Gene test nearer for identifying men with high risk of prostate cancer death
Screening for mutations would distinguish between aggressive cancer and less harmful forms of disease say scientistsScientists believe they have come a step closer to devising genetic tests that can identify men with prostate cancer who have a high risk of dying from the disease, enabling them to be monitored throughout their lives, and other men to avoid unnecessary treatment.In some men, prostate cancer is so slow-growing that it will not cause them any harm in their lifetime – they will die with it, rather than of it. But in others, it is aggressive and a killer.Because side-effects of treatment can include impote...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: The Guardian News Health Medical research Society Cancer UK news Men's health Prostate cancer Science Source Type: news

Lack of Federal Oversight on Supplements Endangers Lives, Wastes Money
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its intent to hold a meeting in late March to discuss changes in how it regulates over-the-counter drugs. Although this could be a welcome change, it is clear that a lack of federal oversight regarding other supplements continues to endanger lives. The current review system for over-the-counter medications has been in place since 1972. It is painstakingly slow, with many products on the shelves that are still, technically, under FDA review. This process is nowhere near as strict as the guidelines and requirements in place for prescription medications. So-calle...
Source: About Sleep Disorders - February 21, 2014 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Link Between Erectile Function and Sexual Self-ConfidenceLink Between Erectile Function and Sexual Self-Confidence
This study investigates the issue in men treated with the PDE-5 inhibitor tadalafil. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - February 17, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Your Company Should Hire For Empathy
Ben Albert’s grandfather suffered a stroke several years ago, and ultimately passed away from complications soon after.  Obviously this would have been a difficult time for the family no matter the situation, but even more heartbreaking, and frustrating, was the lack of coordination between care organizations treating Ben’s grandfather.  This lack of communication, with each other and with their family, left Ben’s family feeling confused and impotent, and ultimately led to worse treatment options for his grandfather, including the authorization of a hernia surgery he was not prepared for and fro...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashoka Source Type: news

Freedom is something to use or lose - we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill | George Monbiot
Consumerism's petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We've forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lostThe question has changed a little since Rousseau's day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us now possess greater freedom than almost any preceding generation has enjoyed – freedom from tyranny, freedom from slavery, freedom from hunger – do we act as if we don't?I'm prompted to ask by the discovery that the most illiberal and oppressive instrument proposed by any recent government – injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance in the antisocial behaviour bill – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Society Protest Politics UK news Comment is free Source Type: news

Freedom is something to use or lose – we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill | George Monbiot
Consumerism's petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We've forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lostThe question has changed a little since Rousseau's day, but the mystery remains. Why, when most of us now possess greater freedom than almost any preceding generation has enjoyed – freedom from tyranny, freedom from slavery, freedom from hunger – do we act as if we don't?I'm prompted to ask by the discovery that the most illiberal and oppressive instrument proposed by any recent government – injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance in the antisocial behaviour bill – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Comment The Guardian Psychology Society Protest Politics UK news Comment is free Source Type: news

Which Is Guilty in Self-Induced Penile Fractures?Which Is Guilty in Self-Induced Penile Fractures?
The authors investigate the etiology of penile fractures and discuss the surgical repair of these injuries. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 17, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Men’s Erections as Peacock Tails
Much information can be gleaned about a man’s health based on the quality of his erections. As such, erections serve as an honest signal of a man’s physical as well as mental wellbeing not unlike the role that a peacock’s tail serves in communicating a suitor’s quality to admiring hens. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 14, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Gad Saad, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Health Sex costly signal diseases erectile dysfunction heavy smoking honest signal impotence man ' s health peacock s tail peacocking penis health public service announcements sexual selection su Source Type: news

Researchers develop tool to determine individual risk of prostate cancer overdiagnosis
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Studies have found that prostate cancer is overdiagnosed in up to 42 percent of cases, prompting men to receive unnecessary treatment that can cause devastating side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Now, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have developed a personalized tool that can predict the likelihood of prostate cancer overdiagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sexual Gifts for Our Patients
Each year we give our patients many gifts. Here are the sexual gifts my patients most appreciated in 2013. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 6, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Marty Klein, PhD Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex Therapy bureaucrats cheatingm penis communication status condom condoms courage ED fantasies gifts holiday gifts holiday season imperfect body impotence local school district lubricant nerv Source Type: news

