, Not a Barbecue. Shall We Discuss the Difference, Gentlemen?
It never ceases to amaze me how little most men - definitely not men who are like me - worry about their own personal appearance. Especially during the party season which, as we all know, began yesterday and ends sometime next year.
Hispanic Men Face Elevated Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Hispanic men between the ages of 20 and 50 are two and one half times as likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) as men of other races and ethnicities, according to a 2005 study of 2126 men published in the American Medical Association's "Archives of Internal Medicine".
It's Official: Men Really are the Weaker Sex
The male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife, startling scientific research from around the world reveals.
Q&A: Masculinity Doesn't Mean Macho
The rules for "being a man" that predominate in Latin America include "never saying no" to temptations out on the street, being "macho" - hanging tough - no matter what the risks, and above all, avoiding any characteristics or feelings that might be seen as feminine or cast doubts on one's masculinity.
len's life: Red = Beauty a la mode, But blu = Fun Begins Now
What's the point of throwing a party if you're not going to give everyone something to talk about for a long, long time? When blu throws a party, we tend to go over the top, so don't miss our Phase 4 Begins Now party on Saturday, November 29th at 8 pm.
Elderly Men Get Free Viagra In Mexico City
Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."