Doctor: Adequately testing testosterone levels a complicated process
Aggressive marketing campaigns by drug companies peddling testosterone replacement products have prompted many men to ask their doctors if their low libido and lack of energy may be caused by low testosterone levels. A “simple” blood test can determine if
Steroids used to prevent premature birth may cause behavior problems in children
Steroid injections given to prevent premature delivery in pregnant women at risk for early labor may put the baby at risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in life, a new study suggests.
FDA orders 23andMe to stop marketing genetic testing kits
DNA testing company 23andMe has been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop marketing its over-the-counter genetic test because it is being sold illegally to diagnose diseases and there is no proof the test actually works.
Study: Men with average testosterone levels live longer
Men with too high or too low levels of testosterone in their systems face more health problems than men with average levels of the hormone, according to a study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Experts caution against statin use to lower breast cancer risk
A new study has linked high cholesterol to an increased risk of breast cancer, prompting researchers to question whether cholesterol-lowering statins could help prevent cancer. However, cancer charities cautioned that it is too soon to advise women to take statins
Drug company Orexigen conducts tests on experimental diet pill Contrave
Interim analysis of Orexigen Therapeutics’ experimental weight loss drug Contrave showed successful results, setting the stage for possible marketing approval by United States drug regulators by June 2014.
Abbott recalls diabetic blood glucose test strips
Abbott is recalling 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips because they may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with both the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, as
Nitroglycerin infusion recalled due to possible contamination
One lot of nitrogylcerin infusions used to treat heart patients is being recalled by the manufacturer because of possible contamination that could cause a blockage of blood vessels and other potentially serious health consequences.
Woman injured by Mirena IUD files lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare
A Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals claiming that the company’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) caused her serious injuries.