TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says.
"Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer rates, due to factors including detection practices, availability of treatment, and genetic factors," said study author MaryBeth Freeman. She's a senior associate scientist for surveillance research at the American Cancer Society.
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Men may avoid talking with doctors about suicidal thoughts because they fear psychiatric hospitalization, researchers say.
In the United States, men are more than three times as likely to kill themselves as women. Moreover, nearly half of all adults who take their own lives have seen a primary care provider within the month before their deaths, according to the researchers.
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man's risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests.
Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to reduce hormone production. But that can bring on tough side effects, such as incontinence or impotence.
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports.
Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots that can block veins or arteries leading to the brain or lungs), researchers found.