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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Men

Researchers at the University of Southampton are set to launch a new study; to help improve condom use and tackle sexually transmitted infections (STIs); among young men (16-25 years). STI treatment currently costs the NHS £620m a year and young people; particularly men; have been identified by the Department of Health and Social Care as…

Prostate cancer

Blacks, Whites Similar Survival In Prostate Cancer

In a surprising result, black and white men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC); treated with standard chemotherapy in phase 3 clinical trials had a similar overall survival (OS); report researchers. In the United States; black men are much more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men. The findings come from a retrospective…

Testicular Seminoma

The Treatment Of Testicular Seminoma

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) could potentially a first-line option for men with stage II A/B testicular seminoma in order to reduce long-term toxicity and secondary malignancies; suggest data from two new studies. Although RPLND is currently rarely used as first-line therapy in testicular seminoma, overall survival rates appear to excellent; presenters said here at…

UTI

UTI Antibiotics Cut Mortality, Sepsis Risk In Older Adults

Patients older than 65 years who have urinary tract infections (UTIs) are at increased risk for sepsis and death within 60 days from; UTI if not treated with immediate antibiotic therapy. Older than 85 are at particularly high risk if antibiotics are not prescribed; researchers Myriam Gharbi, PharmD, MPH, Ph.D., and colleagues report in an…

Vaginal laser treatments

Vaginal Laser Treatment Tied To Complications

Vaginal laser treatments may help relieve problems associated with menopause, like dryness, pain and sexual dysfunction; but the safety of this technique is not clear; suggest the authors of a small study describing complications including scarring and penetration injuries. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved vaginal laser treatments for vulvovaginal atrophy, a condition…

Prostate cancer

Contributes To Racial Disparities In Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, some grow relatively quickly. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages; it can lead to difficulty…

Prostate cancer

Active Surveillance For Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative “active surveillance” strategy;l according to an analysis of a new federal database by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The use of active surveillance increased from 14.5 % to 42.1 % of men…

Prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Starving Out The Enemy

The idea is that if you starve out your enemy they will either submit or die. And in the race to develop treatments for prostate cancer; starving out those hostile cancer cells is proving effective. The metabolic biologist at the University of Melbourne, a cancer biologist from Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) to better understand how…

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction Common After Prostate Cancer

Overall, men who have been treated for prostate cancer can expect the quality of life equal to that as men in the general population; even those diagnosed with advanced disease, concludes the largest study of its kind. However, the study also shows that sexual dysfunction is virtually ubiquitous among men with prostate cancer; regardless of age or…

Enlarged prostate

Enlarged Prostate Could Actually Stopping Tumor Growth

For men older than about 60, an enlarged prostate means feeling the urge to make a pit stop way too often throughout the day. But a new study shows that if these men also happen to have prostate cancer; the larger prostate actually impedes tumor growth. The findings suggest that it might be a bad idea…

Bladder Cancer

Developing Urine Test For Bladder Cancer

Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a highly sensitive urine test for diagnosing and monitoring bladder cancer. The test involves looking for fragments of cancer DNA in urine samples. “This study describes a new diagnostic approach to bladder cancer focused on the analysis of urine samples,” said Maximilian Diehn, Ph.D. “Urine is in direct…

Prostate cancer cells

New Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Heads a research group investigating how androgens male sex hormones affect the risk of being affected by prostate cancer. The researchers have been working extensively in the study of what it is intracellular signaling pathways in prostate cancer cells; this basic research has now given promising results. The scientific article that represents the results. The…