10 things you need to know today: August 19, 2015


Headlines for today … here they are!!

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THE WEEK

1. F.D.A. approves women’s libido pill
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved flibanserin, the first prescription drug to treat low sex drive in premenopausal women. The approval came with restrictions, including labels warning of potential side effects, such as low blood pressure and fainting. In trials, women with low sex drive reported a slight increase in “satisfying sexual experiences” while taking the pink pill — to be sold under the brand name Addyi by Sprout Pharmaceuticals. Skeptics said the limited impact was not worth the side effects.

Source: The New York Times, CNN

2. Navy to open elite SEAL teams to women
The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women candidates who can pass a famously tough six-month training course, Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, said Tuesday. “Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these (standards)…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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