Posted 5:00 PM 4/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low levels of the hormone testosterone may be at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.
Both men and women with rheumatoid arthritis have lower levels of testosterone in their blood than people without the disease. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who use drugs called glucocorticoids -- a class of steroids -- are at increased risk for blood clots in their veins, according to a new study.
Glucocorticoids are anti-inflammatory drugs widely used to treat conditions such as chronic obstructive (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men obsessed with muscle-building lean toward traditional ideas of masculinity, while men fixated on being thin likely associate with more feminine stereotypes, according to new research.
Guys consumed by the idea that they (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report.
"Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/26/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report.
This study of more than 500 black men found that those "who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop prostate cancer," said (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system was suppressed by steroid drugs used to treat an inflammatory (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 3/18/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a caution in the hairless-body craze. Pubic hair removal could boost your risk for a pox infection, French researchers say.
Skin irritation brought on by either shaving, clipping or waxing the genital area could explain the recent increase among (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/13/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers interested in creating a sense of closeness with their daughters should look for fun things to do together, a new study suggests.
When researchers asked fathers and daughters what experiences most affected their relationships in a notable (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Significant regional variations in Medicare spending for U.S. patients with advanced cancer are not linked to differences in survival, according to new research.
For the study, which was published March 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/7/2013 by By Amy Norton
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who get steroid injections for degeneration in their lower spine may fare worse than people who skip the treatment, a small study suggests.
The research, published recently in the journal Spine, followed 276 older adults with spinal (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The newest medications used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don't appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates.
There has been concern that these medications, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/21/2013 by By Denise Mann
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Men with advanced prostate cancer might live longer when they are taking blood-thinning medication, a small study suggests.
Prostate cancer patients who were also taking a blood thinner, usually to stave off a blood clot, had a 39 percent increase in (More)