January 3, 2012

Even As Desire Wanes

1 Female Sexual Satisfaction Increases with Age

Sexual satisfaction increases as women age even as desire decreases, says a study from UC/San Diego School of Med. which also found that older women who don’t have sex are satisfied with their sex lives. Half the respondents, whose median age was 67, who reported having a partner said they’d been sexually active in the past month. 67.1% of those said they achieved orgasm always or most of the time. 40% of all women said they never or almost never felt sexual desire. "In this study, sexual activity was not always necessary for sexual satisfaction. Those who were not sexually active may have achieved sexual satisfaction through touching, caressing, or other intimacies developed over the course of a long relationship," says first author Susan Trompeter, MD.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Friends with Benefits Common in Middle Age

Tags: Orgasm, Sex, Sex and the Elderly, Postmenopausal Women and Sex, UC/San Diego School of Medicine, Susan Trompeter, Sexual Satisfaction, Sexual Dissatisfaction

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Obese Benefit from Surgery

2 Weight Loss Surgery Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Heart attack and stroke risk in obese patients is lowered by weight loss surgery, say Swedish researchers. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the ongoing research reveals that weight loss surgery also lowers the risk of death from other heart-related causes for obese people. Patients who had weight loss surgery were nearly half as likely to die from strokes and heart attacks compared to obese patients who didn't have the surgery. The average patient who had surgery lost 23 percent of their weight two years after surgery. WebMD reports that pre-surgery body mass index (BMI) didn't predict surgical health outcomes, but having diabetes or risk factors for it was a strong indicator of benefit from weight loss surgery.

More at WebMD | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Benefits Weight Loss Surgery, Pros Weight Loss Surgery, Lowering Heart Attacks Risk, Obese Patients Weight Loss Surgery, Lowering Stroke Risk

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Wrong Silicone and Fuel Additive

3 More Problems for French Breast Implants

Breast implants made by the French manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were not only made of industrial grade silicone not approved for human use, but they also had Baysilone, Silopren and Rhodorsil which are products used in oil and rubber industries. It is believed that they caused these implants to rupture more frequently, seven times higher based on news reports in Britain, than those made by other manufacturers. France’s health safety agency took implants from PIP in March of 2010 and had them tested but this is the first report showing fuel additives. PIP went into bankruptcy and shut down in 2010 after testing revealed the use of unapproved silicone. Lawyers for the women who received implants say they should be removed and tested and that testing needs to go beyond France.

More at Yahoo! RelaxNews | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Breast Implants Do Not Last a Lifetime, Gel in Breast Implants Meant for Use in Mattresses

Tags: French Breast Implants, PIP, Silicone, Fuel, Petrol, Poly Implant Prothese, Baysilone, Silopren, Rhodorsil

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