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  1. 'Female Viagra' Is Rejected by FDA Panel

    June 18, 2010 -- An FDA advisory panel unanimously rejected what some had hoped would become the first drug approved to boost sexual desire in women. Experts said the drug, widely dubbed "female Viagra," showed little evidence of working and raised safety concerns. If the FDA follows the recommendat

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  2. 5-Days-After-Sex Pill Gets FDA Panel Nod

    June 17, 2010 -- A new emergency contraceptive fully effective for five days after sex should be approved by the FDA, the federal agency's expert advisory panel says. By 11-0 votes, the panel found Ella to be safe and effective. The drug, to be called Ella in the U.S., already is approved in Europe

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  3. Study: Obese People Have Less Sex, but Risky Sex

    June 16, 2010 -- Obesity may negatively affect sexual health, and researchers say that given the prevalence of obesity, sexual problems may become more common. Little is known about the relationship between obesity and sexual health. French researchers studied the sexual behaviors of 12,364 men and

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  4. Exercise May Boost Men's Sexual Prowess

    June 4, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Men seeking to improve their performance in bed might want to give exercise a shot. Men who exercised had substantially higher scores on a sexual-function questionnaire than men who were sedentary, researchers report. Looked at another way, men who were moderately act

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  5. Waning Sexual Desire May Be Early Sign of ED

    June 3, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Waning sexual desire may be an early sign of erectile dysfunction (ED), researchers report. In a study of more than 800 men, those who reported fewer sexual thoughts and desires were more likely to develop ED by nine years later than those who had more sexual fantasie

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  6. The Pill Is Most Popular Contraception Method

    May 26, 2010 -- If you are a fan of the tried and true birth control pill, you are not alone. Among American women in their childbearing years, ages 15 to 44, the pill was the most commonly used method of contraception between the years 2006 and 2008. That is according to the recently released repor

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  7. ED a Red Flag for Heart Attack, Strokes

    May 21, 2010 -- Erectile dysfunction is an early warning sign of heart disease and may provide a window of opportunity to stave off heart attacks and strokes, according to a review article in the June issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Men with erectile dysfunction typically de

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  8. New Clues to Stubborn Urinary Tract Infections

    May 18, 2010 -- Hong Kong researchers have found that antibiotic resistance to E. coli is found in both humans and animals, signifying that these resistant bacteria may be transmitted from animals to humans. The research is published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The study shows the genes

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  9. 'Female Viagra' May Treat Low Sexual Desire

    May 18, 2010 -- Flibanserin, an antidepressant-like drug, makes sex more satisfying for some premenopausal women distressed over their low sexual desire. The findings come from phase III clinical trials that drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim hopes will convince the FDA to approve flibanserin for the tr

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  10. New Birth Control Pill Natazia Gets FDA Approval

    May 13, 2010 -- The FDA says it has approved a new birth control pill called Natazia that is the first four-phase oral contraceptive to be marketed in the United States. The pill, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals of Wayne, N.J., contains two female hormones -- an estrogen called estr

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