Can a Baldness Drug Prevent Prostate Cancer?

It’s a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate, as well as male-pattern baldness, and 10 years ago a study indicated it could reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 percent. But there was also some indication that the drug, generic name finasteride, might cause more aggressive prostate tumors, so the Food and Drug Administration added a black box warning about the potential risks and wouldn’t approve its use to prevent cancer. Doctors also backed away from …

The Three Stooges Fight Arthritis Fraud. Nyuk!

“Why youuuuu, I oughta…….!” Right about when your mom was telling you not to hit your little brother over the head with a saucepan (or was that just me?), the Three Stooges were doing their bit to make the world a better place with this little TV spot for the Arthritis Foundation. By this time, of course, Moe Howard and Larry Fine were old men, and they were on their fourth partner (First came Moe’s brother Shemp, then Moe and …

PSA Tests: Controversial Study Says They Don’t Save Lives

When the blood test for prostate cancer was introduced 26 years ago, it was seen as a way to save lives. But research since then has questioned this conclusion and a large new study, published last week, adds more doubt to the issue. The  long-term study of 76,000 men ages 55 to 74 found that routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing did not prevent deaths from prostate cancer. However, some prostate cancer experts immediately criticized the study, and even one of the …

The Takeaway: Ample Exercise, Good Fats Tied To Earlier Menopause; Dark Side of Prostate Cancer Screening

A new Japanese <a href="">study</a> shows women <a href="">are more likely to hit menopause early</a> if they exercise avidly or eat a diet high in good fats. And looking closer at the downsides of prostate cancer screening tests.

Country Music Star Faith Hill Creates The Good

GRAMMY® Award-winning Country star Faith Hill appears in a new public service announcement that encourages Americans to volunteer their time to make America a better place. The spot is one of a series of PSAs to be launched this fall on all major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – as part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's iParticipate national initiative to promote volunteerism with AARP's Create the Good (