Men's Health: Erectile Dysfunction Can Indicate Other Health Concerns
Erectile dysfunction is very common for men yet many do not seek treatment with their health care provider. Mayo Clinic urologist and men's sexual health specialist Dr. Landon Trost says he understands it can be uncomfortable for men to discuss erectile dysfunction or impotence; however, it can mean there are other underlying issues. Dr. Trost says, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study Suggests Sildenafil May Relieve Severe Form of Edema in Swimmers
This study received funding from the Divers Alert Network and U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command Contracts (N61331-03-C-0015, N0463A-07-C-0002). (Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features)
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - February 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

How Alcohol Use Affects Health
You may have heard of Dry January, a campaign run in the U.K. by Alcohol Concern. To promote alcohol awareness, it involves (as you’ve likely gathered) completely abstaining from alcohol for the month of January. It’s a valuable campaign with noble intentions, but a minority of participants may unfortunately miss the wider point. A month of strict abstinence does lead some to drink more than they should come February 1. Remaining alcohol free for a month is an achievement which deserves to be rewarded, but compensatory drinking is not what Dry January is trying to advocate. A healthy attitude towards consu...
Source: Psych Central - February 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Wayne Osborne Tags: Addictions Alcoholism General Healthy Living Substance Abuse Abstinence Alcohol Abuse Alcoholic beverage Binge Drinking Drinking culture Liver disease Liver health Long-term effects of alcohol Moderation National Council on Alc Source Type: news

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
Title: Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of AgingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - February 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 12, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Udenafil for Penile Rehabilitation After ProstatectomyUdenafil for Penile Rehabilitation After Prostatectomy
Which factors might influence the successful outcome of this regimen for erectile dysfunction after prostatectomy? International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Oh God, There Is Such a Thing as Fatal Insomnia
(Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images) By Melissa Dahl Well, this is terrifying: An unlucky few families throughout history have apparently been cursed with what's known as "familial fatal insomnia" -- that is, as science writer David Robson phrases it in a piece for the BBC this week, "a kind of waking coma that ultimately [ends] in death." It's a (very) rare form of insomnia that kills, in other words, usually within a few years after the onset of symptoms. Related: Why Do Women Have a Harder Time Sleeping Than Men? Those symptoms come on slowly, but those within these families have ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Overlooked Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer
If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine. The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.” Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have a history of nightmarish side effects for someone already dealing with an unpredictable prostate. Many of the drugs you’ll be prescribed also decrease sex drive and in many cases cause impotence.1 And if you have sur...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures carotenoids enlarged prostate Lycopene natural treatment prostate cancer Source Type: news

Can Berries, Citrus Fruits Boost Male Sexual Health?
New study suggests a connection, but some doubt 'flavonoids' are an impotence remedy (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - January 15, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Can Berries, Citrus Fruits Boost Male Sexual Health?
New study suggests a connection, but some doubt 'flavonoids' are an impotence remedy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Erectile Dysfunction, Men's Health, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does fewer PSA tests mean less prostate cancer?
It used to be that prostate cancer screening was routine for men over the age of 50. Positive results on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test would trigger a biopsy, and findings of cancer would lead almost inevitably to treatment. But recently, the rate of PSA screening in the United States has fallen sharply — and the number of new cases of prostate cancer has dropped, too. That’s according to a pair of studies published together this past November in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The studies couldn’t prove that these two trends are causally related; however, the authors speculate...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Schmidt Tags: Health Cancer Healthy Aging Men's Health Prostate Health Prevention Tests and procedures Health care PSA tests prostate specific antigen Source Type: news

IBS Is Associated With Organic and Psychogenic EDIBS Is Associated With Organic and Psychogenic ED
Patients with IBS are more likely to develop both organic and psychogenic erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Daily dose of ‘sunshine’ vitamin could CURE erectile dysfunction, say experts
RESEARCH found men with a vitamin D deficiency were 32 per cent more likely to suffer from impotence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra to join the war on diabetes, by warding off the onset
THE anti-impotence drug Viagra could help ward off the onset of diabetes, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction
Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Impotence
Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pensioner, 75, who took two impotence pills for night with woman, 27, is treated for heart palpitations
Former X Factor contestant who bought tablets in pub after meeting younger woman is treated by paramedics after falling ill following night together (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: greater manchester Ray Boddington salford viagra North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Source Type: news

