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Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 – Despite what's often portrayed in movies and on TV, most women can't orgasm with penetration alone during sexual intercourse. And simple anatomy is to blame, a new evidence review suggests. Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors. During gestation, the clitoris begins to drift up and away from the vaginal opening, the researchers said. But among women whose clitoris drifted too far up, it may be very difficult or even impossible to have an orgasm during sex, because traditional lovemaking doesn't provide enough friction to stimulate the clitoris, said Dr. Maureen Whelihan. She's an obstetrician and gynecologist in West Palm Beach, Fla., and an expert with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. "It's not her fault. ... Read more

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Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 – Men should not take erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis just before surgery, experts say. The drugs contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. This can cause a patient's blood pressure to become dangerously low when combined with anesthesia and other drugs used during surgery, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). The group advises men not to take Viagra or Cialis the day before surgery because the drugs take more than 24 hours to clear the body. It's also important for men to inform the person administering their anesthesia about their use of erectile dysfunction drugs. "Patients should never feel embarrassed about telling their anesthesia professional that they use these products," Juan Quintana, AANA president, said in a new release from the association. "Anesthesia professionals need ... Read more

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Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...

Posted 18 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 – Testosterone therapy may restore some sexual desire and function in older men whose natural hormone levels have declined, clinical trials suggest. However, the treatments didn't do much to improve vitality or physical function in men 65 or older, as many have believed, said co-researcher Dr. Thomas Gill. "Men who are experiencing low desire or low sexual activity and are interested in improving in those areas, testosterone treatment would be reasonable to consider," Gill said. But, "a physician probably wouldn't be encouraged to prescribe testosterone solely for problems with physical function or solely for low energy, based on these results," he added. Gill is a professor of geriatrics and epidemiology at Yale University and director of the Yale Program on Aging in New Haven, Conn. The use of testosterone replacement therapy has nearly doubled in recent ... Read more

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Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging

Posted 12 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 – While the risk of impotence – erectile dysfunction – increases with age, men should know it's not an inevitable part of growing older, experts say. About 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Worldwide, the number is expected to reach 320 million by 2025, researchers have estimated. The problem affects 22 percent of men older than 60, and 30 percent of men older than 70. But the condition is most likely due to an underlying physical or mental health condition rather than older age, according to doctors from Texas A&M University in College Station. Heart disease and other serious medical conditions – such as diabetes, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease – can cause erectile dysfunction, the experts explained. Certain medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines and blood pressure drugs, can also cause erectile ... Read more

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Can Berries, Citrus Fruits Boost Male Sexual Health?

Posted 15 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 – Biochemicals found in berries, citrus fruit and red wine might help men maintain healthy erections, a new nutrition study suggests. Foods rich in these flavonoids are associated with reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, researchers reported Jan. 13 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eating a flavonoid-rich diet may be as good for erectile function as briskly walking for two to five hours a week, researchers from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in England reported. Flavonoids give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors. The study found that three specific flavonoids – anthocyanins, flavanones and flavones – offered the greatest benefits in preventing erectile dysfunction. Anthocyanins are generally found in blueberries, cherries, blackberries, radishes and red wine. Flavanones and ... Read more

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Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study

Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 – There's no proof that over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements for men work, and some are potentially dangerous, a new study reports. Many men seeking medical help for sexual health issues report using dietary supplements. But with little regulation of dosage or ingredients, the health effects of these products are unknown, the researchers said in background notes. And many of these products contain traces of an ingredient used in drugs like Viagra that can be dangerous to men with certain health problems, the researchers added. The researchers identified top-selling male sexual-help supplements and analyzed the ingredients, including those in products marketed to enhance erections, desire and sexual performance. "While certain natural supplements we reviewed show promise for improving mild sexual dysfunction, they lack robust human evidence," study ... Read more

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Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted 20 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 – Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a decline in their quality of life, the researchers said. The new study included 27 men who attended 75-minute yoga classes twice a week. These patients saw their quality of life and side effects remain stable throughout their radiation treatment. "Data have consistently shown declines in these important measures among prostate cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy without any structured fitness interventions, so the stable scores seen with our yoga program are really good news," Dr. Neha Vapiwala, an associate professor in the radiation oncology department of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said in a ... Read more

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Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads

Posted 17 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 – Direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned, the American Medical Association said Tuesday. Currently, ads for drugs to treat diabetes, depression, impotence and more deluge TV viewers. This drives demand for expensive treatments, the nation's most influential doctor group said when it adopted the new policy. "Today's vote in support of an advertising ban reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially driven promotions, and the role that marketing costs play in fueling escalating drug prices," Dr. Patrice Harris, the association board chair-elect, said in an AMA news release. "Direct-to-consumer advertising also inflates demand for new and more expensive drugs, even when these drugs may not be appropriate," she added. Hoping to make prescription drugs ... Read more

