The USPSTF recommends that prostate cancer screenings should be an individual decision.
Antiandrogen therapy with daily bicalutamide to salvage radiation therapy resulted in significantly higher rates of long-term overall survival.
Unprocessed red meat was associated with an increased risk of diverticulitis.
The guidelines provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of male urethral stricture.
Researchers sought to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with use of testosterone treatment.
Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.
Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.
The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.
Patients with prostate cancer receiving androgen-deprivation therapy may have a greater risk of dementia.
A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.
Men 65 years of age and older who received 1 year of testosterone therapy reported better mood and fewer depressive symptoms.
Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
Men who have sex with men who disclosed their sexual identity to their providers were more likely to receive appropriate health services, including routine HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.
Investigators found an increased risk of ischemic stroke among all patients within 21 days following initiation of alpha-blocker therapy.
The analysis of diagnostic characteristics may predict the result of a confirmatory biopsy.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
New research suggests that men with low-risk prostate cancer who undergo choose watchful waiting may not receive timely treatment when compared to those undergoing active treatment.
In the United States, the rate of prostate cancer screening is down, and the number of men diagnosed with the disease has also dropped.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
Extremely high and low amounts of physical activity increase heart failure risk in men.
Higher doses of radiation does not increase survival rates in low-risk prostate cancer.
Men who took erectile dysfunction medication had increased risk for melanoma, but it is probably due to lifestyle factors.
More targeted efforts needed for prostate-specific antigen screening.
Male patients with psoriasis have higher levels of estradiol and lower levels of testosterone compared with controls.
There was no association between having an older mother and increased risk of these cancers.
Adult patients diagnosed with congenital heart failure need to seek routine follow-up care.
Combination radiation and hormone therapy is more effective than hormone therapy alone for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Long-term selenium and vitamin E supplementation did not reduce apparently healthy male patients' risks of developing age-related cataracts.
Although men lost more weight than women, the evidence does not indicate that weight loss strategies should differ according to sex.
The FDA is releasing draft guidance that would allow blood donations from men who have sex with men.
Excess weight was associated with 5.4% (n=345,000) of new cancers in women and 1.9% (n=136,000) of new cancers in men in 2012.
Men who ate more trans fat demonstrated notably worse performance on the word memory test.
The only significant factor in the recurrence of genital warts was marital status.
For elderly men, low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone DHEA and its sulfate, DHEA-S, predict coronary heart disease risk.
Compared with women, though, men were more likely to show changes in traditional physiological measures such as blood pressure.
Younger men and minority males were at highest-risk of not getting HIV-related treatment.
Initial myocardial infarctions could be prevented in four out of five male patients with a proper combination of healthy lifestyle choices.
More than half of the male survey respondents who reported violence against their spouse or partner had at least one routine health visit within the past year.
Male patients who reported a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness postponed increases in age-related diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.
Lipoprotein improvements from fenofibrate greater for women than men; CVD event reduction similar.
Chemicals found in many household products may reduce androgen levels in both sexes.
PCPs should encourage physical activity, smoking cessation, and a healthy diet for PCa survivors.
The USPSTF document noted that the prevalence of AAA is 3.9% to 7.2% in men and 1.0% to 1.3% in women.
A 58% increase in incidence rate per 100,000 has been noted from 1992 to 2010.
High-risk patients treated with testosterone had a lower rate of heart attacks compared with patients who did not receive treatment.
About 20 million new STIs are diagnosed each year in the United States, with half occurring in young people aged 15 to 25 years.
Responses to caffeine vary across the menstrual cycle in postpubertal female patients.
Only 50% of male patients living with unmarried partners underwent cholesterol and diabetes screenings.
The FDA would need additional research to sell the erectile dysfunction drug over-the-counter.
Intensive exercise may not benefit patients with existing heart conditions.
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging reported high accuracy in diagnosing low-risk prostate cancers.
Low adherence rates for prostate cancer care may be target for future quality improvements.
Risk of long-term mortality is lower compared with watchful waiting.
Investigation prompted by two recent studies citing possible elevated cardiovascular risks with testosterone therapy.
A mistreated scrotal infection eventually led to castration.
Risk for advanced prostate cancer was 75% lower in men with high levels of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin -- a measure of melatonin breakdown in urine.
