Monthly Archive: July 2012

About Diverticulitis 0

About Diverticulitis

 About Diverticulitis There is some recent news about diverticulitis or diverticulosis, which is a condition wherein small pouches appear in the large intestine and has been graphically likened to weakened portions of a tyre that protrude outwards under pressure. An article in the New York Times explains the appearance of this condition which has only happened in modern times...
Erectile Dysfunction Symptom Screening 0

Erectile Dysfunction Symptom Screening

Erectile Dysfunction Symptom Screening   Erectile dysfunction is psychologically disturbing for men, especially younger men, but may be an indicator for other more serious problems of coronary disease, and experts have recently suggested erectile dysfunction symptom screening be carried out on a much wider basis. Researchers and doctors at the Miriam hospital have concluded that: “It’s now time to expand ED symptom screening to include younger and middle-aged men...
A New Treatment for Nail Fungus 0

A New Treatment for Nail Fungus

A New Treatment for Nail Fungus   There are a couple of reports such as this one of a new treatment for nail fungus involving the use of a laser. Like many new treatments, however there is not yet sufficient real evidence to convince everyone of its efficacy...
What are Antioxidants? 0

What are Antioxidants?

What are Antioxidants.   You may have heard the term “antioxidants” and that they are good for us but you may wonder exactly what are antioxidants and what do they do...
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Whether you Should have Surgery for Prostate Cancer

 Whether you Should have Surgery for Prostate Cancer One of the problems with prostate cancer is that there is no easy way to tell if it’s going to progress very slowly or whether it may be aggressive and this leads to the dilemma of whether you should have surgery for prostate cancer in the early stages. A recent article suggests that for men over 65 surgery may not confer any real advantage in terms of life expectancy...
New Treatments for Baldness 0

New Treatments for Baldness

New Treatments for Baldness   Hair loss, is like weight loss, in that it’s a massive area of concern for many people and a big market for commercial products; and it’s of interest to many when there is news of new treatments for baldness, An article here describes how:  “Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness. ” “The researchers identified stem cells within the skin's fatty layer and showed that molecular signals from these cells were necessary to spur hair growth in mice, according to research published in the Sept...
The Hidden Danger to Vision 0

The Hidden Danger to Vision

The Hidden Danger to Vision There are so many complex chemicals used in the modern world that it is almost inevitable that there will be health hazards from at least some, and a recent report shows the hidden danger to vision of exposure, especially early in life, to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene, also known apparently as PCE. The chemical is an organic solvent and widely used in dry cleaning, despite the statement by the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifying it as a carcinogen...
Latest Findings on Acid Reflux 0

Latest Findings on Acid Reflux

Latest Findings on Acid Reflux Acid reflux has commonly been considered as a purely physical phenomenon but there is a type of oesophageal inflammation which may not be due primarily to regurgitation of acid stomach contents, as some latest findings on acid reflux suggest it may not be quite as simple as that. The condition known as eosinophilic oesophagitis is characterized by inflammation in the lining of the oesophagus as a result of an allergic reaction, possibly to certain foods...
A Vaccine for Quitting Smoking 0

A Vaccine for Quitting Smoking

Vaccine for Quitting Smoking A vaccine for quitting smoking may seem to be science fiction but addiction to nicotine is the major problem smokers face when trying to quit, but now it seems as though it may be possible to develop just that, a vaccine for quitting smoking . An article here explains the results of research carried out at the Weill Cornell Medical College...
Heart Disease is Preventable 0

Heart Disease is Preventable

Heart Disease is Preventable   A recent article maintains that we should fight heart disease head on because heart disease is preventable. The article contains some interesting observations and suggestions, as for example:  “Although the rate of death from cardiovascular disease declined by 31% from 1998 to 2008, the disease is still the leading cause of death in the USA...
The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count 0

The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count

The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count Many men are often affronted or indignant if told their sperm count is low as if it is a slight on their masculinity, but really there is no need for loss of face in such a situation since the two are not directly related. The Problem Of A Low Sperm Count It is unfair to belittle a man for “firing blanks” since the problem of a low sperm count is often just one of those things...
Some Men’s Issues 0

Some Men’s Issues

Some Men’s Issues Men are not so ready to talk about personal problems, either emotional or physical, but there are some men’s issues that need to be discussed with a doctor. A recent article reminds us of some problems unique to men that they may find embarrassing or difficult to discuss, but that it is important to take these issues up with the doctor for the sake of their health and quality of life...
A New STD to worry about 0

A New STD to worry about

A New STD to worry about Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium, commonly referred to as “the clap” and easily treated, but, now there is a new STD to worry about. It seems that a particular strain of this infection, believed to have originated from Japan, is becoming rapidly resistant to antibiotics, and this poses a potentially serious threat to people worldwide...
The Importance of Gum Health to General Health 0

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health

The Importance of Gum Health to General Health A report here explains that bacteria on the base of the teeth can gain entry into the bloodstream of gum tissue and contribute to serious health problems, and stresses the importance of gum health to general health. So keeping your teeth and gums clean and fresh is not just good for your social life but also important for your general health...
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The Dilemma of Prostate Screening

The Dilemma of Prostate Screening The early detection of cancers is extremely important, since in general it greatly enhances the chances of successful treatment, but the dilemma of prostate screening is that there is as yet no reliable screening test. Traditionally there has been the rectal digital examination which only gives an indication that the prostate is enlarged which it is in most men over 50 to some degree or other...
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