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CT scans vs. ultrasound for diagnosing kidney stones

CT scans are no more accurate than an ultrasound for the initial diagnosis of kidney stones, reports a study that was published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study involved 15 medical centers. Why should this finding concern you? CT scans deliver a large dose of radiation whereas an ultrasound does not.

Exercise might reduce nighttime urination

A study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher found that men who exercise have a lower risk of nocturia — i.e. waking up two or more times during the night to urinate. Nocturia increases as men age. It’s often due to an enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia

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

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