Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.

Normal Testosterone Range Defined

Normal Testosterone Range Defined

The normal range for total testosterone is 264 to 916 ng/dL for healthy men ages 19 to 39 with a body mass index below 30 kg/m2.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men With Prostate Atrophy

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men With Prostate Atrophy

Prostate atrophy in more cores also was associated with lower risks of low- and high-grade disease.

New Prostate Cancer Grading System Validated

New Prostate Cancer Grading System Validated

Proposed 5-tiered system found to predict the risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic periodontitis was associated with 2.2-fold increased odds of ED.

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to BRCA1/2, ATM Mutations

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to BRCA1/2, ATM Mutations

Mutation carrier status was associated with earlier death and among lethal prostate cancer patients (age 67 vs 72 in non-carriers) and shorter survival.

Prostate Cancer AS Patients May Benefit from MRI/Fusion Biopsy

Prostate Cancer AS Patients May Benefit from MRI/Fusion Biopsy

In patients undergoing confirmatory biopsy for active surveillance, MRI can increase detection of clinically significant tumors compared with standard systematic biopsy.

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Criteria May Need Updating

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Criteria May Need Updating

When MRI-US fusion biopsy is added to the standard 12-core biopsy, the number of men eligible for active surveillance decreases, study finds.

Standard TRUS Prostate Biopsy Needed Despite Negative MRIs

Standard TRUS Prostate Biopsy Needed Despite Negative MRIs

Magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate missed 13% of high-grade cancers that were later found on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy.

Radium-223 Reduces Hospital Usage for Skeletal Events

Radium-223 Reduces Hospital Usage for Skeletal Events

CRPC patients treated with radium-223 spent fewer days in the hospital both before and after a skeletal event compared with placebo recipients.

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Declining in US

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Declining in US

Study of men diagnosed with PCa from 2008 to 2013 found declining incidence among whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders.

New Prostate Cancer Grading System Predicts Survival After RP

New Prostate Cancer Grading System Predicts Survival After RP

Study shows a significant difference in all-cause and cancer-specific mortality between Gleason score 8 and Gleason score 9-10 disease.

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

Obesity predicts a wider range of complications in PCa patients who undergo laparoscopic or robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy.

CTCs May Aid Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification

CTCs May Aid Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification

Analysis of circulating tumor cells may help identify patients at higher risk of biochemical recurrence after treatment.

PCa Cryoablation Achieves Acceptable Outcomes

PCa Cryoablation Achieves Acceptable Outcomes

In a study, the 5-year estimated biochemical failure-free survival rate, based on the Phoenix definition, was 84%.

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Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Oral cannabis-derived drugs can ease chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and oral cannabinoids can effectively treat spasms from multiple sclerosis.

Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

The researchers found that weekend warriors had a 30% lower all-cause mortality risk, while regular exercisers had a 35% lower risk.

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

The findings indicate that it's not only how much and how often, but also what type of exercise you do that seems to make the difference.

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

People with an irregular heartbeat should probably drink no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day with 2 alcohol-free days a week.

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Younger age at initiation was associated with increased risk of mortality, highlighting the importance of youth and early-adult smoking on lifetime mortality risk.

AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

Organizations such as Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies can help physicians aid in the treatment of opioid patients.

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Extreme groomers had a quadrupled risk of contracting an STI, and high-frequency groomers had a 3.5-fold increased risk of STI.

Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

Conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed.

Men's Health Update Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Report Id's Medical Benefits, Harms of Cannabis Products

Oral cannabis-derived drugs can ease chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and oral cannabinoids can effectively treat spasms from multiple sclerosis.

Men's Health Update Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

Weekend Warriors Also Enjoy Lower Risks of Early Death

The researchers found that weekend warriors had a 30% lower all-cause mortality risk, while regular exercisers had a 35% lower risk.

Men's Health Update Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits

The findings indicate that it's not only how much and how often, but also what type of exercise you do that seems to make the difference.

Men's Health Update Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

Moderate Alcohol Can Trigger Atrial Fibrillation

People with an irregular heartbeat should probably drink no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day with 2 alcohol-free days a week.

Men's Health Update Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age

Younger age at initiation was associated with increased risk of mortality, highlighting the importance of youth and early-adult smoking on lifetime mortality risk.

Men's Health Update AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

AMA Project May Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

Organizations such as Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies can help physicians aid in the treatment of opioid patients.

Men's Health Update Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Pubic Hair Removal May Up Risk of STIs

Extreme groomers had a quadrupled risk of contracting an STI, and high-frequency groomers had a 3.5-fold increased risk of STI.

Men's Health Update Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

Herbal, Dietary Supplements a Top Cause of Liver Toxicity

The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.

Men's Health Update 1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

Conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

Men's Health Update Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Vaccine Might Prevent Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed.

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