Tag: men

China’s BeiGene gets FDA approval for drug to treat rare form of lymphoma

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved BeiGene Ltd’s lymphoma treatment, validating the China-based drugmaker’s strategy of largely using data from trials held outside the United States to file for approval. The company tested the treatment, Brukinsa, in 118 patients with mantle cell lymphoma enrolled in two studies. About three-quarters were […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Undeclared Viagra ingredient triggers libido-boosting supplement recall

A dietary supplement intended to boost libido in both men and women is facing arecall because the product contains an ingredient found in Viagra, a popular erectile dysfunction medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last week announced the recall of Med Man’s Up2 Dietary supplement because the product is contaminated with sildenafil, an “FDA-approved […]

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South Korea bans liquid e-cigarettes on army bases

FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in Seoul, South Korea, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid e-cigarettes on its bases for health reasons, the military said on Monday, following a government warning for people to stop using the devices. […]

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Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

The UK has fewer doctors and nurses and poorer access to elderly long-term care than other rich nations, a study shows. The OECD review also warned that many Brits were living unhealthy lives with high rates of drinking and obesity. But it praised the “strong access” to health care delivered by the NHS, saying there […]

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Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being […]

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It’s easy to list some of the many everyday items invented and patented by women – the dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the board game Monopoly, to name but a few – but the world is still failing to take full advantage of women’s innovative ideas, a report suggests. Women inventors account for just under 13% of […]

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A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years. Developed a Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans. Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumours could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases. The […]

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A migraine drug that has been described as “life changing” by some patients will not be made available on the NHS outside of Scotland. Erenumab – also known by the name Aimovig – is one of the first bespoke migraine drugs in decades and has been described by doctors as a “huge deal”. But the […]

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