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Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Largest study of prostate cancer genomics in Black Americans ids targets for therapies
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differences in prostate tumors could have anything to do with these health disparities.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Opens Men's Health Center
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine has opened a multidisciplinary men's health center that will be a gateway to the health care system for men who tend to shy away from doctors. The center, directed by Kevin McVary, MD, FACS, a nationally known urologist and leading expert in men's health, is the only academic medical center-affiliated program in the Chicago area.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Kidney Disease Affects Men's Blood Vessel Health More
American Physiological Society (APS)

Men who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have greater rates of reduced blood vessel function compared to women with the same disorder.

Newswise: Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels
Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy levels of this hormone.

Newswise: A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 6, 2020 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified vast webs of small snippets of the genome that interact with each other and with genes to promote prostate cancer. Their findings, published June 22 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new ways to treat the most common type of malignancy in American men other than skin cancer.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
How Prison and Police Discrimination Affect Black Sexual Minority Men’s Health
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, a Rutgers led study finds.

Newswise: A Study of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Young Adult Men Reveals “Hotspots” of Death in the United States
Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
A Study of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Young Adult Men Reveals “Hotspots” of Death in the United States
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

A study led by Charles Rogers, PhD, examines a trend of increasing incidence and mortality among young men diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The authors identify "hotspot" areas of the U.S. where colorectal cancer is on the rise. For men with early-onset colorectal cancer, Black men are more likely to die of the disease than other racial groups.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits.

Newswise: Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment
Released: 19-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment
University of South Australia

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate – currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40 per cent.

Newswise: PSA screening affords men long-term benefits, study finds
Released: 17-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
PSA screening affords men long-term benefits, study finds
University of Washington School of Medicine

Prostate cancer researchers and clinicians recommend reconsidering screening guidelines, saying benefits may outweigh potential harms.

17-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
New Study Examines Long-Term Benefits of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening for Prostate Cancer
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Genitourinary cancer specialists from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington School of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine have published an article , “Reconsidering the Trade-offs of Prostate Cancer Screening,” in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer in men. In the article, investigators concluded that the advantages of widespread screening – including reduced mortality and the potential to avoid metastases – are likely greater than estimates cited in current guidelines.

Newswise: Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
Released: 15-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Insomnia Awareness Night to Shed Light on Impact of Sleeplessness
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

June 22 observance will drive attention to the lasting symptoms and consequences of chronic insomnia, featuring guidance from experts at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and American Alliance for Healthy Sleep.

Newswise: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Performing Male Fertility Microsurgery Using Innovative Imaging Tool
Released: 10-Jun-2020 1:25 PM EDT
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Performing Male Fertility Microsurgery Using Innovative Imaging Tool
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami Health System is performing male infertility microsurgeries using the ORBEYE, a 4K-3D video microscope, the first organization to perform male infertility microsurgery using the ORBEYE in Florida.

Newswise: New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Discovery of a novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility
Kumamoto University

A research group from the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG) at Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that the gene C19ORF57 plays a critical role in meiosis.

Newswise: Some types of prostate cancer may not be as aggressive as originally thought
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Some types of prostate cancer may not be as aggressive as originally thought
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed gene-expression patterns in the most aggressive prostate cancer grade group — known as Gleason grade group 5 — and found that this grade of cancer can actually be subdivided into four subtypes with distinct differences. The findings may affect how people are treated for the disease.

Newswise: Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Released: 2-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Men’s Health Month: Top 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

June is Men’s Health Month, a national recognition that raises awareness about health care for men. It is also the month during which we celebrate Father’s Day. In celebration of these observances, an expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on cancer screenings and other important tips to encourage dad to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Exercise Maintains Blood Vessel Health in Men after Sugary Beverage Consumption
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that regular exercise can offset the blood vessel impairment that occurs after drinking sugary soft drinks. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Newswise: University of Miami Coronavirus Study Targets Possible Sexual Transmission
Released: 28-May-2020 12:25 PM EDT
University of Miami Coronavirus Study Targets Possible Sexual Transmission
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Men who tested positive for COVID-19 are now being enrolled in a unique study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to determine the interaction of the virus with semen.

Released: 22-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death
BMJ

Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe covid-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today.

Released: 15-May-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Lowering Testosterone May Reduce Severity of COVID-19
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Lowering testosterone may prevent the new coronavirus from entering lung cells and lessen COVID-19 severity, new Columbia University research suggests. A trial has now begun in three VA hospitals.

Released: 15-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
UCLA launches clinical trial to help reduce severity of COVID-19 illness in men
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched a new clinical trial that uses a hormone suppresser commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for men infected with COVID-19.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

Released: 14-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
Moffitt Cancer Center

Researchers in the Center of Excellence for Evolutionary Therapy at Moffitt Cancer Center want to better understand what is happening in the tumor microenvironment to drive prostate cancer to become aggressive and grow rapidly. In a new article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the research team provides a closer look at a multiscale mathematical model they developed to analyze integrated biologic and pathologic data to determine tumor aggressiveness.

