A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according to a new study out by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW). This study, which was published in the journal mBio, shows for the first time that penile bacteria may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for HIV infection in men. In addition, the researchers suggest that this risk factor may be sexually transmissible.
Sex steroid levels change markedly during menopause, and oestrogen deficiency after menopause causes changes within the urogenital tract. A new study found significantly lower levels of oestrogen in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence compared with those without symptoms.
Study finds MRI and MRI-guided biopsy cheaper long-term than standard ultrasound
The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing.
Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) such as cystitis are common in women but, in around a quarter of cases, no infection is found using standard testing.
Quality of life after prostate cancer treatment varies by the type of treatment patients receive, a new study reveals.
A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea can reduce the need to get up and pass urine at night. This study confirms the link between apnea and nocturia, and supports the idea that lifestyle management may contribute to reducing nocturia in certain cases. Nocturia affects more than half of men and women over the age of 50 and is reported as the most irritating of all voiding symptoms.