More than 30% of men do not take care of their health, says research
According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, about one-third (31%) of Brazilian men do not consult doctors regularly to monitor their health status. The reason? In many cases, men still think that they do not get sick or are afraid to end up discovering a disease, as well as feeling weak for seeking help.
These thoughts lead to lower life expectancy, as evidenced by the latest IBGE survey , in which it was discovered that women have a life expectancy of 78 years, against 71 of the men. Often, they die from diseases that, if treated at an early stage, could be reversed, such as heart attacks and diseases of the digestive tract.
The Ministry of Health survey was conducted in 2015 with more than 6,000 men who accompanied their partners in prenatal care in the SUS. With these results and the proximity of Father's Day, the agency launched the Partner's Prenatal Guide and the Human Health Guide for the community health agent. Thus, men who are following their partners' exams will be encouraged to adopt healthy habits and preventive attitudes.
The low amount of testosterone in older men may be linked to marked muscle loss, says a study by Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, USA. According to the researchers, men lose muscles more sharply than women when they reach old age and, therefore, are at greater risk for falls, since the muscular system is also responsible for maintaining body balance.
Ever wondered if instead of having to take your child to get vaccinated several times, there was an injection with all the vaccines he needs to take as a child? A group of scientists developed a new approach to delivering many doses of immunizing substances in a single dose. The technology would work from microscopic capsules that would be injected from one which is unique in the child and would release specific antibodies from time to time.