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2008-06-16 06:00:00

By Gina Kolata For the first time, leading prostate cancer specialists say they have a drug that can significantly cut men's risk of developing the disease, dropping the incidence by 30 percent. But the discovery, arising from a new analysis of a large federal study, comes with a debate: Should men take the drug? Prostate cancer is unlike any other because it is relatively slow- growing, and while it can kill, it often is not lethal. In fact, most leading specialists say, a major problem...

2008-06-15 09:00:06

By GINA KOLATA By Gina Kolata The New York Times For the first time, leading specialists in prostate cancer say, they have a drug that can significantly cut men's risk of developing the disease, dropping the incidence by 30 percent. But the discovery, arising from a new analysis of a large federal study, comes with a debate: Should men take the drug? Prostate cancer is unlike any other because it is relatively slow- growing and, while it can kill, it often is not lethal. Most...

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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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.