• Monday, November 04, 2019 10:52 AM
    Longer-term statin use linked to prostate cancer risk reduction - Urology Times
    Men who take statins for at least 11 months might be at lower risk for low- and high-Gleason grade prostate cancer than men who do not take the cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a recent study (Cancer Medicine Oct. 8, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]).[1][2]The risk reduction associated with statin use was higher for higher-risk prostate cancer, according to study author Kai Wang, MD, PhD, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 09:07 AM
    How has FDA label change affected treatment of advanced bladder Ca? - Urology Times
    Access to novel therapies early in the regulatory process as a result of the FDA’s accelerated approval program can be valuable for many cancer patients, but the clinicians who are responsible for their care must have heightened vigilance for incoming data and FDA guidance about these drugs that have not gone through the “gold standard” of phase III testing.Findings from a study investigating treatment utilization for advanced bladder cancer patients ...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 05:45 AM
    Mushrooms May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk - Renal and Urology News
    Consuming mushrooms severaltimes a week might help lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer (PCa), accordingto new research published in the InternationalJournal of Cancer.In a study of 36,499 Japanesemen (ages 40-79 years) from the Miyagi and Ohsaki cohorts, PCa developed in 1204(3.3%) over a median 13 years. Men older than 50 years who habitually consumedmushrooms once or twice a week or, better yet, 3 or more times per week had ...
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 03:12 PM
    Concussions in NFL players linked to erectile dysfunction, Harvard study says
    Former NFL[1] players who have experienced head injuries — namely concussions — may be more likely to also experience low testosterone and erectile dysfunction[2] (ED), a new Harvard study found.The study, published in the JAMA Neurology Monday, was based on a survey of more than 3,400 NFL players —  which researchers with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School noted represents “the largest study cohort ...
  • Saturday, August 03, 2019 05:05 AM
    Preventing Prostate Cancer - Version Weekly
    Prostate is a small gland, present just beneath the urinary bladder in males and is responsible for production of the fluid portion of semen. Cancer in this small gland is one of the most common cancers in the United States of America. The detection of this cancer is increasing in India. The main risk factor for prostate cancer is age. Therefore, the older a person, the more are the chances ...
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:25 AM
    Be Proactive and Get Tested For Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer in men; one in seven Canadian men are effected by the disease. That is why it’s important for men to become proactive about their health and get tested. When caught in the earlier stages, prostate cancer is easily treated. There are no signs or symptoms of it for early detection, the only way to know is to get tested. A simple PSA (prostate ...
  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019 06:20 PM
    New urine test a breakthrough for prostate cancer researchers
    news, latest-news, prostate, cancer, men's health, research, testing, urine, aggressive, blood testA NEW urine test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer can predict whether treatment is needed up to five years earlier than standard clinical tests. The test - called Prostate Urine Risk (PUR), has been developed by researchers from the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The experimental test has been developed with the help ...
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 01:02 AM
    A 'health number' that could tell about prostate disease - News-Medical.net
    When it comes to staying on top of your health, doctors often tell you how important it is to "know your numbers." Blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index can tell you a lot about your heart health, but if you're a man, you need to know one more - your PSA, or prostate-specific antigen.Doctors use the PSA test to check for any abnormalities within the prostate, a male reproductive ...
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 09:00 AM
    Prostate cancer treatment: Latest research - Medical News Bulletin
    Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. On-going research programs are searching for better ways of diagnosing and treating this serious disease.Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer can be treated if caught early enough, however, there are few effective treatments for advanced prostate cancer.There are many ongoing studies hoping to improve our understanding of the disease and find better ways ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 05:55 AM
    Prostate cancer is the second most frequent cancer diagnosis made in men and the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. Prostate cancer may be asymptomatic at the early stage and often has an indolent course that may require only active surveillance. Based on GLOBOCAN 2018 estimates, 1,276,106 new cases of prostate cancer were reported worldwide in 2018, with higher prevalence in the developed countries. Differences in the incidence rates worldwide ...
  • Friday, May 17, 2019 10:29 AM
    Emerging treatment options for ED: Hope or hype?  Urology TimesNovel therapies are promising but face questions about patient selection and efficacy.
