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A new boxed warning is needed on the Essure implantable birth control device

FDA Adds Boxed Warning Requirement to Essure Device

In addition, manufacturer Bayer must conduct further study of real-world risks
Individuals with a history of syncope may be almost twice as likely as others to get into a car crash

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in Patients With Syncope

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, researchers say
Late administration of surfactant does not reduce the duration of ventilation in very preterm neonates with prolonged respiratory distress

Late Surfactant Does Not Cut Duration of Ventilation in BPD

But, respiratory morbidity at age one year is reduced in surfactant-treated infants
Short-term exposure to air pollutants adversely affects glucose tolerance

Air Pollution Tied to Adverse Effect on Metabolic Parameters

Adverse effects on glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, blood lipids in Mexican-Americans
Flibanserin (Addyi)

Analysis Reveals ‘Female Libido’ Pill May Not Be Worth It

Flibanserin carries risk of serious side effects without delivering much more sexual satisfaction
In a media statement issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Issues Advice for Travel to Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Pregnant women should consider not travelling to the 2016 Olympics, Paralympics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for a diagnostic tool for Zika virus that will be distributed to qualified laboratories

FDA Approves Emergency Use of CDC Test for Zika Virus

CDC says emergency action to bolster U.S. laboratory capacity for Zika testing
Gluteal augmentation is now the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States

ASPS: Gluteal Augmentation Rising in Popularity in U.S.

New data on plastic surgery trends also finds men increasingly undergoing breast reductions
Transgender children who have socially transitioned and are supported to live openly as the gender "opposite" their natal sex do not have elevations in depression

No Increase in Depression for Supported Transgender Children

Transgender children who have socially transitioned have only minimal elevations in anxiety
Further investigation of the addition of amphotericin B to Optisol-GS

Addition of Amphotericin B to Optisol-GS Needs Further Study

Authors call for more research on the addition of amphotericin B to Optisol-GS