Newsbytes - 2004


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What is the media saying of concern to men? Menstuff® has taken excerpts from many periodicals and included our comments - good and bad alike. Here is the archive, to date, for 2004. See also 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999. A click on the photo will often provide a larger photo or additional information regarding the topic.

A variety of current information is also available: Mediawatch, 2003 provides reviews the media's portrayal of men in advertising and the media. See 2002 and 2001, also. For an index of these and additional stories, see 2002 and 2001.

After reviewing some of these topics, we encourage you to write the corporations and the government and give them your viewpoint. Action of the Week selects a particular action to take for the week. Change doesn't usually take place when only one complaint is received. If you want to be part of the solution, let them hear from you! Here's how. items were added this week.

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To Respond to the Media's Portrayal of Men   

Abuse - Sex Trafficking of Minors
Adolescnece - Program Reduces Eating Disorders In Girl Athletes
Predictors Of Future Fight-Related Injury Among Adolescents
Oral Sex Among Adolescents: Is It Sex or Is It Abstinence?
Agent Orange
AIDS/HIV - Nevirapine Sustains Advantage Over AZT During Breastfeeding
First Rapid Oral HIV Test Kit Approved By the FDA
Rapid Point-Of-Care Testing For HIV-1 During Labor And Delivery
WHO pushing to rapidly scale-up measures to fight TB and HIV
AIDS Is Africa's Major Challenge
Allergies - Allergy Alerts
Exposure to Lotions Containing Peanut Oil or Consumption of Soy Protein May Predispose Infants to Peanut Allergy
Pet Protection Dogs and Cats Can Improve Your Life
Increasing Tolerance To Contact Allergens
Egg Allergy
Movie Theater Seats Packed with Cat Allergens
Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health
Helping Hay Fever
Put Spring Pollen in its Place
Spring Allergy Alert
Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health
Alternative Medicine - Alternative Medicine Use Among Kids Is Less Prevalent Than Once Thought
Arsenic In Water Discussed At Conference
Enhancing The Nutritional Value Of Soybeans
Medicare Marijuana Users: Give us our pot
U.S. Panel on Fence About Supplements
New Heart-Healthy Corn Due To Hit Stores Worldwide By 2007
Noise Can Be Good For You
Alcohol's Benefits On Brain Power May Be Overstated
Cancer Patients Are More Likely To Use Alternative Therapies
FDA Says Herbal Tea Linked To Seizure
Scientists Hook The Identity Of Mercury In Fish
Herbal Cures May Have Misleading Claims
Get Off Drugs and Get Well
Alzheimer's
Arthritis - Bursitis
FDA Approves Enbrel To Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis
Study Shows Effectiveness Of B-Cell Depletion Therapy
A Costly New Drug Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
Lipids Get The Spotlight In New NIGMS 'Glue Grant'
Ceramics Offer New Promise In Hip Replacements
Aging Boomers Drive Up Doctor Visits
New Evidence For Genetic Role In Autoimmune Diseases
Asthma - How Can I Deal With My Asthma?
Arresting Asthma
IL-13 And Adenosine: Partners In The Molecular Dance We Call Asthma
Ozone Poses New Health Threat In Denver
Warning On Asthma Medication
Soot Standards Should Be Stringent
Ozone Poses New Health Threat In Denver
Preschool Children With Asthma Tested For Pulmonary Function
FDA Clears First Nasal Flu Vaccine
Oxygen Therapy
Kids' Asthma Cases On Rise In Southern California
Day Care Won't Protect Kids if Mom Has Asthma
Hay Fever Risk Greater in High-Rises
Autism - Unmistakable Signs of Autism in a Young Child
Birth Control - FDA Approves New Birth-Control Pill
What is Emergency Contraception?
A Couple’s Guide to What’s New In Birth Control
What's New in Birth Control: Here is an Easy-to-Follow Guide About New Choices
Body Piercing
Breast Cancer - Conceiving And Delivering A Child After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does Not Appear To Increase A Woman's Risk Of Death
Breast Cancer - Risk Increasing for Men
Breast Implants FDA Implant Victory
Cancer - Grape Skin Protein Kills Cancer Cells
Your Voice Holds Clues to Your Health
Identifying Cancer Genes Will It Really Lead To Better Treatment?