  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 07:01 PM
    Regular checks as effective as surgery for prostate cancer - The Times
    Regular checks as effective as surgery for prostate cancer  The TimesThousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared surgery and radiotherapy after the NHS treatments adviser ruled careful monitoring was just as effective ...
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:08 PM
    70-year-old man with cancer completes the Boston Marathon - WRDW-TV
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019News 12 at 6 o'clock/NBC at 7 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- What's your excuse? A local man just ran in the Boston Marathon. He's 70-years-old and has prostate cancer. On top of that, back problems kept him from running for more than 25 years. This is a man who should be an inspiration to us all. Jim Fields has crossed the finish line in 20 marathons. The ...
  • Monday, April 08, 2019 05:03 PM
    Stars Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer During National Minority Health Month - charlestonchronicle.net
    Actor Harry Lennix, who currently co-stars on the NBC drama “The Blacklist,” is the face of PCF’s 2019 “Know the Numbers” campaign, which encourages men to understand their personal risks for prostate cancer, take charge of their health and save lives by breaking down barriers and talking about the diseaseThe Prostate Cancer Foundation[1] (PCF) this week announced the kick-off of its new national “Know the Numbers” campaign to raise awareness about how prostate ...
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 01:44 PM
    U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases
    TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of prostate cancer[1] cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says. "Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer[2] rates, due to factors including detection practices, availability of treatment, and genetic factors," said study author MaryBeth Freeman. She's a senior associate scientist for ...
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 07:45 AM
    Leading Men's Health Charity Survey Shows More Than Half of Young Men Unaware of Risk Digital Resources Aimed at Understanding Risk, Taking Action and Forming A HabitLOS ANGELES, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Movember Foundation, the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men's health in the United States and around the world, is marking Testicular Cancer Awareness Month this April with a call to action to help ...
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 07:58 AM
    Sen. King Completes Radiation for Prostate Cancer Follow-Up - q961.com
    BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he's dodged cancer three times now that he's completed radiation treatments for a residual recurrence that followed prostate surgery four years ago.King posted on Instagram that he wrapped up the regimen Tuesday that included weekday visits to George Washington Hospital for more than a month.The treatments, which began Jan. 14, didn't prevent him from going to work each day.The 74-year-old ...
  • Friday, March 01, 2019 01:39 PM
    If you’re a man over 50, you’ve likely thought about or taken a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test, a blood test that is used to screen for prostate cancer.The risk of developing this cancer—the most common form of cancer discovered in men and the second highest cause of cancer-related death in men—rises with age. Most prostate cancers are diagnosed in men age 65 to 69.But even though deaths from prostate ...
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 04:29 PM
    New study: BPH Procedures Market report - WhaTech - WhaTech
    Increasing life expectancy and fall in the birth rates are the major reasons for rise in the aging population. The people in this category require extensive care, since they are more prone to illness due to low immunity levels and longer recovery time.Increase in the aging population in the U.S., Germany, China and India in the next few years, is expected to create high demand for BPH treatment devices, since ...
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 01:44 PM
    Prostate cancer warning: How strong is your urine stream? Three signs you shouldn’t ignore - Express
    Prostate cancer[1] is the most common type of cancer to be diagnosed in men, in the UK. The diseases affects the prostate - a small gland that’s found in the pelvis in men. It’s not always easy to know if you’re at risk of prostate cancer, as the symptoms tend to develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of prostate cancer if you ...
  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 06:51 AM
    Good Quality of Life Reported Even in Advanced Prostate Cancer - Renal and Urology News
    February 07, 2019 Men with advanced disease report health-related quality of life similar to that of those with localized disease. Most men with advanced prostate cancer (PCa) experience similar health-related quality of life to men with localized disease and even the general population in the 42 months after initial diagnosis, according to new study findings.For the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis study, a team led by Adam Glaser, DM, of ...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 04:05 PM
    5 Fast Ways To Increase Your T-Levels Naturally - Times Square Chronicles
    Testosterone is vital for good male health. It affects our fitness, sex drive, and cognitive functions, contributing to much of what makes us masculine. If you’re looking to increase your testosterone levels quickly, there are some practical steps you can take. In this article, we look at 5 of the most effective approaches that’ll work in a short period of time.Fresh avocado on vintage wooden table, selective focus1 – Consume ...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 03:30 PM
    5 tips on managing urinary incontinence during sex - Health24
    Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect your self-esteem, especially when it comes to sex. It can be difficult to talk about your condition with your partner and this may lead to anxiety and lack of sexual intercourse. According to a study published in 2018 in BJU International[1], urinary incontinence is one of the main causes of a decline in sexual activity in older people. High levels of depression and ...
