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Baldness linked to faster-growing prostate cancers

Middle-aged men with prostate cancer who have a certain type of baldness are more likely to have faster-growing cancers than men with a full head of hair, according to new research.

What do we know already?
Doctors aren’t usually able to tell what causes a man to develop prostate cancer. But there are things (called risk factors) that make it more likely. Having a particular risk factor doesn't mean you'll definitely get prostate cancer. It just means you're more likely to get it than someone who doesn't have the risk factor.... read more

Sep 19, 2014

New treatment for vitiligo shows promise

An experimental drug called afamelanotide can improve the skin condition vitiligo when used along with light therapy, a study suggests. ... read more

Sep 18, 2014

Working long hours may affect heart health

People who work long hours have a greater chance of serious heart problems than those who don’t work as much, according to a new study.... read more

Sep 17, 2014

Are drugs helpful for mild high blood pressure?

Millions of people around the globe may be taking medicines for high blood pressure that are unlikely to help them. However, doctors in the UK are already taking steps to reduce unnecessary treatment.... read more

Sep 15, 2014

Sunshine levels linked with suicides

Does sunshine affect a person’s chance of committing suicide? A new study suggests it might, although the relationship seems to be quite complex. ... read more

Sep 11, 2014

Drugs for anxiety and sleep linked to Alzheimer's

Taking medicines called benzodiazepines for anxiety and sleep problems may increase an older person’s chance of Alzheimer’s disease, a study finds. ... read more

Sep 10, 2014

How best to have sex if you have back pain

What’s the safest way to have sex if you have low back pain? For men, a new study suggests that certain positions may be easier on the back than others.... read more

Sep 10, 2014

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