Gene Variant Tied To Increased Susceptibility To Cancer
Die, Cancer Cells, Die
'Live Strong' bracelet is a winner for charity
IBM Cancer Lawsuit In Jurors' Hands
More Workers Added To Brain Cancer Study
Panel Presents Report On Leukemia Cluster
Cancer Patients Brace For Medicare Changes
Experts Say Teenagers Falling Behind In Cancer Care And Research
Group Tests Uranium For Battling Cancer
Cancer Patients Are More Likely To Use Alternative Therapies
Cancer Patients Are More Likely To Use Alternative Therapies
Cancer Patients Brace For Medicare Changes
Certain Protein Is Key To Brain Tumor Risk, Team Believes
New cancer news every 30 minutes
Child Abuse
Children - A New Colic Cure?
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Protecting Your Kids From Colds And Flu
Kawasaki Disease Care Guidelines Revised
Schizophrenia Risk Higher In Children Of Older Fathers
U.S. May Get Pediatrician Surplus
Why Do I Burp?
Thyroid Disorders
How Stitches Help Kids Heal
Kids Need Body-Mass Checkups
Not All Child Safety Seats Are Created Equal
Psychologists Urge Ad Limits For Kids
Do You Know How to Be Street Smart?
Celiac Disease
Staying Safe in the Car and on the Bus
Getting Along With Teachers
Doctors Urge Eye Wear For Kids In Sports
Journal Regrets Vaccine-Autism Link Study
Why Do I Have Pain?
Psychologists Urge Ad Limits For Kids
Kids Don't Fare Well Eating Out
Kids' Asthma Cases On Rise In Southern California
Day Care Won't Protect Kids if Mom Has Asthma
About Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
The Meaning of Muscular Dystrophy
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Harms Children With Sickle Cell Disease
More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds
Bully Victims Have Health Problems Similar to Those of Child Abuse Victims
Instruction Sheets for Childhood Emergencies
Bad at Math
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child
Are Your Bowels Moving?
Chemotherapy so Kids can Understand
Medicating Children At School Needs Attention Of Parents, Teachers And School Administrators
Deter Dental Decay
Gun Safety
Boys - Age of Discontent
Homework Help
ALL About Birth Order
Cholesterol
Circumcision - Circumcision - New Foreskin is Really a Stretch
Increased Dangers of Neonatal Circumcision
Doctor's Mistakes Causing Penis Problems
Circumcision Causes Lifelong Harm, Concludes New Research
Colon Cancer - A Potential Colon Cancer Culprit Found
Government OKs ImClone's Erbitux Drug For Colon Cancer
Condoms
Custody - Raped 13 Year-old Required to Pay Back Child Support
Benefits Of Living With Father Depend On Dad's Antisocial Behavior
Daughters
Depression - New Clues to Treatment-Resistant Depression
What Is Depression?
Some Are Missing Out on Depression Treatment
Big Boys Do Cry
Don't Let Depression Rule Your Life!
Male depression and heart disease
Forget-Him-Nots
Teen Depression
Diabetes - Diabetes Drug Reduces Artery Re-Clogging
Insulin Pumps Not Waterproof
Disability - A Beautiful Story
Diversity
Divorce - Helping Teens Cope when Mom and Dad Divorce
12 Tried and True Rules for Dealing with Your Ex after Divorce
Michigan Fathers Under Siege
DNA
Domestic Violence - Are You in an Abusive Relationship and Don't Know It?
Drinking - Alcohol's Benefits On Brain Power May Be Overstated
Drugs
Eating Disorders - Experts Urge Care Dealing With Anorexics
Approaching Someone With An Eating Disorder
Pro-Anorexia Web Sites Prey on Insecurities
Ecology - Erotic in Nature
Elder Abuse
Elder Care
Erectile DisfuncitonPrevalence Of Erectile Dysfunction Increases With Age
Euthanasia
Fathers - Only Dumb Parents Don't Wear Helmets
Less Health Insurance In Single-Dad Homes
Australian Group Urges "Don't be a Dad!"
Give Men a Break
Farm Safety
Stay-at-Home Dads Gaining
Changing Family Behaviors Reduces TV Viewing Time by a Third
Finding a Doctor for Your Child
Fathers Make a Difference
Tips for All Fathers
Fitness - Experts Urge People To Increase Exercise
Stay Safe With Spring and Summer Sports
Eat Well When You're on the Run
Gear Up For Golf
Flu - How to Dodge the Flu Without a Shot
Flu Schools Tips
Parents Are Keeping Their Fingers Crossed During Flu Vaccine Shortage; Only Smallest Or Sickest Get Shots
Flu Schools Tips
Your Flu Questions Answered
Battling Flu: Disinfectants to Shots
Fraternities
Guns - BB Guns Injure Thousands Each Year
Hazing - Brothers in Harms
Hazing: A High School Tragedy
Health - Need H2O? Your Body Lets You Know
Got Gas? Embarrassing Conditions Don't Have to Embarrass You!
