Mens Health

Alcine Chan Mei Zhi and Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan.

A beer that helps your belly

Researchers have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health.

Over 40 years, sperm counts have dropped by half in New Zealand.

Kiwi male sperm count drops by half

"Poor lifestyle choices" are being blamed.

A neighbour shared a photo of Mr Opiyo's testes on Facebook.

Kenyan with 'world's largest testicles' gets life-changing surgery

Forence Owiti Opiyo testicles were about ten times larger than the average - almost totally enclosing his penis.

The effect was comparable to amitriptyline, with fewer side effects.

Marijuana: Magic for migraines?

Move over magic mushrooms, there's another unlikely cure in town.


NZ HIV rates at all-time high

The number of diagnoses in 2016 was the highest for any one year prompting warnings.

Mens Health

World's 'oldest human ever' dies 'aged 146'

A heavy smoker who claims to have been born in 1870 has died in his village in Indonesia.

Mens Health

Kieran Read on men's mental health: 'Just reach out'

"Find anyone that you can trust, talk to them, and it will help."

Caucasian father holding newborn

Kiwi dads suffering pre- and post-natal depression

It's not only women who suffer from postnatal depression - men can get it too.

Male breast cancer

Male breast cancer more common than boating deaths

For men over 50 it happens more than you'd think.

Donald Trump hair drug US president

Trump's doctor reveals the secret behind his hair

US president takes a prostate-related drug that stimulates hair growth

The suicide rate for Māori males aged 15-24 is twice that of non-Māori (file)

Maori suicide rates up dramatically since 1980s

The suicide rate for Maori males aged 15-24 is twice that of non-Maori of the same age.

Sexist men are more at risk for mental health issues (Getty)

Sexist men, playboys at risk of depression

Men who behave misogynistically are more likely to have mental health problems, according to a new study .

Steroid users increase their risk of heart attack, upper limb tendon rupture and liver disease (AAP / file)

Steroids grow in popularity

New Zealand men are taking steroids in growing numbers to get the perfect body, but appear unaware of the dangers.


Thousands in global 'vasectomy-athon'

Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilised in what organisers have dubbed a global "vasectomy-athon", to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning.

Are you this macho? If not, try not to feel bad (file)

Watch out for not-so-macho men

Men who don't feel 'manly' and worry others think less of them because of it are more likely to commit violent assaults, a new study claims.

Men watch sports

Kiwi should play sport instead of watching it - expert

Guys are being urged to get off the couch ahead of Men's Health Week.