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Gynecomastia is a condition where men develop abnormally large breasts. The enlargement is not of fat but breast tissues.

Endocrine Society issues scientific statement on health consequences of performance-enhancing drugs

A new Scientific Statement issued today by The Endocrine Society represents a comprehensive evaluation of available information on the prevalence and medical consequences of the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The statement highlights the clinical pharmacology, adverse effects and detection of many substances often classified as PEDs, identifies gaps in knowledge and aims to focus the attention of the medical community and policymakers on PED use as an important public health problem. [More]
Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the company is acquiring exclusive rights in the United States for Saphris (asenapine) sublingual tablets, a treatment for adult patients with schizophrenia or acute bipolar mania, from Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. [More]
Gynecomastia affects mental, emotional health in adolescent males, study finds

Gynecomastia affects mental, emotional health in adolescent males, study finds

Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
FDA accepts Sunovion’s two LATUDA sNDAs for review

FDA accepts Sunovion’s two LATUDA sNDAs for review

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review two supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for the use of LATUDA as 1) monotherapy and 2) adjunctive therapy to lithium or valproate, both to treat adult patients with depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression). [More]
Male cyclists may experience hormonal imbalances that affect reproductive health

Male cyclists may experience hormonal imbalances that affect reproductive health

A new study conducted by UCLA School of Nursing researchers has found that serious leisure male cyclists may experience hormonal imbalances that could affect their reproductive health. The study, "Reproductive Hormones and Interleukin-6 in Serious Leisure Male Athletes," was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. [More]
JS Genetics announces availability of XCAT-KS buccal swab test

JS Genetics announces availability of XCAT-KS buccal swab test

JS Genetics announces the availability of XCAT-KS, its proprietary buccal swab test for the diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and other male sex chromosome aneuploidies. [More]
BPH, hair loss prevention drugs may produce adverse side effects in men

BPH, hair loss prevention drugs may produce adverse side effects in men

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany, have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors, while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in some individuals including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction and potential depression. [More]
Growth hormone boosts sprinting capacity in athletes but may have serious side effects

Growth hormone boosts sprinting capacity in athletes but may have serious side effects

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) has long been used among athletes and body builders for stronger and a more muscular bodies over the past four decades. However it is only now that Sydney-based researchers have published a study that shows that hGH offers no such benefits. [More]
AstraZeneca receives six months pediatric exclusivity patent extension for ARIMIDEX (anastrozole)

AstraZeneca receives six months pediatric exclusivity patent extension for ARIMIDEX (anastrozole)

AstraZeneca has announced that the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an additional six-month period of exclusivity to market ARIMIDEX (anastrozole) for its licensed breast cancer indications until June 2010. [More]

Causes and treatments for gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, the benign enlargement of male breast tissue, is a common occurrence in adolescents as well as in middle-aged and older men. [More]
Lavender oil and tea tree oil may make boy's breasts bigger

Lavender oil and tea tree oil may make boy's breasts bigger

A study published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that repeated topical use of products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty, and for which a cause is seldom identified. [More]

Tea tree and lavender oils may cause enlarged breasts in boys

According to new research the use of shampoos, soaps and lotions which contain lavender oil and tea tree oils can cause some boys to develop enlarged breasts. [More]

A look at Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, the development of breast tissue that leads many males to hide in shame and humiliation. [More]

Alarming trends among steroid users

Major findings in a new survey of 500 steroid users reveal specific, alarming trends: most are non-athletes whose sole intention is to improve their physical appearance; users are taking larger doses than previously recorded; and even though nearly all admitted to adverse side effects, health concerns are not enough to deter their steroid use. [More]
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), the most frequently performed surgical procedure among teenagers

Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), the most frequently performed surgical procedure among teenagers

The most frequently performed surgical procedure for this age group in 2003 was nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). Most experts agree that for appropriately selected teenage patients, cosmetic plastic surgery can have a positive impact on physical and emotional development. [More]

Largest study ever finds male breast cancer on the rise

The rate of male breast cancer is on the rise and the disease in men is usually detected when the tumors are bigger, have spread and may be more aggressive, compared to diagnosis of the disease in women, concludes the largest study ever conducted of male breast cancer.
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