Hair loss pills taken by millions can leave men depressed, bloated and impotent

The drug they sell, called finasteride, has a decades-long track record of treating hair loss - and, for the vast majority of patients, it is safe and effective. Yet there are concerns about the tablets.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study investigated the effects of 12 wk of postexercise kefir consumption in cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Methods All participants were enrolled in a structured exercise training program and separated into kefir (KEF) or control (CON) treatment groups. KEF consumed 8 oz. of kefir after exercise sessions (3 d·wk−1) for 12 wk. Outcome measures included assessments for body size and composition, aerobic fitness and muscular strength, medical history, and psychological state at pre- and postintervention time points. Blood was collected and analyzed for C-re...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
Tropical Storm Peter swirled to life Sunday as a tropical depression was on the verge of becoming another named system.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The efficacy of avalglucosidase alfa compared to alglucosidase alfa as measured by the EuroQol 5-dimension 5-level (EQ-5D-5L) from the phase 3 COMET trial in late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) is presented. EQ-5D-5L, a multi-attribute utility measure of health-related quality of life, was collected in treatment-na ïve LOPD patients. Change from baseline to week 49 in the five dimensions of EQ-5D-5L, including mobility, usual activities, self-care, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression; the derived patient's health state/index (range: 0 to 1); and the visual analogue scale (VAS, self-rated health on a 0 [wor st health] t...
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effects of the CYP2D6*10 and CYP2D6*5 genotypes on the steady-state plasma concentrations of VEN and ODV in Japanese patients. Methods: This study included 75 Japanese patients with depression who were treated with VEN. Steady-state plasma concentrations of VEN and ODV were measured using liquid chromatography. Polymerase chain reaction was used to determine CYP2D6 genotypes. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed to analyze the relationship between independent variables (sex, age, smoking habit, and number of mutated alleles, CYP2D6*10 and CYP2D6*5), subject-dependent variabl...
Source: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The effectiveness of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression along with several other clinical advantages, such as rapid onset and reduced adverse effects associated with serotonin transporter inhibition, has garnered interest in other similar acting psychedelics as novel antidepressant drugs. The antitussive dextromethorphan exhibits glutamate N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonism, sigma-1 receptor agonism, and serotonin reuptake inhibition, which has exhibited antidepressant effects in limited human studies and animal models. The present study sought to further examine dextromethorphan using a differential reinfor...
Source: Behavioural Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
Depression and anxiety are common neuropsychiatric disorders that usually appear as comorbidities. The development of new drugs is crucial for safer and more effective clinical management of both disorders. Riparin A is a synthetic chemical analog of riparins that naturally occur in several medicinal plants. Marked pharmacological effects such as anxiolytic and antidepressant properties characterize this class of compounds. However, little is known about the potential anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of Riparin A. In this work, we showed that, unlike other riparins, Riparin A exerts only a very mild anxiolytic-like ef...
Source: Behavioural Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Medical studies are not a risk factor for the occurrence of health anxiety and hypochondrial attitudes. Such factors are female gender and having a mental illness.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sports university students are not immune to depression and inactive lifestyles. Excessive recreational screen time may have an adverse effect on depression, which is somewhat independent of physical activity.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the immediate and short-term impact of the pandemic on the psychological well-being of Italian children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders and their families. Overall, 56 patients aged 6–18 (M = 13.4 years, SD = 2.77) and their parents were evaluated during the COVID-19 lockdown (T0) and after 4 months (T1). An ad hoc data sheet, Youth Self-Report 11–18 (YSR), Child Behavior Checklist 6–18 (CBCL), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21) were administered. Patients, mainly suffering from internalizing disorders, overall demonstrated a good adaptation to the ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractAccording to the gender life satisfaction/depression paradox women are significantly more likely to report higher levels of life satisfaction than men after controlling for all relevant socio-demographic factors, but also significantly more likely to declare they are depressed. We find that the paradox holds in the cross-country sample of the European Social Survey and is stable across age, education, self-assessed health, macroregion and survey round splits. We find support for the affect intensity rationale showing that women are relatively more affected in their satisfaction about life by the good or bad events ...
Source: Social Indicators Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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