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Young adults who were treated with growth hormones as children may be at greater risk for stroke

Posted: August 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

People who received growth hormones as children to treat short stature or hormone deficiency should be aware that they are at an increased risk of stroke caused by burst blood vessels when they become young adults, a team of French

Statin side effects may outweigh benefits for most people

Posted: July 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An estimated five out of 100 people taking cholesterol-lowering statins after a heart attack will cheat death, another heart attack, or a stroke during the five years after having a heart attack. However, it is difficult to identify which five

Man says his stroke was caused by AndroGel testosterone treatment

Posted: May 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Ed Downes’ stroke seemed to come out of nowhere. Ed, who was in his upper 40s at the time, was taking medication for hypertension and attention deficit disorder (ADD), but was otherwise healthy. When he began to lose interest in sex

Investigational drug helps to dramatically lower cholesterol levels in statin users

Posted: May 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new injectable drug can help further reduce cholesterol levels in people taking statin medications, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

FDA questions value of aspirin therapy for heart attack prevention

Posted: May 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week denied a request by German drug maker Bayer AG to change the label on packages of its aspirin to promote the benefits of regular aspirin therapy to ward off first heart attack

Physicians question safety of testosterone replacement therapy

Posted: May 3, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Increasing numbers of physicians are questioning whether testosterone replacement therapy to boost libido, muscle mass and mood may do more harm than good. Recent studies have linked testosterone therapy to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

Type 2 diabetes may shrink brain tissue, lead to cognitive disorders

Posted: May 1, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Long-term type 2 diabetes may shrink gray matter, the portion of the brain responsible for memory, emotions, decision-making and self control, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. For each decade a person has diabetes, his brain

New questionnaire designed to help identify Low T in men

Posted: April 28, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new assessment tool may help physicians screen men for low testosterone, according to a new study published in the Journal of Men’s Health.

FDA warns of serious risks associated with epidural injections of corticosteroids

Posted: April 24, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Injections of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may cause rare but serious side effects including vision loss, stroke, paralysis and death, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The injections are given to treat neck and back

Could ‘Low T’ treatments be dangerous to your health?

Posted: April 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

If you’re a man and you listen to the advertisements from some drug makers describing a condition known as “Low T” with symptoms such as low libido, zapped energy levels, weight gain and muscle loss, you might be tempted to