Top stories in health and medicine, May 13, 2015
From MedPage Today: Testosterone Shots: Riskier Than Gels or Patches? Short-acting testosterone injections are associated with greater risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalizations, and death compared with gels or patches, according to a large retrospective cohort study. Liberia Declared Free of Ebola. In what the World Health Organization called a “monumental achievement,” Liberia has halted its Ebola outbreak. Celiac Tied to Neuropathy Risk. Patients with celiac disease may be at increased risk of neuropathy. Obama Administration Clarifies Birth Control Mandate. Health insurers must cover without cost...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 13, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News Endocrinology GI Infectious disease OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

The Testosterone Trap
Should the Modern Man Be Taking Testosterone? Is It Low T? .com By now you've likely seen the commercials. Fit-looking middle-age men telling you how they put on weight, had less energy, and were no longer the sexual tigers they were in their twenties -- until, that is, they started rubbing testosterone gel on their shoulder, upper arm, or abdomen. Now they feel more like the men they used to be. The commercials don't mention a 2009 study in the New England Journal of Medicine wherein a group of men on testosterone replacement therapy had more than four times the number of cardiovascular problems -- so many that the s...
Source: PharmaGossip - May 2, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs