Top stories in health and medicine, May 13, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Testosterone Shots: Riskier Than Gels or Patches? Short-acting testosterone injections are associated with greater risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalizations, and death compared with gels or patches, according to a large retrospective cohort study.
  2. Liberia Declared Free of Ebola. In what the World Health Organization called a “monumental achievement,” Liberia has halted its Ebola outbreak.
  3. Celiac Tied to Neuropathy Risk. Patients with celiac disease may be at increased risk of neuropathy.
  4. Obama Administration Clarifies Birth Control Mandate. Health insurers must cover without cost-sharing all 18 forms of contraception listed in the FDA’s birth control guide.

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