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Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Posted 4 Jan 2016 by

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 – Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don't seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests. The researchers said the findings, published online Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, should be reassuring to the growing number of U.S. couples seeking help with infertility. There have long been lingering concerns about the ...

Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Posted 23 Sep 2013 by

MONDAY, Sept. 23 – For men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, long-term hormone therapy after radiation therapy provides no survival advantages compared with short-term hormone therapy, according to a new study. Hormone therapy is used to reduce the levels of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone, which can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells. Researchers examined data ...

Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Posted 18 Jul 2013 by

TUESDAY, July 16 – Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may dramatically increase a man's risk of kidney failure, according to a new study. Use of androgen deprivation therapy was tied to a 250 percent increase in a man's chances of suffering acute kidney injury, Canadian researchers found in a review of more than 10,000 men receiving treatment for early stage prostate cancer. The study appears ...

Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients

Posted 6 Dec 2011 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 – Men with prostate cancer who are being treated with hormone therapy do not appear to be at increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a large new review of evidence. Hormone therapy called "androgen deprivation therapy" is a basic of prostate cancer treatment. Several previous studies found that the therapy might increase the risk of cardiac events or even death ...

Fertility Drug Shows Potential Against Hot Flashes

Posted 2 Feb 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16 – A powerful fertility drug may have another use for older women: stopping hot flashes. In a letter to the editor in the Sept. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Netherlands report that in three cases, the injectable medication cetrorelix (Cetrotide) helped ease hot flash symptoms. "It is a very exciting new approach for an extremely common ...

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