Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and other drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, can also be used to alleviate moderate to severe menstrual cramping in women.
"It seems counterintuitive, but what sildenafil citrate does is dilate blood vessels," said Richard Legro, a gynecologist at Penn State College of Medicine and one of the authors of the study. "It leads to an erection in men, but in women, we think it can be an effective treatment for acute menstrual pain."
A very small study (just 25 women) out of Penn State found that the active ingredient in erectile dysfunction drugs may help relieve [...]
From the Post:
It takes just one hour, six minutes and 48 seconds before the average woman’s feet begin to feel the agony of being strapped into high heels, a study has found.
And some can’t even make it that long — with 20 percent of women saying the pain kicks in after just 10 minutes. But nearly half of all women admit they are willing to suffer for fashion and cram their tootsies into the too-tall shoes, the survey by Britain’s College of Podiatry found.
The school surveyed 2,000 men and women. Only 12 percent of men said they would purposely wear uncomfortable shoes.
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