Health

Male birth control gel to go into trials

A team at the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has announced that it will be putting a contraception gel it has developed into trials starting this April. The trials will involve more than 400 couples ...

Medical research

'Low T' therapy has yet to be proven: FDA

(HealthDay)—Testosterone supplements have long been marketed to aging men as a fountain of youth and virility, but there is still no proof they are safe or effective, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PSA rise with testosterone gel tied to specific factors

(HealthDay)—Factors predicting greater prostate-specific antigen (PSA) increases with use of testosterone gel (T-gel) include age 60 years and older, baseline testosterone (T) ≤250 ng/dL, and percentage of free PSA

Health

FDA will review safety of testosterone therapy

(HealthDay)—Spurred by a recent report that popular testosterone treatments might raise men's heart risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it now plans a review of the therapies' safety.

Cardiology

Testosterone therapy might increase heart attack risk

(HealthDay)—Testosterone therapy—widely advertised as a way to help men improve a low sex drive and reclaim diminished energy—might raise the risk of heart attack, according to new research.

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