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Circumcised men have less prostate cancer

Men who are circumcised before their first sexual intercourse have a lower risk of both less aggressive and more aggressive forms of prostate cancer compared with uncircumcised men. The authors, from the University of Washington, Seattle, United States, write that the data support both inflammation and infection in the prostate… 

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Antiviral therapy may not be enough to suppress genital herpes reactivation

Even high-dose antiherpetic therapy may not be enough to quell short bursts of subclinical genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) reactivation, which may account for the continued transmission of HSV despite suppressive antiviral therapy. Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, United States, conducted 3 separate but complementary open-label crossover studies… 

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5-alpha reductase inhibitor slows progression of low-risk prostate cancer tumors

Active surveillance added to treatment with the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor dutasteride slowed the progression of cancerous prostate tumors in men with low-risk localized disease, according to researchers from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Key Point: Active surveillance in combination with dutasteride is a reasonable strategy for the treatment… 

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