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2008-02-13 00:30:00

Diet high in vegetables, low in fat, plus moderate alcohol may reduce the risk of BPH SEATTLE "“ Men who eat a diet low in fat and red meat but high in vegetables and lean protein and who drink alcohol in moderation may not just be doing their hearts a favor. A new study shows that such a heart-healthy diet may also be good for the prostate. Specifically, such a diet significantly decreases the risk of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. The bothersome condition is...

2007-08-30 06:19:04

By Verdier-Sevrain, S ABSTRACT Estrogens have a profound influence on skin. The relative hypoestrogenism that accompanies menopause exacerbates the deleterious effects of both intrinsic and environmental aging. Estrogens prevent skin aging. They increase skin thickness and improve skin moisture. Beneficial effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on skin aging have been well documented, but HRT cannot obviously be recommended solely to treat skin aging in menopausal women. Topical...

2007-08-02 06:16:50

By Spatafora, Sebastiano Conti, Giario; Perachino, Massimo; Casarico, Antonio; Et al Key words: Diagnosis - Drug therapy - Lower urinary tract symptoms - Practice guidelines - Prostatic diseases - Prostatic hyperplasia - Surgery ABSTRACT Background and scope: Despite the high prevalence and huge socio- economic impact of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Italy, no national guidelines have been produced so far. This is a summary of the first Italian guidelines on the diagnosis and...

2006-03-27 14:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When given in combination with oral contraceptives, finasteride, an orally administered drug approved for male-patterned baldness, can improve female-pattern hair loss in most women, according to the results of a small study reported in the March issue of the Archives of Dermatology. At present, the main treatment for female-pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil, which is effective, but tolerability can be an issue, senior author Dr. Antonella Tosti and...

2006-02-11 14:07:36

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Kicked out of the Olympic Village in front of his colleagues and friends, a tearful U.S. athlete Zach Lund told Reuters on Saturday he would not rest until he had brought anti-doping officials to book. Skeleton gold medal contender Lund was ordered to pack his bags at the Winter Games as his U.S. team mates prepared to march for the glitzy Opening Ceremony. The Court of Arbitration for Sport -- despite saying Lund was no cheat -- ruled on Friday he...

2006-02-10 12:09:35

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - American skeleton gold medal hope Zach Lund, who blamed a positive drugs test on a hair growth stimulant, has been kicked out of the Olympic Games and given a one-year ban for doping. Lund was banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday, hours before the Opening Ceremony. The suspension was imposed as CAS partially upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA had called on the court to ban Lund for two years following his...

2006-02-10 05:56:36

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore has tested positive for a substance on the World Anti-Doping Authority's banned list, the National Hockey League said on Thursday. Theodore tested positive for the hair restoration drug Propecia, which is not an anabolic steroid but a masking agent. Theodore's test was administered on December 12 and the results were revealed on January 14. He was tested because he was on Hockey Canada's 81-man Olympic eligibility list,...

2006-01-23 22:44:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American skeleton medal prospect Zach Lund was cleared to compete in next month's Turin Winter Olympics on Monday after he accepted a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a failed drugs test. Lund had faced a possible two-year ban after testing positive for the steroid masking agent finasteride at a World Cup race in Calgary on November 10. As a result of the doping violation, Lund has also been disqualified from his second place finish at...

2006-01-11 10:12:15

LONDON (Reuters) - America's skeleton world number one Zach Lund has been suspended by the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) pending an investigation into a positive drugs test at a World Cup event last month. "He has been suspended pending the completion of an investigation by the appropriate agencies in the U.S., namely the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which is a sanctioned entity of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)," FIBT media officer Donald Krone said...

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2005-11-15 12:40:00

NEW YORK -- Look around a crowd, and you'll see that lots of middle-aged men are losing their hair. As Baby Boomers, they have every right to demand, What is science doing about this? Quite a bit, it turns out. A British company, for example, says five guys are walking around with hundreds more hairs than they had before, thanks to an early test of what's been called hair cloning. An American outfit hopes to start testing a similar approach next year. Other scientists are tracking down genes...