Enzalutamide, an oral androgen-receptor inhibitor, is superior to placebo for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer before chemotherapy, according a study published online June 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 30 to June 3 in Chicago.
Circumcision appears to confer a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, according to research published online May 28 in BJU International.
Surgical checklists reduce postoperative complications but have no significant effect on mortality, according to a review published in the June issue of Anesthesiology.
When testing patients for HIV, healthcare professionals should also test for sexually transmitted infections.
There are significant barriers for physicians wishing to re-enter practice following a temporary leave and there are not many available resources to aid in the transition, according to the American Medical Association.
The global prevalence of obesity is increasing in adults, as well as in children and adolescents, according to a study published online May 29 in The Lancet.
The legal issues surrounding text messaging by physicians need to be considered, according to an article published May 23 in Medical Economics.
Unexpectedly high numbers of Americans who were previously eligible for Medicaid but were not enrolled are now signing up, and states are facing unanticipated costs for that coverage.
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, according to a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
The maker of the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis on Wednesday announced plans to seek approval to sell the medication over the counter once its patents expire.