Released: 4-May-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Fibrosis or Pulmonary Fibrosis? COVID-19 Coverage Leads to Confusion
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Many reports have included pulmonary fibrosis as a potential consequence of COVID-19. Data shows some COVID-19 patients develop scarring on the lungs – but not necessarily chronic pulmonary fibrosis or interstitial lung disease, which are characterized by progressive scarring.

Released: 1-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: Coronavirus biology, Q&A with Joel McHale, brain topographic maps, single cell sequencing and more
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news with links for additional background and media contacts.

27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Older Men with Sarcopenia Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes Over Time
Endocrine Society

Older men who have lower lean body mass as they age are more prone to developing diabetes, while similar findings were not found in older women, according to a new study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Newswise: Aggressive Prostate Cancer Marked by Abnormal RNA Splicing, Roswell Park Team Reveals
Released: 29-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Aggressive Prostate Cancer Marked by Abnormal RNA Splicing, Roswell Park Team Reveals
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Aggressive forms of prostate cancer don’t act the way they should, hanging on to genetic materials called introns that should be thrown away, researchers from Roswell Park reported today in Nature Communications.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Breathing During Exercise Is Harder for Women Than Men
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

While both sexes have the capacity for phenomenal athletic achievements, women on average must work harder to breathe during strenuous exercise compared to men, according to new research.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Stress, Sleep and the Coronavirus
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation, many people are experiencing increased stress. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Dr. Wickwire provide tips on how to manage anxiety to foster healthy sleep.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
10-20-30 Interval Training Improves Blood Vessel Function in Men with High Blood Pressure
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that men with high blood pressure may have reduced blood vessel dilation in the legs and that a form of high-intensity interval exercise training improves blood vessel function in this population.

Newswise: UTEP Center to Study How Men Overcame Alcohol Abuse
Released: 22-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
UTEP Center to Study How Men Overcame Alcohol Abuse
University of Texas at El Paso

A new study at The University of Texas at El Paso will look at the psychological factors that led some Hispanic men to successfully change their heavy drinking behavior in order to help others make similar changes. The study begins during Alcohol Awareness Month.

Newswise: Slower Clearance of Coronavirus Infection May Explain Why Men Fare Worse Than Women
Released: 17-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Slower Clearance of Coronavirus Infection May Explain Why Men Fare Worse Than Women
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine showed for the first time that men clear the novel coronavirus from their bodies slower than women and found a possible explanation: a potential male-only “reservoir” for coronavirus.

Newswise: The Best Defense Could Well Be a Beard.
Released: 15-Apr-2020 1:00 PM EDT
The Best Defense Could Well Be a Beard.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Scientists Ethan A. Beseris, Steven E. Naleway and David R. Carrier recently discovered that though having a beard won’t save you from getting knocked out in a fight, it will likely save you from collateral damage.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Moffitt Researchers Develop Mathematical Model to Predict Patient Outcomes to Adaptive Prostate Cancer Therapy
Moffitt Cancer Center

In an article published in Nature Communications, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers provide a closer look at a mathematical model and data showing that individual patient alterations in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) biomarker early in cancer treatment can predict outcomes to later treatment cycles of adaptive therapy.

Newswise: Immunotherapy effective in metastatic prostate cancers with specific markers of immune activation
30-Mar-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Immunotherapy effective in metastatic prostate cancers with specific markers of immune activation
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A subset of patients with metastatic prostate cancer and specific markers of immune activity responded well to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, according to results of a Phase II trial.

26-Mar-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor
Endocrine Society

A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Men with erectile dysfunction may face higher risk of death
Endocrine Society

Men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of death, regardless of their testosterone levels, suggests a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT
A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility
University of Pennsylvania

While some of our body's cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes about 14 days from start to finish.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
When Prostate Cancer Recurs, Adding Hormone Therapy to Radiation May Harm Men with Low PSA Levels
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A secondary analysis of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9601 phase 3 randomized clinical trial finds the benefit of hormone therapy varies depending on a patient’s PSA level.

Newswise: How Should Radiation Oncologists Manage Prostate Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Released: 26-Mar-2020 11:40 AM EDT
How Should Radiation Oncologists Manage Prostate Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An international team issues recommendations for managing prostate cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Newswise: Intense Form of Radiation Slows Disease Progression in Some Men with Prostate Cancer That Has Spread
24-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Intense Form of Radiation Slows Disease Progression in Some Men with Prostate Cancer That Has Spread
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Highly focused, intense doses of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) may slow progression of disease in a subset of men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancers that have spread to a few separate sites in the body, according to results of a phase II clinical trial of the therapy.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows
Rice University

Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic? New Study Shows Stress Can Have Lasting Impacts on Sperm and Man's Future Offspring
University of Maryland Medical Center

Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person’s mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man’s sperm composition that could affect his future offspring. That is the finding of a provocative new study published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


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