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Young adults who were treated with growth hormones as children may be at greater risk for stroke
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
Man says his stroke was caused by AndroGel testosterone treatment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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