Taking painkillers can dramatically increase the risk of high blood pressure - half of men over 65 will have hypertension to some degree and this also increases their chance of a heart attack or stroke.Taking just one daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, was found to raise the risk by 38 per cent, while a daily aspirin upped the risk by 26 per cent, according to an authoritative study by Harvard Medical School involving 16,000 male health professionals.

Nearly half of all couples undergoing fertility treatment need it because the quality or quantity of the man's sperm is poor.

Now Australian researchers have recommended that one of the best ways to maintain the quality is simply to have more sex.

Abstaining might increase the quantity of sperm, but this doesn't mean much if the sperm is faulty in the first place, explains Australian gynaecologist Dr David Greening.

Secret to long life: Choosing a wife 15-17 years younger can cut men's risk of dying prematurely by 20 per cent, figures show.

Here, Sid James is pictured enjoying a ride with Barbara Windsor in the film 'Carry on Girls' Avoiding certain foods can prevent prostate cancer, according to a new review published in the Journal Of Human Nutrition And Dietetics.

In particular, men should avoid meat that is highly processed or cooked on the barbecue.

Cooking meat at high temperatures causes proteins in the meat to form carcinogens called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) - this is the burnt bit you see on barbecued meat.

Meanwhile, grilling exposes meat to cancer-causing chemicals contained in the smoke that rises from the burning coals and any drips of fat.

Physiotherapists have coined the term 'wallet-neuropathy' for the lower back pain caused by men sitting down (such as when driving or in the office) on wallets always carried in their back trouser pocket.

The condition is triggered by the wallet pressing on sciatic nerves in the back and can lead to pain or numbness in the lower leg, ankle or foot.

Walking, sitting and lying down can become very painful and some people find relief only when they stand still.