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Health advocates warn of skin cancer risk from tanning beds; where is Viagra warning?

Salem Health reported that for the past 30 years the rates for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have been rising according to the American Cancer Society, and discussed results of a recent study looking into this trend. Researchers at the University of Minnesota noted that in people younger than 50 melanoma incidence is rising more steeply in women than men. “To our knowledge, no study has examined age- and sex-specific associations between indoor tanning and melanoma to determine if these trends could be due to greater indoor tanning use among younger women,” they explained. They published their results ... Read More

Be aware: melanoma may develop even without sun exposure

Colorado’s Channel 9 News reported about the Wings of Hope Gala that took place in Denver this week, celebrating melanoma researchers and medical breakthroughs in the field. The news channel focused on one honoree who is raising awareness about ocular melanoma, which begins in the eyes. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is often thought of almost exclusively in conjunction with sun exposure, and so it may come as a surprise that unlike basal and squamous cell skin cancers, melanoma can start on any part of the skin, even those not exposed to the sun, such as the genitals, ... Read More

Report indicates rise in skin cancer incidence in the U.S.

A new report on the incidence of skin cancer in the U.S. was recently released by Data Bridge Market Research. The study examines the effect of skin cancer cases on sales of drugs and devices used to detect and treat skin cancers. The report, titled “U.S. is Expected to Fuel the Growth of the North America Dermatology Devices Market in the Future Years 2016 to 2022,” estimates that the market is expected to reach $5.9 billion by 2022 because of the “high prevalence of skin related disorders.” “The increasing incidences of skin disorders, such as melanoma & non-melanoma skin cancer, vascular & pigmented ... Read More

Biochemists publish evidence Viagra promotes melanoma growth

On March 10, 2016, biochemists in Germany published findings that erectile dysfunction drug Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and generic equivalents, stimulates growth in existing malignant melanomas. Science Daily reports that the research unit led by Professor Robert Feil was sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2013 at the University of Tübingen. The results of the study were published in the latest edition of Cell Reports. Sildenafil inhibits the enzyme PDE5. This enzyme is very important because it ensures that the signaling molecule, cGMP is continuously broken down. “PDE5 is like a brake on cGMP,” says Feil. ... Read More

Dietary supplements recalled due to undeclared ingredients

Several dietary supplements marketed as male sexual enhancements are being recalled after testing by federal drug regulators found the products to contain undeclared sildenafil, the active drug ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. People who mistakenly take this drug are at risk for serious side effects, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. “This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates,” the ... Read More

Viagra ingredient found in OTC male enhancement products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling all lots of Apexxx tablets, over-the-counter dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement, because testing found the products contain an undeclared drug sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction medication Viagra. Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that may be life threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Sildenafil side effects also include headaches, flushing and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Apexxx is packaged in a single ... Read More

Viagra used to treat children, premature babies with heart, lung conditions

Most everyone knows what Viagra is. In the near-two decades since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the erectile dysfunction drug has been the source of much excitement – and jokes. But CBS New York reports that the drug is also being used to treat children and premature babies with serious heart and lung conditions. Viagra, known chemically as sildenafil, helps men get and keep erections by increasing blood flow to the penis. But it also helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow in other parts of the body, including the lungs to allow for ... Read More

Viagra may prevent diabetes, but increase melanoma risk

The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may help prevent type 2 diabetes in people at risk for the disease, but it may also put them at risk for a deadly form of skin cancer. A small clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that Viagra, known chemically as sildenafil, improved insulin sensitivity on overweight people with pre-diabetes. Viagra was also found not to increase the risk of heart or kidney disease. The trial involved just 42 patients, both men and women who were overweight and had been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood sugar ... Read More

FDA warned two years ago about herbal stimulant Odom ingested before falling ill

Lamar Odom had ingested a dangerous cocktail of cocaine and alcohol along with an herbal sexual stimulant that two years ago was flagged by federal officials for containing a hidden drug ingredient, when he was found unconscious at a legal Nevada brothel earlier this week. The former Lakers basketball star and estranged husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian continues to fight for his life in a Nevada hospital. Odom had taken several 1,875mg doses of Reload 72-Hour Strong Sexual Performance Enhancer for Men over three days, which he obtained over the weekend from the Love Ranch Vegas brothel. Nye County ... Read More

FDA warns men not to use non-approved products for erectile dysfunction

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning men not to be fooled by so-called dietary supplement or foods that promise to enhance sexual performance or increase sexual stimulation. These products may contain hidden drug ingredients or other undisclosed products that can be dangerous to your health. The agency says it has found that nearly 300 of these products contain undisclosed drugs including the same active ingredient found in prescription drugs that are FDA-approved to treat erectile dysfunction, or ED, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. However, these products also often contain combinations of undisclosed ingredients or excessively high doses, ... Read More