New research shows how use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer
Statins are drugs that are often used to help lower cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Previous studies have suggested that statins could have a role in slowing down the growth of different types of cancers. This…
Erectile Dysfunction Associated with Lower Work Productivity in Men
Erectile dysfunction (ED) was linked with loss of work productivity and with lower health-related quality of life in an International Journal of Clinical Practice study of more than 52,000 men from eight countries.
Duration of Infertility in Men May Affect Sperm Count
A longer duration of infertility was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm in a BJU International study of 1644 infertile men.
Time for Young Men to Get Smart About Testicular Cancer
In November, some men grow mustaches to bring attention to men’s health issues. It’s also a good time for young men to learn about testicular cancer, the cancer that is most likely to strike them in the prime of life. Although relatively rare, testicular cancer…
Erectile dysfunction means increased risk for heart disease, regardless of other risk factors
Erectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Cystitis treatment: back to the 1950s
Doctors are beginning to prescribe antibiotic treatments from the 1950s for benign infections to fight antibiotic resistance and preserve the effectiveness of newer antibiotics. But these “old” antibiotics were not tested in the same way as their modern counterparts before being put on the market,…
Vigorous exercise reduces tiredness in testicular cancer survivors
High intensity interval training reduces tiredness and improves self-esteem for testicular cancer survivors, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Use of Ibuprofen and Similar NSAIDs May Shorten Life of Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-Inflammatory medications have a negative impact on overall and progression-free survival time for patients, according to a study published in the journal Kidney Cancer
Distress in men following prostate cancer can be reduced
A new web-based support programme will help reduce the psychological stress that impacts men who are recovering from prostate cancer. The new programme, which has been developed by researchers at the University of Surrey working alongside NHS clinicians, offers online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions…
Antidepressants and bladder medicines linked to dementia in landmark study
Long-term use of some anticholinergic medications are associated with an increased risk of dementia – according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UK).
Urinary Incontinence May Have Negative Effects on Sexual Health
In a new BJU International study, women with urinary incontinence reported declines in sexual activity and arousal over the last year, and they expressed increased concern about their frequency of sexual activity and ability to become sexually aroused. Men with urinary incontinence reported declines in…