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DAILY TELEGRAPH: A study of UK hospital patients found those whose ring finger on the right hand was significantly longer than the index finger were more likely to get the disease than those fingers were roughly same length. READ MORE>

However, Mike Scott at the New Prostate Cancer Infolink says such claims are at best unproven. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Early baldness may be a sign that a man won’t get prostate cancer, a new study suggests. READ MORE>

We did not find consistent positive associations between androgenic alopecia at different ages and prostate cancer.

Surprisingly, if anything, baldness at early age is inversely related to prostate cancer in this study. Androgenic alopecia is not useful as an indicator of men at high risk of prostate cancer.

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URO TODAY: Two prostate cancer genome-wide scans in populations of European ancestry have identified several genetic variants that are strongly associated with prostate cancer risk. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: High birth weight is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to analysis of twins in Sweden. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, but the effect is small. READ MORE>

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DRUGS.COM: Men who pack on excess pounds as young adults are at heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, although the risk varies by ethnic group, say researchers from the University of Hawaii. READ MORE>

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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: A novel genetic mechanism that may govern an individual’s risk of developing prostate cancer has been identified by researchers at the University of Southern California. READ MORE>

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JULY 19: SUNDAY STAR-TIMES: The NZ government’s plan to put folic acid – a suspected prostate cancer risk – in the country’s bread will be abandoned at tomorrow’s meeting of Cabinet, the paper predicts. READ MORE>

“The Key government will announce this week that it is throwing out the former government’s policy.

“Cabinet is expected to formalise the government’s position when it meets tomorrow, effectively putting the controversial issue on the back burner for three years and, crucially, beyond the next election.”

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JULY 14: URO TODAY: Researchers conclude heavy, daily drinking increases the risk of high-grade prostate cancer and that heavy drinking made finasteride ineffective for reducing prostate cancer risk. READ MORE>

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JULY 12:  TVNZ: Green Party MP Sue Kedgely has again raised the possible danger of folic acid causing prostate cancer,  weeks before a new NZ law will force bakers to include folic acid in all bread as a “vaccine” against birth defects. TV presenter Paul Holmes – a prostate cancer survivor – today interviewed Kedgely and food safety Minister Kate Wilkinson, who says she can do nothing. SEE HERE>

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