Oncology & Cancer

What you need to know about bladder cancer

Bladder cancer accounts for 5 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. with nearly 77,000 new cases annually; 1,100 people died of bladder cancer in Kentucky between 2010 and 2014.

Health

Why men don't like to talk about their enlarged prostate

Conversation about how often you have to get up at night for a piddle is probably not the most scintillating discourse. But there's a much bigger reason men don't like to talk about prostate conditions.

Oncology & Cancer

Powdered cranberry combats colon cancer in mice

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Researchers fed cranberry extracts to mice with colon cancer and found that the tumors diminished in size ...

Oncology & Cancer

Parkinson's disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan

Parkinson disease (PD) appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducted in Western populations, ...

HIV & AIDS

CDC: Circumcision benefits outweigh risks (Update)

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding ...

Surgery

Saltier intravenous fluids reduce complications from surgery

Adequate hydration via a saline drip is essential during surgery, but recent reports suggest that getting the balance of salt and water just right could have an important impact on patient recovery. In the largest study of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Redo high intensity focused U/S may up urinary symptoms

(HealthDay)—For men with prostate cancer, retreatment with high intensity focused ultrasound is associated with an increase in urinary, but not sexual, side effects, according to a study published in the June issue of The ...

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