CNN's Randi Kaye sits with Rabbi Yossi New to discuss a German courts decision to ban infant circumcision.
I am a 38-year-old father of two little boys living in Portland, Oregon, and I like my circumcised penis.
Scientific evidence shows that the health benefits of circumcising baby boys outweigh the risks, America's top pediatrics group said Monday.
A New Zealand citizen has pleaded guilty to charges related to supplying large amounts fake erectile dysfunction drugs to distributors in California, Texas and Europe, U.S. authorities said Thursday.
Tommy Chong, one-half of the marijuana-loving "Cheech and Chong" comedy duo, is battling prostate cancer, he announced Saturday on CNN.
Tommy Chong reveals to CNN's Don Lemon that he is battling prostate cancer and plans to treat it with cannabis.
Q: Why are doctors recommending fewer cancer screenings? Shouldn't you find out if you have cancer and then decide whether to treat it?
Dr. William Catalona explains why he thinks that the new prostate cancer screening recommendations are "misguided."
Should men be routinely screened for prostate cancer? This question has been asked ever since the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA, became widely available more than two decades ago.
When billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed last week that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, the reaction -- including from Buffett himself -- amounted to a collective shrug.
The makers of an over-the-counter male sexual supplement are recalling the product after government tests showed some unlisted ingredients "pose a threat to consumers," the company says.
When you visit the doctor, chances are you are given a prescription for a drug or an order for an X-ray or lab test. Before you leave, it's important to ask whether your doctor's recommendations are truly necessary.
Q: The New England Journal of Medicine has published more information on prostate cancer screening. Why is it so controversial?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta recaps the year in health and medical news.
The most deadly recorded listeria outbreak and concerns about nuclear radiation after Japan's biggest earthquake made major health headlines this year, along with several notable deaths to cancer and the inspiring recovery of a Congresswoman who suffered brain injuries from a gunshot wound.
Cardiologists and other doctors already view artery-clogging red meat as a villain, and they now have another reason to urge their patients to steer clear: A new study has found that men have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer if they consume a lot of ground beef and other red meat -- especially if the meat is grilled or well-done.
A word of warning: You might notice a few more unshaved upper lips proudly displayed by men in the next few weeks.
The recent news that a group of highly respected medical experts, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is considering advising against routine prostate cancer screening shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to anybody.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.
Doctors who treat prostate cancer disagree on the value of the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. But they agree on one thing.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that told women in their 40s that they don't need mammograms, will recommend that men not get screened for prostate cancer, according to a source privy to the task force deliberations.
Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at why a new study is telling men to avoid prostate exams.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prevents local governments from banning the practice of male circumcision.
It came out in news reports this week that Cryos, the world's largest sperm bank, has started to turn down donations from redheads because there is so little demand. As a redheaded man myself, I was concerned at this news -- though it really is no surprise to me. Using the unscientific method of trying to hit on girls during my years in high school and college, I was able to determine that demand for sperm from redheaded men was low.
Retired Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden revealed Tuesday that he was secretly treated for prostate cancer in 2007 while he was still coaching.
Retired college football coach Bobby Bowden joined Kyra Phillips on his caner fight and his fear to talk about it.
Middle-aged men who take steps to improve their heart health by eating better, getting more exercise, or taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may end up improving their sex lives as well, according to a new analysis of existing research.
Viagra gets the job done, but it's a quick fix. For many men, weaning themselves off the little blue pill and finding a longer-lasting solution to their sexual dysfunction may require hitting the gym and putting down the doughnuts.
San Francisco residents will not be voting on whether male circumcisions should be banned in the city this fall.
The Anti-Defamation League and a number of individuals have filed a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco ballot initiative that would criminalize the circumcision of males under age 18.
February: A new study suggest that an annual PSA test may not be necessary for men.
Men with prostate cancer who are cigarette smokers at the time of their diagnosis are much more likely to die of the disease or experience a recurrence than nonsmokers, including former smokers who kicked the habit at least 10 years before diagnosis.
CNN's LZ Granderson looks at a ballot initative in San Francisco that would ban circumcision on boys younger than 18.
A San Francisco-based advocacy group known as Male Genital Mutilation Bill has collected enough signatures on its petition to ban circumcision that the proposal will appear on the city's November electoral ballot.
Just so I'm clear, the state of California is broke, right?
If men started losing hair in their 20s, its all the more reason to make sure to get regular prostate screenings.
Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.
My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 4, and has been treated with chemotherapy. His doctor says it is under control. He wonders does that mean it is gone or just being held at bay? He has been having "hot flashes" since he began his treatment for his prostate cancer (cannot remember the Gleason score, but tumor was in both lobes of prostate, without changes to his bone marrow.) He was treated with hormones, brachytherapy and radiation for this. We can't seem to get an answer for the question of the "hot flashes." Are they a symptom of ongoing disease, the hormone therapy or will he just continue to have them for the rest of his life?
In South Africa, a Zulu King is reviving the tradition of male circumcision in an effort to fight the spread of HIV.
Fifty-one years ago, Frank lost something he considers valuable. It was his foreskin, and Frank would like it back.
Prostate-removal surgery can provide peace of mind to men who hav prostate cancer, but the procedure often carries an unwelcome and hard-to-treat side effect: leaky plumbing.
In the California city that banned Happy Meal toys,outlawed sitting on sidewalks during daylight hours and fined residents for not sorting garbage into recycling, compost and trash, Lloyd Schofield wants to add a new law to the books in San Francisco: A ban on all male circumcisions.
Sweaty, sleepless nights. Inexplicable grouchiness. Weight gain, headaches, and no sex drive. Many women approaching menopause can relate -- and so can Mike Coleman.
