Erectile dysfunction is definitely common in men over 50 and increases with age, but keeping fit seems to countertop the problem. One-third of the men surveyed in a study appearing in the Aug. 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine reported having problems with an erection in the prior three weeks. While the incidence […]

Volunteers who also tried the hallucinogenic component in psychedelic mushrooms during a controlled research funded by the U. S. authorities had “mystical” experiences, and many of these still felt unusually content months later on. The aims of the Johns Hopkins researchers were simple: to explore the neurological mechanisms and effects of the compound, along with […]

Drug company spending on direct-to-consumer marketing continues to skyrocket, even while criticisms against this have soared. Calling designed for a moratorium, instead of just restrictions, on such marketing might be to be able, state the authors of a report in the Aug. 16 issue of the brand new England Journal of Medicine.”Direct-to-consumer advertising spending is […]

A close look at a tumor’s or patient’s genetics can offer important, potentially lifesaving clues to preventing and treating cancer. Therefore say scientists who outlined their research Tuesday in five presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, in Denver.”That is an interesting group of presentations,” John S. Witte, a professor in the […]

Advocates for naturopathic remedies state their treatments can help combat menopausal symptoms, depression and also cancer. For example, “bio-identical hormone therapy” looks promising for relieving the symptoms of menopause, one study found, while an age-old herbal remedy for malignancy is proving effective — at least in the laboratory and in pets. That’s according to naturopathic […]

Taking a pricey breast cancer drug known as lapatinib (Tykerb) with meals rather than on an empty stomach might improve its absorption by the body — lowering the doses needed and greatly trimming costs for patients, a fresh study displays. In a commentary released in the Aug. 10 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, […]

The U. S. Meals and Medication Administration announced Tuesday what it called a series of steps to ensure the continued option of vital cancer medicines that have experienced dangerously short supply. Among the drugs, methotrexate, is used in combination with other drugs to combat — and in many cases cure — severe lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), […]

As compounding pharmacies in the centre of the ongoing meningitis outbreak are inspected and closed, the death toll rose to 28 on Tuesday, with 363 illnesses reported across 19 claims. Three new fatalities — two from Michigan and one from Tennessee — have occurred since the last tally issued by the U. S. Centers for […]

Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic may actually have a role in preventing a variety of cancers, researchers report. The research, which focuses on chemical interactions between compounds within foods and your body’s cells and DNA, suggests the addition of the foods to the dietary plan can confer health benefits, the researchers said. The […]

Homeopathic treatments could receive better scrutiny from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in the near future, as their growing popularity has led some critics to demand tighter regulation. The FDA on Tuesday wrapped up two times of public hearings on homeopathic treatments, in which the agency took testimony on whether it will regulate […]