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A Centuries-Old Aphrodisiac Might Help People With Sleep Apnea
This study is the first time that researchers are aware of that the chemical has been used to help to treat sleep apnea, Poon said. The recent experiments were done in rats ― so a drug available for people is still a long way off. (The chemical still needs to be formulated into a drug and then be tested on humans.) But the scientists are excited because if the chemical does have the same effect in people, it may be pivotal in designing the first drug to target the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea. ‘Waking Up’ The Tongue Muscles In people with sleep apnea specific motor neurons (the nerve cells that cont...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical quantities of yohimbine found in dietary supplements in the USA - Cohen PA, Wang YH, Maller G, DeSouza R, Khan IA.
In the USA, botanical dietary supplements are presumed to be safe, but this is not necessarily always the case. Extracts of the evergreen tree yohimbe, Pausinystalia johimbe, though banned in many countries, are sold in hundreds of dietary supplements in t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2015
Labels on Yohimbe Products Inaccurate: Study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Yohimbe Supplement Labels Lack Accurate Information
Banned in several countries, it is sold in the United States despite often lacking correct details on quantity, or anything about side effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Steroids Body medicine and health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Yohimbe Supplement Labels Lack Accurate Information
Banned in several countries, it is sold in the United States despite often lacking correct details on quantity, or anything about side effects. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Steroids Body medicine and health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Some Yohimbe Supplements Stronger than Labeled (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pharmaceutical-grade yohimbine, used for sexual dysfunction, is passing for a botanical supplement (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - September 22, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

5 All-Natural Ways to Keep From Being a Two-Minute Man
The two-minute man is a title no man wants to claim. Pride aside, as many as 1 in 3 men say they would like to last longer in bed. If you want your lovemaking to go the distance, researchers say there are several all-natural remedies you can try to extend your performance in the bedroom. 1. Reduce Your Stress If it's hard for you to perform when stressed, imagine how your man's "little guy" feels. Mayo Clinic researchers say that stress is one of the leading psychological factors contributing to erectile dysfunction. Before resorting to more elaborate measures to increase your stamina in bed, take an honest as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two fatal cases of aphrodisiac overdose
Yohimbine 2.5 out of 5 stars Case Study: Two Fatal Case Reports of Acute Yohimbine Intoxication. Anderson C et al.  J Anal Toxicol 2013;37:611-614. Abstract This paper reports 2 medical examiner cases in which death was attributed to yohimbine overdose on the basis of extremely high post-mortem levels and no other apparent contributing factor. Although the article will be of most interest to forensic pathologists and toxicologists, it does give us the opportunity to review briefly the pharmacology and toxicology of the drug. Yohimbine is derived from the bark of a West African evergreen. It is an alpha-2 blocker, and ...
Source: The Poison Review - October 19, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical aphrodisiac yohimbine overdose Source Type: news