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Benefits of Drug for Women With Hyposexual Disorder Questioned

Bremelanotide, a Food and Drug Administration–approved treatment for acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women, may be of limited use, suggests Glen I. Spielmans, PhD, in a new analysis paper. Spielmans, professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minn., examined data from the FDA application for bremelanotide, clinicaltrials.gov entries […]

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Alzheimer’s Association Denies Conflict in Aducanumab Support

The Alzheimer’s Association is denying accusations by two researchers in the field and a watchdog group that its repeated endorsement of aducanumab, a drug under US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), has been unduly influenced by financial support from the two companies seeking approval, Biogen and Eisai. […]

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Heavier Girls Hit Hormonal Puberty Earlier, Develop Breasts Later

Girls with more body fat experienced earlier menarche and hormone changes, but later full breast development, compared with those with normal weight, according to longitudinal data from 90 girls aged 8-15 years. A link between obesity and early puberty has been observed among U.S. girls for decades, but more recent studies suggest that “girls with […]