  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:40 PM
    Testicular cancer a bigger threat to young men - Medical Xpress
    (HealthDay)—Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare—about 9,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the United States—but it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males aged 15 to 40.It's a highly treatable disease, especially when diagnosed early, according to testicular cancer specialist Dr. Aditya Bagrodia, an assistant professor ...
  • Friday, December 07, 2018 04:34 PM
    A Hidden Cancer Could Have Killed Me—If It Wasn't for This Routine Test - Reader's Digest
    Jen BabakhanDec 07Jim O'Connell prides himself on being health conscious in every way, so when he received a prostate cancer diagnosis—and the news that it was aggressive—he was shockedCourtesy Jim O'ConnellWhen Jim O’Connell moved to New York City in 1997, he signed up with a new doctor who ordered a basic panel of labs for the then 38-year-old. When a test measuring his PSA (prostate-specific antigen) showed a slightly elevated ...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 08:01 AM
    The UroLift System can not only better the lives of men suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms, but also improve the lives of their partners. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 15, 2018 Associated Urologists of Nashville today announced that Dr. Benjamin Dehner has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Dehner has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated ...
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 04:54 PM
    November is men's health awareness month - Fairborn Daily Herald
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Movember is an annual event of growing mustaches during the month of November to bring awareness to men’s health issues such as prostate, testicular cancer and mental health.Whether you grow the “Trucker”, “Rock Star” or the “Connoisseur” mustache, growing one with friends, family and co-workers to see who has the best “Mo” can be a friendly competition but it can also be the perfect time ...
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:00 AM
    Testosterone therapy could help tackle male depression – study - The Guardian
    Treatment with testosterone could help tackle depression in men, according to a review of studies which found supplements of the hormone appear to improve mood.About 100 million men[1] around the world are thought to have depressive disorders, and almost 17% of [2]men in the UK[3] are thought to have symptoms of depression or anxiety.However, evidence has been mixed on whether there is a link between testosterone levels and depression, and ...
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 06:14 PM
    Green, Gold and Growing: Packers' players shave facial hair for prostate cancer awareness - fox6now.com
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video MILWAUKEE -- Approximately one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin[1]. To raise awareness, officials have called upon the "Green and Gold."In the barber chair, Lane Taylor, Green Bay Packers starting guard, and Nick Collins, former safety were in it to win it Tuesday, Oct. 30 -- kicking off the "Green, ...
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 09:36 AM
    10 Tricky Doctor Names You're Probably Mispronouncing - KXXV News Channel 25
    “I’m going to refer you to an otolaryngologist,” your doctor says casually before typing it into your medical records. The syllables roll off her tongue, and all you can do is blink. An oto-what?Sound familiar? Despite how many Latin-influenced words you use every day (like alibi or impromptu), those doctor titles are on another level. Here’s how to pronounce the most common—and most challenging—doctor names.1. Opthamologist: /off thul MAHL uh ...
  • Monday, October 01, 2018 03:01 PM
    Drinking more water reduces bladder infections in women - MD Linx
    Drinking an additional 1.5 liters of water daily can reduce recurring bladder infections in premenopausal women by nearly half, a year-long study of otherwise healthy women with a history of repeated infections has found. In the controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48% fewer repeat bladder infections than those who drank their usual volume of fluids, said senior author Dr. Yair Lotan, professor ...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 03:24 PM
    OncLivePersonalized Medicine in Prostate Cancer: Now More PreciseOncLiveOver the past decade, we have witnessed an explosion of molecular testing in the urology world that will help us better diagnose and manage prostate cancer across the spectrum of the disease. All of us recognize that we have fallen behind our ...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 03:02 PM
    Kidney Stones Grow Just Like Real Stones, Recording Your Health Through Time - Forbes
    Fluorescence micrograph of a human kidney stone from the Mayo Clinic.Mayandi Sivaguru, Jessica Saw from Bruce Fouke Lab, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, U. of I. Recent research found that kidney stones have many more similarities with real stones than anyone previously thought. The team of both medical students and geologists were able to piece together how kidney stones form, their changes through time, and how they can ...
