sexual health

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives

Women who take oral contraceptives can counteract bone loss by making sure they have enough calcium in their daily diet, especially early in life, according to Purdue University research. Earlier research has indicated that optimizing bone mass in adolescence and young adulthood prevents low bone density and osteoporosis later in life. On the other hand, [...]

Pill Protection: Extra calcium counters bone loss from oral contraceptives 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Natural Comfort: Red clover improves vaginal dryness

Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial indicate that a standardized red clover supplement is a natural alternative for minimizing vaginal dryness in healthy, postmenopausal women. As women get older, the vagina becomes dry and overly delicate in response to declining levels of the female hormone estrogen. A normal part of aging, the dryness can be [...]

Natural Comfort: Red clover improves vaginal dryness 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Maca Works: Study finds herb boosts sexual desire in men

Maca is an herb that grows in the Andes mountains and has been used in that region for many years for its aphrodisiac and/or fertility-enhancing properties. Scientists at the Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, decided to put maca to a modern-day test. They designed a 12-week [...]

Maca Works: Study finds herb boosts sexual desire in men 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Look out Viagra: Ancient remedy aids erectile dysfunction

Men with sexual difficulties due to trouble achieving erection may find help in Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng), one of the oldest natural remedies. Worldwide, erectile dysfunction, or impotence, affects almost half of men over the age of 40. Often the problem is linked with other medical conditions that affect blood flow or nerve stimulation, [...]

Look out Viagra: Ancient remedy aids erectile dysfunction 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Ginseng beats erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is estimated to affect one in 10 men worldwide. Because some conventional treatments for erectile dysfunction can cause serious side effects, scientists at the Department of Urology at University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea, wanted to test Korean red ginseng, a traditional Asian herb. Researchers tested 45 men with erectile [...]

Ginseng beats erectile dysfunction 2015-09-09T13:52:19+00:00

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