This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?

There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair seems to have a fuchsia sheen. In the pharmaceutical circles in which Eckert operates, among the white coats and the navy suits, that shade of pink invites judgment. And underestimation. She is fine with that. Through the firm’s “Pinkubator,” Eckert, 45, is helping bring to market such innovations as a flushable pregnancy test, a decal that can detect a rape drug from a drop of a drink, shelf-stable human milk products for babies and a device that helps train pelvic-floor muscles. These are not just products for women; they’re products that give women more autonomy and, in particular, more agency over their bodies and sexual choices. And their development is being funded by Eckert’s controversial attempt to answer one of the biggest mysteries of the human body: What is the source of female desire? In August 2015, when she was Ci...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Journal of Membrane ScienceAuthor(s): Martin Hartinger, Simon Schiffer, Hans-Jürgen Heidebrecht, Joseph Dumpler, Ulrich Kulozik
Source: Journal of Membrane Science - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Nashwa Amin, Shiyi Xie, Xiaoning Tan, Yili Chen, Qiannan Ren, Benson O.A. Botchway, Shaohua Hu, Yongchun Ma, Zhiying Hu, Marong Fang
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerAs hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units swell with patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, political leaders coordinating responses in “hot spots” are asking doctors and other medical professionals in parts of the country less impacted by the pandemic to come to the rescue. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued such a plea the other day. Governors are issuing executive orders that relaxoccupational licensing restrictions on the free movement of health care practitioners. Some are also expanding thescope of practice of various licensed health care professionals, permitting t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Authors: Corrà U, Piepoli M, Giordano A Abstract Exercise oscillatory ventilation (EOV) is an ominous sign in heart failure due to reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) whatever it is represented. But EOV is detected also in normal healthy individuals and in other cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients, however, its prevalence in these is not completed clear. The aim was to describe the occurrence of EOV in healthy subjects and the overall population all CVD patients who performing symptom limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Healthy subjects were divided in athletes and normal subjec...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
If you need alcohol treatment while practicing physical distancing, there are several professionally led treatment and mutual-support group options available to you:Professionally led treatmentMany healthcare professionals and programs have offered telehealth alcohol treatment for years. These are phone or video sessions for talk therapy or medical care.  Now, with the COVID-19 emergency, more providers are offering telehealth services. Medicare and other insurers are expanding coverage of telehealth services as well. Check with your insurance company about coverage.
Source: NIAAA News - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Marie Frétin, Christophe Chassard, Céline Delbès, René Lavigne, Etienne Rifa, Sébastien Theil, Benoit Fernandez, Patrice Laforce, Cécile Callon
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study comprised a cross-sectional online survey designed to ask questions about sexual behaviours. A convenience sample of young people (n=52) aged 16-19 years living in New Zealand completed the survey. RESULTS Most participants (71.2%) were sexually active, reporting engagement in a range of sexual practices. The most commonly reported sexual behaviours were penis-in-vagina sex (86.5%) and oral sex with a person-with-a-penis (81.1%). Infrequent and inconsistent use of barrier protection across all types of sexual behaviour was also reported. DISCUSSION The findings of this study highlight the importance of ensuring ...
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - Category: Primary Care Tags: J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
Conclusion: After the third relapse of HGSC, cytotoxic chemotherapy did not prolong survival but was associated with substantially increased healthcare costs. PMID: 32223298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Catalysis CommunicationsAuthor(s): Chaoyang Fan, Ruiyi Wang, Peng Kong, Xiaoyu Wang, Jie Wang, Xiaochao Zhang, Zhanfeng Zheng
Source: Catalysis Communications - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
We present here a complete theoretical study of the phase diagram of two-dimensional silicon-carbon binaries. To scan the composition range, we employ an {\it ab initio} global structural prediction method,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
More News: Advertising | Alcoholism | Babies | Biology | Brain | Canada Health | Depression | Fiji Health | Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | Girls | Health | Insurance | Internet | Men | Menopause | Milk | National Institute for Health and Clinical Excelle | Neurology | Neuroscience | PET Scan | Pregnancy | Psychology | Rosemary | Science | Sexual Abuse | Sports Medicine | STDs | Study | Teachers | UK Health | Venture Capital | Viagra | Warnings | Websites | Women