Reduced chemotherapy effective in testicular cancer

Testicular cancer can be prevented from recurring using half the amount of chemotherapy that is currently used, a new clinical trial has shown.
The study published in European Urology (doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2019.11.022) and led by The Institute of Cancer Research and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, involved …

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Improved migraine care to spare A&E

Headache and migraine sufferers will benefit from better diagnosis and care as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve local health services, avoiding up to 16 500 emergency hospital admissions every year, according to NHS England.
The number of admissions to hospitals in England …

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Small male babies at risk of infertility

Men born small for gestational age (SGA) may be at an increased risk for infertility in adulthood, according to a study published in Human Reproduction.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark analysed data from a Danish birth cohort, including 5594 men and 5342 women born between …

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Home urine test for prostate cancer monitoring

Home urine tests for prostate cancer could revolutionise the diagnosis and management of the disease according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.
In a small pilot study they showed that prostate cancer biomarkers in urine collected at home were of comparable quality to samples …

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Statins reduce fatal prostate cancer risk

Statin use appears to reduce the risk of fatal prostate cancer according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.
Researchers from Queen’s University, Belfast, prospectively examined statin use and fatal prostate cancer risk in 44 126 men who were cancer-free in 1990 and were followed …

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Short-term testosterone linked to VTE

Testosterone therapy is associated with an increased short-term risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The association was the same in men with or without hypogonadism.
A total of 39 622 men (mean age, 57.4 years) were enrolled in the case-controlled …

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Obesity doubles in 20 years

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to a new analysis from Diabetes UK (DUK).
The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997–2017) show that 29% of people over …

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Bedtime BP drugs best

Taking blood pressure tablets at night rather than in the morning significantly reduces cardiovascular events and mortality, according to a large study published in the European Heart Journal.
The Spanish primary-care-based study randomly assigned 19 084 hypertensive patients to take their daily dose of antihypertensive drugs at …

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Advice on aspirin and primary prevention

‘Aspirin for primary prevention: generally no, though occasionally yes’ is the aide-mémoire proposed by the authors of a recent Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) review.
Unlike in secondary prevention, aspirin use to prevent first cardiovascular events has remained controversial. Three large studies conducted in 2018 failed …

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Male infertility linked to prostate cancer risk

Men who have children through assisted reproduction are at increased risk of early onset prostate cancer.
According a Swedish study, published in the British Medical Journal, men who became fathers through either in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) had a statistically significantly increased …

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