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Enlarged prostate treatment going to the dogs?

A new treatment for enlarged prostates in dogs may actually help their human masters. A small study successfully treated 20 dogs having an enlarged prostate with a non-surgical treatment. Treatment was pulsed, electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) given through a medical device held above the skin where the prostate is located. Therapy was given twice a

Citrus fruits offer protection against bladder cancer.

Eating more citrus fruits may reduce the risk of bladder cancer according to an analysis published by a Chinese researcher. The analysis, which examined the pooled data from 14 studies, found that people who consumed the most citrus fruit had 15% decreased risk of bladder cancer compared to those with the lowest intake. The analysis

Walking benefits kidney disease patients

Taiwanese researchers discovered that walking might prolong the lives of kidney disease patients and reduce their chance of needing dialysis. Although a minimal amount of walking — such as a 30-minute stroll once a week — may be helpful, longer and more frequent walks appear to be more beneficial. Researchers tracked 6,300 Taiwanese patients with

Another Prostate Cancer Clue

Australian researchers have discovered biomarkers in seminal fluid that indicated the presence of prostate cancer. Biomarkers are specific molecules found in blood and other body fluids. They indicate normal or abnormal conditions. However, a prostate cancer biomarker detects prostate cancer. The small study conducted by the University of Adelaide found that men with certain molecules

National Cancer Institute Releases Early, Prostate-Cancer Study Findings

Two-drug combo extends survival in advanced, prostate cancer patients. Men with advanced prostate cancer survived longer on a combination of two types of drugs than the standard, single treatment approach, reports a federally sponsored study. The standard practice has been to first treat men with hormone therapy to suppress testosterone and then use the chemotherapy

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