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Hormone vs. Non-Hormone Therapies for Advanced Prostate Cancer

If prostate cancer reaches an advanced stage and cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body, treatment is a necessity. Watchful waiting is …

Cancer

Rejoice: Red Wine Decreases Risk Of Prostate Cancer By 12%

While you might want to pair your red with a sirloin steak or your white with seafood, you might be surprised to find out your doing more good than …

Cancer

The humble mushroom is the newest superfood

Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni.<p>In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of …

Holistic Medicine

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

<b>A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia.</b><p>In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson's and bladder problems.<p>University of East Anglia researchers found more cases of dementia in patients prescribed …

Dementia

New LED streetlights may double cancer risk, new research warns

Britain’s new generation of street lights risk dramatically increasing rates of breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have warned officials to consider limiting the roll-out of LED (light-emitting diode) lights after an investigation indicated a “strong link” between the …

Cancer

Study finds dark chocolate dampens stress and inflammation, boosts memory and mood

The health benefits of dark chocolate are well known, the cacao within it being a bountiful source of antioxidants that can protect against aging and …

The Brain

Patient Perspectives on Prostate Diseases

<b>“Why me?”</b> The fact is, almost every man, by age 50, will suffer the “going and growing” problems of BPH. And nearly one man in seven will be …

Cancer

Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate test

Scientists have announced the development of a highly accurate and reliable technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. The Dundee University-based team say they have used an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) to detect prostate tumours. The method is non-invasive and cheaper …

Cancer

The Realities of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men. However, when it's caught and treated early, the cure rate is high. After treatment, most men …

A quarter of prostate removals lead to incontinence, experience is key to success

A quarter of all men who have to have their prostate removed because of cancer end up suffering from permanent...

Cancer

This Diet Fights Cancer

In the category of diet buzz backed by legit science, one of the few approaches that makes the cut is the Mediterranean diet. And research from <i>The</i> …

Cancer

Prostate cancer: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late, charity says

<b>Four in 10 prostate cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed late, a study suggests.</b><p>The report by charity Orchid found a "worrying trend" of late diagnosis with 37% of prostate cancer cases diagnosed at stages three and four.<p>It comes as ministers announced extra funding for prostate cancer research.<p>In …

Cancer

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features

With their prominent noses, protruding faces and swept-back cheekbones, Neanderthals were nothing if not striking. Now researchers say they have unpicked why our big-browed cousins had such distinctive features.<p>Previous research has suggested a number of possible explanations for Neanderthals’ …

Humanity

Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment

People with prostate cancer may soon be able to decrease their daily dose of medicine and avoid side effects simply by taking the drug with food, …

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Oldest Human DNA from Africa Reveals Clues About a Mysterious Ancient Culture

Burials from a cave in Morocco have yielded the oldest human DNA evidence yet from Africa, offering new insight into Stone Age migrations.<p>The DNA …

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Google knows where you’ve been<p>Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You …

Privacy

Bread's crust not more nutritious than the rest

<b>(CNN) —</b> I always find it a challenge to make interesting, fun lunches for my daughters to take to school, the kind of stuff they can't wait to eat when they pop open their lunch boxes.<p>Early on, I discovered the notion that cookie cutters don't have to be used solely for cookies, and so I bought a …

Nutrition

The dark truth about chocolate

Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the letter A.<p>More accurately, and to avoid adding to considerable existing confusion, it is the seeds of the</i> …

Holistic Medicine

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

13 Supplement or Medication Combos You Should Never Mix

Millions of us take vitamins, minerals, and other supplements daily to improve our health and well-being—but taking certain pills together can create …

Wellness

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.<p>The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The …

Biomedicine

MRI for all men suspected of prostate cancer could save thousands of lives - new study

Giving all men with suspected prostate cancer an immediate MRI scan would save thousands of lives a year, the results of a new study suggest.<p>A trial by British scientists found the comprehensive scan was 12 per cent more likely to detect dangerous tumours than the traditional biopsy, and that the …

Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found

The more we learn about ancient human history, the more we see that <i>Homo sapiens</i> is not a unique species that stands apart from the rest of the evolutionary tree.<p>As our early ancestors spread around the globe and encountered other early hominin species like the Neanderthals, we interbred with them …

University of Washington

Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can be traced back to these archaic humans.<p>In Asians, as much as 3% of an individual's DNA may be Neanderthal. For Europeans, it's as much as 2%. A new study has found that our …

Anthropology

Treatment for enlarged prostate uses a robot and a jet of water

Investors back commercialization of the technology to the tune of $118 million.<p>Procept BioRobotics, a Silicon Valley-based surgical robotics company, …

Imaging