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UK men to get Viagra without prescription

Last week the UK announced that it would make Viagra available over the counter. It is the first country where men will be able to obtain the erectile dysfunction drug without a prescription. Men should be able to purchase Viagra Connect in pharmacies in the spring of 2018. It is hoped that this move will counteract the proliferation of illicit counterfeit ED drugs, which are unregulated and often contain dangerous ingredients. According to Pharmaceutical Processing, the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reclassified Viagra Connect, which comes in a dose of 50mg and in a maximum pack size ... Read More

Science supports aloe vera root as aphrodisiac, alternative to ED drugs

With common treatments for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra and Cialis being linked to a deadly danger like increasing risk of aggressive skin cancer, melanoma, many men are looking for more natural, safer alternatives for improving their sexual health. They are looking for treatments with less side effects. Some side effects of Viagra include rashes, hypotension, facial flushing, urinary tract infection. back pain, nasal congestion, blurred vision, suicidal tendencies, mental disorders and dilation of the blood vessels. The Nigerian Tribune reports that researchers Joseph O. Erhabor and MacDonald Idu, both of the University of Benin, have just published in the ... Read More

Is erectile dysfunction only a problem for aging men?

Men’s Health reports that erectile dysfunction (ED) is not just a problem for older men, and one startup business is marketing and selling sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, to younger guys in their 20s and 30s. Besides sildenafil, Hims sells a variety of products for hair and skin, addressing issues such as male pattern baldness and adult acne. According to its website, the Hims Mission is to “create an open and empowered male culture that results in more proactivity around health and preventative self-care.” “The fact that you’re struggling with [erectile dysfunction] has no reflection on you as a ... Read More

Recreational use of Viagra poses danger to partiers

Sky News reports that Viagra is being used recreationally by younger men. Viagra is becoming a part of the party culture and used to counteract the effects of alcohol and other drugs. Men younger than 35 are becoming psychologically dependent on Viagra use when they have no physiological reasons for turning to erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, the news agency reports. “No matter how I’m feeling, what’s going through my head, or how attracted to the woman I’m with, it makes no difference. Now, if I know I’m due to see a woman, I discreetly take two pills beforehand,” Daniel Atkinson ... Read More

Peyronie’s disease linked to increased cancer risk, possible genetic link

New research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Cancer Scientific Congress and published in Fertility & Sterility found that men with Peyronie’s disease had an increased risk for developing cancer. Peyronie’s disease, also known as penile fibrosis, is a disorder where fibrous scar tissue forms in the connective tissue in the penis causing the penis to curve. It can cause painful erections and erectile dysfunction. “Men with PD [Peyronie’s disease] have an increased risk of developing cancer, suggesting a possible common etiology between PD and cancer development, supporting recent genetic findings,” said the study authors. In the large retrospective ... Read More

Alberta bans minors from artificial tanning in melanoma prevention effort

In an attempt to lower rising melanoma rates and protect the health of its citizens, Alberta Health Services has instituted and will be enforcing new regulations that ban minors from using artificial tanning services. “Research has shown that using artificial tanning when you are under 35 dramatically increases your risk for melanoma,” Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says according to The South Peace News. “The changes we’re making will help protect our youth from a disease that affects hundreds of Albertans every year and gives Albertans better information about the risks of artificial tanning.” The new rule takes effect on Jan. 1, ... Read More

Don’t delay melanoma treatment, prompt surgery saves lives, research shows

According to U.S. News and World Report, researchers with the Cleveland Clinic have found that delaying treatment of melanoma even one month reduces a patient’s chance of survival. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, on average, killing one American an hour. “The ideal timing for melanoma treatment, predominantly surgery, had yet to be determined — until now,” said primary investigator Dr. Brian Gastman. He is director of melanoma surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Gastman and colleagues used the National Cancer Database to identify and study the data of 153,218 adult patients who were diagnosed with ... Read More

Queensland celebrates falling melanoma rates

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, in the past three decades more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It can be treated if it is caught in its early stages, so prevention and early detection education have become key components to the work being done to try to slow the trend of rising melanoma rates. In the U.S. last year, researchers who noted that melanoma rates had been steadily rising for the last two decades confirmed that in the last seven years rates of incident for both invasive melanoma ... Read More

Melanoma breakthroughs, origins and mechanism of tumor development

Cornell University researchers recently published in Cell Stem Cell findings about melanoma development and a potential way to prevent certain melanomas. “Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers, yet the cells of origin and mechanisms of tumor initiation remain unclear. The majority of melanomas emerge from clear skin without a precursor lesion, but it is unknown whether these melanomas can arise from melanocyte stem cells (MCSCs),” said the study authors. Using mouse models, they established how after melanocyte stem cells surpass a threshold of genetic mutations caused by UV radiation, when stimulated again by UVB, they become melanoma cells of ... Read More

Melanoma advocate starts line of sun-protective clothing for athletes

One young Florida entrepreneur is making a big difference not only by offering practical products for a group of underserved consumers who needed sun protection, but she’s also creating a network of melanoma advocates, raising awareness about the disease and its prevention. According to the Melanoma International Foundation more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, outnumbering the total number of other cancers combined. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is steadily on the rise. In fact there has been a 2,000 percent increase in incidences since 1930. Early detection and prevention are ... Read More