How Chemo Can Affect Your Sex Life
Most people expect certain side effects of chemotherapy like hair loss and nausea, but they are usually surprised when it affects a very personal part of their life --  their sex life. The sexual side effects of chemotherapy are plenty, but what you experience and the severity greatly depends on what chemotherapy drug(s) you are taking and at what dose.  From the loss of sexual desire to male impotence, chemotherapy's sexual side effects can pose unique challenges in the bedroom. The good news is that the side effects are usually temporary and can often be relieved with OTC medications and products and in some ca...
Source: About.com Cancer - December 31, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early Onset ED and Abnormal Cavernosal Arterial InflowEarly Onset ED and Abnormal Cavernosal Arterial Inflow
Erectile dysfunction is increasingly linked to endothelial dysfunction, but it may not necessarily be the case in younger men. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pfizer will allow Teva to sell generic Viagra
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Tuesday said it would allow Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to sell generic forms of its Viagra anti-impotence treatment in the United States beginning in late 2017, in a settlement of longstanding patent litigation between the two drugmakers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pfizer Will Allow Teva to Sell Generic ViagraPfizer Will Allow Teva to Sell Generic Viagra
Pfizer Inc said it would allow Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to sell generic forms of its Viagra anti-impotence treatment in the United States beginning in late 2017. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

James Bond's average alcohol consumption was '92 units per week'
James Bond consumed four times the recommended weekly alcohol limit while serving his country putting him at risk of liver disease and impotence, researchers find     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: spy martini 007 alcohol secret agent Ian Fleming Bond James Bond Source Type: news

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Was Misinformed: What Price Love?
Aids like the little blue pills are so expensive – and coverage so limited — that calculations must be made.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOYCE WADLER Tags: Twitter TWTR NYSE Sex Impotence Facebook Inc FB NASDAQ Baby Boomers Viagra (Drug) Dating and Courtship Vagina Love (Emotion) Source Type: news

Viagra doesn't make men happy, study finds
Drugs that relax blood vessels will only tackle the physiological side of impotence, trials indicate     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing Satisfaction After PDE5 Inhibitor Treatment for EDAssessing Satisfaction After PDE5 Inhibitor Treatment for ED
Are ED patients and their female partners equally satisfied after treatment with PDE5 inhibitors? International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

My Body Changed. So Did Intimacy.
Illnesses had altered us. Who knew our new bodies would only bring us closer?     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOYCE WADLER Tags: Impotence Baby Boomers Dating and Courtship Love (Emotion) Cancer Breast Cancer Diabetes Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction After Radiotherapy for Prostate CancerErectile Dysfunction After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Is there a relationship between radiation dose and erectile dysfunction in men treated for prostate cancer? International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Finding the secret to long-term HIV immunity may lead to new, shorter treatment regimens
Scientists have discovered a critical new clue about why some people are able to control the HIV virus long term without taking antiviral drugs. The finding may be useful in shortening drug treatment for everyone else with HIV. These rare individuals who do not require medicine have an extra helping of a certain type of immune protein that blocks HIV from spreading within the body by turning it into an impotent wimp, Northwestern Medicine® scientists report. The new finding comes from analyzing cells from these rare individuals and HIV in the lab... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

Definition of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
What is the definition of erectile dysfunction - sometimes called impotence? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - October 16, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes: A Fluctuating PhenomenonErectile Dysfunction in Diabetes: A Fluctuating Phenomenon
Impotence among men with type 1 diabetes can be a fluctuating phenomenon, new research from DCCT/EDIC indicates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Nitric oxide beads could treat erectile dysfunction better than Viagra
Tiny plastic beads filled with gas may help men overcome impotence - and early results show that the treatment is more effective than Viagra. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men's biggest fear about growing old? Forget impotence - it's all about going BALD
A survey carried out by HIS Hair Clinics revealed that men also fear getting fat, middle-aged spread and needing very thick glasses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender Difference in Audio-Visual Sexual StimulationGender Difference in Audio-Visual Sexual Stimulation
How do men and women differ in sexual response to audio-visual stimulation? International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Research 'backs watchful waiting' in prostate cancer
Prostate cancer researchers publishing in the Cancer Research journal argue for more watchful waiting to manage the disease, rather than moving straight to aggressive treatment or surgery. "Radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy, the usual treatments for prostate cancer, can have negative side-effects such as impotence and incontinence," the lead researcher said. Kathryn Penney ScD, instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical School, added: "Choosing active surveillance could prevent this decline in quality of life... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction in Men With Spinal Cord InjurySexual Dysfunction in Men With Spinal Cord Injury
This study takes a look at the neurological pathways involved. International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA warns on vitamin supplement containing steroids, cites risks
(Reuters) - A vitamin B dietary supplement called B-50 contains two anabolic steroids and has been cited as causing unusual hair growth in women and impotence in men, U.S. health regulators said on Friday, warning consumers to avoid the product. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Electronic siloing: An unintended consequence of the electronic health record
“EHR systems have largely been designed by those of a manufacturing, mercantile, and management computing background, largely due to abdication of responsibility and acquiescence by medical professionals, and political impotence of organized medicine and medical informatics organizations. The results were predictable – a toxic effect on healthcare. One such toxic effect is an impairment of [...] (Source: ICMCC: The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics)
Source: ICMCC: The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics - July 25, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lodewijk Tags: News Communication Quality Source Type: news

