Pelvic pain

17 May 2013

Pelvic pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition and causes of pelvic pain.

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Chronic pelvic pain in women

17 May 2013

Chronic pelvic pain — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments of pelvic pain in women.

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Prostate Cancer and Genetics

19 November 2012

Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men, the pathophysiology of this disease remains poorly understood. No definite behavioral or environmental risk factors have been identified, but genetics are an important and likely the strongest contributing factor to the development and progression of the disease. Indeed it has been shown that [...]

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy—In Deodorant Form?

13 November 2012

Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first underarm testosterone replacement therapy. The treatment is a testosterone 2% topical solution and can be applied to the underarm, much like deodorant. Results of the study showed that 84.1% of men with hypogonadism increased their testosterone blood levels to within the normal range of [...]

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Study Shows Good Outcome for Delayed Prostate Surgery

20 October 2012

Men with early prostate cancer who put off surgery is almost the same as men who had prompt surgery. On average, their tumors were no likely to develop into a more aggressive form than men who had surgery immediately after diagnosis. Additionally, after eight years, .9 percent of men who delayed surgery had died compared [...]

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New Prostate Cancer Treatment Criticized

06 October 2012

The device called NanoKnife is undergoing scrutiny as a cancer killing machine throughout the United States.  NanoKnife uses electrical jolts to zap tumors, but a thorough analysis, including a large clinical trial to prove it is safe and effective in people, has not been conducted. Currently, 13 United States hospitals including Baptist Health Medical Center in [...]

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Cranberry for a Healthy Prostate

16 September 2012

According to a new study from the Czech Republic, cranberries may provide men’s prostates with protection from disease.  The British Journal of Nutrition published the results from a study conducted by scientists from Palacky University in Olomouc.  The team reported that six months of supplementation with 1,500 mg per day of dried powdered cranberries significantly [...]

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Prostate Surgery Causing Problems for Sexual Function

04 September 2012

A new long-term follow-up study indicates that many men continue to feel distressed about their reduced sexual function years after prostate surgery.  In fact, the study reveals that sexual function is so important to them that adapting to a lower level of functioning is much more difficult than adapting to temporary urinary problems, explains Dr. [...]

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Low-Fat Diet May Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

23 August 2012

According to a study lead by a team of researchers at Jonsson Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, a diet high in unhealthy types of fats is a potential cause of prostatic diseases, which includes benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. The researchers focused on mice that were fed a diet high in [...]

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Flossing and Prostate Disease: Is There a Link?

08 July 2012

For years, toothpaste ad campaigns have touted, “Healthy teeth, healthy smile, and healthy life.”  But only in recent years have periodontists and urologists began to work together in a study focused on a link between gum disease and prostate disorders. Previous studies have found a connection between inflammation in the mouth from gum disease and heart [...]

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