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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Improving Vaginal Discomfort After Menopause

Jan. 5, 2016 — A new phase III trial with positive results is taking intravaginal DHEA a step closer to governmental approval. The formulation could provide women who cannot or do not wish to use intravaginal ... read more

Elevated Testosterone Levels May Raise Risk of Uterine Fibroids

Dec. 15, 2015 — Women who have high levels of both testosterone and estrogen in midlife may face a greater risk of developing benign tumors on the uterus called uterine fibroids than women with low levels of the ... read more

Window Into Women's Sexuality

Dec. 2, 2015 — Heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported, new research shows. Among women, say the authors, there is significant diversity among women in their sexual ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis has been examined by researchers who have discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighboring ... read more

Coconut Oil Can Control Overgrowth of a Fungal Pathogen in GI Tract, Study in Mice Suggests

Nov. 18, 2015 — Coconut oil controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen called Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice, new research shows. In humans, high levels of C. albicans in the gastrointestinal tract can ... read more

Experts Recommend Assessing Individual Benefits, Risks of Menopausal Therapies

Oct. 7, 2015 — A Clinical Practice Guideline has been released on identifying women who are candidates for treatment of menopausal symptoms and selecting the best treatment options for each ... read more

How More Women With Earlier Caesarean Sections Can Give Birth Vaginally Next Time

Sep. 29, 2015 — In many countries, caesarean section is routinely used if the woman previously gave birth by caesarean section. Doctors and midwives in countries with a high rate of vaginal births after caesarean ... read more

Weight Loss, Exercise Improve Fertility in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2015 — Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new ... read more

Standard Treatment Better Than Proposed Alternative for Unexplained Infertility

Sep. 23, 2015 — Treatment with clomiphene, a standard therapy for couples with unexplained infertility, results in more live births than treatment with a potential alternative, letrozole, according to a study of ... read more

Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report. Worldwide, more than 100 million women currently use ... read more

Tracing the Triggers of Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Sep. 18, 2015 — In a sprawling review of more than 200 articles examining the suggested link between infections of the mouth and Alzheimer's disease (AD), two researchers -- one, an original mapper of the oral ... read more

Do Estrogen Levels Affect the Willingness to Share?

Sep. 17, 2015 — Fluctuating hormone levels change a woman's social behaviour over the course of the menstrual cycle. Mood swings and irritability before the period as well as a greater interest in sex during ... read more

Fewer Women Getting Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies Since FDA Guidelines

Sep. 11, 2015 — A nearly quarter increase in hospital readmissions and 27 percent increase has been found in major postoperative complications after hysterectomies in Michigan following FDA communication on ... read more

24-Hour OBs, Midwives Lead to Fewer C-Sections

Sep. 9, 2015 — Privately insured pregnant women are less likely to have C-sections when their regular care includes midwives and 24-hour obstetrician coverage, according to a new ... read more

'Clever Adaptation' Allows Yeast Infection Fungus to Evade Immune System Attack

Sep. 7, 2015 — Researchers say they have discovered a new way that the most prevalent disease-causing fungus can thwart immune system attacks, adding that the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections and the ... read more

Why Do Certain Hormonal Contraceptives Increase the Risk of HIV?

Sep. 1, 2015 — In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study ... read more

Women Choose Contraception Based on Relationships Not Just Pregnancy Desires

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women's contraceptive choices are more often driven by current relationships and sexual activity than by long-term pregnancy intentions, according to ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — More and more mothers facing childbirth are asking for a cesarean. There are many reasons for this, ranging from the social and cultural to the personal, such as fear about the birth. A review ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A high proportion of reproductive-age women may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated, according to a study. As the researchers expected, reports of pain were highest for women diagnosed ... read more

Experimental Drug Could Treat Hot Flashes, Other Symptoms of Menopause Without Harmful Side Effects

July 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a ... read more

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