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 05:56 AM
    'Famous Fingers' campaign prods men to get tested for prostate cancer - Calgary Herald
    TORONTO — Prostate Cancer Canada is encouraging men to get tested for the potentially deadly disease with a bold campaign that references historical and fictional characters in the form of latex gloves — yes, those donned by doctors for the often dreaded digital rectal exam meant to detect the presence of tumours in the male sex gland.Called “Famous Fingers,” the campaign features 13 gloves — index fingers raised — that ...
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 01:35 AM
    Prostate Problems Linked with Sleep Disorders and Depression - Sleep Review
    Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems, or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these risks so that they can refer their patients to relevant specialists and provide comprehensive and timely care of male patients. This is according to Arman Walia, MD, of the University of California Irvine in the US, in ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:00 PM
    Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men - Medical News Today
    Please accept our privacy terms We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your browsing experience, personalize content and offers, show targeted ads, analyze traffic, and better understand you. We may share your information with third-party partners for marketing purposes. To learn more and make choices about data use, visit our Advertising Policy[1] and Privacy Policy[2]. By clicking “Accept and Continue” below, (1) you consent to these activities unless and ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 08:46 AM
    What are testosterone injections? - Business MattersBusiness Matters
    As one of the original cornerstones of testosterone replacement therapy, testosterone injections remain the preferred form of treatment for many adult patients who are using prescription medical treatment for Low T.They are composed of lab-created and finely crystalized testosterone that can be mixed with certain pharmacological mediums into an injectable form.A Harvard Medical School expert in treating low testosterone levels recently shared his views on testosterone replacement therapy and clarified some of ...
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:15 AM
    September is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease NASHVILLE – One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most commonly diagnosed. In 2018, nearly 165,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected in the United States with nearly 3,000 of those in Tennessee.  That is forecasted to result in nearly 30,000 lives lost to prostate cancer across ...
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 06:07 AM
    Prostate cancer symptoms: Having this colour urine could be warning sign of the disease - Express.co.uk
    Prostate cancer[1] symptoms develop slowly and can go unnoticed for many years.But once the prostate becomes large enough to affect the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis, symptoms become apparent.Passing urine more often is just one of the issues that can occur, but the disease can also be identified by certain colour urine.Although it’s a rare occurrence, red urine (having blood in your ...
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 09:52 AM
    The high incidence of prostate carcinogenesis has prompted the search for novel effective treatment approaches. We have employed curcumin (Curc) and diethylstilbestrol (DES) to synthesize a series of polyacetal (PA)-based combination conjugates for prostate cancer (PCa) treatment. Given their bihydroxyl functionalities, Curc and DES molecules were incorporated into a PA mainchain using a one-pot reaction between diols and divinyl ethers. The PA-conjugates released both drugs under acidic conditions, such as ...
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 08:16 AM
    Active Surveillance May Be a Good Option for Younger Men with Prostate Cancer - Cancer Therapy Advisor
    July 31, 2018 Younger patients with prostate cancer who have a lower risk of Gleason score upgrading and biopsy progression may also be good candidates for active surveillance (AS), according to a study published in Urology.1[1]AS is commonly used among patients with low-risk prostate cancer, as it may prevent adverse events (eg, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence) caused by definitive therapies, but despite strict eligibility criteria, has been associated with higher ...
  • Monday, July 30, 2018 04:49 PM
    Eating Dinner Earlier May Help Reduce Prostate, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests - Prostate Cancer News Today
    Eating dinner earlier and allowing more time between the last meal and sleep may help reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer, a new study in Spain found. The study, “Effect of mistimed eating patterns on breast and prostate cancer risk (MCC‐Spain Study),” appeared in the International Journal of Cancer. Disruption of the body’s Knowledge is power when living with prostate cancer. Get access to the web’s leading Prostate ...
