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Urology / Nephrology
Reduced kidney function linked to an increased risk of community-acquired infections
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Individuals with reduced kidney function may be at increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community, according to a study appearing in an issue of the Clinical Journal of the...

Urology / Nephrology
Shy bladder: Causes and treatments
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Shy bladder describes a condition where a person finds it difficult to urinate when there are other people nearby. It is usually caused by anxiety.

Endocrinology
Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...

Dermatology
Henoch-Schönlein purpura: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT
What is Henoch-Schönlein purpura, who does it affect, and what are the causes? Learn about the diagnosis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and how it is treated.

Urology / Nephrology
Azotemia: Symptoms, types, and treatment
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT
What is azotemia and what are the different types of azotemia? Learn about the causes, how azotemia is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Urology / Nephrology
Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT
Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine
Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT
What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects?

Pain / Anesthetics
Levator ani syndrome: Symptoms and treatment
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Levator ani syndrome is a condition causing random, painful episodes in the rectum and anus. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.

Men's Health
Hydrocelectomy: All you need to know
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Hydrocelectomy is a type of surgical procedure to remove sacs of fluid from the scrotum. Learn about hydrocelectomy, what to expect, and the outlook.

Men's Health
Priapism: Treatment, causes, symptoms, and types
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Priapism is a prolonged and often painful erection of the penis. It causes blood in the penis to become trapped and can lead to permanent tissue damage.

Nutrition / Diet
Water intoxication - when you drink too much water
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication, also called water poisoning. This condition can lead to seizures, brain damage, and even death.

Transplants / Organ Donations
US transplant centers frequently refuse deceased donor kidneys
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
A new study indicates that deceased donor kidneys are typically offered and declined many times before being accepted for transplantation.

Endocrinology
Kidney cysts: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Kidney cysts are a common problem. In this article, learn how prevalent kidney cysts are, who they affect, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.

Men's Health
Penile fracture: Symptoms, causes, and what to do
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT
A penile fracture is an alarming injury. What are the symptoms of a penile fracture and when should a doctor be consulted? How is penile fracture treated?

Transplants / Organ Donations
Donor-recipient tissue mismatch analysis may help personalize treatment after transplant
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers have found that a detailed examination of the degree of tissue type mismatch between donors and recipients can help determine how much medication an individual recipient will need after...

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology
Enterocolitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Enterocolitis is an inflammation in the gut. Learn about the different types, how it develops, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment.A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with...

Blood / Hematology
Hypermagnesemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT
In this article, find out about the blood condition hypermagnesemia, the possible causes and symptoms of this condition, and how it is treated.

Vascular
Everything you need to know about water retention
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Find out all you need to know about water retention and what you can do to relieve this common health issue with home remedies or simple lifestyle changes.

Nutrition / Diet
Eight reasons why coffee is good for you
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Learn about eight possible reasons why drinking coffee could benefit your health, including how it might boost your mood or protect against diabetes.

Cancer / Oncology
New way of predicting kidney function could improve chemotherapy dosing
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new statistical model which estimates kidney function in patients with cancer.

Cancer / Oncology
Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.