Foods to Help You Live a Long, Healthy Life
Drink Up! Your Coffee and Soda May Count Toward Water Intake!
Antibiotics Were Overprescribed Amid Anthrax Scare
Consumers Question What Food Safe To Eat
Trans Fatty Acids: What Are They And Why Shouldn't You Eat Them?
Men Need More Botox Than Women to Smooth Those Wrinkles
HHS Awards 13.7 Million Dollars To Support Community Programs To Prevent Diabetes, Asthma And Obesity
About Recipes for Teens With Cystic Fibrosis
Some Are Missing Out on Depression Treatment
Smoking Ups Stroke Risk
Wash Away Germs
Office of Men's Health
High Protein Intake Harms Ailing Kidneys
Doctors Are The 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US
Check Up or Check Out Web Site Launched
Life Span Determination?
Health - Morning Munchies
Exercise May Prolong Men's Sex Lives
When a Man Loves a Woman
Prescription Drug Costs
Amazing Aspirin: The New Cancer Fighter?
The Return of the House Call
Heart - Hormone May Foretell Heart Disease
Heart Association Offers Weight Loss Guidelines
One-Third have Prehypertension
New Evidence That Heart Rate Recovery After Exercise Predicts Risk Of Death
New Kinds Of Peanuts
New Heart-Healthy Corn Due To Hit Stores Worldwide By 2007
Relationships Aid Heart Attack Patients
Diabetes And Hypertension Combo Invite Silent Stroke
Cranberries May Help Reduce Stroke Damage
Hepatitis C
Humor - Humor - In the Beginning . . .
Create Your Own Warped View of Two Media Icons
Priceless
FBI to use Non-Intrusive System to Track Your Internet Usage
Impotency - Another Drug Targets Impotence
Men's biological clocks are running down, too
Rx for Healing Low Desire: Six Homework Assignments
Manliness - Would you like to become an Alpha male?
Do You Think Like a Man Or a Woman?
Marriage - Number of Cheating Wives Matching Number of Cheating Husbands
Marital Bliss Not a Guarantee
Facts and Myths About an Often Unspoken Issue -- Unconsummated Marriages
The Sexless Marriage
Facts and Myths about An Often Unspoken issue - Unconsummated Marriages
Why I Got Married
Marriage - Confessions of an Unabashed Marriage Saver
Same Sex Marriages
Materialism -
Memorium
Men at Risk
Mental Health - Mental Illness in America
Mental Health Timeline
Losing a Child Increases MS Risk
Gambling Addiction a Psychiatric Disorder
Envy Eats Away at Everyone
Dangerous Drugs? New Recommendations for People on Antipsychotics
Student Suicide Prevention Shows Results
Mental Health - A Silent Crisis
Mind Over Matter. How Far Can We Go?
Mental Health Timeline
Report Cites Harm To Bullies And Victims
Women Wired For Worry
Miscellaneous - The Half-Million Dollar Nipple
Body Image Problems Not Just in Women
Concern Growing Over Youth Piercings
How They Could Steal the Election this Time
Changing Family Behaviors Reduces TV Viewing Time by a Third
Is Smiling a Girl Thing?
Where are all of the books for men?
Gallon of gas got you down? Other liquid 'necessities' far higher; 10 big markups
Anger - The Last Angry
Be Sure Your Vote Counts in November - Vote Absentee Ballot
Alternative to New Bush Budget
Government - The Bleeping Game
Moreover Technologies Launghes First Enterprise-Grade Weblog Search, How Old is Grandpa? AOL Ignores Men

Mortality - Americans Living Longer, but More Infants Are Dying
Multicultural - Report Hate-Crimes Languages of the World - 124 of them, at least
Nutrition - Drinks Pour On Nutrition To Appeal To Parents
Power Bars, Power Calories
USDA Proposes Personalizing Food Pyramid
California Lawmakers OK Soda Ban In Schools
GI, As In Glycemic Index
Poor American Families Face "Eat Or Heat" Dilemma
Can The Fast-Food Industry Lead Us To Better Health?
