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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Disrupting Mitochondrial Function Could Improve Treatment of Fungal Infections

Aug. 11, 2016 — By identifying new compounds that selectively block mitochondrial respiration in pathogenic fungi, scientists have identified a potential antifungal mechanism that could enable combination therapy ... read more

Novel Algorithm Predicts Drug Combinations to Treat Drug Resistant Fungal Infections

July 14, 2016 — Scientists have created an algorithm that can identify drug combinations to treat fungal infections that have become resistant to current drug treatments. This new study represents a strategy for ... read more

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

Infertility Risk Posed by Endometriosis May Be Half of Previous Estimation

May 17, 2016 — The infertility risk posed by endometriosis is about half previous estimates and indicates a possible detection bias in earlier studies, according to a new ... 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

How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs

May 5, 2016 — Research reveals for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted ... read more

New Pathways That Control Skin Tanning, Lightening

Apr. 26, 2016 — New research has uncovered cellular pathways in skin pigment cells that are activated by estrogen and progesterone, and also identified synthetic hormone derivatives that specifically influence the ... read more

No Increased Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy

Apr. 21, 2016 — The use of aromatase inhibitors, hormone-therapy drugs used to treat patients with breast cancer, was not associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiovascular events, including heart attacks or ... read more

Natural Births After Caesarean More Likely If You Call the Midwife

Apr. 20, 2016 — Women who had a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy are much more likely to have a safer vaginal birth if their antenatal care is led by a midwife, according to a new ... read more

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity

Apr. 19, 2016 — Women account for approximately half of all individuals living with HIV worldwide, and researchers wanted to identify the risk factors that increase susceptibility of women to genital ... 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

Estrogen-Deficient Female Athletes' Memory Improves With Estrogen

Apr. 3, 2016 — In young female athletes who stop having their menstrual periods because of excessive exercise, estrogen replacement appears to improve their memory, a new study ... read more

Early Use of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy May Prevent Heart Disease

Mar. 30, 2016 — Hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, research has found. This is the first study to directly examine the hypothesis that ... read more

Blood Clot Risk Lower for Estrogen-Only, Transdermal, and Vaginal Estrogen at Menopause

Mar. 30, 2016 — A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. The study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined ... read more

Common Plastics Chemical BPA Linked to Preterm Birth

Mar. 24, 2016 — Higher concentrations of the common plastics chemical and environmental pollutant Bisphenol A, or BPA, in a pregnant mother's blood may be a contributing factor in preterm births, according to a ... 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

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