• Men’s Health

    Former Boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter Dies At 76
    Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a star prizefighter whose career was cut short by a murder conviction in New Jersey and who became an international cause célèbre while imprisoned for 19 years before the charges against him were dismissed, died on Sunday morning at his home in Toronto. He was 76.
    Wu-Tang Clan-Associated Rapper Cuts Off Penis Then Attempts Suicide
    A rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan reportedly severed his own penis before jumping off a second-story balcony in an alleged suicide attempt.
    9 Warning Signs Of Low Testosterone
    Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by the body. It’s produced in the testicles and is responsible for stimulating sperm production and sex drive, as well as building muscles and bone mass. As men age, testosterone production decreases. When production drastically drops or ceases, a range of symptoms and complications can occur.
    The Blind Side Star Quinton Aaron Kicked Off US Airways Flight ‘For Being Too Big’
    Actor Quinton Aaron, the star of the Oscar-nominated film The Blind Side, was reportedly forced off a US Airways flight Friday because he could not fit into his seat.
    Rapper Benzino Shot While Driving In Mother’s Funeral Procession
    Rapper Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott was the victim of a drive by shooting on March 29, and the trigger man turned out to be his own nephew — 36-year-old Gai Scott. Gai allegedly pulled up alongside Benzino’s SUV while he was driving in his mother’s funeral procession and opened fire.
    New Mobile HIV Testing Vans Directed Towards Black Gay And Bisexual Men
    An eye-catching new mobile health screening van launched on February 28 is carrying out its mission of encouraging black gay and bisexual men throughout the city to get tested for HIV.
    ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Is Battling Cancer
    “I never ask what stage I’m in,” he said recently over lunch. “I haven’t wanted to know. It won’t change anything to me. All I know is that it would cause more worry and a higher degree of freakout. Stage 1, 2 or 8, it doesn’t matter. I’m trying to fight it the best I can.”
    Researchers Have Developed A Condom That Delivers Electric Stimulation During Intercourse
    Researchers in Chicago have developed what they call the “Electric Eel,” a condom said to deliver electric stimulation during sexual intercourse.
    Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship And Health Disadvantage For Black Men
    Greater childhood adversity helps to explain why black men are less healthy than white men, and some of this effect appears to operate through childhood adversity’s enduring influence on the relationships black men have as adults.
    Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized
    Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized briefly on Thursday after becoming lightheaded and experiencing shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.
    Food For Men: 10 Foods To Boost Male Health
    Men are different from women in all kinds of ways — including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, and more.
    How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?
    You don’t need a scientist to tell you that sex can be a full-tilt, sweat-drenched workout. But how many calories does a good romp really burn?
    Major Grant Awarded To Black Gay HIV Study
    The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health announced this week that it was awarded a $3.2 million grant to study the reasons why black gay men are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, Pittsburgh City Paper reports.
    Michael Jordan And His Wife Yvette Prieto Welcome Twin Girls
    Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise. His wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters, Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told BHZ.
    What Happens When You Use Viagra But Don’t Have Erectile Dysfunction
    Viagra and other ED drugs are increasingly being misused and even abused. Learn about the risks of recreational ED drug use.
    Is It In The Genes? Black Athletes Vs. White Athletes
    Studies have found physical differences that might help explain why blacks outperform whites in certain sports—but scientists are wary of jumping to conclusions
    James Avery, Beloved Dad Star Of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Dies At 68
    Actor James Avery, who played the beloved Uncle Phil on the hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed. He was 68.
    Dwyane Wade Fathers Baby Boy
    NBA star Dwyane Wade recently spent time with his new baby boy he fathered with a woman while on a break with now-fiancée Gabrielle Union, a source close to the couple tells BHZ.
    Rapper Ludacris Fathers Baby Girl
    Atlanta rapper-actor Ludacris has been making the scene with his lovely lady friend Eudoxie quite a bit lately, but found the time to father a child with another woman.
    National Institutes Of Health Study Links Family Structure To High Blood Pressure In African-American Men
    In a study of African-American men, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single parent.
    Black Men Raised By Single Parent Had Higher Blood Pressure As Adults
    African-American men raised in single-parent households in Washington, D.C., had higher blood pressure as adults than men raised by two parents, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
    For Black Men, Early Household Linked To Blood Pressure
    A new U.S. study offers more evidence that childhood experience may have health effects that echo into adulthood.
