• Top of the Morning: Pill that Treats Hypoactive Sexual Disorder in Women to be Available Soon?

    The drug is the first of its kind
  • 1. "Viagra" for women is one step closer to reality

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    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel approved a first-of-its-kind drug to treat lack of sexual desire —- yes, a female Viagra of sorts —- as long as steps are taken to minimize the risks of side effects, which include low blood pressure, fainting, sleepiness, nausea, and dizziness. The little pink pill (a complement to Viagra’s little blue pill) would be approved for use in premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which is a condition that results to low sex drive not caused by any illness or condition. It affects seven percent of premenopausal women. (time.com)


    2. Eating placenta has no benefit for new moms
    A new research suggests that there is no scientific evidence that eating the placenta after childbirth can protect a new mom against depression, nor does it boost her energy. Researchers at Northwestern University found no proven benefits of eating the placenta raw, cooked, or in a pill. While there was also no research on the potential risks, researchers theorize that the placenta, which acts as a filter to absorb and protect the developing fetus from toxins and pollutants, may still hold bacteria and viruses in its tissues after birth. The study was published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health. (bbc.com)


    3. Look! Pharrell William’s new children’s book “Happy”

    The Grammy award winner, in collaboration with Penguin Books, had turned his hit “Happy” (which was also featured in the movie “Despicable Me 2”) into a picture book! People.com got a glimpse of the cover image and back-cover jacket. Pharrell said, "I'm so proud of my collaboration with Penguin and to be able to share my book “Happy!” with all the young readers out there. I love what I do and am grateful to all the people who felt that 'Happy' resonated with them. My hope is that this book inspires a child's imagination and creativity and that it teaches the importance of being happy and true to yourself." The book is set to debut in October 6 this year. (people.com)  


    4. Barbie now owns flats
    Barbie-doll maker Mattel just launched its first Barbie Fashionista line this week and it includes flat shoes -— not just any pair of flat shoes, mind you, but stylish ones, of course. In an attempt to bring back the love for Barbie, its new line is designed to represent the modern-day stylish girl, one who is obsessessed with street style seen almost everywhere and even online. That also means wearing comfy shoes from flats to sandals to sneakers. The change came after almost 50 years of being on her toes and wearing high heels. (mashable.com)


    5. Furious 7 star welcomes baby girl
    "Fast and the Furious" star Ludacris (real name Chris Bridges) and his wife Eudoxie have welcomed their first child together, the new mom announced on Instagram yesterday, June 4. She captioned the photo of the couple’s dog sporting a “baby girl” balloon: “She is here! #blessed #grateful” They named their daughter Cadence Gaëlle, who weighed seven pounds and four ounces at birth. She joins her sisters Karma, 13, and Cai, 18 months, Ludacris’ daughters from previous relationships. Congratulations! (people.com)

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