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 08:48 AM
    Can a new clinical state for prostate cancer help personalize treatment for the disease? - Health Imaging
    For patients with metastatic prostate cancer, understanding its genesis and evolution can mean all the difference for treatment. But, what if, as a recent Journal of Nuclear Medicine perspective[1] proposes, a new “clinical state” could improve understanding and treatment of the disease?Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles examined what previous researchers termed the “oligometastatic” state. The term is used to describe a step ...
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:31 AM
    Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences - Renal and Urology News
    July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Lisa S. Rotenstein, MD, MBA, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, from Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, examined the potential consequences when women in medicine are slighted, overlooked, or explicitly wronged.The authors note that in academic medicine, harassment remains ...
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:27 AM
    Use of Low Testosterone Therapy Declines Dramatically - MedShadow (blog)
    The percentage of men using testosterone therapy has drastically decreased in recent years as the treatment has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.Testosterone therapy, which is mainly used in the treatment of “low T” – a condition characterized by low sex drive or excessive fatigue[1]  — tripled from 2001 through 2011, though mostly in men without a clear indication. During that time, “low T” treatments ...
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:06 AM
    Yu Shares Insight on Recent Advances in Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer - OncLive
    Evan Ya-Wen Yu, MDThe prognosis for patients with castration-sensitive prostate cancer continues to improve, with the recent FDA approval of abiraterone acetate (Zytiga), an agent that has shown promising survival signals. Results from the LATITUDE and STAMPEDE trials have contributed to this dramatic shift, said Evan Ya-Wen Yu, MD.Abiraterone was approved in February 2018 for use in combination with prednisone for patients with metastatic highrisk castration-sensitive prostate cancer. This approval ...
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:54 PM
    We assessed the impact of prostatic zone tumor origin on pathological prognostic features and subsequent biochemical outcomes after radical prostatectomy.FREE DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS OFFERED BY CONTENT OF INTEREST Did you find this article relevant? Subscribe to UroToday-GUOncToday!The fields of GU Oncology and Urology are advancing rapidly including newtreatments, enrolling clinical trials, screening and surveillancerecommendations along with updated guidelines. Join us as one of oursubscribers who rely on UroToday as ...
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 01:12 PM
    New Treatment for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Shows 71% Lower ...
    A new treatment developed by a doctor at Northwestern Medical Hospital offers hope for men suffering from prostate cancer. When hormonal therapies fail to abate the disease, enzalutamide, an oral medication, can offer an alternative. In a three-year clinical trial, oncologist Dr. Maha Hussain found[1] that enzalutamide resulted in a 71% lower risk of cancer spread or death compared to those taking the placebo. Men taking the drug also slowed ...
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 05:02 AM
    RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 05:18 PM
    Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones
    (Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined electronic health records collected from 1994 to 2015 for 25,981 people who developed kidney stones and a control group of 259,797 similar individuals who did not. Using the kidney stone diagnosis as an “index date,” ...
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 03:00 AM
    Title: New DNA Test May Predict Prostate Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 03:00 AM
    Title: Drug May Spare Some Kidney Cancer Patients From Organ RemovalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Monday, June 04, 2018 02:16 PM
    For about two decades, kidney removal followed by drug therapy has been the standard of care for people with advanced kidney cancer, said Dr. Bruce Johnson, chief clinical research officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 04:15 PM
    By Alan Mozes                  HealthDay Reporter        TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: ...
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:55 AM
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Survivors of prostate cancer share their stories on Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend.Peter Crescenti, Karim Mella and George Myers are competing in the IRONMAN 70.3 in Chattanooga Sunday.They are part of a team called ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer.The goal is to encourage men to get regular checkups and live a healthier lifestyle.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 03:52 PM
    More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer[1] under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation’s leading panel on preventive medicine.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men aged 55 to 69 decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, after talking it over with their doctor.This blood test looks for a protein produced by the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that ...
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 03:00 AM
    Latest Sexual Health NewsMONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say."We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," said surgical team member Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee. He's professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at ...
