Health

10
Oct
Should men take the PSA test?

When thinking about it, the decision whether the PSA screening test for prostate cancer should be taken or not, is pretty clear. It’s just a blood test and could decide whether patients suffer of prostate cancer before the symptoms appear. However, so far studies have revealed that this test failed to save lives. Many times the cancers that have been found were slow growing and might never have caused problems. The U.S. Preventive Services... [read news]

07
Oct
No screening against prostate cancer

New tests show that healthy men should no longer receive a P.S.A. blood test in order to screen for prostate cancer because the test does not save lives and most times leads to painful treatments. A key government health panel announced that these tests may lead to pain, impotence and incontinence in many cases. The recommendation that is due to be released next week was written by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. The results... [read news]

05
Oct
New findings in stem cell technology

U.S. scientists have managed to use a cloning technique for the first time in order to make embryonic stem cells grow in an unfertilized human egg cell. This achievement is an important finding, but also a new flashpoint for those who are against this type of research. The researchers wanted to prove that it was possible to use somatic cell nuclear transfer known as SCNT in order to get embryonic stem cells. These cells have to match the... [read news]

04
Oct
Low levels of vitamin D increase chance of stroke

A new research has proved that low levels of vitamin D could be one of the key factors behind cardiovascular diseases. Even though heart attacks and death are also connected to the low levels of the vitamin, it is not yet known whether boosting these levels with medicine will help reduce the risk."This isn't original research, but it's a very extensive review of the existing literature. There's evidence low vitamin D levels affect blood... [read news]

02
Oct
Men are more likely to develop colon cancer than women

A study suggests that men may have to start screening for colon cancer earlier than women. The study showed that men are more likely to develop precancerous lesions in their colon. It has been shown that 24.9 percent men have these adenomas as compared to 14.8 percent of women. Moreover, men are more likely to develop them earlier than women. "In our study, analysis of age- and sex-specific prevalence of adenomas, advanced adenomas and... [read news]

29
Sep
Diabetes increases risk of colon cancer

According to an international study, people who suffer of diabetes have an increased risk of developing colon cancer. Unfortunately the reasons for this connection and the steps that have to be taken to avoid the situation remain unknown.Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, were led by Hiroki Yuhara. The team thoroughly examined 14 international studies and noticed that patients suffering from diabetes were 38 percent more... [read news]

26
Sep
How to deal with the effects of prostate cancer?

It is a well known fact that the treatment against prostate cancer such as surgery and radiation can disrupt a couple’s private life in a serious way. However, a recent study showed that men and women had been helped by counselling and managed to find different treatments for erectile dysfunction, learning how to implement them in the process.Two hundred men and their wives were separated in three groups: one group received face to face... [read news]

26
Sep
New recommendations for Tdap vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new recommendations for the usage of the Tdap vaccine that helps protect older children and adults against the pertussis disease. The vaccine also protects the body against diphtheria and tetanus."Changes in recommendation for pertussis vaccination have come about as a consequence of the re-emergence of whooping cough," explained Dr. Len... [read news]

25
Sep
New drug may aid in the fight against breast cancer

Novartis's bone drug Zometa has been found to be able to extend the life of older breast cancer patients. Unfortunately the drug was unable to improve the survival rate of younger women. The results of the large-scale clinical trial were announced on Sunday. The data which was presented at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress (EMCC) showed that the drug known as zoledronic acid only managed to improve the survival rate at patients... [read news]

25
Sep
Women have a new reason to fear divorce

 A recent study showed that women who go through divorce have more to fear than just heartache. It appears they are also in danger of losing their hair. Apart from genetics, the second reason for hair loss at women depends on their marital status. Women who lost a spouse either to death or divorce are more in danger of losing their hair than single or married women.“Most likely, stress is the aspect of a troubling divorce that appears to... [read news]


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