The Dialogue on Men’s Health is a series of national discussions involving experts from all sectors who are interested in advancing the health of all Americans, with a particular focus on improving the health and well-being of boys, men and their families. The Dialogue is driving greater consciousness and awareness of male health issues, including education, workforce, and criminal justice issues, and the effect those have on family and friends.
Dialogue on Men’s Health Objectives
- Develop a consensus to define the health needs of America’s boys, men, fathers, their families and loved ones;
- Develop a consensus on determining the challenges and obstacles that undermine the health of boys and men, as well as opportunities to overcome them;
- Create working relationships between key stakeholders to achieve those goals;
- Provide a platform for ongoing dialogue, work-groups, and programs to sustain progress in this critical area;
- Identify programs and initiatives that are working to improve the health and wellbeing of boys and men, and invite them to participate on some level with the Dialogue.
Recent Health News for Men
- Kisspeptin hormone injection could treat low sex drive in women and menThe hormone kisspeptin could be used to treat women and men distressed by their low sexual desire, according to two new studies. Read more »
- New treatment approach for prostate cancer could stop resistance in its tracksFor the first time, researchers have discovered that prostate cancer can be killed by targeting a single enzyme. The findings could help address the growing threat of prostate cancer resistance and could also lead to improved treatments for other cancers. Read more »
- Invention: A Blood Test to Unlock Prostate Cancer MysteriesCedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have developed a new nanotechnology-based test that can detect and profile prostate cancers--even in microscopic amounts. Read more »
- The latest research news on surgery and transplantsBelow are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Surgery and the Transplantation channels on Newswise, a free source for journalists. Read more »
- Study Suggests Side-Effects and Costs Are Biggest Concerns for Users of HIV Pre-Exposure ProphylaxisA new survey finds that men who would be potential users of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication prefer long-acting injections over pills, but rank side effects and costs as the most important issues for them in considering whether to take PrEP. Read more »
- MSU study: Disordered eating is not only a disease of affluent girlsPredominant stereotypes about eating disorders suggest that it is a condition mainly associated with girls from wealthy backgrounds. However, a new study from Michigan State University found that boys living in disadvantaged circumstances are at an increased risk for disordered eating, particularly if they have underlying genetic risk factors. Read more »
- Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Offers Innovative PSMA PET Imaging Test to Aid in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer"The availability of the PYLARIFY test at JFK University Medical Center means patients with prostate cancer no longer need to travel to obtain PSMA-targeted PET imaging. They can get this innovative technology close to home," said Amie Thornton, president, chief hospital executive, JFK University Medical Center. Read more »
- 'Urology on the Beach' Conference Highlights Advances in Research and Patient CareFrom urologic cancers to female urology to male infertility to kidney stones and sexual health, top urologists from throughout the nation shared their insights and practical tips at "Urology on the Beach," a conference hosted January 13-15 by the Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Read more »