The FDA is warning of a rare but serious risk of painfully prolonged erections with ADHD drugs containing methylphenidate.
Even after adjustment, acute, chronic inflammation linked to lower PCa risk at two-year repeat biopsy.
The FDA has approved Xioflex to treat the connective tissue disorder.
Potential psychological harm associated with biopsy even in absence of cancer diagnosis
Older men who take resveratrol supplements may be depriving themselves of the cardiovascular benefits they should be getting from exercise.
Drinking coffee may lower the risk for prostate cancer recurrence and disease progression.
Aids help men make more informed choices regarding PSA screening, but did not affect actual screening rates.
Men consuming a soy supplement on a daily basis saw no reduction in their chances of prostate cancer recurrence.
Study shows a significant correlation between men with restless legs syndrome and mortality.
Colorectal cancer prevention efforts should encourage the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight in addition to regular screenings
Replacing carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat may reduce prostate cancer mortality.
Higher rates of obesity and higher BMIs observed in men with remitted ADHD versus men with no ADHD history.
Xofigo has been approved three months ahead of schedule to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Primary-care practitioner beliefs about prostate-cancer screening account for much of the variability in the use of an informed-decision-making process.
Regular, moderate exercise was associated with decreased prostate cancer risk in white, but not black, men.
The FDA has expanded the indication for abiraterone acetate to include treating late-stage castration-resistant prostate cancer before the administration of chemotherapy.
American boys are 6 months to 2 years younger at puberty onset today compared with studies dating back to the 1930s.
Lycopene, an antioxidant found in high concentrations in tomatoes and tomato products, may lower stroke risk in men.
Choline C 11 Injection, a PET scan imaging agent, is now available for men with elevated PSA levels after earlier treatment for prostate cancer.
Lack of cancer expertise, continuity of care cited as barriers to receiving follow-up cancer care from primary care providers.
Moderate chocolate consumption lowered the risk for any type of stroke 17% to 19%.
Estimates project that decreases in male circumcision rates would likely correlate with greater prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and medical costs in both men and women.
Updated guidelines no longer recommended cephalosporins as first-line therapy.
The FDA has approved ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap, Sanofi-Aventis) in combination with a FOLFIRI regimen for adults with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer.
The Prostate Health Index is a non-invasive blood test that is 2.5-times more specific in detecting prostate cancer than prostate-specific antigen in patients with PSA values in the 4-10 ng/mL range.
Based on the evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave a grade D recommendation against PSA-based screening for men in the general U.S. population, regardless of age.
Many clinicians find it difficult to determine when it's appropriate to stop screening patients for prostate cancer.
Men taking daily long-acting opioids were nearly five times more likely to become hypogonadal than were men on short-acting opioids.
Extended follow-up data from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer shows screening reduced risk of death from prostate cancer, but not all-cause mortality.
The American College of Physicians recommends clinicians begin screening average-risk individuals for colorectal cancer at age 50 years.
Early-onset androgenetic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness, may be a marker of urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, data indicate.
Although low serum testosterone is associated with increased adiposity, an adverse metabolic risk profile, and atherosclerosis, few studies have shown a protective link between endogenous testosterone and cardiovascular events, until recently.
Two studies offer data about the effects if vitamin E and saw palmetto on the prostate.
Research suggests that androgen-deprivation therapy improves survival when added to radiotherapy in men with locally advanced, stage T3 or T4 prostate cancer or with prostate cancer with high metastatic risk.
Testosterone levels were lower after sleep loss than after more appropriate rest intervals, with the effect of restricted sleep especially apparent between 2 pm and 10 pm.
Fortesta is a topical gel formulation of the androgen testosterone, indicated as replacement therapy in men for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of the endogenous hormone.
Drinking one to three cups of coffee a day was associated with a 30% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer.
A large, ethnically diverse study has linked the regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with erectile dysfunction beyond what would be expected due to age and comorbidity.
A 20-year study has revealed that the rate of death from prostate cancer did not differ significantly between men who had been screened for the disease and men who had not.
U.S. primary care providers ordered twice as many office-based prostate-specific antigen tests in 2008 as they did in 1997.
Elevated serum uric acid levels may be a marker for an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.