    Michael Jordan And His New Wife Are Expecting
    Retired American basketball star Michael Jordan is going to be a father again. He and his Cuban-American model wife, Yvette Prieto, are expecting their first child.
    Gaining Muscle After 40
    So you have hit the big 4-0 and your life is starting to take shape, but your body is starting to suffer. The youth you once had is now starting to dwindle. You ask yourself, “Is it possible for me to regain the body I once had and put on some muscle at my age?” The simple answer is yes!
    Common Sexual Problems Men Face, Plus Fixes
    31 percent of men report having experienced some type of sexual dysfunction. Ejaculatory problems, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited desire, and more can wreak havoc on relationships—but they don’t have to.
    15 Ways To Build Muscle Fast
    The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that’s better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones that took you to this point.
    Lions Wide Receiver Nate Burleson Breaks Arm In Car Crash
    Nate Burleson leaned over early Tuesday morning to try to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon. By doing so, the Detroit Lions wide receiver could be out of action for a long time.
    Is Stress Lowering Your Sex Drive?
    Stress in your life can lead to low libido. You may have already instinctively felt this, but studies prove that general stressors in your life can impact your sex drive. That means job stress, financial stress, the stress of being too busy, and especially relationship stress can negatively impact your libido, possibly causing stress in yet another area of your life.
    5 Common Causes Of Impotence
    If there’s one condition that men hope to never get, it’s erectile dysfunction. A man’s ability to get and sustain an erection is often equated with virility and masculinity. The inability to do so can greatly affect men’s self-esteem. To help avoid preventable causes of impotence, it’s important to understand what may cause the condition.
    Lamar Odom Arrested On DUI Suspicion
    It’s been a bad few days for Lamar Odom. The embattled reality star and NBA player was arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles this morning, ABC News has confirmed.
    Lamar Odom Missing, Family And Friends Are Worried
    Lamar Odom has vanished and everyone in his life fears the worst — that he’s off somewhere on a drug binge … TMZ has learned.
    Giants Safety Stevie Brown Suffers Knee Injury
    New York Giants safety Stevie Brown suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against the New York Jets on Saturday.
    New Study Reveals Risk Of Prostate Cancer Could Be Significantly Reduced
    A drug used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness also reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer by nearly a third, according to a large new study.
    9 Ways To Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels
    There are numerous strategies you can try to boost your testosterone levels naturally. These are appropriate for virtually anyone, as they carry only beneficial “side effects.”
    Kobe Bryant Says He Has ‘Shattered’ The Recovery Time For A Torn Achilles Tendon
    When Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in the final week of the 2012-13 regular season, it introduced new doubts into the course of his career. Kobe has set his likely return at six-to-nine months after surgery, but it wouldn’t be shocking if he came back in compromised shape, simply because the challenge is so great.
    9 Ways To Burn Fat Fast
    The human body is a remarkably adaptable machine. Even if years and years of neglect have allowed pound after pound of fat to fill out your frame, you can rid yourself of that lard at a much faster rate than you brought it on board. In that sense, time is on your side!
    Doctors Urged To Give Sex Advice To Heart Attack Survivors
    New guidelines say doctors should bring up the topic of sex with patients who have survived a heart attack early and often to let them know they should not be afraid of intimacy.
    Derek Jeter Placed On Disabled List With Quad Injury
    The All-Star break didn’t give Derek Jeter’s strained quad enough time to heal and now the Yankees are doing again what they’ve done so many times this year: Putting a star on the disabled list.
    ‘Low-Risk’ Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Not Work for Black Men
    Black men diagnosed with very-low-risk prostate cancer are much more likely than white men with the same diagnosis to actually have aggressive cancer that is not detected by current diagnostic methods, a new study reveals.
    Arizona Cardinals’ Robert Gill Runs 25 MPH On A Treadmill, Prompts Copycat Video From Chad Johnson – Watch Both!
    Arizona Cardinals rookie Robert Gill is getting ready for training camp with a vengeance, as evidenced by some gotta-see-it-to-believe-it footage of him sprinting on a treadmill at the rate of 25 miles per hour.
