December 12, 2013

Unisex Wonder Drug

1 Study: Viagra Eases Women’s Menstrual Pain

Viagra, famous as men’s “little blue pill,” may wind up being available in a pink version in the future, since researchers at Penn State University reported their discovery that it can relieve menstrual cramps in women. In a study of 25 women ages 18 to 35 who suffer from primary dysmenorrhea (PD), the clinical term for menstrual pain, it was found that vaginal insertion of sildenafil citrate tablets, known commercially as Viagra, significantly reduced the pain as reported by the women, with no side effects. Contingent on further studies, researchers speculate that Viagra helps relieve PD by contributing to blood vessel dilation rather than directly reducing the hormone-like prosataglandins that cause the pain. The results of the study have just been published in Medical Daily.

More at Foxnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Viagra Lowers Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Tags: Viagra and Menstrual Pain, Treating Menstrual Cramps, Medical Uses of Viagra, Sildenafil Citrate and Cramps

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Three Dead from Lyme Carditis

2 Lyme Disease Complication Kills Suddenly

A complication from Lyme disease may have killed three people who died suddenly, reports the CDC. Lyme disease, which causes long-term symptoms, is not usually a killer. However, Lyme carditis, a heart infection associated with the disease, may have caused the sudden unrelated deaths of two young men and a woman. All three victims were tissue donors and it was an astute pathologist who noticed something unusual about the heart valve of one of the victims as it was being prepped for a transplant. The CDC reports that only four other deaths have ever been reported from Lyme disease. While there is no vaccine against Lyme, the CDC recommends wearing long sleeves, pants and socks when in areas where ticks might be found and to use insect repellants, especially those containing DEET.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: First Aid Gel May Prevent Lyme Disease

Tags: Centers for Disease Control, Lyme Disease, Lyme Carditis, Deaths from Lyme Disease, Heart Infection, DEET

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