Posted 2:00 PM 6/13/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Some men who use finasteride (Propecia) to help battle baldness may also be drinking less alcohol, a new study suggests.
Among the potential side effects of the hair-restoring drug are a reduced sex drive, depression and suicidal thoughts. And it's men (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you reach out to shake someone's hand, consider this finding: A recent study of hand-washing habits found only 5 percent of people who used the restroom scrubbed long enough to kill germs that can cause infections.
Thirty-three percent (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/10/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer may boost their survival chances if they replace animal fats and carbohydrates in their diet with healthy fats such as olive oils, nuts and avocados, new research suggests.
Men who substituted 10 percent of their daily calories (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/5/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely to develop infections related to receiving health care than men, according to a large new study.
After examining thousands of cases involving hospitalized patients, researchers found that women were at much lower risk for (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Those late-night ads telling aging men that "low T" may be the reason they've lost the spring in their step appear to be reaching their audience. Use of testosterone therapy has increased dramatically over the past decade, according to a new study.
Posted 7:00 AM 5/31/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new class of drugs that show promise for treating advanced prostate cancer. The drugs, known as peptidomimetics, interfere with the signaling necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow, according to a new (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/29/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Since the start of last year's outbreak of fungal meningitis cases linked to tainted steroid injections, federal health officials have recommended three to six months of antifungal therapy to combat potentially fatal infections.
But health officials (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/28/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A father's depression may not have a negative effect on his children if he has a strong marriage, according to a new study.
Although depressed dads may have difficulty addressing the emotional needs of their children, researchers from the University of (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society, which is celebrating on Wednesday a century of fighting a disease once viewed as a death sentence, is making a pledge to put itself out of business.
Since 1913, the cancer society has played a role in nearly every major (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Aggressive treatment for prostate cancer may not be warranted for many older patients with underlying medical conditions, a new study finds.
Treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgery, radiation and radioactive seed implants, can cause serious side (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The costly form of radiation therapy that has become the norm for prostate cancer in the United States may be no better than the older, cheaper variety -- at least for some men, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among more than 1,000 U.S. men (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The tainted steroid injections linked to 55 recent U.S. deaths also caused many less lethal infections, more than half of them concentrated in Michigan, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Spinal meningitis deaths caused by contaminated (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Among young heart attack victims, women often have more medical issues, more chest pain and worse quality of life before the event than men, a new study reveals.
The researchers, from the Yale School of Medicine, said young women also tend to have (More)