Medications

After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.

Genetics

Single gene change increases mouse lifespan by 20 percent

By lowering the expression of a single gene, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have extended the average lifespan of a group of mice by about 20 percent—the equivalent of raising the average human lifespan ...

Health

CDC: National bone mineral density data released

(HealthDay)—For individuals 8 years of age and older, total bone mineral density (BMD) varies by race/ethnicity and by age, according to national survey data published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Medical research

Naturally occurring hormone induces egg maturation

The naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin effectively induces egg maturation during infertility treatment, according to a clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF) study. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's ...

Cancer

Free testosterone drives cancer aggressiveness, study finds

What is the reason for the widely reported fact that men are more likely than women to die of cancer? New evidence from population studies suggests that free testosterone could be a key driver of cancer aggressiveness in ...

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