Dr. Jim Hu, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new study indicates.

    HPV-related cancers of the anus and the base of the tongue and tonsils have increase...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and levels in infected men.

    U.S. researchers found that bacteria in semen -- the "microbiome" -- play a role...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the millions of women who can't cough, sneeze or laugh without losing bladder control, researchers are testing a treatment that uses stem cells to regenerate weakened urethra muscles.

    In a small pilot study, European researchers found that inj...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Add another possible woe to the growing list of consequences of climate change: Kidney stones.

    A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds.

    What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has nothing to do with qualit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who carry a cellphone in their pants pocket may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children, a new review warns.

    The research team analyzed the findings of 10 studies that examined how cellphone exposure may affect male fertili...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use might affect the size and shape of a young man's sperm, possibly impairing his fertility, a new study claims.

    "Our data suggests that cannabis users might be advised to stop using the drug if they are planning to try and start a fam...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that blocks male hormone activity can improve survival and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer, a new clinical trial has found.

    Men who took a daily dose of the drug enzalutamide started chemotherapy nearly a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds.

    The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Society...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study suggests that higher levels of stress may hurt the quality of men's sperm, potentially making it more difficult for them to impregnate women.

    The findings aren't definitive and don't prove cause-and-effect, since it's possible t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm are highly adept at swimming against a current, new research shows.

    This finding may help explain how sperm cells can travel the long distances necessary to reach and fertilize an egg. And, that could lead to more efficient artificial insem...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may increase the odds of bladder cancer survival. But smoking and a delay in diagnosis are two factors that might increase the risk of dying from the disease, the findings from two new studies suggest.

    The first study found that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new research.

    A separate study also found that people with type 2 diabetes who maintain tight blood sugar ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of healthy American adults are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), but only a few of the strains they carry are the high-risk types known to cause cancer, new research suggests.

    Those high-risk HPV strains -- known as types ...Full Article