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Rabbit sterilization with calcium chloride

Could calcium chloride sterilization be used by rabbit rescue organizations, to spare the trauma and expense of surgery? On Sunday the first rabbit ever got calcium chloride nonsurgical neuter. The most important factor is the handling– rabbits can be calm once they’re wrapped snug in a towel (an old Temple Grandin trick). This rabbit didn’t… Read more

Pennsylvania veterinarian added to ovary sparing spay list

Dr. Jennifer Rouse of Homestead Vet in Havertown, PA offers alternatives to traditional spay and neuter, including ovary sparing spay and vasectomy. Our growing list of veterinarians offering ovary sparing spay procedures can hardly keep up with the demand! If you know a veterinarian who offers this service, ask them to contact us at info… Read more

No one wants to talk about enlarged prostate

Its a condition that doesn’t often make headlines. Getting up multiple times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom may not seem like a big deal, but if you are a man over 50 years of age, it may indicate that you have an enlarged prostate. Scientists call it benign prostatic hyperplasia – or BPH –… Read more

Misdiagnosed food allergies a concern

Food allergy testing has become big business, but misdiagnosis often leads to inappropriate treatment and even poor nutrition. The Journal of the American Medical Association announced the publication of an article of a study by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in their June, 2014 issue. The JAMA column supports evidence-based evaluation of… Read more

Hormone replacement therapy hot topic of international meeting

Parsemus Foundation’s Deputy Director attended the International Menopause Society conference last week. The meeting included a wide range of topics related to menopause, and the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) received a lot of attention. The general tone of the doctors and researchers was that hormone replacement therapy should not be disregarded as a… Read more

“Who wants a male pill?”

Tim Lewis of the London Observer covered the issue of male contraception. The comprehensive article included a history of research on this topic and a review of promising methods, including Vasalgel. The author also investigated why male contraception has taken so long to develop. Elaine Lissner, director of Parsemus Foundation, was interviewed and says she… Read more

Nonsurgical breast cancer treatment

About 25% of newly diagnosed breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and it is usually treated with surgery and sometimes radiation. However, only about half of the incidences of DCIS are likely to spread, leading many to seek a less invasive treatment. Scientific American recently highlighted work conducted at Harvard University using RNA… Read more

Vasalgel baboon study begins

The Vasalgel team is hitting the road to witness the injection of Vasalgel into seven baboon subjects! The final preclinical studies before human trials commenced last month with selection of subjects. After they receive the contraceptive, the baboons’ sperm levels will be monitored. To meet some of the team working diligently on getting Vasalgel to… Read more

Stents one of most overused medical interventions

Read this before you or a loved one considers having a stent implanted! Doctors continue to overuse stents to treat stable coronary artery diseases despite numerous studies and medical guidelines indicating that they are no more effective at reducing the incident of death or heart attack than medication and lifestyle changes alone. A recent report… Read more