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Saving 175 Jumbo Jets Full of Men
The results were exciting — a study revealed that a medication lowered prostate cancer risks by nearly 25 percent. But researchers found that men taking the medication who did develop prostate cancer tended to have a more aggressive disease.
Anti-Balding Rx Doesn’t Mix With Alcohol
A male pattern baldness medication has been known to come with a few side effects. No longer wanting to drink, or being able to enjoy a drink, may be added to the list.
Bald is Beautiful, But Beware
Baldness affects about 60 percent of men at some time in their lives.  Researchers now think baldness and prostate cancer may be linked in African American men.
Generic Propecia (Finasteride) Now In US
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced today that is has launched f inasteride tablets (1 mg), a bioequivalent generic version of Propecia ® ( finasteride ) tablets in the US market on January 02, 2013. Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for f inasteride 1 mg Tablets has been awarded a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity in the US on 2 Jan, 2013.
Men Have Hormonal Blues Too
Most prostate cancers are fed by male hormones called androgens. So treating the disease often involves blocking these hormones. It’s called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and it’s been used for decades – but not without controversy.
Male Pattern Baldness Drug & Depression
Male pattern baldness can affect a man's self-esteem, which in turn plays a part in a man's mental health. But a new study reveals a link between baldness treatment and depression.
Baldness Treatments Linked to Male Breast Cancer
According to Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a popular treatment for baldness has been associated with male breast cancer.
Frustrating Side Effects From Avodart, Propecia
Recent reports have found using 5 alpha reductase inhibitors ( Propecia and Avodart ) to treat male hair loss can experience persistent erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of libido, and depression.
Erectile Dysfunction and Depression Side Effects
Long-lasting sexual and mental health complications may be caused by class of commonly used drugs found in hair loss medications and the treatment of urinary problems in men with an enlarged prostate. Complications can lead to erectile dysfunction, depression, and a reduced sex drive.