It's probably not the best idea to Man Up.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to stop using Man Up Now capsules immediately because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.
Man Up Now is marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement. Since Man Up Now claims to be "herbal" and "all natural," the FDA worries consumers may mistakenly assume the product is harmless and poses no health risk.
The capsules contain sulfoaildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. Sulfoaildenafil can interact with prescription drugs like nitrates and cause dangerously low blood pressure.
Man Up Now, distributed by Synergy Distribution LLC, is sold on Internet sites, online marketplaces, and possibly in retail outlets.
As far as the FDA knows, there haven't been any illnesses connected to Man Up Now, but any product that contains prescription-strength drugs can expose consumers to sickness or death.
CBSNews.com has contacted Synergy Distribution but the company has not yet commented.
(CBS) Smokers who have been forced out of bars and restaurants may soon be crowded into little groups outside one more place: their homes.
A new study finds that even when kids live with non-smoking parents, if they live in apartment buildings they are exposed to tobacco smoke from their neighbors. Now, researchers are recommending that owners and landlords make their buildings smoke-free zones.Continue »
(CBS) Caring for dementia patients can be difficult, but that's no excuse for pumping them full of antipsychotic drugs, said panelists at a recent Senate Aging Committee forum.
Over-medication occurs far too often in those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, panelists said, and as baby boomers get older, the problem will only worsen.Continue »
(CBS) Some teens limit their birthday celebrations to cake and candles. But a few days after she turned 18, pop sensation Miley Cyrus celebrated in her Los Angeles home by taking a hit off a bong, according to a gossip website that obtained video of the occasion.
But it wasn't marijuana the Cyrus was smoking, TMZ reported. It was salvia.
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(CBS/AP) "Complete failure." That's Lisa Ling describing how she thought about herself after suffering a miscarriage six months ago.
Ling, who appeared on "The View" from 1999 to 2002, came back to the show Tuesday to talk about her experience. Her taped appearance was scheduled to air today.Continue »
(CBS) Dieters often try to avoid thinking about the foods they crave, but maybe that's the wrong approach.
Imagining yourself biting into a luscious piece of chocolate cake - thinking about the way it smells, the creamy texture of frosting on your tongue - may make you eat less of it, a new study suggests.
This finding challenges age-old conventional wisdom that tells us thinking about goodies increases our cravings and ultimately our consumption, according to a study from Carnegie Mellon.Continue »
(CBS/AP) It's the bottom of the ninth for baseball great Bob Feller.
The 92-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher was transferred from the Cleveland Clinic, where he was treated for pneumonia, to a Cleveland-area hospice. That's the word from Bob DiBiasio, vice president of public relations for the Cleveland Indians, Feller's old team.Continue »
(CBS) If dealing with money causes you stress, this new study isn't going to make the holiday shopping season any easier.
Potentially toxic BPA - a.k.a, bisphenol A - has been found on dollar bills in a recent investigation conducted by the Washington Toxics Coalition in Seattle.
All but one of the 22 bills tested were contaminated with the pollutant, which gained notoriety when it was found coating cash register receipts. It can also be found in canned foods and baby bottles.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Breast cancer screening saves lives, but only if women get screened. And only about half of women age 40 and older are getting annual mammograms as recommended by leading cancer organizations, according to a new study of insurance claims.
What's going on here? Apparently, women talk a good game about mammography but don't always follow through.Continue »
(CBS/AP) - Bad news for "social smokers" - just one drag on that cigarette could be the one that causes your heart attack. Lung cancer is what people usually fear from smoking, and yes, that can take years to strike. But the surgeon general's 30th annual report on smoking and health says tobacco smoke begins poisoning immediately, as more than 7,000 chemicals in each puff rapidly spread through the body to cause damage to nearly every organ. Continue »
(CBS/AP) Does Aretha Franklin have pancreatic cancer, as numerous media outlets are reporting? If so, the 68-year-old Queen of Soul may be in for the fight of her life.
"It's a grim diagnosis," Dr. H. Leon Pachter, chairman of surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center, tells CBS News. "Overall, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients is 35 percent."
But despite the long odds, some people with pancreatic cancer fare quite well. "An individual is not a statistic," Dr. Pachter says, adding that some of the patients he has treated for the disease have survived for more than a decade.
(CBS/AP) Make condom use mandatory for adult film actors.
That's the urgent recommendation from someone who learned the hard way about the dangers of unprotected sex in the age of HIV/AIDS: A porn star who recently tested positive for HIV.
Derrick Burts, 24, who acts in straight films as Cameron Reid and gay films as Derek Chambers, told the Los Angeles Times that he learned last October he was HIV-positive - an infection that sent fears through California's adult film industry.Continue »