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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

High Retention Rate for IUDS Inserted After Vaginal Delivery

May 13, 2016 — Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices (IUDs) have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of ... read more

Nonsurgical Fibroid Treatment: Research Shows Improved Sexual Desire, Function

Apr. 3, 2016 — Women who underwent a nonsurgical, image-guided treatment, uterine fibroid embolization, for the treatment of uterine fibroids experienced improved sexual function and a higher overall quality of ... read more

A New Drug May Help Relieve Menopausal Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Apr. 3, 2016 — A new low-dose vaginal estrogen capsule may help relieve symptoms of menopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy, including dyspareunia (pain during sex), new industry-sponsored research ... read more

Chemical Exposure Linked to 1.4 Billion Euros in Women's Health Care Costs, Study Suggests

Mar. 22, 2016 — Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may contribute to reproductive health problems experienced by hundreds of thousands of women, costing European Union an estimated 1.4 billion Euros ($1.5 billion) a ... read more

Why Are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries Than Men?

Mar. 18, 2016 — Women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries, new research ... read more

Planned Repeat C-Section Not Linked to Worse Child Health Than Vaginal Birth After C-S

Mar. 15, 2016 — Long-term health outcomes in children of mothers with planned cesarean sections are not substantially worse than those children of mothers with vaginal births after cesarean section, according to a ... read more

Is It Okay to 'Tough Out' a Yeast Infection?

Mar. 8, 2016 — Itching, burning, redness -- a yeast infection can be a total pain. While they aren't life-threatening, yeast infections are irritating -- both physically and mentally. So, when undesirable ... read more

Ultrasound During Active Labour Best Predictor of C-Section Needs

Feb. 25, 2016 — Midwives need more than fingers to figure out who the C-section candidates are. Small, tablet-sized ultrasound devices may be the key, report ... read more

Increased Demand for 'Vaginal Seeding' from New Parents, Despite Lack of Evidence

Feb. 24, 2016 — Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called 'vaginal seeding' for babies born by cesarean section, according to a new article. The practice, which is also known ... read more

Vaginal Delivery Doubles the Risk of Stress Incontinence Compared to Caesarean Section

Feb. 23, 2016 — Vaginal delivery is associated with approximately twofold increase in the risk of stress urinary incontinence compared to cesarean section. However, avoiding one case of at least moderate stress ... read more

Connection Between Anal Cancer, HPV

Feb. 17, 2016 — The results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus infection has been published by researchers. It builds on research that indicated an increased ... read more

New Anti-Inflammatory Agents Can Control Inflammatory Responses to Fungal Infection

Jan. 11, 2016 — The most frequent fungal threat to humans, Candida albicans, is a common cause oral and genital infection. The fungal infections are often worsened by overwhelming inflammatory responses in the body ... read more

Oral Contraceptive Use Not Associated With Increased Birth Defects Risk

Jan. 6, 2016 — Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The researchers found that the prevalence of major birth defects was ... read more

Use of Oral Antifungal Medication During Pregnancy, Risk of Spontaneous Abortion

Jan. 5, 2016 — In an analysis of approximately 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark, use of the oral antifungal medication fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion ... read more

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

Women Can Take Blood Thinners, Hormones Without Higher Blood Clot, Bleeding Risk, Study Shows

Dec. 22, 2015 — Women on blood thinners can take estrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy without an increased risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding, new research shows for the first ... read more

For Low-Risk Pregnancies Home Births Do Not Increase Risk of Complications, Study Shows

Dec. 21, 2015 — For women with low-risk pregnancies who plan to give birth at home with the help of a midwife, there is no increased risk of harm to the baby, compared with a planned hospital visit, according to new ... read more

Deadly Candidiasis Must Be Addressed Swiftly to Help Vulnerable Patients

Dec. 17, 2015 — One of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections, candidiasis is a serious, life-threatening fungal infection that needs to be treated early, aggressively and appropriately, updated ... 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

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