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Men with mild-to-moderate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can try a conservative approach called watchful waiting.
Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs.
When infants' tear ducts are blocked, the decision about when to intervene and the cost-effectiveness of doing so depend on how likely it is the problem will self-resolve.
As middle ear infections increase during the winter months, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggest that in many cases the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately.
Some men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer who opt not to initially receive treatment can be safe if they are closely monitored, U.S. researchers say.
Educating parents and physicians could reduce overuse of antibiotics.
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