Monthly Archives: May 2014

Over the counter treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy symptoms

Benign prostatic hypertrophy?  BPH symptoms in men are urinary frequency, difficulty starting and stopping stream of urine, weak urine stream, and needing to get up from bed at night to urinate. Who gets this?  Only men.  More than 80% of … Continue reading

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Need sexually transmitted infection screening?

If you are a sexually active woman under the age of 24 you most likely need STD screening.  A federal task force is suggesting that STD screening should be regularly done in all American women who are sexually active.  Gonorrhea … Continue reading

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When pregnant, stay away from medicines

There are some medicines that are thought to be safe during pregnancy. . . but we keep learning more from research daily. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen (Tylenol) was associated with a significantly increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity-like behavioral problems in children. This … Continue reading

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Half of cervical pre-cancers are caused by two subtypes of HPV!

HPV subtype 16 was the most commonly detected HPV type among all “high grade” (read this: ominous) cervical lesions. Half of the high-grade cervical lesions had HPV 16 or 18 involved. Then, another 25% of high grade cervical lesions are … Continue reading

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Drinking diet drinks is linked to cardiovascular events in women

I know this sounds vague. . . and scary. But, the analysis focused on nearly 60,000 women aged 50-79 and followed them for 9 years. TWO or more diet drinks a day was associated with a 29% increased risk of … Continue reading

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Late-life depression may be prodrome to dementia

There is a relationship between elderly patients with acute depression and progression to Alzheimer’s disease.   It is unclear whether depression in the elderly is a risk factor for dementia or if it’s a prodrome of the disorder. It’s important to … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction. The canary in the gold mine?

Indeed impotence can be the first sign of cardiovascular disease. A new study of 600 men showed that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) had a better than threefold improvement in erectile function after receiving a statin drug. Statins are most … Continue reading

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