Could sex with 21 women 'cut prostate risk'?
ConclusionThis case-control study has suggested that having several female partners over a man’s lifetime is associated with a protective effect against prostate cancer, whereas having several male partners increased the risk.However, case-control studies like this one cannot prove that having several female partners reduces the risk of prostate cancer, or that having more male partners increases risk. When it comes to complex issues such as lifestyle, sexuality and cancer outcomes, there could be a wide range of contributing factors.If having multiple female partners reduced prostate cancer risk, it would be expected th...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news

STD may heighten risk of prostate cancer
Could a common sexually transmitted infection boost a man’s risk for prostate cancer? In a new study, Patricia Johnson, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explored the connection between prostate cancer and the parasite that causes trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection in men and women. Johnson’s team discovered that the parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis, secretes a protein that stimulates the growth of prostate cells and also induces an inflammatory response, which the researchers suspect enhances the cells’ ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 28, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prostate cancer linked to common STI
“Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection,” The Independent reports. Researchers have found evidence of a link between the cancer and trichomoniasis – a common parasite that is passed on during unprotected sexual contact. A laboratory study found the parasite produces a protein similar to a human protein that is necessary for the immune system to function. However, the human protein had also been shown to be involved in the growth of cancers, as it causes inflammation. This is of potential concern as trichomoniasis causes no noticeable symptoms in up to half of men. These ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Management Challenges in Trichomonas vaginalis InfectionManagement Challenges in Trichomonas vaginalis Infection
What are the optimal methods of diagnosis and treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA approval and launch
BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, has announced the US Food and Drug Administration clearance and launch of the BD ProbeTec™ Trichomonas vaginalis Qx Amplified DNA Assay for the direct qualitative detection of T. vaginalis DNA in endocervical and vaginal samples as well as neat urine specimens to aid in the diagnosis of trichomoniasis on the BD Viper™ System with XTR™ Technology. You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content ...
Source: Pharmacy Europe - August 29, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: ebercott Tags: *** Editor's Pick Latest News Source Type: news

BD ProbeTec(TM) Trichomonas vaginalis Q(x) Assay Launches on the BD Viper(TM) System with XTR(TM) Technology in the United States
New Molecular Test Available to Diagnose Trichomonas vaginalis in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Females BALTIMORE, Aug. 27, 2013 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (BDX), a leadin... Diagnostics, FDA, Product LaunchBD Diagnostics, BD , ProbeTec, trichomoniasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 27, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Two Bacterial Communities Associated With Trichomonas Infection
A parasite that commonly causes sexually transmitted infections among women "cultivates" specific bacteria, according to new research carried out by David H. Martin, MD, Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and his team. The parasite, called Trichomonas vaginalis is a fairly common sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the urogenital tract among women, affecting more than 160 million females around the world... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Bill Gates’s $100,000 Condom Challenge
WebMD Medical News By Tim Locke Reviewed by Rob Hicks, MD March 25,  2013 — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to anyone who can develop what’s being called the next generation of condom. The aim is to help curb unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections around the world. The Condom of the Future The foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative says it is looking for the next-generation condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.” This could mean safe, new...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news