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Elevated PSA Linked To Increase Risk of Urinary Symptoms in Men
Dr. Freedland: PSA is a marker of prostate pathology. While often used to screen for prostate cancer, it is not prostate specific and can be elevated due to inflammation or enlarged prostate or other reasons. Whether it predicts the development of ... [...]
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Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer Linked
If abortion were not a politically protected procedure, there would be agreement based on the facts: abortion is a risk contributor for breast cancer. If women were given fair warning of the risks attributed to abortion — breast cancer being one of ... [...]
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Immune System Compounds, Alpha Defensins, Seen to Reduce Inflammation Linked …
“This discovery opens the door to new approaches for the treatment and prevention of chronic inflammation. We are hopeful that with further research, these treatments could be exploited in the near future,” Dr. Mohini Gray, the study's lead ... [...]
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Back-to-school asthma attacks linked to common cold virus in children
Children with asthma are most likely to experience an attack at the start of the school year and after long breaks, and exacerbations appear to be linked to the common cold virus. These are the findings from research published in Proceedings of the ... [...]
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Asthma linked to increased risk of shingles
In their lifetime, around one third of Americans contract shingles or herpes zoster, a common virus with potentially serious consequences. Now, a new study finds that having asthma may increase the risk of developing shingles. older man coughing [...]
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Gene Variant Linked to Severe Cutaneous Reactions with Gout Treatment
Findings from a new study published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism show significant racial disparities in the risk of gout patients developing a serious, sometimes fatal adverse reaction to urate-lowering drugs. Current treatment for gout ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Is Linked to Alzheimer's and Depression
In fact, prostate cancer is the second biggest cause of death for men in the UK, and it's also quickly making its way up in the United States, even more so since heart disease has begun to dwindle. So it's understandable that coming up with a cure or a ... [...]
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Acetaminophen exposure before birth linked to asthma
Exposure to acetaminophen before birth and in infancy is linked to developing asthma in childhood, confirms a new study that also finds the link is independent of the reason for medication use. Heavily pregnant woman with thermometer, flu. The most ... [...]
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Aggressive Prostate Cancers Appear to Be Linked to Self-Renewing Stem Cells …
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that the prostate basal cell layer contains self-renewing adult stem cells, with a gene expression profile that overlaps that of aggressive and endocrine therapy-resistant ... [...]
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Response to Anti-TNF Linked to CV Risk in RA
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that successfully reduces RA disease activity also appears to improve cardiovascular (CV) risk in this population. Compared with European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) ... [...]
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High white blood cell ratio linked to recurrent cancer
A high ratio of two types of immune system cell is linked to an increased risk of disease recurrence after a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer. The findings,* published in the online journal ESMO Open, might guide future treatment and monitoring ... [...]
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Radiotherapy Linked to Secondary Cancers in Prostate Cancer
Men whose prostate cancer is treated with radiotherapy had a higher risk of developing secondary malignancies in the bladder, colon, and rectum, as compared with men who were not exposed to radiotherapy, according to a systemic review and ... [...]
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Radiation for Prostate Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
This systematic review of 21 studies found that although the absolute rates of secondary cancers were low, prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy had a higher risk of bladder, rectal, and colon cancers. The studies reviewed patients who ... [...]
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High white blood cell ratio linked to recurrence risk in early stage breast cancer
All the women had early stage breast cancer, defined as stages I or II, with no spread to other parts of the body. On the basis of their blood counts taken after diagnosis, but before treatment, 134 of the women had a low NLR (1.97 or lower) and 166 ... [...]
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Radiation for Prostate Ca Linked to Secondary Cancers
Wallis and his colleagues selected 21 studies for review that reported on prostate cancer patients who were treated with commonly used forms of radiotherapy. Thirteen studies used patients treated with surgery as controls and eight used patients who ... [...]
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to aggressive prostate cancer
The new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, provides a more direct correlation because it measured vitamin D levels within a couple of months before the tumour was visually identified as aggressive during surgery to remove the prostate. [...]
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