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Prostate drug linked to serious side effects

A common drug called Avodart (Dutsteride) that is prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has been associated with an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels,  liver disease and worsening erectile dysfunction, reports Boston University Medical Center researchers. BPH is a common condition in men as they age, resulting in an enlarged prostate. Men seeking… Read more


Medical procedures continue to be used despite ineffectiveness

Stents for coronary artery disease, Atenolol for blood pressure, surgery for a torn meniscus and many other procedures are likely over-used, explains David Epstein reporting for The Atlantic. Despite evidence that may contradict the effectiveness of common medical procedures, many are still being prescribed by physicians. This in-depth investigative article is a must-read! The author… Read more


Alternatives to traditional spay/neuter

Pet owners are hearing more and more about the potential for negative health impacts of traditional spay and neuter. Since most pet sterilization surgeries remove the reproductive organs responsible for the production of sex hormones, a number of ailments may occur due to this hormonal imbalance. But a growing number of veterinarians offer alternatives. Parsemus… Read more


Success! Publication of Vasalgel reversal study

Successful reversal of Vasalgel male contraceptive in rabbits For immediate release: Vasalgel’s prevention of sperm transport in the vas deferens for 14 months was reversed through an injection of sodium bicarbonate. Sperm concentration and motility returned to baseline. Results of a study of a promising new male contraceptive called VasalgelTM were published today in Basic… Read more


Publication of monkey results receives great media attention

Vasalgel given to 16 monkeys resulted in 100% successful contraception — no pregnancies after 1 to 2 years. The results, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, also showed that Vasalgel was well-tolerated in the monkeys, who had fewer complications than a control group receiving vasectomy. The results are important to the development of Vasalgel as a… Read more


Successful application of Vasalgel™ male contraceptive in monkeys

Press Release Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 20:00 EST New contraceptive Vasalgel provides effective birth control in rhesus monkey groups for more than one year: report from California National Primate Research Center Results of a study of Vasalgel in rhesus macaques were published today in Basic and Clinical Andrology. Vasalgel is being developed by a social… Read more


Vasalgel ranked fifth in science breakthroughs

Vasalgel was listed as #5 on the Cracked list of science breakthroughs that might save humanity. This revolutionary male contraceptive has the potential to change population dynamics and provide men with much-needed reproductive control. Vasalgel ranked up there with wireless technology, portable HIV testers, and agricultural gas reduction (by feeding cows seaweed). Check out this fun… Read more


Men want better birth control options

A recent article by Valerie Tarico highlighted the importance of – and interest in – what men think about new contraceptive methods. She cited a small survey conducted by a student intern on attitudes about male contraception. His findings indicated that interest in new contraceptive methods was related to concern for their partner, self-protection from… Read more


Link between Alzheimer’s disease and male hormones

Cognitive dysfunction, including Alzheimer’s disease, has been related to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Scientists from Stanford reported that men who were undergoing ADT to treat prostate cancer had significantly increased risk of developing dementia (published in JAMA Oncology). ADT is a common treatment for prostate cancer because the cancer cells usually require androgens, like testosterone,… Read more