Obesity - Obese Patients Have Higher Health Care Costs
New Weight-Loss Device To Be Tested
Liposuction Comes of Age
NFL Tackles Childhood Obesity Crisis
Suburban Sprawl Tied to Human Sprawl
Red Flags on Fat
Obesity a Major Risk Factor for Cancer Death
It Costs All of Us
Ten Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays
Parenting - Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Exposure to Lotions Containing Peanut Oil or Consumption of Soy Protein May Predispose Infants to Peanut Allergy
How much it will cost to raise a child
Toilet Training Begun at a Younger Age Takes Longer to Complete
Parents Are Keeping Their Fingers Crossed During Flu Vaccine Shortage; Only Smallest Or Sickest Get Shots
Neurofibromatosis
AAP Recommends Keeping Potassium Iodide on Hand
Teaching Your Child Tolerance
Intussusception
Soiling (Encopresis)
Taking Your Child's Temperature
Egg Allergy
Financial Management During Crisis
Fruit Juices and Iron Absorption
Adenoid and Tonsil Removal Reduces Health Care Utilization and Costs Associated with Sleep Disorder
Kidneys and Urinary Tract
About Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Counteract Psychological Symptoms Caused by Exposure to Violence
Brace Yourselves
Movie Ratings - A Different Perspective
Parkinson's
Poetry - A Barroom View of Love
Prison - Prison Polulations on the Rise
You Think What We Do to Iraqi Prisoners is Bad?
Prison Rape Elimination Act Becomes Federal Law
Prostate Health - 30 Hours After Brachytherapy
Daily Red Wine Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk By Half
Brachytherapy Treats Prostate Cancer That Has Come Back
Rise in PSA Level May Predict Cancer Death
Popular Painkiller May Slow Prostate Cancer
More Fruit, Veggies Key to Cancer Fight: Survey
High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer
Disposable Miniature X-Ray Tubes for Brachytherapy
A Disappointing Distinction
Developing a Model Diet
Prevalence of Prostate Cancer among Men with PSA Levels of 4.0 and Under
From biodefense to prostate cancer offense
More Sexual Partners may Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer
Vasectomy Does Not Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
Selenium may slow advanced prostate cancer
High Ejaculation Frequency May Be Linked To A Decreased Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Hot flashes aren't just for menopausal women these days
Calculate Your Odds Against Prostate Cancer
Valera Seeks FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Implant Prostate - Masturbation and Prostate Cancer
Doctors Praise Robotics' Role In Prostate Procedure
Comprehensive Moss Reports on Cancer
PSA Use Sharply Questioned
Older Prostate Cancer Patients may Face Age Bias
PResearchers Identify Molecular Cause of Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Prostitution
PTSD
A Real Man - Growing Field for Real Men - Nursing and Mid-Wifery
Relationships - 13 Kinds Of Kisses That Will Leave Women Breathless
Finding a Mate Who Looks Like You
Dating Don'ts
Single? Where to Look for a Mate
Valentine's Day - 100 Women Can't be Wrong
Reproduction - Conceiving And Delivering A Child After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does Not Appear To Increase A Woman's Risk Of Death
Taking Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Aspirin During Pregnancy Increases the Risk of Miscarriage
Human eggs created from male embryos?
Reproduction - 8 Myths About Trying to Conceive
Pregnancy Tales: Hit or Myth?
Senior Health - How To Understand When Your Doctor Talks Statistics
Tai Chi Chih Boosts Shingles Immunity In Older Adults
AMA Offers Web Guide On Elderly Drivers
New Treatment for Chronic Eczema
Improper Drugs Prescribed for Elderly
U.S. Panel on Fence About Supplements
Soy Much Goodness
Tropical Oils Beat Fat
The Goods on Garlic
Calcium Correctness
Study Shows Inflammation Of Tissue Lining Joints Among Patients With Osteoarthritis Of The Knee And Hip
Envy Eats Away at Everyone
It's Spring, and the Allergies Are A'Bloom
Combo Drugs Best For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Eating and Aging
Air Pollution May Damage Brain, Heart
Inflammation Of Tissue Lining Joints Among Patients With Osteoarthritis Of The Knee And Hip
Sexism - The Importance of Cleavage to Women's Lifestyle Magazines
Sex Roles
Sexual Abuse - Sexual Abuse Linked to Smoking in Women
Sexual Harassment -
Sexuality - Vatican: Thous Shalt Have Sex - and, Enjoy it!
