29 days ago
Sex suffers when man demands perfection from partner

London, March 30 (IANS) Here's a lesson for men who want perfectionism in everything -- even in the bedroom! Researchers have found that setting exceedingly high standards of performance between the sheets may put your sex life in jeopardy by causing sexual dysfunction in your female partner. Partner-prescribed sexual perfectionism can lead to decrease in female sexual function regarding...

2 months ago
Antidepressant may improve mental functions in HIV patients

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) An antidepressant can improve decision-making and reaction time, and suppress inflammation in people with HIV-associated cognitive impairment, new research has found. The drug paroxetine belongs to a class of medication known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Over a period of 20 years and after 10 clinical trials, this is the first time we ...

3 months ago
Over-the-counter sexual treatments could be harmful

New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Most readily accessible over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health are largely ineffective and unsafe if taken without the guidance of trained physician, warns a new study. While certain natural supplements we reviewed show promise for improving mild sexual dysfunction, they lack robust human evidence, said study senior author Ryan Ter...

3 months ago
Men less aware about sexual health risk post prostate surgery

New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Prostate cancer surgery may rob men of the ability to ejaculate but most men appear to be unaware of this sexual dysfunction risk, new research has found. Patients who have undergone a type of surgery called radical prostatectomy (RP) to remove the prostate gland often have largely unrealistic expectations with regard to their postoperative sexual function, the fi...

5 months ago
Premature ejaculation is not a true illness: Study

New York, Nov 5 (IANS) Premature ejaculation including female sexual dysfunction should not be classified as an illness, argue researchers, adding that the illness factor may have been constructed by sexual medicine experts under the influence of drug companies. It is important for men to understand that in premature ejaculation, the physiology of ejaculation and orgasm is not impaired, ...

7 months ago
Beware! Common anti-depressant may change your brain

New York, Sep 5 (IANS) A commonly prescribed anti-depressant may change brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, says a new study. Although it is a common practice to prescribe antidepressants for various disorders besides depression, the findings of this study suggest that taking these medicines for treating disorders other than depression may ...

8 months ago
Valeant to acquire maker of female viagra for $1 bn

New York, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said it has agreed to acquire North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, maker of a pill that increases women's sexual desire, for $1 billion in cash and a share of future profits. The announcement, on Thursday, comes two days after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, flibanserin, f...

8 months ago
Even online Viagra purchase can make people blush

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) If you are shy about of buying Viagra publicly, making the purchase privately and online can make you equally embarrassed, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. People often are embarrassed when buying sensitive health care products online -- products such as home test kits and medications for incontinence and sexual dysfunction, said the study by Aradhn...

9 months ago
Local anaesthetic may improve sex lives of breast cancer survivors

New York, July 28 (IANS) Application of liquid lidocaine, a common local anaesthetic, may significantly improve sexual function of breast cancer survivors who experience pain during sexual intercourse, new research has found. Breast cancer survivors are especially vulnerable to dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, because their treatment is focused on eradicating the sex hormone e...

9 months ago
One-hour extra sleep will ramp up your sex life!

New York, July 9 (IANS) Ladies, please take note! If you are experience a sudden dip in your sexual desire, try to sleep an extra hour tonight and reap its benefits between the sheets the very next day. According to an interesting study, women who slept for an extra one hour than usual had an enhanced sexual desire next day. Reflecting sleep's impact on sexual desire, each additi...

10 months ago
Lower heart rate variability indicates sexual woes in women

New York, June 18 (IANS) Women with a low heart rate variability are more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, says a study. Heart rate variability refers to differences in the length of time between consecutive heartbeats. Our study indicated that low heart rate variability might place women at risk for sexual arousal problems and overall sexual difficulties, said lead rese...

11 months ago
Vaginal cancer linked to decreased sexual activity

New York, May 31 (IANS) Women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers may experience reduced sexual activity after treatment, says a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. The team observed that sexual activity was down from 6.1-6.8 times per month before treatment to 2.6-4.9 times per month post treatment. Gynecological cancers include cancer of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, vagina ...

11 months ago
Menopause not the sex killer for women

London, May 7 (IANS) A woman's sex drive isn't as affected by menopause as we once thought, says a new research. We were surprised by the results of our research a little bit. They suggest that menopause has been exaggerated as an excuse for everything, lead researcher Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College, London was quoted as saying by Time.com. By mo...

1 year ago
Post-traumatic stress linked to sexual dysfunction

New York, April 8 (IANS) Even young people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may experience difficulties in enjoying a normal sexual life as they may associate arousal with threat, says a new study. PTSD develops after a person gets exposed to a terrifying event and people who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are no longer in danger. It is clear t...

1 year ago
Roseroot herb may treat depression

New York, March 27 (IANS) Roseroot may provide a herbal treatment option with minimal side effects for depression-related disorders, a new research has found. The findings published in the journal Phytomedicine suggest that those who cannot tolerate anti-depressants due to side effects can soon have an alternative in roseroot or Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea). These results are a bit ...

1 year ago
Want sex? Ask your brain first

London, March 3 (IANS) Besides hormones at work, a key brain region has been found to be involved in all three phases of the sexual pleasure cycle - wanting sex, having sex and inhibiting sex, a new research shows. The cerebral cortex region of the brain is involved in all three phases and each of these phases depends on distinct networks within the brain. It is also clear that a...

1 year ago
Vaginal orgasm don't exist at all: Study

London, Oct 7 (IANS) Junk words like G-spot, vaginal or clitoral orgasms from your dictionary as such stimulation do not exist at all. If we believe researchers, like male orgasm, female orgasm is the correct term and has nothing to do with vagina. The key to female orgasm is the female penis - the clitoris, vestibular bulbs and pars intermedia, labia minora and corpus spongiosum of the ...

1 year ago
Why Australian couples can't have 'sober' sex anymore

Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Most Australian couples avoid sex unless they are on alcohol or drugs to get the kick, reveal experts. According to sex therapist Jacqueline Hellyer, there has been a rise in the number of couples who have never had sober sex. It is not unusual for me to meet couples who only ever have sex in substance-induced states, she told news.com.au. The substa...

1 year ago
Use 'healthy' parts of food that get discarded

London, May 28 (IANS) Parts of fruits and vegetables like broccoli leaves and onion skin are often discarded though they contain health benefits -- and we can easily include them in our diet, say nutritionists. Laurence Beeken, food information executive at WeightLossResources.co.uk, shares information about parts of common fruits and vegetables we often discard and the ways we can easily i...

2 years ago
Yoga may be the answer to infertility

Los Angeles, April 17 - Too much stress may cause infertility among women, says a new research. An expert suggests that yoga and meditation could help in battling with the problem. Former science teacher and yoga therapist, Aliona Salaru says that stress affects the normal hormone balance in women's body and can result in major inconception, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Trying to becom...

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