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February 09, 2006

Saw Palmetto Supplement Doesn't Help Enlarged Prostate

Millions of older American men use the herbal supplement saw palmetto to treat an enlarged prostate, but a new study concludes the product doesn't work.

A few smaller studies had suggested the extract might be of limited benefit to men with enlarged prostate, clinically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). (

January 25, 2006

Actor Chris Penn Found Dead at Age of 40

Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead Tuesday at his condominium near the beach in Santa Monica, police said.

Police said they discovered the 40-year-old actor's body around 4 p.m. Lt. Frank Fabrega said there were no obvious signs of foul play. (Washington Post)

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September 27, 2005

Vasectomies Are Easier When You Keep a Sense of Humor

When you are considering a vasectomy, you tend to mention it to other people to get their reaction.

You don't do this to actually get their opinion, of course. You do this to sound it out, to get used to the idea yourself. After all, the doctor is going to be messing around, you know, down there with surgical tools. You don't want to go into this unconvinced it's the best thing. So you ask around. (Washington Post)

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August 12, 2005

Pfizer Will Limit Viagra Ads

Under Pfizer Inc.'s new advertising guidelines, you should be hearing two words a lot less on television in the near future: erectile dysfunction. In unveiling new, self-imposed advertising guidelines that will limit the appearance of commercials for its Viagra impotency drug, Pfizer is responding to widespread criticism that pharmaceutical companies have gotten too aggressive in their marketing campaigns. (

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Impotence

June 21, 2005

Plant Chemical May Harm Male Fertility

Genistein, a plant chemical found in soya, tofu and legumes could potentially damage sperm and affect male fertility, a British researcher said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Fertility

May 27, 2005

Viagra Users Report Blindness

Pfizer Inc. on Friday acknowledged rare cases of blindness in men taking its impotence drug Viagra and said it is in talks with U.S. regulators to change the drug's label. (Reuters)

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March 31, 2005

Viagra and Vision Loss

"Ophthalmologists at University of Minnesota researchers Wednesday said a condition that causes permanent vision loss has been diagnosed in a small group of men who took the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Combined with past reports, this study brings the total number of sildenafil-related NAION cases to 14."

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December 02, 2004

Green Tea Fights Prostate Cancer

"A new research to be published in the journal Cancer Research has found the polyphenols presein green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer."

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

September 23, 2004

Red Wine Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer, Arnold Palmer Speaks on Prostate Cancer

"Drinking four or more glasses of red wine a week chops the risk of prostate cancer in half, according to a new study from researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center."

"Arnold Palmer encourages patients to take a "TEAM Approach" to
prostate cancer management during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month."

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

September 16, 2004

Gene Deletion Tied to Prostate Cancer Onset, Problems After Prostate Cancer Therapy

"Loss of a tumor suppresser gene called Rb may be the first step in the development of prostate cancer, according to findings from experiments in mice."

"Urinary, bowel, and sexual problems arising from surgery or external radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer persist for at least five years, a new study from the National Cancer Institute shows."

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2004

Impotence Risk for Cyclists, Hormone Therapy Plus Radiation for Prostate Cancer

"Saddle pressure can cause temporary erection difficulties for men who take part in long distance cycling events, but bike adjustments may decrease the risk, a study suggests."

Hormone therapy used prior to radiation therapy, during radiation therapy, and following radiation therapy improves survival in patients with early prostate cancer.

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

August 21, 2004

Prostate Cancer and Lycopene, Scott Hamilton to Be Honored

Lycopene, an antioxidant, could lower the risk of prostate cancer.

California Speedway announced Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton, a survivor of testicular cancer, as the Honorary Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Busch Series Target House 300 on September 4th.

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

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