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2008-07-03 12:00:04

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 3--LAS CRUCES -- "And you've been throwing them away all this time," said Darrell Durr. The 31-year-old safety specialist at White Sands Missile Range was reacting Wednesday to the latest pop science tidbit on the airwaves, an alleged "Viagra effect" from watermelon, according to the research of Bhimu Patil, director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. In the spotlight is an...

2008-07-01 18:00:05

By DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD THE idea of getting the medication you need at a fraction of the cost just by clicking on a computer screen can be tempting. In fact, selling prescription-only drugs over the internet is big business, and is said to account for one in 10 of all drugs purchases worldwide. But it could seriously damage your health - or even be fatal, which is why I'm wholly against taking any medication bought on the web. Tomorrow a new report by the European Alliance for...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

By Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 1--This is not an Aggie joke. Someday watermelons might have Viagra-like properties, researchers at Texas A&M University predicted Monday. That said, much study and much breeding remain. One problem is that the beneficial ingredient in good-eating varieties -- citrulline -- is now mainly found in the rind. Researchers such as A&M's Steve King are trying to find melon with citrulline in the fruit's flesh. "We will...

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2008-07-01 09:15:00

This is not an Aggie joke. Someday watermelons might have Viagra-like properties, researchers at Texas A&M University predicted Monday. That said, much study and much breeding remain. One problem is that the beneficial ingredient in good-eating varieties -- citrulline -- is now mainly found in the rind. Researchers such as A&M's Steve King are trying to find melon with citrulline in the fruit's flesh. "We will have to screen thousands and thousands of watermelon until we find...

2008-07-01 03:00:00

Watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body's blood vessels and may even increase libido, U.S. scientists say. Dr. Bhimu Patil of Texas A&M in College Station said beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other produce are known as phyto-nutrients -- naturally occurring compounds that are able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions. The more we study watermelons, the more we realize just how amazing a fruit it is in providing natural...

2008-06-27 15:03:00

By Maria Cheng, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON - Athletes looking for a performance boost are increasingly turning to a little blue pill more usually taken for its off-the-field benefits: Viagra. Some sports authorities say the drug is now finding a following among athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency is currently studying Viagra's effects in athletes, but hasn't yet banned it. Experts are divided over whether it actually offers athletes an edge. "It's possible," said Anthony Butch,...

2008-06-19 03:00:07

By ELEVEN, Beck The proud squat signalling the onslaught of the haka could be just as effective as Viagra in curing male impotence. In a report sure to bring smiles to the faces of Kiwi sportsmen, British doctors have found that done properly, the haka-like stance can stretch the male pelvic floor muscles, improving erectile function and lessening male incontinence. The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, said 40 per cent of the men who strengthened their...

2006-08-14 07:50:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A free Viagra prescription or a no-cost trial of sleeping pills are examples of growing offers to U.S. consumers, but regulators and critics worry about the side effects of pitching medicines like selling soap. Drug makers say the coupons, rebates and similar promotions lower patient costs or provide the chance to try new medicines. Consumer groups, however, say they may draw people to risky drugs they may not need, without long-term savings. Coupons...

2006-08-13 09:25:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON -- A free Viagra prescription or a no-cost trial of sleeping pills are examples of growing offers to U.S. consumers, but regulators and critics worry about the side effects of pitching medicines like selling soap. Drug makers say the coupons, rebates and similar promotions lower patient costs or provide the chance to try new medicines. Consumer groups, however, say they may draw people to risky drugs they may not need, without long-term savings. Coupons "can...

2006-06-01 16:26:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women with diabetes with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil) improves arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and decreases pain during intercourse, results of a small study suggest. Diabetic women may experience sexual dysfunction due to vaginal dryness, discomfort, and other factors, Dr. Salvatore Caruso and associates, from the University of Catania in Italy, note in their paper, published in the medical journal Fertility and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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