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Viagra found to enhance fetal growth

Not content with erections, Pfizer have been funding left-of-field studies for other potential applications for their money-spinning erectile dysfunction treatment. The latest finding to come from Pfizer’s, er, benevolence? That the drug can enhance fetal growth – at least in pregnant ewes. The research started as a joke between two Texas AgriLife Research scientists which […]

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Viagra Touted As Anti-Cancer Drug




The phenomenal success of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil) has not been without hiccups. There have been ongoing questions regarding the drug’s safety and concerns about its increasingly widespread recreational use by young men, often in conjunction with illicit drugs. But if new research from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, er, firms up, […]




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Up, Up And Away For Athletes Taking Viagra




Researchers writing in the Journal of Applied Physiology have reported on some intriguing trials conducted at simulated high altitude with athletes who took the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (no, not that sort of trial). It seems that Viagra improved the cardiovascular and exercise performance measures of the cyclists by up to 45 percent, although the […]




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Endangered Species Get A Lift From Viagra




Much to the dismay of Western conservationists, traditional Chinese medicine has often relied on a bizarre mix of animal parts to cure ailments ranging from gout to erectile dysfunction. Preparations containing tiger bone, tiger penis, crushed sea horse and rhino horn are all part of the Chinese apothecaries animal arsenal. But that may be changing, […]




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