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  • Aug 2018

    Foods to eat for better sex

    Many people look to their diet to find ways of improving their sex lives. People sometimes try known aphrodisiacs to boost libido, or they might want to try heart-healthy foods to improve their stamina. In this article, learn which foods are best for sex and about the research behind the claims.

  • Aug 2018

    Do health and lifestyle factors make a difference to penis size?

    Some penises expand more than others when transitioning from a flaccid to an erect state. Can any factors predict if, and how much, a penis will expand?

  • Jul 2018

    Do erectile dysfunction exercises help?

    Many people have erectile dysfunction (ED), but it is often possible to reverse this with exercises to strengthen muscles in the area. These include pelvic floor exercises. ED can often be due to lifestyle factors including obesity and low physical activity levels. Learn more about exercises for ED here.

  • Jun 2018

    Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk

    Erectile dysfunction can put men at risk of developing a range of heart problems, such as heart attack and sudden cardiac death, shows a new study.

  • Jun 2018

    Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common issue, and it can usually be reversed with lifestyle changes, counseling, medications, or surgery. While short-term treatments are available, addressing the underlying cause will usually resolve the condition. Learn about causes and effective methods of reversing ED here.

  • Jun 2018

    Chlamydia and erectile dysfunction: What's the link?

    Some people who have chlamydia also experience erectile dysfunction (ED), which involves problems getting or maintaining an erection. Chlamydia can infect the prostate gland, leading to prostatitis, pain, and ED. In this article, learn more about the link between this common infection and ED, and treatments for both.

  • May 2018

    Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?

    A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system.

  • May 2018

    Does drinking water improve erectile dysfunction?

    Erectile dysfunction or ED is a common concern for men. Everyday factors, such as hydration levels, may affect a person's ability to get or maintain an erection. Drinking water may, therefore, help some men with ED. In this article, learn about the link between hydration and ED, and other factors that can cause ED.

  • Mar 2018

    Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

    A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.

  • Feb 2018

    How do penile implants work?

    Penile implant surgery can help with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other treatments. We look at the available types and how they work.

  • Jan 2018

    Can beet juice help treat erectile dysfunction?

    Beet juice is becoming a popular home remedy for erectile dysfunction (ED), but can it really help a man get and keep an erection? We look at the evidence.

  • Jan 2018

    Aphrodisiacs: Where is the evidence?

    Natural aphrodisiacs promise to enhance our sex lives — but what does the science behind the claims say? More evidence is slowly emerging.

  • Jan 2018

    Overcoming sexual performance anxiety

    Whether due to expectations or stress, it is common for men of all ages to experience performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. Learn how to cope.

  • Dec 2017

    Can watermelon help with erectile dysfunction?

    Could watermelon work as a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction in the same way as Viagra? We look at the science and evidence behind this claim.

  • Dec 2017

    What to know about yoga for erectile dysfunction

    A look at yoga for erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on what the research shows about the effectiveness of yoga and the poses that work the best.

  • Dec 2017

    Is erectile dysfunction an early sign of CVD?

    Men with erectile dysfunction should be assessed for CVD risk, say researchers, after finding that such men may have early markers of the condition.

  • Dec 2017

    What you should know about essential oils for erectile dysfunction

    A look at essential oils for erectile dysfunction. Included is detail on what oils work and how they do so, in addition to those that do not work.

  • Nov 2017

    Can apple cider vinegar treat erectile dysfunction?

    Apple cider vinegar is thought to have many health benefits, but can it help treat erectile dysfunction (ED)? ED can result from cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other factors. Apple cider vinegar may help improve symptoms of conditions related to ED. Find out how it may help, and how to use it safely.

  • Nov 2017

    Curved penis may increase cancer risk

    Peyronie's disease is a relatively common condition that causes the penis to curve. The latest research finds that it may also increase the risk of cancer.

  • Aug 2017

    Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

    A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.

  • Apr 2017

    How can porn induce erectile dysfunction?

    Erectile dysfunction or ED occurs when a man experiences difficulty getting and keeping an erection. ED is increasing in men under age 40 and some attribute this to the increasing availability of porn. This article explores and myth-busts pornography-induced erectile dysfunction.

  • Apr 2017

    Does marijuana cause erectile dysfunction?

    Marijuana is a commonly used recreational narcotic, the legality of which is being debated in the United States right now. What are the effects of marijuana on the body and how might marijuana and erectile dysfunction be connected? Can marijuana interfere with medication? Read on to find out.

  • Apr 2017

    Do OTC treatments for erectile dysfunction work?

    In this article, learn about what over-the-counter (OTC) treatments are available for erectile dysfunction. Are they effective? What are the risks?

  • Apr 2017

    Does diabetes cause erectile dysfunction?

    Diabetes can lead to lower levels of testosterone, and this can result in erectile dysfunction. Controlling blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy weight, getting exercise, and reducing stress are all ways of reducing this problem. Hormone therapy, Viagra, and counseling are some ways that medicine can help.

  • Mar 2017

    Erectile dysfunction: Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in phase I trial

    Early trial results reveal how stem cell therapy allowed men with erectile dysfunction to engage in sexual intercourse within 6 months of treatment.