Wednesday September 19, 2018

Men Have Greater Endurance for Stress, says Study

For the study, the researchers reviewed the cases of 572 men evaluated for anti-incontinence surgery between 2007 and 2017

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Men can tolerate stress incontinence for years: Study. Pixabay
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Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help and one-third put up with it for more than five years, a new study suggests.

SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — a cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine.

The study, published in the journal Urology, found the median length of time the men had waited to seek treatment for their SUI was 32 months, with almost a third having waited more than five years.

They also found that patients in their 80s had waited a median of more than seven years.

“Male SUI is rare but is known to have significant negative psychosocial and emotional effects and represents a common reason for post-treatment anxiety and depression,” said co-author Allen Morey, Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in the US.

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They also found that patients in their 80s had waited a median of more than seven years. Pixabay

But there are simple and safe solutions — including minor surgeries — that can either help boost a weakened sphincter muscle for patients with minimal leakage (the sling procedure), or replace the sphincter muscle altogether (installation of an artificial urinary sphincter) for more severe cases of leakage, the researcher said.

“Using new diagnostic techniques, we are now able to accurately diagnose and streamline treatment recommendations to resolve this bothersome problem for our patients,” Morey mentioned.

For the study, the researchers reviewed the cases of 572 men evaluated for anti-incontinence surgery between 2007 and 2017.

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The study calls on men’s general practitioners and urologists to perform a standing cough test, in which a patient coughs while the doctor watches for any accidental urine release, as a routine part of their male patients’ physicals.

“Our goal is to spread the word that effective and safe treatments exist for men with stress urinary incontinence, but also to facilitate an immediate and accurate diagnosis among stress urinary incontinence patients,” said first author Joceline Fuchs from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre. (Bollywood Country)

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Women Prefer Looks Over Other Traits in Men

We conclude that a minimum level of physical attractiveness is a necessity for both women and their mothers

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In the study, men with the most desirable personality profiles were rated more favourably than their counterparts only when they were also at least moderately attractive. Pixabay

While looking for a potential partner, women are likely to choose men who are physically attractive, no matter how respectful, friendly, ambitious or intelligent the others may be, a study has shown.

“This may signal that unattractiveness is less acceptable to women than to their mothers,” said Madeleine Fugere of the Eastern Connecticut State University in the US.

The findings revealed that mothers are not quite as picky though, and will choose a man who is only reasonably attractive for their daughters.

In the study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, mothers rated all men, even the least attractive ones, as potentially desirable partners for their daughters.

Daughters, on the other hand, were found to be more fussy than their parents. They prefer an attractive man, irrespective of his personality traits.

“It might also mean that women and their mothers may have different notions of what constitutes a minimally acceptable level of physical attractiveness, with mothers employing a less stringent standard than their daughters,” said Fugere.

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Further, though women and their parents always rate traits like respectfulness and friendliness as more important than physical attractiveness, yet they assume that the potential mates at least meet a minimally acceptable standard of physical attractiveness, the researchers said.

“However, when a range of attractiveness levels is presented, physical attractiveness takes priority over other characteristics,” Fugere explained.

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In the study, men with the most desirable personality profiles were rated more favourably than their counterparts only when they were also at least moderately attractive.

Even when unattractive men possessed the most desirable traits, the mothers and daughters did not view them as potential dating material, the researchers said.

“We conclude that a minimum level of physical attractiveness is a necessity for both women and their mothers,” Fugere stated. (Bollywood Country)

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