A common health problem for men as they age is an enlarged prostate – for many men it won’t be a bother – for others it brings worrisome to debilitating ‘waterworks’ symptoms. Fiona Cassie talks to Professor Peter Gilling, a Tauranga-based world expert in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
An influential US government taskforce no longer discouraging prostate cancer screening has been welcomed by the New Zealand’s Prostate Cancer Foundation.
‘Fishbowl gyms’ and putting work and whānau first are amongst the reasons stopping overweight Māori men getting back into exercise, a recent study indicates.
Discouraging unnecessary antibiotics and tests this winter is being advocated by the Council of Medical Colleges as part of the ongoing Choosing Wisely campaign.
Plenty of everyday men – and women – turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’ or cope with anxiety and depression. Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to some New Zealand experts on the issue.
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.
It’s World Smokefree Day and here in New Zealand vaping and e-cigs are under the spotlight; the reduction in smoking nationwide is being celebrated and – inhale deeply snow-sports lovers – Mt Ruapehu is now smokefree. Jody Hopkinson reports.
Training another workforce to provide adult dental care is not the answer to unmet needs – better subsidies are, argues the New Zealand Dental Association.