What is the percentage of false positives from the PSA test?
A vaccine treatment for prostate cancer has become the first therapy of its kind to win approval for use in U.S. patients.
Erectile dysfunction is a strong predictor of death in men with cardiovascular disease, according to new research out this week.
Most men 50 and older should seriously consider the potential risks of treatment before deciding whether to be screened for prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society said Wednesday in revised guidelines.
This week, the American Cancer Society releases updated prostate cancer screening guidelines. The guidelines say "men should discuss the uncertainties, risks and possible benefits of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to be tested."
The Officer and a Gentleman Oscar winner is expected to recover fully
Louis Gossett Jr. recently learned he has prostate cancer, but it is in an early stage, the actor said Tuesday.
The first few months after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be an especially perilous time for men, but not because of the cancer, new research suggests.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo underwent prostate surgery early Friday, his spokesman said.
Most people know that healthy cholesterol levels can help protect your heart. But new research suggests another potential benefit: a lower risk of developing some types of cancer.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
Bisphenol-A, a chemical found in hard, clear plastic used to make everything from baby bottles to food packaging, may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in male factory workers exposed to large amounts of the substance, according to a study conducted in China.
Rick Lyke, Founder, Pints for Prostates, tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about how his foundation helps men with prostate cancer.
Rick Lyke was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was 47. His response was to set up "Pints for Prostates," an organization that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with its message about the importance of prostate cancer screening.
Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his manager Sam Maydew said Friday.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the award-winning composer and producer of more than a dozen musicals including "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Cats," has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
A year after beating breast cancer, Peter Criss, a founding member of the rock band KISS, calls himself "the luckiest man in the planet."
Former KISS drummer, Peter Criss chats to Elizabeth Cohen out about the stigma of being a man battling breast cancer.
A man who was raised at Camp Lejeune told lawmakers Thursday that he blames contaminated water at the U.S. Marines training base for his breast cancer.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, has been treated for early stage prostate cancer and says recent screening tests have delivered "very positive" news.
At my teenage son's recent visit to the pediatrician, he was advised to check his testicles regularly. Is this necessary? I don't remember being told this when I was growing up.
Men with prostate cancer who were previously infected with the sexually transmitted germ Trichomonas vaginalis are more likely to have an aggressive form of the cancer, compared with men who never had the STD, a new study says.
More than one million American men may have been unnecessarily diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer since widespread use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test began in 1987, a new study says.
Sen. Christopher Dodd announced Friday that he has an early form of prostate cancer, but he said the prognosis is good and he is going to be fine.
For 12 years, Georgia Dunston and Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu have been trying to figure out why African-American men develop prostate cancer at an earlier age and are twice as likely to die from it than any other group in the United States.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a study that looks at the genetic link in black men who have prostate cancer.
A nonprofit consumer group said Thursday that it will sue Bayer HealthCare, alleging "deceptive and irresponsible" advertising that contends selenium in two of its multivitamins may reduce men's risk of prostate cancer.
What are the best diets and supplements to prevent and treat prostate cancer? What about tomatoes? Or vitamin E? Or antioxidants?
Do men who frequently smoke pot have a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who do not? It's possible, according to a new study. However, the researchers say the link is currently a "hypothesis" that needs further testing.
CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen brings you both sides of the prostate cancer screening debate.
A self-described health nut, Andrew Traver takes vitamins, runs, lifts weights, scorns red meat and got tested for prostate cancer at age 40.
Dr. J. Stephen Jones had seven vasectomies to perform in a day.
Should men age 50 and older have an annual PSA test for prostate cancer? One of the hottest topics in medicine ratcheted up a few degrees last week when the New England Journal of Medicine released results of two large studies. They presented a mixed picture.
A decade-long study following more than 75,000 men found that prostate cancer screenings led to more diagnoses but did not reduce the number of deaths from the illness.
Over the past 20 years, my research interests have focused on prostate cancer. An important question that has plagued us is, "Does prostate cancer screening save lives?" Prostate cancer screening is extremely controversial and is an emotional issue. Two studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine address the question: These two studies may not end the controversy, but clearly provide needed information. Perhaps I can provide some prospective given my experiences.
David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" films, has revealed he is suffering from prostate cancer but is still feeling "fantastic."
Preventive care may not always be cost-effective or save lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Radio host Don Imus has prostate cancer.
"I'll be fine. If I'm not fine, then I won't be fine. And it's not a big deal," says the host
Consumer advocate Clark Howard revealed to listeners of his radio show on Wednesday that he has prostate cancer.
Previous studies suggested that taking certain vitamins might lower the risk of getting prostate cancer. However, two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men taking these supplements were just as likely to develop prostate cancer as those who weren't taking them.
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong -- a survivor of testicular cancer -- and girlfriend Anna Hansen are expecting a baby, CNN learned on Tuesday through his charitable organization.
More than 25,000 American men will die from prostate cancer this year. But prostate cancer can be treated successfully if the disease is caught early. A blood test that can detect whether a man is at high risk for developing prostate cancer is on the horizon. The study was published in the February 28, 2008, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Before middle-aged men started singing "Viva Viagra" in TV ads, before former Sen. Bob Dole appeared in its commercials in the '90s, before the blue pill with a funny name entered the public lexicon, impotence was hush-hush.
Men who want to reduce their prostate cancer risk shouldn't bother popping antioxidant vitamins and supplements, according to two of the largest trials ever conducted on vitamins and cancer prevention.
It was just a chance to get his feet wet, but Olympian Eric Shanteau managed to surprise himself.
A cancer treatment that comes in a pill is as effective as the standard chemotherapy for lung patients who had previously been treated for their cancer, according to a study released Thursday.