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2011-06-23 00:00:31

The Oklahoma law firm of Atkins & Markoff and their team of defective drug lawyers hereby announces that it is offering free and confidential initial consultations for people who believe they are suffering from impotence and sexual dysfunction possibly due to Propecia use for hair loss. More information on whether or not a Propecia lawsuit can be filed may be found by visiting the newly added Propecia resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 The Oklahoma law...

2011-03-25 00:00:00

HairLoss.com, the Internet's most influential web site dedicated to providing unbiased consumer information about hair loss conditions and hair loss treatments, has introduced a free "hair loss concierge" â“ž¢ service to its users. The service, which commences on March 25th, will assist those suffering from hair loss and seeking a solution to perform their due diligence to locate a skilled and reputable local hair loss treatment provider. Ft. Lauderdale, FL...

2011-03-07 22:00:34

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that, for the first time, 5a-reductase inhibitors commonly used to treat urinary problems in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and found in popular medications to treat hair loss, can produce, persistent erectile dysfunction (ED), depression and loss of libido, even after the medication has been discontinued. Researchers led by Abdulmaged M. Traish, MBA, PhD, of Boston University School of Medicine, examined data...

2011-03-03 07:24:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Prostate cancer is one of the most controversial cancers in both diagnosis and treatment; and with recommendations from several cancer organizations to men with a rapid rise in PSA to immediately have a biopsy for prostate . . . it only adds to the already heated debate.   However, change in PSA "“ commonly referred to as PSA velocity "“ isn't the most accurate predictor for this second most common cancer.  The recent guidelines released from...

2011-02-25 12:53:07

Screening for PSA velocity leads to many unnecessary biopsies and should be removed from screening guidelines Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have found that change in PSA levels over time "” known as PSA velocity "” is a poor predictor of prostate cancer and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies. The new study of more than 5,000 men was published online February 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Andrew Vickers, PhD, Associate Attending...

2011-02-25 12:40:11

Guidelines of several cancer organizations have recommended that men with a rapid rise in PSA have a biopsy for prostate cancer, even if there is no other indication and the PSA is within the "normal" range. But change in PSA "“ known as PSA velocity"”is a poor predictor of prostate cancer, and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published online February 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers have known for many years that PSA...

2011-02-16 09:10:00

Researchers in France compared 388 men being treated for prostate cancer with 281 healthy men finding that those with the disease were twice as likely as the healthy men to have started losing their hair when they were 20. The study, released on Tuesday suggests they might benefit from early screening or preventative therapy, scientists told Reuters. Men going bald when they were 30 or 40, showed no difference in their risk of developing prostate cancer compared to the healthy group. "At...

2011-01-11 14:56:12

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany, have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in some individuals including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction and potential depression. These findings, which...

2010-10-22 14:05:48

A cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), report researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues in the October issue of the Journal of Urology. Together, the drugs worked even better. "We don't know the mechanism, but the results suggest to us that lowering cholesterol has the potential to reduce BPH in men," says senior author Keith Solomon, PhD, a biochemist,...

2010-10-06 17:22:52

When compared with placebo and other drugs, long-term use of finasteride improves urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, and reduces disease progression. This conclusion comes from combining the findings of 23 randomized clinical trials that evaluated almost 21,000 men, and is published this month in The Cochrane Library. Finasteride is frequently given to men who have lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as frequent voiding at night (nocturia), incomplete...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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