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A saliva swab could help quickly identify the men most at risk of prostate cancer after UK researchers tracked down a host of genetic changes that make the disease up to four times more likely. The spit test is currently undergoing trials across three London GP surgeries, initially involving 300 men, to see if the DNA changes they have identified reliably map to actual cancer cases. It's hoped to be available within 3 years. Independent.

Doctors in London at the Royal Marsdon hospital have said, a new therapy for men with terminal prostate cancer has yielded spectacular results. The new treatment involves boosting the immune system so it can attack the tumour. BBC News.

Men with prostate cancer could be treated by high-power radiotherapy in just two and a half weeks - cutting waiting lists and saving the NHS money. The treatment would cut the number of sessions patients need from 39 to seven. Experts say the ultrahypofractionated radiotherapy technique will save money. There were 1,200 patients tested in the trial carried out in Sweden and Denmark. Professor Anders Widmark, a senior consultant and radiation specialist at Umea University in Sweden, said: ‘We already know that radiotherapy can destroy cancer cells in the prostate and that it has advantages over surgery and hormone therapy because it is less likely to cause impotence or incontinence. Mail.

Nearly 80 genes associated with depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. The study could also help researchers develop drugs to tackle mental ill-health, experts say. Scientists led by the University of Edinburgh analysed data from UK Biobank - a research resource containing health and genetic information for half a million people. Dr David Howard, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and lead author of the study, said: “This study identifies genes that potentially increase our risk of depression, adding to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder. technologynetworks.

Low total testosterone in men widespread, linked to chronic disease. New research finds that more men have suboptimal testosterone levels than previously known, and it may be putting these men at risk. A male’s total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 years of age and younger. uofmhealth.

A new treatment for prostate cancer could be on the cards after experts found a way to starve diseased cells of energy. They used drugs to target the cells power stations called mitochondria. US experts said inhibitor deguelin caused cells to consume huge amounts of glucose, which exhausted and killed them In tests on mice, juts a few cancer cells remained after ten weeks. Sun.

The shocking truth in Britain. Every single week, 84 men take their own lives. ITV This Morning.

The size of a man's testicles influences the number of sperms that he will produce. All adult men do is make that situation worse by making the testicles less efficient. Heat is an issue, or if he's wearing too tight underwear, or sitting in heated car seats or spending hours in hot baths, then potentially he is damaging the testicles. We know other factors such as smoking potentially harms sperm DNA. It probably doesn't change the number of sperm he produces but changes the way they are put together and wok-less well. We still need to do more studies. Allan Pacey: Professor of Andrology: University of Sheffield. Inside Science: BBC Radio 4.

Male infertility: Why it's not a women-only problem. Fertility is an issue for men 'and' woman. We have so little to offer infertile men, other than to send them to assistant reproduction, and that's a huge failure because the female partner has to undergo incredibly invasive treatment to sort out the male problem. Were living in an age where were all talking about equality of the sexes and to me, that's a stand-out example of, that is not being treated as equal. Richard Sharp. Honorary Professor at the MRC centre for reproductive health. BBC Inside Science: BBC Radio 4.

Prostate cancer: Men who are black and have a family history of prostate cancer are advised to get a PSI check from their doctor. + Obesity is a big cause of cancer. Its only second to tobacco in causing cancer. + Stem cell burger could tackle global warning: Synthetic meat created in laboratory's will be available to buy in the UK at the end of the year. Dr Chris Steel: ITV This Morning.

It’s official: people who regularly exercise are in much better nick in old age. But now researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London have confirmed that those who regularly workout manage to reduce their biological age as they get older. They studied 125 amateur cyclists aged between 55 and 79 - 84 of whom were male and 41 were female. They underwent a series of tests in a lab and were compared to adults who did not partake in regular exercise, but who were aged between 20 and 36. And scientists found that as well as managing to keep hold of muscle mass and strength - despite being so much older, the cyclists’ immune systems seemed to not age either. The men’s testosterone levels also remained high - suggesting that they may have avoided much of the ‘male menopause’. So it looks like the key to looking and feeling younger is getting moving. Find an exercise you genuinely enjoy - be that dance, swimming or spin - and prepare to reap the rewards in later life. Metro.

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