14 days ago
Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned. The National Mental Health Survey 2015-16 revealed that nearly 15 per cent of Indian adults need active intervention for one or m...

6 months ago
Yoga may offset side effects of prostate cancer treatment

New York, April 7 (IANS) Practicing yoga just twice a week may lead to better physical, sexual and emotional health among patients undergoing prostate cancer radiation treatment, suggest the results of a trial. Men who attended the yoga classes reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who did not, according to the study that looked at the effect of yoga on ...

11 months ago
Staying in a relationship for long may sap women's sex drive

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Long-term relationships may offer many psychological benefits but staying in a monogamous relationship for long may reduce a woman's sexual desire, a study says. Following over 2,000 premenopausal Finnish women for seven years, the researchers found that those who had stayed in the same monogamous relationship during the study period experienced the highest decrease...

1 year ago
Binge eating may up various health conditions

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Individuals with binge-eating disorder (BED) may be at high risk of getting diagnosed with illnesses associated with the endocrine and circulatory systems, a study suggests. Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which an individual frequently consumes unusually large amounts of food and is unable to stop craving for more. Individuals with ...

1 year ago
Testosterone therapy can boost sexual drive in elderly men

New York, June 30 (IANS) For older men who are facing lower sexual drive, erectile dysfunction and sperm production, undergoing testosterone therapy can prove to be beneficial, new research says. Testosterone is a key male sex hormone involved in maintaining the sex urge. Testosterone levels decline as men age and some men develop low testosterone levels and symptoms of sexual d...

1 year 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...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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, ...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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 ...

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