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 04:15 PM
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first total penis[1] and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say. "We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," said surgical team member Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee. He's professor and director of plastic and ...
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 03:11 PM
    The closer Robert “Tripp” Moore got to his new girlfriend, the more he knew he had to end things. Moore, now 26, had started seeing an elementary school teacher he described as a “really good and nice person” casually last summer. But when things started to get physical, she started to have some questions. She asked him why he never seemed to respond physically when they were intimate ― why she ...
  • Monday, April 09, 2018 02:15 PM
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Belly fat[1] reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer[2], but not a man's, a new study suggests. The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney cancer. Half of the women with high amounts of belly fat[3] died within 3.5 years of diagnosis. Meanwhile, more than half of women with low amounts of belly fat were ...
  • Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:05 AM
    “The enthusiasm does tend to outpace the evidence,” said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.There’s no conclusive evidence[1] that dietary supplements prevent chronic disease in the average American, Dr. Manson said. And while a handful of vitamin and mineral studies[2] have had positive results, those findings haven’t been strong enough to recommend supplements to the general American public[3], she said.The National Institutes of ...
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 03:00 AM
    (HealthDay News) -- The hormone testosterone is responsible for male characteristics such as facial and body hair, muscle development, regulating sex drive, sperm production and bone health.Low testosterone[1] can result in loss of hair and muscle, mood changes[2], less energy and smaller testes, the Endocrine Society says.If your doctor detects low testosterone[3], he or she may prescribe hormone replacement therapy[4]. Common ways to supplement the body's production include injection, gel, ...
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 03:00 AM
    FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties tied to prostate cancer[1] may not be limited to men.Many wives of men with advanced prostate cancer[2] say their husband's illness has harmed their own health, a new study finds."Many prostate cancer[3] patients have a hard time, both physically and emotionally. This work shows that this stress[4] can spill over and affect wives and partners," said Hein Van Poppel, a European Association ...
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 07:28 PM
    Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEThe latest effort to come up with a male birth control pill has found a formulation that appears to be safe.But the experimental pill has some of the same problems that plague female birth control pills: it caused the men to gain weight, and it’s not yet clear how well it works.Even though the researchers ...
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 07:22 AM
    LONDON, (Reuters) – - They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering. FILE PHOTO: Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) at Novum clinic in Warsaw, ...
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:13 AM
    Opioids are no better than over-the-counter pills at relieving chronic back pain and hip and knee arthritis in a year-long study of mostly men at Minneapolis VA clinics.  (AP) A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or ...
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 05:45 AM
    Surprised? So was I when I had my urine tested for these chemicals. (A urine or blood test is needed to confirm whether you have been exposed.) Let me stress that mine should have been clean. Almost a decade ago, I was shaken by my reporting[1] on a class of toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors. They are linked to cancer and obesity and also seemed to feminize males, so that ...
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 04:54 PM
    The study, published Monday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, looks at the prevalence of kidney stones over a period of almost three decades — from 1984 to 2012 — among more than 10,000 residents of Minnesota.Kidney stones increased more than fourfold among women and more than twofold among men, it found.Young women ages 18 to 39 had the highest increase in cases, jumping from 62 to 252 cases (per ...
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 02:00 AM
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two cancer[1] drugs[2] can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer[3], a pair of new trials shows.Both a newly developed drug called apalutamide and an already approved drug called enzalutamide (Xtandi) kept prostate cancer[4] from spreading for two years in men whose disease had not yet traveled to other parts of their bodies.Men newly diagnosed with ...
  • Monday, February 05, 2018 05:28 PM
    (Reuters) - Use of Xtandi in early stage prostate cancer on top of standard hormone therapy reduced the risk of disease spreading or death by 71 percent compared with hormone therapy alone, study results that could lead to significantly increased sales of the Pfizer Inc and Astellas Pharma Inc medicine. The data from a highly anticipated study released on Monday showed that it took 36.6 months for the disease to ...
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 05:45 PM
    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the ...
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 06:04 PM
    Now the scientists are planning a clinical trial in men with prostate cancer to see if the obesity drug may be an effective treatment for this cancer. “That’s really important,” Dr. Abate-Shen said. “Aggressive prostate cancer is lethal, and there are no curative drugs right now.”The American Cancer Society estimates that prostate cancer will be diagnosed in about 165,000 American men this year, making it the second most common cancer ...
