Saturday, September 21, 2019

Doctors warn masculinity forces men into loneliness

As the world reels in the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, experts warn he is just one of many men whose suicides and preceding struggles with mental illness often go overlooked.

Stressful job linked to earlier death for unhealthy blokes

A demanding job increases the risk of premature death in men with heart disease or diabetes, a major review of cohort studies involving more than 100,000 people has found.

Steve Gurney on depression: Fake it ’till you make it

Steve Gurney is speaking out about his 20-year battle with depression in a bid to help change the stigma around mental health.

New Kiwi online check tool on prostate cancer

Helping inform Kiwi men about prostate cancer checks – and to reduce the inequities in accessing checks – is the aim of a new website launched by the Ministry of Health.

Contraceptive pill for men in final development stage

A male contraceptive pill that "blocks sperm" and increases libido is about to enter what could be the final stage of development in a major medical breakthrough.

Research uncovers concerns over ibuprofen use and male infertility

Medsafe has labelled ibuprofen as a "safety concern" after research discovered a possible link to infertility in men.

Silence common response to losing a mate to suicide, finds NZ research

Silence is often how young men respond to losing a close friend to suicide, found a Victoria University researcher who recommends health professionals learn to interpret the silence to be able to better help the young men through their grief.

Ibuprofen can affect men’s fertility

New research has found that the prolonged use of ibuprofen could affect men’s fertility.

Time we did something about men’s mental health

'Some men just aren't massive talkers, full stop. We should all open up and not leave things covered, but if there's something you can do alongside that to make yourself feel better, do it.'

John Berry: Men, let’s look after ourselves

As today is International Men's Day, let's also apply small changes to helping mates. Perhaps small changes in how we communicate and connect.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...