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  1. Viagra Improves Sex for Some Women

    Jan. 7, 2004 -- Viagra can do wonders for men. But a new study shows it also improves sex for some postmenopausal women. The findings come from a research team led by sexual-function gurus Jennifer R. Berman, MD, and Laura A. Berman, PhD. The placebo-controlled study, funded by Viagra maker Pfizer I

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  2. Internet Use Sparks Syphilis Outbreak

    Dec. 18, 2003 --The Internet is a popular venue for men looking for other men to have sex. But this potentially dangerous practice also appears to be an effective way for a syphilis outbreak to spread quickly, a new study shows. CDC researchers noticed that by 2002 San Francisco had the highest rate

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  3. Romance After 60

    The chaste older person. The dirty old geezer. The horny old broad. Stereotypes all.   "The stereotype is grim," says Walter M. Bortz II, MD, author of We Love Too Short and Die Too Long. "The reality is that older people are a lot sexier than younger people think. The common notion is that when you

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  4. Young Women Underestimate STD Risk

    Aug. 1, 2003 - Many young women are having unprotected sex -- yet they don't realize how risky it is. In fact, these young women underestimate their risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new study shows. Binge drinking makes it more likely they will have sex -- minus a condom

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  5. Testosterone Increases Libido in Women

    June 26, 2003 -- It's looking more and more like the male hormone testosterone may do for women what Viagra did for men. A newly released study offers some of the best medical evidence yet that the hormone really can help many postmenopausal women with sexual desire problems get in the mood. Investi

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  6. Orgasm Can Bring Bad Headache

    --> Oct. 30, 2002 -- All "not tonight, dear" jokes aside, it appears there really is an association between headaches and sex. Experts say that although severe headaches brought on by orgasm are uncommon, men are three times as likely to get them as women.   While sexual headaches may spoil the mood

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  7. 'Hookups' and Dating Similar to Teens

    Oct. 18, 2002 -- Whether it's a "hookup" that happens in the closet at a party with an acquaintance, or a romantic date with a girlfriend or boyfriend, there's a one in four chance that sex will be on the agenda for teenagers. A new survey shows that about a quarter of teens say that sexual intercou

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  8. Viagra May Work in Women, Too.

    Sept. 26, 2002 -- That little pill that has helped millions of men reclaim their sex lives may also work for some women. Women with arousal problems who took Viagra in a study funded by the drug's manufacturer achieved sexual satisfaction more often than those who took placebo pills. But further res

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  9. New Drug Boosts Female Sex Response

    -->May 28, 2002 -- A liquid that heightens sexual sensation when spread on the genitals may help women who have difficulty becoming aroused. The drug, alprostadil, isn't completely new. It is made from the naturally occurring substance, prostaglandin E, which has been used as a treatment (called MUS

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  10. Sex and Medicine: Strange Bedfellows?

    April 11, 2002 -- You've seen the ads -- Click Here for Penis Power, says one. Embarrassed? Try Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, says another. We're a society obsessed with sexual performance, in ourselves and our partners, trying Viagra and every medical gimmick out there to get it right, says a new stu

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