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Studies Aim To Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity 2019-01-04

The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. One will study long-term approaches to prevent or treat childhood obesity.…

Stem Cells, A Smart Use For Wisdom Teeth 2019-01-04

A new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone should need some. …

Smokeless Tobacco Products Are Not A Safe Alternative 2019-01-04

Smokeless tobacco products have a high risk of addiction and returning to smoking and should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes, cigars or pipes, says the America Heart Association in a policy statement.…

Counterfeit Drugs Become Growing Problem 2019-01-04

Last year, nearly 1,700 incidents of counterfeit drugs were reported worldwide, triple the number in 2004, says the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI), a group funded by drugmakers, USA Today reports. …

Prostatitis: What Men Should Know 2019-01-04

The American Urological Association recommends a yearly prostate exam for every man over age 40 and an immediate exam for those who develop persistent urinary symptoms. You might not have heard of it. …

Blood Test Accurately Predicts Death From Prostate Cancer 2019-01-04

A blood test at the age of 60 can accurately predict the risk that a man will die from prostate cancer within the next 25 years, according to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York.…

For Some Prostate Cancer, Surgery Is Better Than Radiation 2019-01-04

Surgery for localized prostate cancer offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation or hormonal therapies, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.…

Prostate Cancer Screening Urgently Needed Amongst Dutch Men 2019-01-04

A recent TNS NIPO survey, on behalf of the Dutch Association of Urology (NVU) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), showed that almost four out of 10 Dutch men of 50 years and older suffer, or have suffered.…

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2019-01-04

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Each year over 32,000 men will die from prostate cancer and about 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed during their lifetime with the disease, the second most common type of cancer in men. …

Treatment to Protect Women from IVF Dangers Possible After N 2019-01-04

A potentially deadly complication of fertility treatment has been uncovered by scientists at Middlesex University. The team has identified the genetic abnormality that causes Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome.…