13 Kinds Of Kisses That Will Leave Women Breathless
Some on Texas Education Board Criticized 'Asexual Stealth Phrases'
Sperm-Saving Has Little Value
The 10 Greatest Lovers in History
Don't Own More than 6 Condoms in Texas - and it Gets Worse
Genital Herpes and Its Impact on Partners
Facts and Myths About an Often Unspoken Issue -- Unconsummated Marriages
Oral Sex Among Adolescents: Is It Sex or Is It Abstinence?
Learn About Levitra and Cialis, Newest ED Oral Drugs Approved for US Sales
Performance Anxiety & Viagra: A Chapter From the "Viagra Myth"
Sex "Addiction" Is Real But Exaggerated
What Would Casanova Do?, How to Steel Clothes at Abercrombie - A continuing saga
Sexuality-Gay/Bi/Trans - Ask the Doctors Anything!
Smoking - Smoking Ups Stroke Risk
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Harms Children With Sickle Cell Disease
Smoking's Global Death Toll Shows Shift
Spirituality - Lawsuit May Redefine Discrimination on Campus
Sports - Program Reduces Eating Disorders In Girl Athletes
The Bobby Knight Saga Continues - Samo Samo
Super Bowl Aftermath
Shark Took Gives Arm but Not Her Spirit
Stress - Stress Seems to Block Deep Sleep
Is Panic Related to Your Personality Profile?
Lowering Stress for Melanoma Patients
Stress Level Tied to Education Level
Suicide - Bush Signs Youth Suicide Prevention Law
Darkness and Light: Teen Suicide in America
Teens - Myths About Acne
Homesickness
Teens Less Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs
I Think I May Have a Drinking/Drug Problem. What Should I Do?
Mental Health - A Silent Crisis
Teens - For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards. New research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking
Going to College
Teens & Drinking - I Think I May Have a Drinking/Drug Problem. What Should I Do?
Teens & Drugs
Teen Health - Mouth and Teeth
Study Finds Combo Therapy Best For Kids, Teens With OCD
Predictors Of Future Fight-Related Injury Among Adolescents
Teens - Repetitive Stress Injuries
Are Steroids Worth the Risk?
Teens- Couch Potatoes May Be Created In The Womb, Not At The Dinner Table
von Willebrand Disease
Sports Supplements
Osteomyelitis
Repetitive Stress Injuries
About Recipes for Teens With Cystic Fibrosis
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Experts Say Teenagers Falling Behind In Cancer Care And Research
Teen Health - Meningitis
Radiation Therapy
Eat Your Vegetables!
Chemotherapy so Kids can Understand
Strength Training
Plastic Surgery
A Mound of Advice for Youthful Batters
Teen Depression
Teen Pregnancy - Teen Sex & Pregnancy
(Number of babies born to mothers under 15 so far this year.)
Teen Sexuality - Teenage Sex: Can You Influence Your Child's Decisions?
Teens Coping With Common Period Problems
Puberty Coming Earlier Than We Thought
s Signing an Abstinance Pledge a Guarantee of no STDs
Oral Sex Among Adolescents: Is It Sex or Is It Abstinence?
Brace Yourselves
Chastity Pledge does not reduce STD rate
Teen Smoking
Teen Suicide - Bush Signs Youth Suicide Prevention Law
Teens Working - Finding a Summer Job or Internship
Testicular Cancer - 'Live Strong' bracelet is a winner for charity
One-Shot Treatment Can Cure Testicular Cancer
NCI Familia Testicular Cancer Study Now Recruitin
What Are the Key Statistics for Testicular Cancer?
What's New in Testicular Cancer Research and Treatment?
Testicular cancer risk set early in life
Transition
Vets
Violence - Raped 13 Year-old Required to Pay Back Child Support
Anger Linked To Stroke Risk In Men
Report Hate-Crimes
War - Pictures of 994 killed in Iraq
Wars Human Toll
You Can Handle It
Women's Violence
Women and Men - Stiff Competitoin: Woman vs. Man
Work - Helping States To Enable More Disabled Persons To Work
Coffee May Pump Up Work Stress
Luck is What You Make of Chance Events
Being a Good Dad is Good for Your Career
Ambulance Crash-Related Injuries Among Emergency Medical Services Workers
Dangerous Jobs
Bullshit Bingo
Cost Of The Common Cold
Chronic Workplace Condition Reveals Independent T Cell Group

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