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Male Infertility Might Signal Higher Odds of Testicular Cancer

Posted 16 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 – Men with reduced fertility could be at increased risk for testicular cancer, according to a new study. Researchers looked at over 20,000 men who underwent semen analysis as part of infertility treatment between 1996 and 2011. They were compared to a control group with the same number of men known to be fertile. Overall, 421 cases of cancer were diagnosed. The most common cancers were melanoma skin cancer, testicular and prostate cancers. The subfertile men – those who sought infertility treatment – were three times more likely to develop testicular cancer than those in the control group, the study found. The risk was 10 times higher in those with an abnormally low sperm count. Other types of sperm problems also increased the risk, the University of Utah researchers said in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility. However, the study doesn't ... Read more

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Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction

Posted 13 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 – Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,400 American men, age 20 and older, who did not have heart disease. Thirty percent were vitamin D deficient, which means their levels of the "sunshine vitamin" were below 20 nanograms per milliliter of blood. And 16 percent had erectile dysfunction. Vitamin D deficiency was present in 35 percent of men with erectile dysfunction, compared with 29 percent of those without erectile dysfunction, the study found. "Vitamin D deficiency is easy to screen for and simple to correct with lifestyle changes that include exercise, dietary changes, vitamin supplementation and modest sunlight exposure," study lead investigator Dr. Erin Michos, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a university ... Read more

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Illegal Toad Venom 'Aphrodisiac' Linked to NYC Man's Death

Posted 5 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 – "Stone," an illegal aphrodisiac that contains substances derived from toad venom, may have claimed the life of a New York City man and should be avoided, city health officials warned. Last week, a hospital told the New York Poison Control Center about a 39-year-old man who died after taking the product, also known as Piedra China, Jamaican Stone, Love Stone, Black Stone or China Rock. Similar products caused poisonings and deaths in the 1990s, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release. Since 2000, there have been seven such cases, including the most recent one and one earlier this year. These supposed aphrodisiacs are banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration but are imported illegally. Stone is a hard, dark brown substance typically sold as a solid chunk less than a square inch in size. Stone's active ingredients ... Read more

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Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus

Posted 4 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 – Following weight-loss surgery, activity in the bedroom may pick up as the pounds fall away, a new study finds. The research suggests the effect may be long-term, and similar for both men and women. "Improvements in sex life are an additional benefit that goes beyond weight loss," said Dr. John Morton, president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He was not involved in the new study. The findings were to be presented Wednesday in Los Angeles at Obesity Week, an annual meeting hosted by ASMBS and The Obesity Society. The study was led by Dr. Kristine Steffen, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Her team tracked outcomes for more than 2,000 people – nearly 80 percent women – who were surveyed about their sex lives for five years after they underwent weight-loss (bariatric) ... Read more

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Labels on Yohimbe Products Inaccurate: Study

Posted 25 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

Label information on most yohimbe herbal supplement products is inaccurate, a new study finds. The products are marketed for weight loss and as treatments for conditions such as depression, erectile dysfunction, and low libido in women. They are widely available in the United States but banned in Canada, Australia, Great Britain and the Netherlands, The New York Times reported. The active ingredient in the products is yohimbine, which is derived from the bark of the African yohimbe tree. Researchers analyzed 49 brands of yohimbe supplements and found that only 11 listed the quantity of yohimbine they actually contained. In other brands, the actual amounts ranged from 23 percent to 147 percent of what was on the label, The Times reported. The study in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis also found that only two provided accurate information about both the quantity of yohimbine and side ... Read more

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Heart Attack Shouldn't End Your Sex Life

Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 – If you've had a heart attack, you don't have to avoid sex for fear of having another one, researchers report. Many people who've had a heart attack worry that too much physical activity could trigger a repeat event. But after reviewing data collected on 536 heart disease patients between the ages of 30 and 70, the researchers found sexual activity requires about the same amount of exertion as climbing two flights of stairs or taking a brisk walk. The patients completed questionnaires about their sexual activity. In the months leading up to their heart attack, nearly 15 percent did not have sex during this time, almost 5 percent had sex less than once per month, about 25 percent had sex less than once a week, and 55 percent had sex at least once weekly. The researchers analyzed the sexual activity the patients experienced in the 12 months before their heart ... Read more

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Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows

Posted 23 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 2015 – Couples who share the responsibilities of child care end up feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their overall relationship, new research suggests. The finding applies to both married couples and couples who are living together, and stems from responses to a survey completed by nearly 500 heterosexual partners, all of whom were parents. "Relationships with respect to child care have changed greatly over time," said study author Daniel Carlson, an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta. "And even though there's really not been much research specifically on the role of child care, we have known for a while that sharing labor equally, whether paid or unpaid, is something that couples have been moving towards, and appears to be something they seem to prefer," he added. "The main story here is that this study clearly ... Read more

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