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NEWS Men who don’t have their prostate cancer treated are living just as long

September 19th 2016

Men who opt to just have their prostate cancer monitored are living as long as those who instead choose aggressive treatment—and they’re also enjoying a better quality of life, new research has discovered.

NEWS Scans show drugs for the elderly shrinking the brain

April 20th 2016

Anticholinergic drugs—which include antidepressants, hay fever treatments and incontinence pills—increase the risk of dementia, especially if they’re taken by elderly patients. The drugs also shrink the brain and interfere with the thinking processes.

FEATURE Hysterectomy`s dirty little secret: Back Pain

December 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 9)

There`s no question that our backs have become the parts of our body most likely to malfunction. Back pain is now a global epidemic and the second most common reason why people visit the doctor. It`s been called an epidemic even by government organizations like the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk at the University of Maryland.

NEWS Most men with prostate cancer better off by avoiding treatment

July 16th 2015

Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer would do better by doing nothing-known as 'watchful waiting'-instead of immediately having aggressive treatment that can have devastating effects on their lives, a new study has suggested

NEWS Most men don't have normal sex life after prostate surgery

March 24th 2015

Around 93 per cent of men are unable to have a normal sex life after they have had radical prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer, a new study has discovered

NEWS Common drugs can increase risk of dementia and Alzheimer's

January 28th 2015 /

All the drugs have an 'anti-cholinergic' effect-they block the neuro-transmitter acetylcholine in the central nervous system-and are used to treat depression, allergies, urinary incontinence and insomnia

NEWS Common drugs cause mental and physical decline in the elderly

August 5th 2014 /

As we've always said, it's not necessarily old age

FEATURE Counter intelligence

August 2014 (Vol. 25 Issue 5) /

Counter intelligenceBy using a little detective work, you can usually locate the cause of dementia and start improving it, says Dr Harald GaierQ When my father died in 2009, my elderly mother moved in with us

NEWS Prostate cancer test 'doing more harm than good', says researcher

October 2nd 2013

The routine PSA test for prostate cancer is doing more harm than good, a leading researcher says

FEATURE Medicine and the elderly: Age shall not weary them-but drugs might

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) /

The over-65s take one-third of all pharmaceuticals that are prescribed by doctors every year, despite the fact that they represent just 13 per cent of the total population

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