Health News

Does Red Wine Fight Prostate Cancer?
You may have heard that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart. Research now shows that the beneficial compound found in red wine may also help fight prostate cancer.
Brush Your Teeth or Face Erectile Dysfunction
Your smile could reveal that you have erection problems. Inflamed gums are a sign of gum disease. This condition can lead to heart disease, which has been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED).
Phase I Success for new Prostate Cancer Drug
For men with aggressive prostate cancer, few treatment options are available. A new drug, however, showed a positive effect in reducing the number of tumor cells and cancer markers in advanced prostate cancer.
Early Prostate Screenings May Not Be Worth It
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. While some specialty organizations recommend that screening begin at age 40, there is little evidence showing real benefits to screening at this age.
The Grave Risks of Graveyard Shifts
The brain releases a hormone to help with sleep when it’s dark called melatonin. But what happens with night workers? Is there danger in not generating any melatonin?
Imaging Cancer’s Return
After prostate cancer patients receive treatment, they still run the risk of the disease coming back. A newly approved imaging agent offers a way to detect recurrence earlier.
Prostate Drug May Lead to Sexual Troubles
Silodosin ( Rapaflo ) is used to treat enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH ). The drug, however, may trigger an ejaculatory disorder.
Snoring May Sound Sexual Trouble
For some snorers, sleep apnea—a condition that momentarily blocks breathing—can lead to sleep deprivation and health problems, including erectile dysfunction.
Pelvic Stents May Aid Sexual Function
Stents are used to open arteries that have narrowed from heart disease. Now doctors are considering them to treat erectile dysfunction to open the artery that supplies blood to the penis.
Partner's Role in Prostate Rehab
Prostate cancer surgery patients commonly experience erectile dysfunction. While many seek therapy to regain function, they may need more partner support to stay with the program.