The ‘abortion pill’ may treat a disease affecting many veterans. What happens now?

The ‘abortion pill may treat a disease affecting many veterans

Dr. Nancy Klimas has spent the better part of her three-decade research career trying to find a cure for Gulf War illness. Military veterans with the unusual, unexplained illness  — which affects some 300,000 U.S. service members who fought in the 1991 Operation Desert Storm — suffer from a range of symptoms, including constant aches … Read more

Despite Encouraging Research, a Male Birth Control Pill Remains Elusive

Despite Encouraging Research a Male Birth Control Pill Remains Elusive

A buzzy new animal study offers another contender in the search for a male form of birth control. Researchers at the University of Minnesota created a birth control pill for male mice, which proved 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The contraceptive targets a protein in the body that receives a form of vitamin A, which … Read more

New Male Birth Control Pill Effectively Prevents Pregnancy – Without Side Effects

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Women have many choices for birth control, ranging from pills to patches to intrauterine devices, and partly as a result, they bear most of the burden of preventing pregnancy. But men’s birth control options — and, therefore, responsibilities — could soon be expanding. Today, scientists report a non-hormonal male contraceptive that effectively prevents pregnancy in … Read more

Male Contraceptive Pill Found 99% Effective in Mice, With No Observable Side Effects

Male Contraceptive Pill Found 99 Effective in Mice With No

A team of scientists said Wednesday they had developed a male oral contraceptive that was 99 percent effective in mice and didn’t cause observable side effects, with the drug expected to enter human trials by the end of this year.   The findings will be presented at the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting, and mark … Read more

A Birth Control Pill for Men Could Start Human Trials This Year

A Birth Control Pill for Men Could Start Human Trials

Photo: Shaul Schwarz (Getty Images) Scientists are still racing to create the first male contraceptive that isn’t a condom or surgery. In new preliminary research, a team says they’ve developed a non-hormonal form of male birth control, one that kept lab mice sterile for four to six weeks with seemingly no side effects. Early human … Read more

Covid Live Updates: Poorer Countries To Receive 4 Million Courses of Pfizer’s Covid Pill

Covid Live Updates Poorer Countries To Receive 4 Million Courses

A Maryland resident ready to receive a Covid-19 booster shot in Hagerstown, Md., last month.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times When the Covid vaccine first became widely available a year ago, it was a hopeful time, with demand exceeding capacity and millions of Americans jockeying for the nearest appointment slot. But, as of Monday, … Read more