New prostate cancer therapy could cut side effects including impotence by 50%
In a trial scientists increased the power of the radiation by 50 per cent, and reduced the number of sessions from 37 to 20. At the moment, roughly 25 per cent of patients have radiotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technique could prevent biofilms on catheters and medical implants
Biofilms -- mats of bacteria similar to the plaque that grows on teeth -- frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can threaten lives or lead to failure of the implants. Antibiotics are impotent against biofilms. Now scientists show that coating implants with 'tissue plasminogen activator' can prevent Staphylococcus aureus, the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, from forming biofilms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New technique could prevent biofilms on catheters and medical implants
(American Society for Microbiology) Biofilms -- mats of bacteria similar to the plaque that grows on teeth -- frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can threaten lives or lead to failure of the implants. Antibiotics are impotent against biofilms. Now Jakub Kwiecinski, Ph.D., Tao Jin, M.D., Ph.D., and collaborators show that coating implants with 'tissue plasminogen activator' can prevent Staphylococcus aureus, the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, from forming biofilms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Men’s virility… much more than low-T
A low level of testosterone (“low-T”) is a huge problem for my older male patients… and it goes far beyond a decline in sexual drive. How low-T affects your health… Low-T associated with aging also causes decreased muscle mass and bone density, reduced insulin resistance and energy, and even depression. But going to a “low-T” clinic is not going to help you. These places are often fly-by-night operations that hand out “prescriptions” for testosterone that are rubber stamped by doctors who don’t even see the men coming into the clinics. Even worse, they don’t ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 22, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health testosterone Source Type: news

Speaking Freely of Guns
I am about to speak freely of guns, because I can. When I do, many of you will no doubt be inclined to mutter "amen," quietly to yourselves. Others of you will no doubt feel compelled to throw up all over me, as you have done under similar circumstances before. I expect to hear preferentially from the latter group, because they seem perennially inclined to shout; but frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a damn. Whatever their current predilection for projectile vomiting, I was there first. I am sickened and disgusted by us. But first things first. Before speaking freely of guns, I am inclined to speak freely of speaki...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tox Tunes #102: Jake Leg Blues (The Mississippi Sheiks, 1930)
  “Jake Leg Blues”  by the Mississippi Sheiks is another song form the 1930s that describes the ravages wrought by Jamaica Ginger extract, an alcohol-containing patent medicine that was deliberately contaminated with the organophosphate compound tricresyl phosphate (TOCP) during prohibition. For a more complete description of this tragic episode of mass poisoning, and for references, see our previous post. “Limber leg” refers both to the leg weakness and foot drop caused by TOCP, and also to the impotence that affected many victims. The blog Vernacular:Shellac has a great post ab...
Source: The Poison Review - September 28, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical jake leg mississippi sheiks organophosphate poisoning tocp tox tunes toxicological history Source Type: news

Rigid Gender Roles -- Enemies of the New Intimacy
Living within traditional male and female roles in committed relationships is currently undergoing significant scrutiny. Whether in straight or gay relationships, what was once the established status quo of the male role as dominant and protective, and the female role as supportive and adaptive, is rapidly transitioning. Despite these evident cultural changes, not all relationship partners are yet on board. Some people still define "manly" males as partners who take the lead, make the majority of major decisions, and provide perspective and protection. And, of course, the reciprocal. The desirable female role is ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction and PDE5 Inhibitor UseErectile Dysfunction and PDE5 Inhibitor Use
A new study examines the ways in which PDE5 inhibitors may impact the sex lives of older men with erectile dysfunction. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Male model reveals he gave up sex for SIX YEARS after refusing to stop taking anti-baldness medication which left him impotent - but ultimately saved his career
Giorgos Tsetis, 30, who is from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but lives in New York, was 21 when he noticed his hair falling out in clumps. The model, started taking Propecia to stave off baldness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
Title: Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Pulmonary Hypertension, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Reproductive Medicine, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

