‘Macho’ men are more likely to die young because they refuse to go to the doctor: Here, we reveal the 9 symptoms no man should EVER ignore

They may pride themselves on their large muscles or burly build. But so-called ‘macho’ men often lag behind in the health stakes – and are more likely to die young, new research warns. Not only do many think going to the doctor is for ‘wimps’, they also try to brave out the symptoms of an illness, the study claims. In fact this ‘stiff upper lip’ could be a major factor in why men die earlier than women throughout the world, it added. Read more

It’s not just women – MEN need to do pelvic floor exercises, too!

Every woman knows how important it is to do pelvic floor exercises after giving birth, and devices and mobile phone apps to help them do this have now become quite commonplace. What’s less well known is that men need to do these exercises, too, to prevent incontinence in later life but also to ward off problems in the bedroom. However, even if you know you need to do this, getting the practice right is another matter. That’s where a new generation of pelvic floor gadgets designed specifically for men could help. Read more

Where prostate cancer spreads determines how long a patient will survive – with ‘the liver the most deadly site’

The organ site where prostate cancer spreads directly impacts a patient’s chances of survival, scientists have revealed. Those whose cancer only metastasizes to the lymph nodes have the longest overall survival rate. Meanwhile, those whose cancer spreads to the liver have the lowest chance of survival. Patients with lung and bone metastasis have a survival rate ‘somewhere in the middle’, according to a new study from Duke University Medical Center. Read more

A cancer cure in just one jab? British scientists say they have found the disease’s ‘Achilles heel’ paving the way for ‘revolutionary’ new treatments

Cancer’s Achilles’ heel has been pinpointed by British scientists, raising hopes of a revolution in treatment – and even a cure. In future, patients could be given bespoke therapies that hunt out and destroy every single cancer cell, wherever it is in their body. The first people could be treated in as little as two years and, eventually, everyone from those in the early stages of cancer, to those who are riddled with the disease could benefit. A spokesman for Cancer Research UK, which funded the landmark study, said that if it lives up to its promise, ‘it could prove a revolutionary way to treat or even cure cancer’. Read more