FDA Approves Auxilium’s Peyronie’s Drug; Non-surgical Treatment Option Now Available

Today the FDA announced that they have approved Xiaflex, a drug that helps treat Peyronie’s disease in men. However, the story doesn’t start here. A few weeks ago in New Orleans, Auxilium announced new data presented from its IMPRESS (The Investigation for Maximal Peyronie’s Reduction Efficacy and Safety Studies) trials assessing Xiaflex for the treatment […]

Milk for Strong Bones? Maybe Not for Boys

Growing up, we’re often told by our parents that we need to drink plenty of milk, that the calcium will ensure we have nice, strong bones. The U.S. Department of Agriculture DA backed up dear old mom and dad, recommending that adolescents drink at least three glasses of milk (or dairy equivalent) every day. Unfortunately—for […]

Is Vasectomy the New Condom?

Ok, so I pulled the trigger and officially called a vasectomy the “new condom” in the press. Sounds crazy, eh? Of course, a vasectomy doesn’t protect you from sexually transmitted diseases like a condom. But, when it comes to fertility, vasectomies are more reversible than previously thought. Reversal Research Results Here’s the simple reason why […]

FDA Approves Auxilium’s Peyronie’s Drug; Non-surgical Treatment Option Now Available

Today the FDA announced that they have approved Xiaflex, a drug that helps treat Peyronie’s disease in men.

However, the story doesn’t start here. A few weeks ago in New Orleans, Auxilium announced new data presented from its IMPRESS (The Investigation for Maximal Peyronie’s Reduction Efficacy and Safety Studies) trials assessing Xiaflex for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease (PD) at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting. [Read more…]

Bullying: The Unpleasant Gift that Keeps on Giving

Bullies and their victims are finally getting the attention they deserve—and so are the long-lasting consequences to both victim and perpetrator. Contrary to the popular belief that bullied kids eventually outgrow the psychological and physical pain they suffered, the effect of bullying persist far into adulthood. “We were surprised at how profoundly bullying affects a […]

Problem? There’s a Pill for That. Well, Maybe…

Over the past few decades, medical advances have improved the quality–and length–of life for millions. And we’ve gotten so used to relying on pills that we’ve gotten ourselves into some serious trouble. In short, we’re taking way more medication than we need to. And our health is suffering as a result. The infographic below illustrates […]