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Controversy surrounds upcoming FDA decision on long-acting testosterone drug
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide this week the fate of a long-acting testosterone product made by Endo Health Solutions, Inc. Aveed, indicated to boost testosterone in men with low levels of the hormone, has been
Extra weight carries no health benefit for diabetics
Think those few extra pounds might help you get through sickness? Think again. A new study shows they actually do more harm that good.
FDA approves new type 2 diabetes medication Farxiga
A new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help regulate blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Farxiga, developed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, has been available in Europe under the name Forxiga.
Cholesterol-lowering statin medications can interfere with exercise
Regular physical activity is great for the body – helping to control weight, boost good HDL cholesterol, improve mood and lower the risk of diabetes and some cancers. But even with good exercise and healthy diet, cholesterol levels can be
Sodium in commonly used medications could increase risk of stroke, heart attack, death
Many medications contain high amounts of sodium, and people who take those drugs are 22 times more likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke and 28 times more likely to die of any cause than people who take the same drugs
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
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
Obese people can cut heart disease, stroke risk by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar
Obese and overweight people who lower their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels could cut their risk of heart disease and stroke by more than half, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Heart experts issue new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statins
A team of heart experts, many of whom have ties to the heart drug industry, wants twice as many Americans to take cholesterol-lowering statins to protect against heart attacks and strokes. The new guidelines, issued by the American Heart Association