Bald men have higher prostate cancer risk than men with hair

Amid all the controversy about the US Preventative Task Force recommending against routine, life-saving prostate cancer screening, a new study just came out indicating that the less hair a man has on his head, the more likely he is to have prostate cancer. Don’t panic–one doesn’t necessarily cause the other, but they could be related.

Read a slightly longer piece on the Talking About Men’s Health blog here.

The trouble with testosterone

Testosterone and estrogen.  We all have some of each, but it’s the concentration that, for simplicity’s sake, make guys guys and girls girls. Women have more estrogen, men have more testosterone. Too much testosterone for women can make them more aggressive (female litigators and hockey players, for example, have higher-than-average testosterone levels). And too much estrogen (or not enough testosterone) has been linked with all sorts of negative side effects for men, including:

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