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Have you used “anabolic steroids” or do you see such men in your practice?

The Andrology Department at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney is recruiting for a study looking at reproductive and cardiac (heart) health of men using non-prescribed androgens – “anabolic steroids”. There are few good studies measuring the impact of androgen … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Testosterone |

Men’s views of prostate cancer diagnosis and care

Data from the Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry showed differences in care and poorer rates of survival for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in one Victorian regional area compared with men in metropolitan Melbourne. To gain an understanding of the reasons … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Research and Evaluation |

It’s Fertility Week!

Fertility Week (15-21 October) is a good time to think about improving your chances of having a baby. This year Fertility Week fights chemicals in the home that may reduce your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. … Continue reading

Posted in Fertility, Health promotion |

Reminder that testicular cancer is a young man’s cancer

A recent news item about a young footballer diagnosed with testicular cancer is a reminder that this is the second most common cancer in men aged 18 to 39. It’s a good idea for all young men to perform regular … Continue reading

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Health promotion, Testicular cancer |

Trial shows long-term mortality for localised prostate cancer is low even if not treated with surgery

A previous shorter follow-up of the PIVOT trial found no significant difference in mortality between men who underwent surgery for localised prostate cancer and those treated with observation only. This finding was confirmed in a longer term follow-up (up to … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Prostate cancer, Prostate disease, Research and Evaluation |

Declining sperm counts in western men

The question of whether sperm counts have been declining over recent decades remains controversial. Many studies of varying quality have been done in a wide variety of populations but none have provided a definitive answer. A study published in Human … Continue reading

Posted in Fertility, Men's health, Research and Evaluation |

Testosterone treatment in older men may increase the risk of cardiovascular events

The evidence about the risk of cardiovascular events linked to testosterone treatment in older men with low testosterone has been conflicting at the same time as testosterone prescribing in Australia and around the world has increased dramatically. Although there have … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Testosterone |

The Healthy Male Autumn edition available now!

The Healthy Male, Autumn issue Issue 62 of The Healthy Male newsletter is out now. Read about debunking the myths in men’s health plus a host of other features in the Autumn edition. Download The Healthy Male

Posted in Andrology Australia, Erectile dysfunction, International Men's Health Week, Newsletter, Testosterone |

Have you had chemotherapy and want to help research?

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (that is, chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand … Continue reading

Posted in Prostate cancer, Research and Evaluation, Testicular cancer |

Sexual health over 60: Do you talk to your doctor? Does your doctor talk to you?

Discussion of sexual health with a GP is seen as routine for younger adults, but this is not the case for older people. However, research has found that many older adults would value the opportunity to discuss sexual health with … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation, Sexual health |
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