    Observation For Prostate Cancer Questioned In Blacks
    African American men with very low-risk prostate cancer may not do as well with a wait-and-see treatment approach as white men, suggests a new study.
    Martial Arts Actor Jim Kelly, Best Known For ‘Enter the Dragon,’ Dies
    Jim Kelly, who parlayed his martial arts skills into a successful but brief career in action movies, has died. He was 67.
    Are There Health Risks With Char-Broiling And Gas Grilling Foods?
    While grilling does create foods that have a unique flavor and texture, and grilling is pretty synonymous with summertime, we do have some concerns about it.
    The Harmful Side Effects Of Steroids
    The side effects that steroids have on the body are many and can cause some serious side effects including cancers, but many sports users chose to ignore any information on side effects, even to the point of using the excuse of “its only the drugs abuse that causes side effects” but any drug that alters the homeostasis of the body will have an effect.
    Dwayne Wade Releases Fitness App
    The Miami Heat guard released a fitness app called “Dwayne Wade Driven” on Monday, the same day that the team was celebrating its third NBA championship with a parade and rally. The app offers customized training programs and videos for basketball players and other athletes.
    JaMarcus Russell Slims Down For NFL Comeback
    What does this mean for Russell in his comeback attempt? Maybe nothing. It’s not like being out of shape was the only thing keeping Russell from being a terrible NFL quarterback. But, it was one of the problems.
    64 Year Old Arizona Man Charged With Drunk Driving Despite 0.000 Blood Alcohol Count
    A 64-year-old retiree was charged with a DUI after being pulled over by police officers in Surprise, Ariz. There was just one problem: A breathalyzer test revealed that the man was sober, with a blood-alcohol content of 0.000.
    Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely To Delay Treatment
    Black men with prostate cancer wait a bit longer to begin treatment following their diagnosis than white men, a new study shows.
    McDonald’s CEO Says He Lost 20 Pounds By Being More Active, But Still Eats McDonald’s Daily
    McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up” and “working out again.” But he said he hasn’t changed his habit of eating at McDonald’s “every, single day.”
    The Vitamin Black Men Need More Of
    Vitamin D is very important for everything from bone and muscle health to stronger sperm. But nearly half of all men aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and that percentage spikes among African American men living in northern regions, says a new study from Northwestern University.
    3 Ways To Last Longer In Bed
    If you’re looking to buy some time before reaching climax, rather than hitting up your doctor for meds, check out the following tips.
    No Need For A Brazilian Bikini Wax, Men Prefer Women Au Natural
    Ladies, good news: pain does not equal beauty in the eyes of your man. The trend of getting a Brazilian bikini wax is not what men prefer when it comes to “ladyscaping.” A recent poll found most men prefer women to look as natural as possible down below.
    Hair Loss and Men’s Health – Prostate Cancer
    In a brand new study from the University of Pennsylvania, researchers were able to make a connection between baldness and increased risk of prostate cancer among African-American men.
    Bacon-Flavored Condoms Sweep Seattle
    Bacon is sure in these days – even in the bedroom. A Seattle-based company named JD Foods has come up with bacon-flavored products with the appropriate slogan: “Make Your Meat, Look Like Meat.”
    Women Wake Up Grumpier Than Men
    According to a Duke University survey, women wake up far more grumpier than their male counterparts. In fact, females need far more sleep than men and suffer more mentally and physically if forced to go without it, research suggests.
    African American Men And Prostate Cancer: Be Your Own Advocate And Understand Screening
    For reasons that are still unknown, African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than men from other racial/ethnic groups. They are also twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as other men.
    Genetic Link To Prostate Cancer Found In Europeans, African-Americans
    African-American and European men have an increased risk of prostate cancer due to changes in one of their immune system genes, claims a new study published online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
    Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health In Black Men
    A little weight training may go a long way toward helping improve the heart health of black men, new research suggests.
    Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Takes Own Life
    Early Saturday morning, 25-year old Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at a house near the team’s facility on Saturday morning. The couple had a three-month-old daughter.
    African Americans Males 10 Times More At Risk Of Developing Pancreatitis
    African Americans males aged between 35-64 are 10 times more at risk of developing pancreatitis than any other group. This serious disease affects around 80,000 people a year in America alone.
