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Bacteria

Study Provides Better Understanding Of Bacteria Role In Recurrent UTIs

A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs).  The results, publish online April 17 in the Journal of Molecular Biology, represent the first systematic analysis of…

Species of bacteria

Postmenopausal women: UTIs Have High Recurrence Rate

A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs); have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls. UTI treatment is the most common reason for antibiotic prescriptions in older adults. Because of the prevalence of UTIs, the societal impact is high and treatment costs…

Black Community

Harm Of Sexual Abuse In The Black Community

To understand this harm, The general idea of cultural betrayal trauma theory is that some minorities develop what I call “(intra)cultural trust” love, loyalty, attachment, connection, responsibility and solidarity with each other to protect themselves from a hostile society. Within-group violence, such as a black perpetrator harming a black victim; is a violation of this…

Prostate Cancers

Treatment Targets For Men With Advanced Prostate Cancers

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. Factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer include older age, a family history of the disease, and race. A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology;…

Ovarian cancer

Precise Diagnosis And Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer

Oncologists may soon have an accurate and inexpensive way of differentiating between types of ovarian cancer; that will improve how patients are treated; thanks to findings from a national research study co-led out of the University of Alberta. “One of the issues with ovarian cancer is that we cannot fully decipher between subtypes,” said Lynne…

Prostate Cancer

Men With Prostate Cancer At Greater Risk Of Tumor Metastasis

For about 90 % of men with prostate cancer, cancer remains localized to the primary site; resulting in a five-year survival rate of almost 100 %. Unfortunately, the remaining 10 % of patients develop the locally invasive and metastatic disease; which increases the severity of the disease and the likelihood of death and limits treatment…

Gene mutation

Prostate Cancer Patients With Gene Mutation

Scientists have identified a gene mutation in the tumors of men with prostate cancer; that is to very poor survival and which could used to pick out patients for more intensive treatment. Men with mutations in the retinoblastoma gene in their tumors were more than three times as likely to die; nearly seven times as…

Transvaginal mesh

Transvaginal Mesh for Prolapse Stirs Controversy

The ban on further sales of transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP); imposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month has some people cheering; some saying that an important choice for physicians has lost, and some saying that the decision came too late. The ruling pertains only to transvaginal mesh for…

Erectile dysfunction

Serious Illness May Not Seek Erectile Dysfunction

Men with cancer or other chronic illnesses are less likely to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction; even though sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life, researchers say. With a better understanding of the reasons why men do not seek help; doctors could change the way they talk to their patients and help…

Urethral obstruction

Researchers Find Gene For Urethral Obstruction

Even before birth, an obstructed urethra can cause a variety of issues in the unborn child; ranging from mild urinary problems to kidney failure. This highly variable disease is called LUTO (lower urinary tract obstruction). An international team of researchers led by the University of Bonn has now discovered a first gene involved in this…

Blood-based biomarkers

Personalized Treatment Of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified blood-based biomarkers; that may determine which patients will benefit from continued hormonal therapy for advanced prostate cancer. The results are published in the journal JAMA Oncology. The researchers envision that this discovery may eventually result in a test that contributes to more personalized treatment of the disease. Prostate…

Cranberry

Cranberry Oligosaccharides: Responsible For Preventing UTIs

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract the bladder and the urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection is limited to your bladder can painful and annoying.…