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Older men reluctant to seek help for stress incontinence-6479

Older men reluctant to seek help for stress incontinence

A study of men (mean age, 69) who ultimately had surgery for stress urinary incontinence revealed that the average patient waited close to three years before doing anything about the disorder, and one-third of the 572 men studied waited more than five years.

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Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression-6454

Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression

A study of medication use among more than 26,000 US adults (mean age, 46) showed that 37.2% were taking drugs with depression as a potential adverse effect, and about 7% were taking three or more concurrently.

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Stats: 85% of PCPs can't deal with complex health conditions-6437

Stats: 85% of PCPs can't deal with complex health conditions

Physicians lack the time and tools to uncover "hidden" risks in patients with chronic conditions, according to a survey of US primary care physicians (PCPs) and patients 65 years and older who have multiple chronic conditions and are Medicare beneficiaries.

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USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+-6388

USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in prostate cancer screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening.

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Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk-6373

Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by researchers at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs-6371

Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs

While some people believe medical marijuana might help fight the opioid epidemic, a recent study suggests that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use - including pain medications.

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