New urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer, reveals study

An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say

New urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer, reveals studyCurrent prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for genetic markers to give a more accurate assessment. Trials in 537 patients suggest it can reliably sort men by risk. It is one of a number of new tests, […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancerPublished early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may lead to a better understanding of the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer and provide new insights for treatment. Previous studies have shown that obesity is associated with an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer and a poorer prognosis […]

Eating spinach can help regulate blood pressure and prevent cancer

Spinach is one of the leafy green vegetables that most people find unappetising. However, if you knew its health benefits, you would want to consume it on a regular basis

Eating spinach can help regulate blood pressure and prevent cancerSpinach or Spinacia Oleracea is a vegetable that originated from Persia (called Iran at present). It is related to quinoa and beets and it belongs to the amaranth family. Much like any other vegetable, spinach is full of antioxidants and nutrients, making it very healthy. Spinach is high in insoluble fibre and low in carbs. […]

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

Cancer: 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  

Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer

Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  Love coffee? If the findings of a latest study are to be believed, the chemical compounds in coffee may help delay risk of prostate cancer. The findings could help pave way for treating drug-resistant cancer according to researchers. The study was carried by scientists from Kanazawa University in Japan who identified kahweol acetate and cafestol- […]

Prostate cancer symptoms: Here’s how you can recognise them

 When a man reaches about age 25, his prostate begins to grow. This natural growth is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it is the most common cause of prostate enlargement. This cancer can lead to enlargement and weakening of the prostate, which in turn can block the urethra

Prostate cancer symptoms: Here’s how you can recognise themCancer of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland located below the bladder, is the most common non-skin cancer affecting men. “A simple rectal exam which takes less than a minute and a yearly PSA blood test starting at age 40 are good screening tools urologists use to detect any changes in the prostate gland,” writes Dr […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

Gold nanoparticles could help destroy prostate cancer, say researchers

Prostate cancer is treatable, and results are best when doctors detect it early. However, treatment can be unpleasant and cause significant side effects. Due to its high prevalence, researchers are constantly looking for improved treatment options

Gold nanoparticles could help destroy prostate cancer, say researchersTreatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cryotherapy, and radical prostatectomy, which is the removal of the entire prostate gland and some of the surrounding tissue. In an on-going clinical trial, researchers are using gold nanoparticles to target prostate cancer cells. So far, the results are promising, and side effects are relatively minimal. Recently, a team […]

Prostate cancer detection using MRI now first-line investigation tool in the UK

Men with prostate cancers under the NHS would soon get non-invasive MRI scans for detections after a health body (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or NICE) has given its approval

Prostate cancer detection using MRI now first-line investigation tool in the UKAt present the MRI scans for detection have undergone pilot trials in three areas only and may soon be available all over Wales. The NICE approval states that these scans are non-invasive and are also cost-effective. These scans can successfully detect more cancers says the health body. NICE would be releasing finalised recommendations or guidelines […]
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