Category: Research

HIV Test with a USB

HIV Test with a USB

Scientists develop HIV test using a USB stick Researchers have developed a screening test for HIV that uses a USB stick to process data in a move they say vastly improves upon conventional methods. Typically, HIV screenings can take as long as three days to produce results. Scientists at Imperial College London ...

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The ‘5 Second’ Rule

The ‘5 Second’ Rule

Most people have invoked the "five-second rule" after dropping something tasty on the ground at least once or twice in their lives. Is that food really safe to eat? Probably not, a new study says. After putting the five-second rule to the test, researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., found ...

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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer less safe for men with prior heart attack Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often receive hormone-depleting therapy to help fight the tumor. But a new study suggests that the treatment may pose a risk to men who've previously suffered a heart attack. "Patient age, cardiac risk, ...

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Sex and Prostate Cancer

Sex and Prostate Cancer

Men who ejaculate often may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than their peers who don’t do it as frequently, a U.S. study suggests.  Researchers followed about 32,000 men starting in 1992 when they were in their 20s and continuing through 2010. During this period, almost 4,000 of the men were diagnosed with ...

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Prostate Cancer Tx Research

Prostate Cancer Tx Research

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers ...

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New Drug Helps Men with Melanoma

New Drug Helps Men with Melanoma

A drug combination approved last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have a greater effect for men with melanoma than previously reported, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data. This is great news, especially for Black men who seem to have a higher mortality rate when it comes to ...

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