Beneath the white coat: the radical science movement | Alice Bell
Science in the 1970s and 1980s was strident, funny and up for a fight, sometimes with itself. Have we lost its vision?A raised fist of solidarity against oppression held up behind a chemist's flask: a striking, slightly humorous image that playful juxtaposes images of political revolution and scientific work which are generally kept apart. It was the cover of last year's Geek Manifesto. But it was also the logo for two magazines of the 1970s socialist science movement, Science for the People (based in the US) and Science for People (from the UK). Looking back at these earlier radicals, the Geek Manifesto seems to pale to a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Alice Bell Tags: Blogposts People in science Science policy guardian.co.uk Source Type: news

A Hyaluronic Acid-Based Procedure for Premature EjaculationA Hyaluronic Acid-Based Procedure for Premature Ejaculation
Are hyaluronic acid injections an effective treatment option for premature ejaculation? International Journal of Impotence Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vivus signs impotence drug deal as proxy vote looms
(Reuters) - Vivus Inc, which is under intense pressure from its top shareholder over its marketing, said it signed a deal worth up to 95 million euros ($121.47 million) with Italy's Menarini Group to introduce its erectile dysfunction drug in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Porn Problems: Here Come the Women
A popular online Swedish news magazine recently reported that women are noticing their own version of "porn impotence." They are not alone. Meet the "femstronauts."read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - July 1, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Marnia Robinson Tags: Addiction Relationships Resilience Sex bisexuals excessive sex internet porn intimate relationship irritability lack of interest lack of interest in sex loss of sensation news magazine overwhelming majority real sex reward sy Source Type: news

Forget cancer: Fear of wrinkles and impotence are what REALLY stop people smoking
Research carried out by the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that many men and women were more motivated by vanity than health to kick the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra prices to drop – sales expected to grow
Today the media reports that the patent on Viagra has come to an end. This means that other drug companies can now produce their own versions of the drug. Viagra is the brand name the pharmaceutical company Pfizer uses for the drug sildenafil citrate, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra was designed to treat high blood pressure and angina. Researchers found that it was not particularly effective for either condition but that it did lead to sustained erections, as a result of temporarily increasing blood flow to the penis. Manufacturers Pfizer have held the exclusive right to market the drug (known as a pa...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medication Source Type: news

What's YOUR risk of impotence? As our new calculator reveals, your lifestyle could to increase the chance by 85%
EXCLUSIVE: According to our impotence calculator, a 50-year-old man who smokes and has high blood pressure has DOUBLE the risk of the average man. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Downside for Dads
In continued celebration of Father's Day, let's remember that women can't "lean in" until men share the care, and men won't do this until workplaces adopt family-friendly policies and tackle the flexibility stigma that renders them impotent.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - June 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joan C. Williams Tags: Gender Parenting Work being a father breadwinners co author correll expectation experimental study family responsibilities ' s Day fathers female counterparts feminism flexibility stigma flexible work arrangements gruelin Source Type: news

Baldness drug finasteride 'cuts men's drinking'
Conclusion This relatively small study in a very select group of men provides only limited evidence of the effects of finasteride on alcohol consumption in men. Its limitations include: The study didn’t include a comparison group not taking the drug. Therefore, the result cannot conclusively show that the drug itself is definitely causing a change in alcohol consumption, rather than the men just having changing alcohol tolerance as they got older. The study asked men to remember what their alcohol consumption was before taking the drug – on average about five years previously. This is likely to be less re...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction Much More Common Among Young Men Than Previously Thought
According to a new analysis, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the number of young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be much higher than previously thought. Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence or ED, occurs when a man is unable to sustain an erection which is sufficient for sexual intercourse. Prime treatment options for ED are the drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. However, according to a study presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress, despite the high prevalence of ED, most patients receive no treatment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation Source Type: news

Is There A Smart Way To Use The New Oncotype Prostate Cancer Test?
On May 8th, the makers of the oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Test presented results of a large study demonstrating that their test can help men decide whether their prostate cancer carries a low enough risk of progression to forgo surgical or radiation therapy, two treatments that typically eradicate prostate cancers but also cause most men to experience impotence and incontinence. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

What Factors Determine Erectile Dysfunction...
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. What determines how severe erectile dysfunction will be following treatment for prostate cancer. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

How Common Is Erectile Dysfunction After...
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer surgery. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate surgery is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. What should you know about prostate cancer surgery and erectile dysfunction? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate cancer treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. What should you know about prostate cancer treatment and erectile dysfunction? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Which Prostate Cancer Treatments Can Cause...
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate cancer treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. So which prostate cancer treatments can result in erectile dysfunction? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Some common prescriptions linked to impotence
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new survey. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some Common Prescriptions Linked to Impotence
Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new survey.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Drug Reactions, Erectile Dysfunction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants Linked to ImpotenceBenzodiazepines, Antidepressants Linked to Impotence
Benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new survey. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news