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 10:52 PM
    Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter drug that helps with pain and inflammation. However, for men, it could compromise their fertility, a new study suggests[1]. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, prolonged and heavy use of the drug “alters human testicular physiology to produce a state of compensated hypogonadism.” In common terms, the man’s testicles don’t secrete enough testosterone and the ability to produce sperm is impaired. ...
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 01:58 PM
    In many cases, the development of a second cancer resulted from the same risk factors that most likely precipitated the first malignancy. These factors include tobacco use, obesity and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). For example, a smoker who has been successfully treated for lung cancer may later develop bladder cancer, which is also related to smoking, as well as a second lung cancer. An HPV infection, which most often ...
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:58 AM
    The so-called “man flu” has been a punchline for decades, but according to one expert it may be time to stop taking it lightly. Dr. Kyle Sue, a Canadian doctor whose findings are published in the British Medical Journal,[1] claims that physiological differences between men and women can lead to different responses to colds and viruses.“I do think that the research does point towards men having a weaker immune response ...
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 07:15 PM
    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu[1] and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu[2]." So, are men just whiny wimps? No, a new analysis out of Canada suggests, because respiratory illnesses ...
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 01:55 PM
    A bowl full of bright green steamed broccoli. You say either "Yum!" -- or "Where's the double cheeseburger?" But you know the broccoli is good for you, especially without melted cheese. The question is, how good? And more to the point, can it -- or any food -- help prevent disease, such as cancer[1]? The answer is yes -- some foods do show cancer[2]-fighting properties, though no one is yet able ...
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 01:15 PM
    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction[1] drug Viagra[2] are scheduled to hit the market Monday. One of the new generics[3] is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra. The generic versions of the little ...
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 02:00 AM
    FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition in men -- enlarged veins in the scrotum -- may raise the risk for heart disease[1] and diabetes[2], a new study suggests.The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain[3] and infertility[4]. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers wanted to find out if varicoceles increases the risk for other health problems."Varicoceles ...
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:45 AM
    Most undisclosed substances found in the tested products were themselves experimental.  (iStock) Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 44 products they bought online that were marketed as nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), which mimic the effect of testosterone and help build muscle. Overall, only about half of these items actually ...
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:15 AM
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans take multiple medications[1] -- but only about one-third ever discuss possible interactions between drugs, a new poll finds. This could endanger their health, researchers said. "Interactions between drugs, and other substances, can put older people at a real risk of everything from low blood sugar[2] to kidney[3] damage and accidents caused by sleepiness," said Dr. ...
  • Monday, November 06, 2017 11:52 AM
    Since many people don’t always have or notice symptoms, doctors often discover a problem during routine procedures or while imaging for another health issue.  (iStock) Did you know that you can live with only one kidney? It’s true, but that doesn’t make your kidneys any less important. Actually, these two bean-shaped organs in your lower back have a tremendous job—— filtering waste from your blood, controlling fluid balance and regulating ...
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 05:00 AM
    Munch on these five healthy foods for an increased libido  (iStock) If you’re more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes ...
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 09:55 AM
    If successful, a new drug from the biotech Myovant Sciences Ltd. could treat two women’s health disorders, as well as prostate cancer. The drug, Relugolix, works to reduce estrogen in women and testosterone in men. The hormones are factors in two painful conditions affecting women, uterine fibroids and endometriosis, and in prostate cancer. Treating those conditions with a hormone-blocking medication is not completely new — AbbVie Inc.’s ABBV, -0.60%[1] Lupron ...
  • Thursday, October 05, 2017 09:38 PM
    Researchers in Indiana are using dogs' incredible sense of smell to push for a medical breakthrough.
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:15 AM
    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite ongoing debate over the value of prostate cancer[1] screening, a new review says it can indeed reduce a man's risk of dying from the disease. Early tumor detection using the prostate[2]-specific antigen[3] (PSA[4]) blood[5] test lowers a man's risk of prostate cancer death by 25 percent to 32 percent, the new analysis of two major trials of ...
