Articles: Volume 3 Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2012

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As Christmas draws near, our thoughts often turn to the family. The importance of his family to the man is emphasised by the lower life expectancy and greater suicide rate of men who become isolated and lonely as a result of relationship breakdown.
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Pathological gambling among men: an overview

Problem gambling is on the increase in the UK, particularly among young men. The authors explain how the behaviour can have a strong impact on the quality of life of family members and can lead to difficulties in close relationships, as well as affecting the …

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Book review – Coronary atherosclerosis: current management and treatment

Although age-adjusted coronary death rates are falling, coronary atherosclerosis remains the greatest threat to men’s health in most parts of the world. In England, male mortality rates have fallen by more than 60 per cent in the past 20 years but are still much higher …

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Laryngeal cancer: an overview

The authors outline the clinical features of laryngeal cancer, explain how a diagnosis is reached and describe the implications of the various treatment modalities. Laryngeal cancer is uncommon, with 2300 new cases diagnosed in the UK in 2009.
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Men’s health: a tale of two nations

Alan Begg investigates health disparities between different regions of the UK, looking in particular at the north–south divide in men’s health. There are considerable variations between different parts of the UK in life expectancy, health outcomes, healthcare structures, male cancers, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, smoking …

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Modern management of obesity in men

Management of obesity includes identifying and engaging with the patient, as well as screening for and treating any comorbidities. David Haslam discusses the roles of dietary restriction, physical activity, drugs and surgery in weight loss management.
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Unmet demand for and satisfaction with a community-based prostate cancer detection programme

A community programme was conducted to raise men’s awareness about prostate health and to provide free prostatespecific antigen testing. In this article, the authors assess men’s experiences of these sessions and their satisfaction with the process. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect …

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Cardiovascular and skeletal events in men treated with ADT for advanced prostate cancer: survivorship issues

With increasing recognition that androgen deprivation therapy has deleterious side-effects to cardiovascular, metabolic and bone health, the authors advocate taking a more active role in the management of men who have been treated for prostate cancer, to help them live with and beyond cancer.
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How (not) to communicate new scientific information: a memoir of the famous Brindley lecture

In 1983, at the Urodynamics Society meeting in Las Vegas, Professor G.S. Brindley first announced to the world his experiments on self-injection with papaverine to induce a penile erection. This was the first time that an effective medical therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED) was described, …

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Chemotherapy for bladder cancer: an update

This report is based on a workshop seminar held during the 8th Annual Meeting of the British Uro-oncology Group. The workshop covered a range of topics in bladder chemotherapy, from a discussion of the use of multidisciplinary teams in this area, to a review of …

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