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US stops sildenafil (Viagra) trial in sickle cell

The U.S. National Institutes of Health said on Tuesday it had stopped a trial of the drug sildenafil, saying it caused serious...

Bayer gets stiffed by potency pill heist

A gang of four looted 4.9 million euros ($6.9 million) worth of potency pills in a burglary at Bayer AG's headquarters, the...

Use of vibrators common, surveys show

Two Indiana University surveys suggest that vibrator use during sexual encounters is common among American men and women...

Prostate cancer screening still unproven: report

PSA blood tests are often used to screen men for prostate cancer, but there is still no good evidence that they cut death...

Daily sex makes for healthier sperm

Having sex every day improves the quality of men's sperm and is recommended for couples trying to conceive, according to...

Canada court rejects bid for generic Viagra

The Federal Court of Canada rejected on Thursday a bid by generic drugmaker Novapharm Ltd to be allowed to market a generic...

CT screening has little effect on smoking habits

People who have undergone a CT scan to check for lung cancer are no more or less likely to be smoking a year later, a new...

Obama budget cuts funds for 'abstinence-only'

President Barack Obama's $3.55 trillion budget proposal, released on Thursday, eliminates spending for programs that teach...

Wait to have sex, Palin's daughter tells U.S. teens

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, who caused a stir on her mother's U.S. vice presidential campaign last year when...

Diabetes often affects women's sex-life

Over one third of women with type 1 diabetes have some form of sexual difficulty, according to a new study. The findings...

Relief of postpartum depression helps sex life

Women who suffer from depression after giving birth can often be helped with antidepressants, and when treatment is successful...

Cholesterol drugs may cut risk of prostate cancer

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may protect men against prostate cancer and other urological complaints, as well as reducing...

Spray helps men with frustrating sexual problem

An anesthetic spray applied to the penis five minutes before intercourse enables men who suffer from premature ejaculation...

Retina undamaged by long-term use of impotence drugs

Healthy men who use drugs to treat impotence may be able to stop worrying - at least for now -- about a loss of vision caused...

Pre-surgery sessions boost prostate patients' mood

Men with prostate cancer who take part in a brief stress management program before undergoing surgery to remove their prostate...

Treating ED in teens key for future well-being

It may seem unlikely that teenage boys could have erectile difficulties, but it can happen. Furthermore, the problem is...

Painful sexual intercourse seen with ciguatera fish poisoning

In a new report, public health investigators describe a cluster of ciguatera fish poisoning cases in which one of the main...

Stretching device adds an inch to penis length

A device that claims to lengthen the penis by exerting increasingly powerful traction on the organ seems to work, Italian...

Pre-op program fosters long-term smoking cessation

Smokers who are scheduled for surgery and attend a smoking cessation program before their procedure have a good chance of...

Intrinsa sex drive patch may not work: review

Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patches appear to not do much to boost a woman's sex drive after menopause and their...

ED in younger men may foretell heart disease

Men who develop erectile dysfunction (ED) in their 40s may have a heightened risk of heart disease down the road, a new study...

Dangerous low blood sugar linked to sex drugs

Illegal anti-impotence drugs and herbs contaminated with the diabetes drug glyburide have caused some 150 cases of dangerously...

Swiss say drugmakers colluded on impotence drugs

Swiss authorities recommended sanctions against drugmakers Pfizer Inc , Eli Lilly and Co and Bayer AG on Tuesday along with...

Women's low sex drive tied to poor quality of life

Postmenopausal women who have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) - a low level of sexual desire -- have a worse health-related...

Virginity pledges may not affect sexual behavior

Teenagers who officially pledge to save sex for marriage may be no more likely than their peers to do so -- but they may...

Weight loss surgery improves sexual function in men

Sexual dysfunction that commonly occurs in morbidly obese men improves after weight loss surgery, according to a new study....

Obese men have worse sperm quality than leaner men

Obese men are more than three times as likely to have low sperm counts compared with their normal-weight peers, a study out...

Large prostates removed with single-keyhole surgery

An enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, can be safely and effectively removed using a type of minimally...

EU coordinates customs services to seize fake pills

European Union customs agents seized more than 34 million illegal pills and tablets in the 27-country bloc's first coordinated...

Drugmakers to change ads, identify use of actors

The drug industry is taking more steps to make its consumer marketing more straightforward, including making it clear when...

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