    Men Who Exercise Don’t Just Get Themselves Fit… Their Sperm Swim Faster, Too!
    Men who are hoping to have children in the future would do well to get to the gym, after a study found exercise could help their sperm to swim faster.
    Why Men Fall Asleep After Sex
    It’s a problem that leaves many women frustrated, but scientists have given men an excuse for sleeping immediately after sex.
    Female Viagra To Help Women Reach Orgasm Could Soon Be Available As A Nasal Spray
    Women who have difficulty reaching orgasm during sex could soon have help thanks to a medicated nasal spray. Now scientists are developing a treatment that’s been nicknamed the ‘female Viagra’ after the erectile dysfunction drug first prescribed to men in 1998.
    Scientific Research Reveals That Men Can Never Be Just Friends With A Woman
    Ladies, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you know that wonderful male friend who offers you a shoulder to cry on or company when you can’t get a date on a Saturday night? The one you are absolutely certain has no sexual interest in you whatsoever? That man is a liar.
    20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex
    You’ve taken sex ed, have hands-on experience and have seen every episode of ‘Sex and the City’ — twice. So, you think you know a lot about sex? Here are the 20 things your health teacher most certainly never taught you:
    Multivitamins May Lower Cancer Risk In Men, Study Suggests
    A new study has found multivitamins modestly lowered the risk of cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade.
    Foods That Can Increase Sexual Stamina
    Most everyone loves to eat, and what could be better than a home-cooked meal, a willing partner, and some R-rated foods!
    Muscles That Women Love
    Being in shape is sexy fellas. Here is a list of the muscles that women love. From the least favorite to most popular.
    18 Health Tricks To Teach Your Body
    Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good. Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off?
    Race Determines A Patients’ Prostate Surgery Quality
    Black men needing surgery for advanced prostate cancer seem to have worse outcomes than white men, according to a new study.
    Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care
    Black prostate cancer patients may receive lower-quality surgical care than white patients, according to a new study.
    The Health Benefits Of Circumcision
    The health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says.
    Porn Star Mr. Marcus Admits To Starting Syphilis Outbreak In Porn Industry
    Mr. Marcus knew he had tested positive for syphilis, but the 18-year-veteran of the porn industry admits he lied to hide the results so he could keep performing in movies.
    New Data Strengthens View Of HIV Threat For Gay Black Men
    A study of black gay and bisexual men in six U.S. cities found HIV infection rates that were 50 percent higher than among their white counterparts, and rates were even higher for men under the age of 30 in the same community, researchers said….
    Penis Enlargement – Does Penis Size Matter?
    Is a bigger penis always better? When most people hear such question they either immediately or eventually think about penis size, and a more direct question that many men and women want to know is, does the size of ones really matter?
    Black Men Have nearly 4 times As Many Sexual Partners As Black Women
    Two new surveys give a look into the sexual minds of African-Americans — such as that 60 percent consider themselves adventurous in the bedroom and over 70 percent are open to using a vibrator with a partner during sex.
    Facts About Penis Size
    In the last few years, it has become apparent that the average man’s penis is not as long as had been thought previously.
    Nick Cannon’s – “NCredible Health Hustle” – Video Series
    The America’s Got Talent host has started a series of videos on his website that document him getting healthy after his kidney failure.
    Is Sex Necessary for Good Health?
    The best that modern science can say for sexual abstinence is that it’s harmless when practiced in moderation. Having regular and enthusiastic sex, by contrast, confers a host of measurable physiological advantages, be you male or female.
    Genes May Explain Blacks’ Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats
    Differences in the genetic makeup of prostate cells could explain why black men in the United States are more likely to get prostate cancer and die from it than white men, a new study suggests.
    Many Black Men In Cold Climates Lack Vitamin D
    People’s bodies build up vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, but a new study suggests black men who live in areas of the United States with low sunlight are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency than whites who live in the same places.
    Is Interracial Sex Better?
    Have you ever had sex with someone outside your race? Would you be interested in having sex with someone of another race? Is interracial sex a taboo to you? This is a very controversial topic. “Why the hell would someone prefer to have interracial sex?᾿ most people may ask.
    Life After Prostate Surgery Worse Than Men Expect
    Nearly half of men who undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer find themselves with greater incontinence problems and less sexual function than they had anticipated, according to a new poll.
