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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed for Bladder Infections Less Effective Than Others

Apr. 27, 2015 — Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic ... read more

Diffusion Tensor MR Tractography Effective as Quantitative Tool, Treatment Marker Response

Apr. 24, 2015 — MR tractography may be a reliable quantitative imaging biomarker to assess prostate cancer treatment response to androgen deprivation and radiation therapy, researchers ... read more

Women, Regardless of Their Backgrounds, Seek Help for the 'Got to Go' Feeling

Apr. 8, 2015 — Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating -- and ubiquitous -- feature of becoming 'a woman of a certain age:' the need ... read more

Genetic Alterations Associated With Risk of Prostate Cancer

Apr. 2, 2015 — 22 genetic variations that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer have been identified by an international team of researchers. Prostate cancer affects one out of every 6 ... read more

Study Debunks Common Misconception That Urine Is Sterile

Mar. 30, 2015 — Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. "While traditional urine cultures have been the gold standard to ... read more

Fitness Level Associated With Lower Risk of Some Cancers, Death in Men

Mar. 26, 2015 — Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if ... read more

Prostate Cancer and Treatment Choices: Decision Shared by Doctor and Patient?

Mar. 26, 2015 — Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients – but is the decision really shared? According to researchers, shared decision-making isn’t easy, and clinicians need help. ... read more

Sweeping Prostate Cancer Review Upends Widely Held View on Radiation

Mar. 23, 2015 — Two new studies have upended the widely held view that it's best to delay radiation treatment as long as possible after the removal of the prostate in order to prevent unwanted side effects. The ... read more

Prostate Screening: Combining MRI With Conventional Prostate Surveillance Effective, Study Suggests

Mar. 23, 2015 — Initial results from a randomized screening trial indicates that using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alongside conventional prostate cancer screening seems to offer improved cancer detection and ... read more

Vitamin D May Keep Low-Grade Prostate Cancer from Becoming Aggressive

Mar. 22, 2015 — Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, scientists ... read more

Regaining Normal Sexual Functioning Is 'Rare' After Prostate Operations

Mar. 21, 2015 — Regaining normal erectile function is rare after the most common prostate operation, radical prostatectomy, new research ... read more

Smokers at Twice Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurring After Surgery

Mar. 20, 2015 — Current smokers, and those who have quit smoking less than 10 years previously, have twice the risk of a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgery, according to new ... read more

How Fatty Acids Can Fight Prostate Cancer

Mar. 18, 2015 — A mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells has been found by researchers. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that ... read more

Predicting Prostate Cancer: Nanotechnology Shows Promise for More Accurate Prostate Cancer Screening and Prognosis

Mar. 16, 2015 — A study in the emerging field of nanocytology could one day help men make better decisions about whether or not to undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatments. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ... read more

Study Identifies 'Lethal' Subtype of Prostate Cancer

Mar. 16, 2015 — Of prostate cancer patients with combination MAP3K7 and CHD1 deletions, about 50 percent will have recurrent prostate cancer, which ultimately leads to death, a study concludes. About 10 percent of ... read more

Gene Leads to Malformation of the Urinary Tract

Mar. 12, 2015 — A gene that is associated with a rare congenital anomaly of the urinary tract called classic bladder exstrophy has been discovered by a team of researchers. It increases the likelihood that the ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — A new MRI technique for more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer has been developed by researchers. The sharper MRI image can provide more accurate biopsies, enable better treatment ... read more

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased in Women Who Have First-Degree Relatives With a History of Prostate Cancer

Mar. 9, 2015 — Having a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman's risk of developing breast ... read more

Older, White Males With Advanced Bladder Cancer at High Risk for Suicide

Mar. 4, 2015 — Older, single white males with advanced bladder cancer have the highest suicide risk among those with other cancers of the male genitals and urinary system, researchers report. The review identified ... read more

Testosterone Being Prescribed When Not Medically Needed

Mar. 3, 2015 — A new study found that 20 percent of men were prescribed testosterone despite having normal testosterone levels based on the Endocrine Society's guidelines. The study also found that 39 percent ... read more

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