Month: September 2006

4Everon: A Safe Alternative to Viagra?

Some supplements sold for erectile dysfunction (ED) contain ingredients that are the same or similar to Viagra and Levitra. The FDA has found these compounds in Zimaxx, Libidus, Neophase, Nausutra, Vigor-25, Actra-Rx, and 4Everon. This could be a problem for men on nitrates (they are at increased risk of MI’s) who think these products are …

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No Saunas for Dads

It appears that human sperm, which take about 10 weeks to develop are acutely sensitive to temperature. I recently read a study in Science News that showed that would-be fathers who expose themselves to excessive heat in the weeks before they conceive children place their future offspring at unnecessary risk of brain cancer. How big …

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Is the use Mercury Amalgams Quackery?

The first generation of dentists using mercury amalgams fillings were derided as quacks, because quacksilver was the German word for quicksilver (mercury). As mercury amalgams soon became the norm, dentists were no longer accused of practicing “quackery.” Instead, they became the respected majority. The term did not go out of vogue. While no longer associated …

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What Doctors Worry About

A survey was carried out to evaluate whether the prescribing of antibiotics to children influences the duration of doctors visits. The end result was it did not. The reason this study was performed is that many doctors worry that they will either lose patients if they don’t prescribe antibiotics or they will have to spend …

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