Men`S Health

9 Questions About Your Prostate Answered

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There is no conclusive evidence that men can prevent prostate cancer but a lot of research is being done to look at diet and physical activity as well as supplementation (for example, with vitamins). The most important thing you can do is yearly screening with a PSA test and DRE after age 50; because although we may not know the most effective ways to prevent prostate cancer now, we know that early detection is key...

6 Scary Truths About Hair Loss

Alan J. Bauman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Style
Alan J. Bauman

Despite recent advances in understanding and treating hair loss, there is still unfortunately an abundance of misinformation and misconceptions surrounding what exactly causes hair loss, who is at risk, and how to treat it.

A Positive Approach Can Help Men Take Health More Seriously

Wayne Hartrick | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Wayne Hartrick

Most women realize that it's important to see a physician regularly, get certain diagnostic tests if they are at risk, and seek medical attention when they are feeling unwell. But many men have been conditioned by social mores rewarding "toughing it out" to avoid that approach.

How To Finally Convince Dad To See A Doctor

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living

This Father's Day, give him the gift of being alive longer.

Is Sex Safe If You Have Heart Disease?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For people who have heart disease, have suffered a heart attack or who have an implantable heart device, resuming sexual activity can be concerning. Is sex safe, or will it increase the risk of complications or death? At a recent Sunnybrook Speaker Series event, cardiologist Dr. David Newman examined the topic and offered some sound guidance.

Gentlemen, Know Thy Nuts (To Check For Testicular Cancer)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Testicular cancer doesn't necessarily cause pain in the testicles -- that's why feeling for a hard lump or bump and looking for changes is the best way to find this kind of cancer early.

Men Must Learn To Cope With Longer Lives

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Men used to have shorter life spans than women, according to statistics that seemed unchanging for many decades. But lately the gap started to close, and at least part of the male population is now making headways in terms of healthy aging and longevity.

CFL Linebacker Reveals Battle With Depression, Past Abuse

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living

"I really didn’t want anyone to know that I was weak because that’s what I thought it was, I was going to be perceived as weak if I explained this is what I was going through."

Bowen Island Goes Hairy For Movember

The Huffington Post B.C. | Emily Murray | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The community temporarily changed its name to "Mowen Island."

Let's Use International Men's Day To Talk About Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living

"Remember that it's okay not to feel okay."

Men Living With Depression 'Don't Have To Be Alone'

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living

"Why is it that when somebody has a mental illness, we try and shove it off to the side?"

When You Become A Dad, You Gain A Dad Bod, Says Science

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.T...

Men Need to Focus on Health Instead of Six-Packs

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Men, it is our week to wake up! We are unhealthy, we have been denying it, and putting it off. Now is the time to stop, take notice, and make changes. There was a study commissioned by the Canadian Men's Health Foundation to understand the economic impact of poor health choices among Canadian men. If these numbers do not fill you with a deep desire to make some changes, I do not know what will.

Is Marriage More Beneficial For Men?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

For years, scientists have been saying it is better for your health to be married than it is to be single. And now, researchers at University College ...

Why We Need to Talk About Caitlyn Jenner

Lucas Silveira | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Lucas Silveira

It's a wonderful day to celebrate trans folks. With that said, I think it's very important that this start a conversation around differing narratives of trans lives and how Caitlyn's story, although wonderful and to be celebrated, is one of privilege. Privilege, that unfortunately 99.9 per cent of the trans community does not have access to.

You Don't Have to Suffer From Sleep Disorders

Leah Morrigan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

How many of you are aware of what you do when you sleep? Do your partners tell you that you snore or stop breathing? Snoring and sleep apnea are types of sleep disturbances that prevent a sufficient amount of oxygen to the brain and can result in chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, and daytime sleepiness.

Yes, Your Penis Size Is Normal

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living

Guys, if you've ever wondered how your penis measures up, this new study has the answer. Researchers at King's College London Medical School have ...

And The Average Penis Size Is...

CBC | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada

The question of what's a normal sized penis now has a well-informed answer. Doctors searched through 17 published studies studies on more than 15,00...

How To Prevent Prostate Cancer Through Nutrition and Exercise

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Excessive alcohol consumption is thought to be a significant risk factor for developing prostate cancer. You should definitely be limiting alcohol to no more than 14 drinks per week.  If you are trying to lose weight as discussed, you should limit alcohol to 7 drinks per week.

Top 5 Supplements Men Need to Survive the Holiday Season

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

While I'm all for enjoying the celebrations of life, too much of these things can increase our susceptibility to illness and wear our us down. Fortunately, there a number of ways to support your system so you can enjoy the festivities while staying healthy this year. Below are my top five supplements for men to take through the holiday season this year.

Are These Men's Health Ads Funny Or Sexist?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A new set of ads raising awareness for men's health are also raising some eyebrows. The Canadian Men's Health Foundation has launched a campaign ca...

Why Your Husband Should Get a Vasectomy

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
Naomi Elana Zener

Men, just remember that a vasectomy won't stop you from pitching a tent. It simply means that when the volcano erupts, the lava won't flow and the villagers won't have to run for their lives. Why not man up and undergo a routine procedure that you won't even feel or remember, one that's along the lines of your circumcision (if you had one, and if you didn't, then along the lines of your first routine infant vaccination)?

How I Got Through My 16-Year Journey With Prostate Cancer

Ron Grant | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Ron Grant

One of my biggest takeaways from my 16-year journey with this disease is the power of a positive outlook. Facing a diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer can be extremely upsetting and I've been able to stay optimistic by having a strong support system by my side.

Men Need These Five Nutrients to Be Healthy

Abby Langer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

In the spirit of men's health month, I thought I'd help the guys out there with some good advice about getting and staying healthy. Here are some male-specific recommendations for guys who want to know a bit more about the nutrients they need. Read and learn, guys.

6 Things Ruining Men's Sex Lives

Everyday Health | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living

Sheryl Kraft, Everyday Health What’s really to blame when a man has trouble getting an erection? Common triggers such as stress and anxiety or h...