Daily Aspirin blocks bowel cancer

A daily dose of aspirin should be given to people at high risk of bowel cancer, say scientists. Two pills a day for two years reduced the incidence of bowel cancer by 63% in a group of 861 at-risk patients, a study reported in The Lancet said. Newcastle University’s Prof Sir John Burn, who led the study, … Read more

Raw vegetables and fruits counteract heart risk genes

People who are genetically susceptible to heart disease can lower their risk by eating plenty of fruit and raw vegetables, a study suggests. It says five or more daily portions should be enough to counteract culprit versions of a gene on chromosome 9, thought to be possessed by a fifth of people of European ancestry. … Read more

Nitric Oxide: The New Hero of Human Biology

Twenty minutes on a treadmill will certainly help you fit into that one-size-too-small dress. But new research suggests that exercise may also help increase the production of nitric oxide, a substance that does a variety of important jobs in the body, perhaps none more valuable than to help prevent heart disease.

“Nitric oxide does a variety of jobs,” explains Dr. Jason Allen of Duke University. “It tends to be antiatherogenic, which means that it helps prevent your arteries from becoming clogged. From start to finish, this is a 40-year process which depends on lifestyle.” That is, it’s a function of what you eat, how you exercise, and the stresses you are under.

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Breastfed babies develop fewer behavioural problems

Children who are breastfed for four months or more develop fewer behaviour problems, Oxford researchers say. The study, involving 10,000 mothers and their babies and in journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, says that may be because of the make-up of breast milk. Or, it says, breastfeeding may lead to better mother-baby interaction. Breastfeeding is … Read more

Priligy (Dapoxetine) can treat Premature Ejaculation (PE)

Priligy® or its generic version Dapoxetine is the first pill-form medication designed specifically to treat premature ejaculation (PE) in men. Premature ejaculation is defined as ejaculating quicker than their partner or themselves would desire.

Technically, Dapoxetine or Priligy® is what is known as a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). SSRI’s are typically prescribed for patients who experience depression and as such are used as antidepressants. However, some SSRI’s have shown the ability to reduce ejaculation time in some men but no other SSRI in studies has worked as well as Dapoxetine for this issue. Apparently it is also safer and eliminated from the body quicker than typical SSRI’s as its terminal half life is approximately 20 hours with its initial half life around 1.4 hours. This is partially why it was rejected as a depression treatment. Because of its short duration a patient would need to be taking this medication several times per day for a proper effect, which is fairly unrealistic and as such Dapoxetine has not been actually approved as an antidepressant.

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