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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
As we've always said, it's not necessarily old age
The routine PSA test for prostate cancer is doing more harm than good, a leading researcher says
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