Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 69 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Mar-2003
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Cigarettes send male sex life up in smoke
Cigarette smoking significantly increases the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a study reported today at the American Heart Association's 43rd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.  more

What? Tea does help in the fight against colon cancer?
Dueling science appears in Vidyya again. On March 4, we ran an article that described how tea was found not to help in the fight against prostate cancer. This week, we bring you a new study that has found that consumption of moderate amounts of green or white tea might provide a protection against colon tumors about as well as a prescription drug, sulindac, that has been shown to be effective for that purpose. The Vidyya take on this issue? Drinking tea can't hurt. more


New Treatment Option Could Mean Improved Sexual Performance for Some 30 Million Men Affected by Erectile Dysfunction in Europe
Bayer HealthCare of Bayer AG and GlaxoSmithKline announced that they have received marketing authorisation from the European Commission for Levitra (vardenafil HCl), a new oral PDE-5 inhibitor for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (ED). more

Mental traffic jams when viewing autos and faces simultaneously
Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.  more

Information for Patients: Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called "impotence," is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word "impotence" may also be used to describe other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm.  more

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