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Urine Test Can Help Detect and Sort Prostate Cancer 2011-10-29

Researchers report that an investigational urine test can detect and stratify prostate cancer in men with elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA), according to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan Medical School.…

Risk Of Kidney Disease In African-Americans Increased By Gene Variant 2011-10-27

African-Americans with two copies of the APOL1 gene have about a 4 percent lifetime risk of developing a form of kidney disease, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. …

Vaccine for Chlamydia Comes Closer to Reality 2011-10-26

UK researchers have made a breakthrough in accessing the chlamydial genome and believe it could pave the way for new treatments and the development of a vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease. …

PSA Test Valuable In Predicting Biopsy Need, Low-Risk Prostate Cancer 2011-10-25

The prostate-specific antigen test, commonly known as the PSA test, is valuable in predicting which men should have biopsies and which are likely to be diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, a Mayo Clinic study has found.…

Saw Palmetto No Help for Enlarged Prostate, Study Says 2011-10-24

Saw palmetto offers no relief from symptoms of prostate enlargement, a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). That's the stark finding of a new study that tested the popular herbal remedy in men suffering from BPH.…

Prostate Cancer Severity Increases With Age 2011-10-22

The research, published in the journal Cancer, analyzed data from 464,918 men in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Results indicated that men aged 75 and older made up over one quarter of all prostate cancer cases.…

Recent Study Reports Vitamin E Supplements Increase Prostate Cancer Risk 2011-10-21

A clinical trial testing the effects of vitamin E and selenium supplementation on prostate cancer shows a statistically significant increase in cancer risk with vitamin E supplementation, according to the latest analysis. …