FTC clears Pfizer’s $15B Hospira buy
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) said Monday it won approval from the Federal Trade Commission for its $15 billion acquisition of Hospira (NYSE:HSP). The clearance came with a caveat –Pfizer must divest itself of its Acetylcysteine, Clindamycin, Voriconazole and Melphalan sterile injectable assets, according to the company. The news from the FTC came August 21, according to an SEC filing from Hospira, and leaves the company with only 1 post-clearance waiting period in a single foreign jurisdiction, though the region was not specified. Pfizer also announced that Brazil has given the merger the thumbs up. “We are...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Hospira Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study
Title: Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 27, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease
Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Pulmonary Hypertension, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety
Whether you're an athlete, a performer, a public speaker, or a lover, your fight or flight system is there to help you survive. Your everyday stresses are read by your body in the same way, regardless of whether you are faced with a lion, a tiger, a physical attack, a policeman giving you a ticket, or a fight with your spouse. What is actually happening is that your fight or flight system causes you to pump cortisol, the stress hormone meant to save you from danger. Cortisol then bathes your brain, changing brain architecture temporarily, so that you react quickly and instinctively. When you feel attacked, either physical...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Women's Sex Pill Addyi With Safety Restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men. But stringent safety measures on the daily pill called Addyi mean it will probably never achieve the sales of Viagra, which has generated billions of dollars since the late 1990s. The drug's label will bear a boxed warning — the most serious type — alerting doctors and patients to the risks of dangerously low blood pressure and fainting, especia...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pfizer wins Canadian approval for $15B Hospira buy
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) said it won approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau for its $15 billion acquisition of Hospira (NYSE:HSP). As part of the agreement, the healthcare and pharmaceutical giant said it committed to divesting certain assets of the company in Canada, according to a press release. “We are pleased the Canadian Competition Bureau concluded its review of the transaction and approved the pending combination of Pfizer and Hospira. We continue to work cooperatively with the regulatory agencies to obtain the requisite approvals, and continue to expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2015...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Hospira Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

The “Cuddle” Hormone Can Save Your Life
I’m delighted that John Gray, the author of international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, will be speaking at my 2015 Palm Beach Anti-Aging Summit in October. I’m especially pleased he’s going to be talking about the dangers of stress and how it’s on the rise for both men and women – but especially women. I’ve been talking to my patients about the dangers of stress for years – because, if left unchecked, stress will sabotage your immune system and accelerate aging. John even tells me that on average women are four times more stressed than men. But the problem fo...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health hormones Source Type: news

Drug-Plan Managers Wield 'Potent Weapon'
CVS Health’s decision to stop covering Pfizer’s anti-impotence pill Viagra for many of its drug-benefit plan members is the latest example of the tough tactics health-care managers are using to control rising drug costs. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Common Misfortune Can Be Good Fortune
A month ago, I was on my way home and I got a blowout; I heard a "bang," and the left front tire of my car went flat. This misfortune happened in a neighborhood setting, so I was able to pull off the road easily. That was fortunate, but I didn't see it that way. What I did notice was that I did not have a spare tire and my cell phone was dead. How was I to call AAA? What good is it to have AAA if I can't call them! "One misfortune after another," I thought. Or was it? After engaging in a little self-pity, I decided to take action. I walked across the street and knocked on several of the neighborhood hou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'iClusters' identify five subtypes of prostate cancer
Conclusion Using DNA analysis, this study identified five subgroups (iClusters) of prostate cancer. A large portion of the iCluster-discriminating genes were not previously known to be linked to prostate cancer – an interesting finding in itself. The hope is the iClusters might help doctors treat the disease better based on their specific genetic signature. However, this study focused on developing reliable subgroups. It did not look at whether the groups improved treatment, disease progression or death rates from prostate cancer. This research is yet to be carried out. One of the main limitations of the r...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

Well: Erectile Problems Tied to Diabetes
Men with erectile problems should also be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 21, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Impotence Body Diabetes Featured Source Type: news

Well: Erectile Problems Tied to Diabetes
Men with erectile problems should also be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Impotence Body Diabetes Featured Source Type: news

Well: Erectile Problems Tied to Diabetes
Men with erectile problems should also be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Impotence Body Diabetes Featured Source Type: news

Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Diabetes, News, Source Type: news

Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Erectile Dysfunction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news