    Poor Sleep Tied To Incontinence, Impotence
    Sleep problems are associated with erectile dysfunction and urologic conditions such as incontinence, according to the results of two new studies.
    Guess What Fellas: Study Finds Big Butts Are Healthy
    Do you worry about having a big butt or those unsightly “thunder thighs”? Researchers state that having a little extra weight in the butt and hips may protect you against type 2 diabetes.
    African American Men Experience Bad Doctor Visits
    A new University of Michigan study concluded that a majority of African-American men do not go to the doctor because visits are stressful and they don’t receive adequate information of how to make the necessary behavior and lifestyle changes.
    Black Men Survive Longer In Prison Than Out
    Black men are half as likely to die at any given time if they’re in prison than if they aren’t, suggests a new study of North Carolina inmates. The black prisoners seemed to be especially protected against alcohol- and drug-related deaths, as well as lethal accidents and certain chronic diseases.
    Are You At Risk For Oral Cancer? What African American Men Need To Know
    African American men are one of the groups at highest risk for oral cancer but many don’t know it.
    Black Men Make More Frequent Overnight Trips To Bathroom
    For some people, the constant sleep disruptions can themselves cause problems, contributing to depression symptoms…more common among African-American men…
    Study Examines Reasons Some Black Men Avoid Doctors
    Many black men may not visit their doctor because they find the interaction stressful and don’t feel physicians give them enough useful information on how to make recommended lifestyle changes, new research suggests.
    When It Comes To Sex, Our Sense Of Smell Is Most Important
    When it comes to our senses, we tend to think that sight, touch, and sound are the most important sensual cues for humans. But when it comes to sex, odors can accelerate puberty, control a woman’s menstrual cycles, affects her moods, alter men’s hormone levels and even influence sexual orientation.
    Health Benefits Of Exercise and Weight Training
    The health benefits of exercise and weight training are extraordinary. Even just a daily walk can make a big difference.
    Build Muscle To Lose Fat – Fat vs Muscle Diagram
    The great fat vs muscle diagram below paints a clear picture of why it’s so important for you to build muscle in order to lose fat.
    A Healthy Sex Life: 10 Reasons To Have Sex 


    1. Exercise. “Sexual activity is a form of physical exercise,” according to Dr. Michael Cirigliano of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Making love three times a week burns around 7,500 calories in a year — the equivalent of jogging 75 miles……
    Higher HIV Risk In Black Gay Men Is Linked To Partner Choice
    Young black men who have sex with men get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don’t have more unprotected sex. The discrepancy has long mystified public health experts, but a new study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere now offers a possible explanation for it.
    More Whites Use Drugs, More Blacks Imprisoned
    The nation’s war on drugs unfairly targets African Americans, who are far more likely to be imprisoned for drug offenses than whites even though far more whites use illegal drugs than blacks, according to a report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch.
    Hair Growth Tips For Black Men
    Many black men want to grow their hair longer but have trouble doing so. There are many reasons why it can be challenging for black men to grow hair…..
    Black Men Skin Care Tips
    Skin care has always been an issue with males and females ever since time began. Some are blessed with such great skin that they only seem to visit a spa once in a while. Others aren’t so lucky….
    Black Men Are At A Higher Risk For Prostate Cancer
    Men of African-American descent are at a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than white men. Among black men, 19 percent — nearly one in five — will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and five percent of those will die from this disease…..
    How To Gain Weight Fast The Healthy Way
    Want to know how to gain weight fast? If so, you may feel all alone and the envy of all those who definitely don’t want to gain weight. But when you gain weight fast, it’s important to know how to gain weight the healthy way.
    Black Men Often Misdiagnosed With Schizophrenia
    Black men in the United States are misdiagnosed with schizophrenia at least five times more often than any other racial group.
    Men And Weight Loss
    While all adults are encouraged to eat more healthily and lose weight, diets for men differ from those for women in part because men can eat more calories and protein than women. A man’s diet allows 400 to 600 more calories per day than women who have comparable physical activity habits.
    Barbers: Cut, Shave And Lower Your Blood Pressure
    Black men with hypertension appear to benefit from regular blood pressure checks and advice from a somewhat unlikely source – their barbers.