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Is there a link between gum disease & prostatitis Maybe…

Treating gingivitis (gum disease) may help reduce symptoms of prostatitis, according to the results of a relatively small study published in the journal Dentistry. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Its symptoms include pain, difficult urination and sexual dysfunction. It can affect men of all ages. The study conducted by Case Western Reserve

Prostate cancer, hormone therapy & fractures

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer puts men at risk for fractures. Androgens are male hormones. Male hormones spur prostate cancer. Some men with prostate cancer undergo androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT lowers the production of male hormones, but it increases the risk for bone loss and fractures according to studies, says the National Osteoporosis

Pee-resistant paint fights public urination

San Francisco has long had a problem with public urination. Now city officials think they have found a deterrent: pee-resistant paint that splashes the fluid back onto the shoes and pants of the offender. It’s been used successfully in Europe so officials of this popular American city by the bay opted to paint nine city

More water, less kidney stones?

Bottoms up! Drinking more water may help reduce your risk of kidney stones. High water intake may help you keep kidney stones at bay, according to an analysis of several studies. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) physicians reviewed data collected from the studies called a meta-analysis and reported their findings at the 2015 National Kidney Foundation

ED & Prostate Cancer Surgery

Men who undergo a nerve-sparing prostatectomy (prostate removal) by robot-assisted laparascopy may be more likely to regain their erectile function than men who undergo the ‘open’ surgery, say German researchers at the University Hospital Leipzig. Laparascopic prostate removal is performed through small, keyhole-sized incisions. Traditional ‘open’ prostate removal requires a long incision down the abdomen.

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