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Genetics May Explain Why Calcium Increases Risk For Prostate Cancer 2011-09-19

A study by epidemiologists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral. …

Fluoroquinolones Up Risk of Post-Biopsy Acute Prostatitis 2011-09-17

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In patients who undergo transrectal prostate biopsy, prior use of fluoroquinolones is the most significant risk factor for developing post-procedure acute prostatitis, according to a study published.…

Calcium Linked to Prostate Cancer 2011-09-17

A high intake of calcium is linked to prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral, U.S. researchers say. Gary G. Schwartz at Wake Forest Baptist and colleagues at the Keck School of Medicine.…

Common Invasive Test Not Necessary For Kidney Disease Patients 2011-09-16

Equations that estimate a patient's kidney function work as well as direct, invasive measurements, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). …

Teen Contraceptive Website Launched By Researcher 2011-09-14

Friends, the mainstream media and the internet, all potentially unreliable sources, continue to be the way America's young adults find their health information. Research has found that they often do not turn to them for information.…

Prostate cancer treatment can sometimes cause more problems 2011-09-13

With a family history of cancer, Robert Lynch faithfully got a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for 30 years to keep tabs on his prostate. His diligence paid off when prostate cancer was detected at an early stage.…

Mumps May Cause Infertility In Men - Medics 2011-09-10

Olokun, a Consultant with the National Hospital,Abuja, has warned that men who contact mumpsafterpuberty are prone to become victims of infertility.He told newsmen in Abuja that mumps could affect one or both of the testes in a male child.…