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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
Adverse health reports for testosterone drugs could fuel advertising
Earlier this month, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a report that cast doubts about the safety of testosterone-replacement drugs for men who take them to boost their levels of the hormone. But with so many pharmaceutical
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.
UFC champion says his use of testosterone replacement therapy is legal
Brazilian mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Vieira Belfort is facing criticism of his use of testosterone replacement therapy. Many are attributing his string of first-round knockout wins to his use of testosterone
Trials of experimental cholesterol-lowering drug look promising
An experimental type of cholesterol-lowering drug cut levels of “bad” cholesterol almost in half in a dozen late-stage clinical trials, makers Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced. The injectable drug, known as alirocumab, is from a new class of medications called
Testosterone therapy linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, death
More and more men are using hormone treatments to up their low testosterone levels and enjoy more energy and a stronger libido as they enter midlife; however, the treatment may give them more than they bargained for. A new study
Workout powder, diet pill found to contain meth-like drug
Two supplements – one a popular pre-workout powder and the other a weight-loss pill – contain an undeclared ingredient similar to the street drug meth, that federal officials say poses possible health hazards.
FDA investigates life-threatening blood clots associated with leukemia chemotherapy drug
An increasing number of serious and life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels (arteries and veins) in patients taking the leukemia chemotherapy drug Inclusig (Ponatinib) has prompted an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).