“Feeling jet-lagged? Take Viagra!” say scientists.
Posted: 22 May 2007 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From Scientific American:

[quote author=“Science News”]Viagra May Give a Boost to the Jet-Lagged
The drug approved to remedy erectile dysfunction shows promise in warding off time-change fatigue in hamsters
By Nikhil Swaminathan

The little blue pill, approved in the early 1990s to treat erectile dysfunction, may someday be a boon to those who suffer from the dulling effects of jet lag, according to a new study.
The finding “opens a completely original way of dealing with this kind of disarrangement,” says Diego Golombek, a chronobiologist at the National University of Quilmes in Buenos Aires, and senior investigator of research that indicates that Viagra prevents time-change fatigue in hamsters. “Moreover, since the drug has been extensively tested in humans

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Posted: 22 May 2007 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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So it hasn’t been tested on female rats or mice yet,

The study indicates that since it’s the light/dark biorhythms, then traveling westbound wouldn’t be affected.

The mice and rats all exhibit erections as well, since that’s what the drug was originally designed to do….

so, the problems that have to be tested: 

would it affect females by waking them up?
would the females be similarly affected by more active labido?

or

are all the males going to be on their own during this distinguished journey?

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Posted: 22 May 2007 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If my doctor said to me “You’ll be needing this viagra” I shouldn’t like the insinuation tongue wink

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Posted: 22 May 2007 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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What did the stewardess union have to say about this?

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Posted: 22 May 2007 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 22 May 2007 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I believe they said this study has it’s ups and downs.

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Posted: 22 May 2007 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Where do I sign up???  When do I start???

Actually I have heard of women taking viagra because it increases the blood flow to certain nether parts which in turn seems to increase the pleasure during sex.  I can’t vouch for this myself but it would seem to make sense in some way.  I’ll have to convince a willing female to try that with me some day.  Maybe I can say she will be doing the world a favor by participating in a scientific experiment with world altering possibilities. 

Any takers??

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