BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3412 (Published 01 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3412

After reading a BMJ column entitled “Men behaving madly” (BMJ 2010;340:c1493, doi:10.1136/bmj.c1493) about the overhyping of testosterone deficiency syndrome, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency contacted Bayer Healthcare, the company responsible for the website referred to in the column. The company has agreed to amend the website, which is aimed at the public, and it says that it will no longer exaggerate the effect and prevalence of testosterone deficiency syndrome, or promote the use of testosterone replacement therapy.

Young people who binge drink may be creating a longer lasting problem than just a hangover the next day. A study of the hippocampus, the part of the brain believed to be involved in long term memory and spatial reasoning, found that getting monkeys drunk for an hour each day over 11 months resulted in a reduction in neurogenesis and increased neural degeneration compared with control monkeys. Blood alcohol levels showed that the monkeys had drunk to …

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