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Middle-aged and older males

T4DM is on the brink of revealing its findings: Can testosterone prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D) in men?

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) occurs when the body is unable to control blood sugar levels and becomes insensitive (unresponsive) to the hormone insulin. This year heralds the outcomes of a 2-year Australian-led clinical trial to determine whether treatment with testosterone, … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Research, Diabetes, Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Testosterone |

Updates to our PSA testing and prostate cancer factsheets

Andrology Australia have recently updated three of our popular patient factsheets on PSA testing, prostate cancer diagnosis and prostate cancer treatment. These are a great information resource for men and their families. The updated factsheets and all of our factsheet … Continue reading

Posted in Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer screening |

Erectile dysfunction risk could be in the genes

It is likely that some cases of erectile dysfunction are caused in part by genetics. But until recently, no single gene had been specifically found for a genetic link with erectile dysfunction. Now researchers think they may have found a … Continue reading

Posted in Erectile dysfunction, Middle-aged and older males, Uncategorized |

Using preclinical models to discover new treatments for advanced prostate cancer

Despite many new treatments for advanced (castration-resistant) prostate cancer, this aggressive from of cancer remains incurable. A team of researchers at Monash University, Melbourne have established new preclinical models of advanced prostate cancer that can be studied in the laboratory. … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

Immunotherapy hope for patients with advanced prostate cancer

Immunotherapy is an exciting new weapon in the treatment of aggressive cancers that works by harnessing the body’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. In prostate cancer, the success of immunotherapy in clinical trials is mixed. Where many patients … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer |

MRI-Targeted or Standard Biopsy for Prostate-Cancer Diagnosis

The current standard of care for men suspected of prostate cancer is referral for a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. However, this approach can lead to over-treatment clinically insignificant cancers, burdening men with side-effects related to the cancer treatment and the … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge exchange, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males, Prostate cancer, Uncategorized |

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 |

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 |

Living with a partner has health benefits for older men

As men’s life expectancy increases, a larger number are living to very old age and an increasing proportion live alone, having survived their partner. Older men who live alone may have greater health needs and poorer health behaviours than those … Continue reading

Posted in Community health, Knowledge exchange, Middle-aged and older males, Research and Evaluation |

What do you say when the doctor asks, “Do you have a family history of…?”

There are good reasons why you need to talk to your relatives about their health history—and your own!

Posted in Adolescent and Young Adult Males, Men's health, Middle-aged and older males | Tagged ,
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