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:15 AM
    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New dads may sport a few more gray hairs than in years past, a U.S. study finds. The average age of new fathers has risen in recent decades, research shows, raising questions about the possible social and public health impact. The study, which analyzed federal birth records, found that fathers of newborns are now 3.5 years older, on ...
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:05 AM
    Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up. The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins University said. Scientists have discovered that dying tumor cells release small pieces of their DNA ...
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:59 AM
    The work began when Dr. Mone Zaidi, a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, became curious about whether a reproductive hormone — F.S.H.[1], or follicle-stimulating hormone — affects bone density.It had long been assumed that the hormone’s role was limited to reproduction. F.S.H. stimulates the production of eggs in women and sperm in men.Researchers knew that blood levels of F.S.H. ...
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 09:15 AM
    Cancer vaccines — which are intended to help patients fight cancer by enlisting the individuals' own immune systems to attack cancer cells —showed promise in two small new studies. In both studies, researchers used experimental cancer vaccines to treat patients who had the deadly skin cancer melanoma . And in both studies, tumors completely disappeared in more than half of the patients after they were given their cancer vaccines. The ...
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 03:00 AM
    THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Add greater risk of kidney and bladder cancer[1] to the long list of why a lifetime of sitting on the sofa isn't good for your health, a new study suggests.Specifically, lifetime recreational inactivity was associated with a 73 percent increased risk of bladder cancer[2] and a 77 percent increased risk of kidney cancer[3].The findings add to growing evidence that inactivity may be a ...
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 07:53 AM
    CHICAGO (AP) - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide. Here are highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the ...
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 05:58 AM
    After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates about 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 26,730 men will die from it. The good news is that survival rates for prostate cancer are high, but experts say there are several myths out there about how it’s diagnosed and treated, and how it may ...
  • Monday, May 08, 2017 11:38 AM
    A crappy diet can do more than wreck your waistline — it can also sink your erection, too. Think about it: Some of the smallest blood vessels and nerves in your body can be found in your penis, says Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD, a urologist at Orlando Health. So if you’re slamming down junk like pizza and fries every day, your blood vessels down under may be some of the first to ...
  • Monday, May 01, 2017 04:56 PM
    U.S. regulators have approved a new drug that harnesses the immune system to treat advanced bladder cancer. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Imfinzi (im-fin-ZEE') along with a companion diagnostic test for identifying which patients are most likely to benefit from it. Imfinzi, also known as durvalumab, is part of a new generation of immuno-oncology drugs, which stimulate the immune system to help fight cancer. AstraZeneca, Imfinzi's developer, ...
  • Monday, April 24, 2017 08:17 AM
    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer[1], some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. It's known that incidence of prostate cancer[2] is 60 percent higher among black men in the United States than among white men, said Ruth Etzioni, senior author of a new study. Moreover, ...
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 08:31 AM
    As any man who’s suffered from bedroom issues knows, erectile dysfunction (ED) can take a major toll on self-esteem and romantic relationships. In the absence of a cure, as many as 30 million American men suffer from ED, and 30 percent of those are age 70 and older. While ED mostly impacts older men, age usually has nothing to do with it. Fox News went to the experts to identify ...
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:00 PM
    Studies have linked the regular use of aspirin[1], an over-the-counter painkiller, to lower risks of heart attack and stroke[2]. The risk-reducing benefits may also extend to death from certain types of cancer[3]. What isn't yet known is how much aspirin is needed to protect against an early death from cancer, and how long people have to take it.To clear up the link, researchers led by Yin Cao at Massachusetts General ...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 06:00 PM
    The advertising of drugs for what is often called “overactive bladder” can make it seem as though medication is the key to curbing frequent bathroom breaks and bladder leaks. But is taking a drug the best solution for regaining control of your bladder?
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 07:19 AM
      Synthetic sweeteners seem like a miracle food. They require no land for growing, no smoke-belching refineries, and most of them pass through your body unmetabolized, which is what makes them zero-calorie and safe for diabetics, since they don’t affect blood sugar levels. The perfect food of the future.If only. The promise of a calorie-free treat has stronger pull than any of these deterrents, which is why the next big ...