A birth control pill for men? When?
By American Chemical Society Wednesday, September 26, 2012
When will men have their own birth control pill? Scientists have been predicting the debut of a male pill within 5 years for the last 30 years. The factors accounting for that delay — and new optimism that a male pill will emerge within a decade — are the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.Testosterone for Sexually Frustrated Women
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, June 10, 2012
Several weeks ago my column, “Do you want better sex?” struck a resounding note with female readers. But also with many husbands who want their wives to have fewer headaches! The general response was, “Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido”.Do You Want Better Sex?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, May 6, 2012
“How is your sex life?” I often ask patients. It’s amazing how often I get the response, “Finally, someone I can trust will discuss this matter with me!” So what can be done to make the bedroom a happier place? It’s important, even though good sex may be only five percent of a relationship. But I stress to patients that it’s the first five percent! Besides, it can also affect physical health.Neo40; Another Way to Treat Sexual Dysfunction
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, February 26, 2012
Who hasn’t heard by now of the prescription drugs, Viagra and Cialis for erectile dysfunction (ED)? Huge numbers of males are now happier campers than in days bygone when this medication was not available. This week, a unique approach for those who are not quite ready to admit they need ED drugs.MEDISTIK™ Now Found at Source for Sports across Canada
By Guest Column Thursday, September 15, 2011
TORONTO, “Ruza Jelinkova, Managing Director of MEDISTIK™, announced today that MEDISTIK™ the sports medicine pain relief stick will be available in participating stores at Source for Sports across Canada.
“Darling, Did The Doctor Measure Your Anal-Scrotal Length?”
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, June 19, 2011
How would you react if your doctor said, “Remove your pants and bend over”? Then picked up a ruler and measured the distance from the middle of the anus to the base of the scrotum, the anal-genital distance (AGD). You might decide this doctor is wacky, and quickly find another physician.
Dr. Shanna Swan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester, New York, reports an unusual finding in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Swan and her colleagues discovered that pregnant rats, exposed to phthalates, commonly used chemicals suspected of having adverse effects on hormones, produced infertile offspring.
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, April 24, 2011
Feeling deprived? No roll in the hay recently? If so, don’t despair, tonight may be the night. However, the Journal of The American Medical Association reports that a session of steamy “amour” can be a dangerous pastime. But could it help The Toronto Maple Leafs to win The Stanley Cup?
Dr. Issa Dahabreh, researcher at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, studied 6,000 people in their 50s and 60s who were sexually inactive and had suffered heart problems. She asked, “What were you doing two hours before the cardiac event?” She discovered that some had gotten lucky and were involved in sexual intercourse after considerable abstinence. But they also suffered a 2.7 fold increase in the risk of sudden heart attack.Rothbart Centre for Pain Care Fills Gap In Access to Treatment
By Guest Column Wednesday, March 30, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario – March 30, 2011 CORRECTED VERSION – The Rothbart Centre for Pain Care today announced the official opening of its x-ray room and subsequent completion of its 17,000 square foot facility ─ a much needed treatment centre for Torontonians living with chronic pain. Note: Photography is available.
Chronic pain is a disease characterized by pain lasting well beyond the time of normal healing (longer than 6 months) and effective treatments do exist. Unfortunately, Toronto and surrounding city centres have witnessed a decrease in available pain services and a resultant increase in wait times. Budget restraints within the hospital setting, and a failure to meet treatment regulations within the private sector, have been among the driving forces behind the closure of pain clinics. Furthermore, fewer and fewer clinics have staff specialized in the area of interventional pain management. Simply put, treatments do exist, yet are difficult to access.How to Decrease A Big Gut
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, February 12, 2011
“How did this happen?” you wonder when you look in the mirror. Your stomach used to be flat. The conclusion is obvious. You’ve developed a large gut, like millions of other North Americans. It’s called “killer fat” and it increases by four times your risk of heart disease. But here are ways to reverse this dangerous problem.I Should Have Locked Up the Shotgun
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, December 5, 2010
Why was it so hard for me to have a good night’s sleep? It wasn’t the continuing uncertain state of the economy. Rather, every time I rolled over in bed my shoulder reminded me it wasn’t happy. This wouldn’t have happened if I’d been smarter and taken my own advice about prevention. But luckily Low Intensive Laser Therapy (LILT) has save me from surgery a second time.
Brain Concussion; Like having Your Bell Rung
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, October 11, 2010
Do you know how much trauma the human brain sustains in contact sports? Unless you’re a concussion specialist, few parents, coaches, athletes or even doctors have much knowledge about the extent of this injury. Concussion is like sugar and salt. Few people are aware of the amount they’re receiving, and all three can be lethal.Sex While Sleeping?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, August 22, 2010
“Do you know what I dreamed about last night?” is a remark often heard over breakfast. The dream may be a remembrance of a past trip, or a vision of a long-departed friend. But have you ever dreamed about sex? If you have, you may be smiling while enjoying your morning coffee, but it’s highly unlikely that your dream will be discussed around the table. So how often does “The Sleeping Beauty Syndrome” occur? And is it possible to experience the Real McCoy while sleeping and not be aware it’s happened?Circumcision : Does This Brutal Procedure Cause ED?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, April 4, 2010
Why did my loving parents do this to me many years ago? I’m sure their doctor told them it was the hygienic thing to do. But I’m equally sure I must have been screaming like hell while it was being done. Today, millions of circumcisions are still performed. But it’s time to stop this shocking brutality and the complications associated with it.Lions Don’t Buy Nike Running Shoes
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, May 31, 2009
Have you ever seen lions running? You bet they run when they’re hungry and chasing prey. The only other time they exercise is at mating season when they’re having sex every 20 minutes! But most of the time they lay around or sleep. Exercise is simply not high on their priority list, and they survive well without buying Nike running shoes.Off-With-Your- Panties-Videos At Age Six?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, March 2, 2009
“Do you know where your children are this evening?” It’s a question we often hear these days about parents who fail to keep an eye on their children’s whereabouts. But suppose you’re a diligent parent and they’re in your own home. How safe are they when watching television?Next 15 Columns