Tobacco, E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits

Dr. Scott Gottlieb became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 with an ambitious plan to reduce cigarette smoking, a habit that kills nearly half a million Americans each year, by shifting smokers to less harmful alternatives like e-cigarettes. But he was quickly embroiled in an unexpected crisis: the explosion of vaping among millions of middle and high […]

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Doctors Welcome New Depression Drug, Cautiously

Doctors welcomed federal approval this week of a new, fast-acting nasal spray for depression. But also they expressed concerns about its cost and long-term effects, as well as the logistics of administering it in accordance with safety requirements. The new drug, esketamine, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, won approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for people who have […]

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How to Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say

Thousands, perhaps millions, of people who try to quit antidepressant drugs experience stinging withdrawal symptoms that last for months to years: insomnia, surges of anxiety, even so-called brain zaps, sensations of electric shock in the brain. But doctors have dismissed or downplayed such symptoms, often attributing them to the recurrence of underlying mood problems. The striking contrast between the patients’ […]

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Women scientists get less federal funding than men, new study finds

First-time women principal investigator scientists received considerably less funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared to first-time male principal investigators, even at top research institutions, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management. Previous research showed women receive lower startup funds from their universities to launch their research. This is the first study […]

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Nurse builds database of women murdered at the hands of men

This story is from Kaiser Health News PLANO, Texas — In February 2017, a school nurse in this Dallas suburb began counting women murdered by men. Seated at her desk, beside shelves of cookbooks, novels and books on violence against women, Dawn Wilcox, 55, scours the internet for news stories of women killed by men in the U.S. For dozens […]

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Woman is only able to hear female voices due to a rare condition

Woman is unable to hear the voices of MEN – including her own boyfriend – and can only pick up the higher frequency tones of other females The woman, from China, went to sleep with nausea and ringing in her ears The next day she went straight to hospital with sudden hearing loss  A specialist said stress had given her […]

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Sensible muscle building after 40 years plus? The only way it can work!

Men over 40: strength training in age-related muscle loss counteract Although it is 40 years, commonly referred to as “old”, however, the force from &#8211 is already in this age; at least if nothing is done against the loss of muscle mass in old age. For muscle building it is according to the experts, never too late. Strength training is […]

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Frequent sauna use associated with lower cardiovascular death rate in men and women

Regular sauna use is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men and women aged 50 years and over, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland found that mortality from CVD among people who used a sauna […]

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Sex addiction is mor 10% of men and 6% of women hooked

Sex addiction is more common than previously thought: One in 10 men and one in 12 women are hooked, study shows Sex addiction has been turned down from the diagnostic manual of psychiatric disorders  But clinicians now recognize compulsive sexual behavior disorder  Previous estimates predicted that about twice as many men struggle to control sexual urges as do women  But  […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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