Millions of women around the world rely on birth control to keep them protected from unwanted pregnancy. Despite widespread accessibility and education, life does happen, and sometimes women must rely on an emergency contraceptive to ensure that they will not get pregnant after unprotected sex. The fear remains however, that the medication might not do … Continue reading Does Emergency Contraception Work for Everyone?
A seemingly inevitable part of aging, you may feel that avoiding hair loss is a lost cause.The reality is that although halting or reversing hair loss seems impossible, there are many preventative methods men can implement to minimize and slow down balding. Prescription medications like Finasteride and Propecia have proven most effective. Though these drugs … Continue reading Avoiding Hair Loss: Is It Possible?
Until recently, being diagnosed with erectile dysfunction left men with limited options for treatment. Most have turned to Viagra, helping men get or keep an erection during sexual activity. The drug, though the most popular treatment option, is expensive and provides short-term results. A new study from Denmark however, suggests that new research and technology … Continue reading So Long Viagra?
Viagra is widely known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men, but a new study suggests that it can actually have other health benefits as well. The study, now published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and supported by the National Cancer Institute, suggests that small daily doses of Viagra may actually reduce the … Continue reading New Study: Viagra May Have Other Health Benefits
There’s no doubt that Emergency Contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after engaging in unprotected sex. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths associated with ECP’s (emergency contraception pills) that cause confusion for women who may be in need of a quick solution. Here are our Emergency Contraception myths, busted: … Continue reading Emergency Contraception Myths: Busted
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that Pfizer’s Chantix, a smoking cessation drug, is safe for your heart — a big relief for smokers, doctors, and treatment facilities alike. 8,000 smokers were randomly assigned Chantix and three other similar cessation medicines for 12 weeks, while an extended study followed 2,400 participants for 12 … Continue reading Chantix Is Safe For Your Heart, New Study Suggests
There has generally been a strong correlation between erectile dysfunction and old age, yet new studies suggest that Viagra is far from an old man’s drug. Viagra, which has been on the market since 1998, has exclusively been thought of as a treatment for ED, usually for older men who are struggling with sexual performance. … Continue reading Viagra: The Next Generation?
Scary news for those of us who have a difficult time figuring out where to go – this could be a very early sign of Alzheimer’s disease. New research from a group at Washington University in St. Louis utilized computerized maze navigation to test those both with and without biomarkers for the disease. The results led … Continue reading Navigation Difficulties Could be Early Alzheimer’s Sign
If you are one of the millions who “would go to the gym but just don’t have the time,” you need to meet Google’s new Goals feature. Be warned, skipping the slotted gym time will not be without tough love. Too often we have the best intentions of getting fit and yet when it comes to … Continue reading New Google Calendar Tool Schedules Gym Time
Your emotions can impact your health and we now know that loneliness in particular puts you at a 29% higher risk of heart attack. This study was published in the journal Heart and serves as a reminder that our social relationships strongly impact not only our emotional health but our physical health as well. Lead researcher Nicole Valtorta, … Continue reading Being Lonely Increases Your Heart Attack Risk