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Could Blue Light Help Men 'Get It Up'?

Study: Rats injected with DNA and exposed to blue light got erections

(Newser) - While Viagra is the most popular erectile dysfunction treatment in the world—and there are an estimated 150 million men globally suffering from the disorder—it only strengthens an existing erection and cannot actually instigate one. Another potential treatment is in the works that doesn't incorporate drugs at all:... More »

Rare Ritalin Side Effect: Painful Erections

FDA issues warning about attention-deficit drugs

(Newser) - Labels on Ritalin and other drugs used to treat ADHD will soon have a new warning: Beware long, painful erections. It seems that a chemical in the drugs called methylphenidate is a stimulant that can mess with the body's central nervous system, explains . It “may in... More »

Guy Says Surgery Gave Him 8-Month Erection

Daniel Metzgar suing over penile implant surgery

(Newser) - Daniel Metzgar had penile implant surgery in December 2009 to improve his love life after trying other measures unsuccessfully ... and let's just say the surgery worked a little too well. The Delaware truck driver says he was left with an erection that didn't go away for eight months,... More »

BMW Bike Seat Gave Me 2-Year Erection: Lawsuit

Henry Wolf sues BMW over 'emotional, mental anguish,' among other things

(Newser) - Henry Wolf went on a four-hour motorcycle ride back in 2010, but the resulting erection went on much longer than that: namely, two years, according to a lawsuit Wolf recently filed against motorcycle maker BMW. Wolf claims the "ridged seat" of the 1993-model-year motorcycle caused the extended erection, formally... More »

Heart Pills Curb Risk of Prostate Cancer: Study

Statins also help urinary tract, erections, early findings show

(Newser) - Men taking cholesterol drugs to avert heart attacks may also be protecting themselves against prostate cancer and impotency, Bloomberg reports. A 15-year study by the Mayo Clinic tracked 2,440 white Minnesotans and found that those who took statins lowered their cancer risk threefold. The findings are challenged by another... More »

'Little Blue Pill' is 10 Years Old

Viagra changed sexual landscape

(Newser) - The little blue pill that rescued the sex lives and saved marriages of couples worldwide is 10 years old this month. Viagra, which has been used by some 35 million men, moved the treatment of impotence out of the shadows to lead a multi-billion-dollar industry. The drug has also triggered... More »

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