Tomato-rich diet may help fight prostate cancer

Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes or tomato products per week have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancers, suggests a recent British study. Researchers at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford examined the lifestyle and diets of approximately 1,800 British men between the ages of 50 and 60

Got female urinary incontinence? There’s new guidelines.

Kegel exercises, bladder training and weight loss are effective treatments for women with urinary incontinence, says the American College of Physicians (ACP). The ACP recently issued the new, evidence-based guidelines. There are three types of female urinary incontinence (UI): Stress — characterized by the inability to retain urine when laughing, coughing or sneezing Urgency —

What the color of your urine means

Ever wonder why urine looks different? Food can alter its appearance. So can medicine and illness. In general, colorless urine means you drink a lot of water and may want to cut back. Pale straw-colored to transparent yellow urine means you are well hydrated. Dark yellow to amber-colored urine may mean you are dehydrated. It

Got an enlarged prostate? Attend our free, GreenLight Laser lecture.

If you’re not satisfied with medication for your enlarged prostate, or are bothered by frequent urination, mark your calendar and make plans to attend a free lecture about the Green Light Laser. Dr. Salim Hawatmeh of South County Urological will present the 6 pm lecture on Wednesday, November 5th, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center auditorium.

Baldness & aggressive prostate cancer

Men who develop male-pattern baldness— characterized by a receding hairline and thinning hair on the dome of their heads — may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer when they get older, says a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers analyzed the hair-loss patterns of almost 40,000 men