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16Mar
2020

Exercise Helps Men During Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Study

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise benefits prostate cancer patients who undergo hormone-reducing therapy, a small study suggests. The treatment -- called androgen suppression therapy or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) -- uses drugs or surgery to reduce the level of androgen hormones, which prostate cancer cells typically require to multiply. "The problem is ADT has several side effects, including increased body fat, decreased cardiopulmonary fitness and increased fatigue. These can increase the risk of a cardiovascular event and reduce health-related quality of life," said study leader Anthony Leicht, an associate professor of health care sciences at James Cook University in Australia. The international study assessed whether a supervised exercise program could...

Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors'...

6 January 2020
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy is no fountain of youth for older men, though it might help some who are impotent. That's according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians -- the first from the group to address the issue of treating age-related "low T." It's known that men's testosterone levels decline with age. And for years industry has promoted the idea that men suffer a range of symptoms caused by what's sometimes described as "male menopause." The list includes fatigue, weakness, muscle loss, dulled memory and thinking, depression, and dampened libido and erectile dysfunction. Yet for nearly all of those problems, there is no good evidence testosterone therapy helps, the college found in a research review. The only area where...

Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

24 July 2019
(HealthDay News) -- Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus. Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children. To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests: Read and follow the label directions every time. Watch for any side effects. Know the abbreviations for amounts such as tablespoon and teaspoon. Use the correct dosing device. Follow age- and weight-limit restrictions. Check with a doctor before giving two medicines at once.
Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

23 July 2019
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart. Men who took it showed a slightly...
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking testosterone might sound like a good idea for an older man, but a new study suggests the treatment might be bad news for his heart. Men who took it showed a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the first few years. "Our findings show that the use of [testosterone therapy] was associated with an increased risk of stroke, TIAs [mini-strokes], or cardiac arrest during the first two years of use," said study author Dr. Christel Renoux. She is from the departments of epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health, and the department of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal. "There is limited evidence on the long-term clinical benefits of [testosterone therapy] to effectively treat the modestly...
Parents Who Belittle Their Children May Be Raising Bullies
22 July 2019

Parents Who Belittle Their Children May Be Raising Bullies

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a vicious cycle: Teens who are belittled and demeaned by their parents are more likely to be bullied and to bully others, a new study suggests. "Inappropriate interpersonal responses appear to spread from parents to children, where they spawn peer difficulties," said study co-author Brett Laursen, a professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University. "Specifically, derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents, which ultimately leads to greater adolescent bullying and victimization," he explained in a university news release. "Our study is important because it provides a more complete understanding of how parents' belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart...
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