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Recarbrio OK’d for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections

Recarbrio OK’d for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections

Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The antibacterial drug product Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) has been approved to treat complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) in adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. Recarbrio, a three-drug combination injection, is intended to be used for […]

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magnesium sulfate (injection)

magnesium sulfate (injection)

What is magnesium sulfate injection? What is magnesium sulfate used for? Magnesium sulfate injection is suitable for replacement therapy in magnesium deficiency, especially in acute hypomagnesemia accompanied by signs of tetany similar to those observed in hypocalcemia. Magnesium sulfate injection is also indicated for the prevention and control of seizures in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, respectively. Magnesium […]

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vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree)

vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree)

What is chaste tree (Vitexagnus castus), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chaste tree is shrub. The dried ripe fruit is used as a natural herbal supplement. Although exact mechanism is not known, Chaste tree presumably works by decreasing follicle-stimulating hormone release. Lowering of follicle-stimulating hormones increases progesterone-to-estrogen ratio, giving relief from menstrual […]

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Pregnancy Planning (Tips)

Pregnancy Planning (Tips)

Is there a special diet for a woman who is planning for a pregnancy? A healthy diet that provides all the necessary nutrients for the developing fetus increases the chances of a healthy pregnancy. For this reason, it is best to avoid certain diets in pregnancy. In particular, high-fat diets, some vegetarian diets, and weight […]

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Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Preemie babies face a host of potential lifelong health problems, but a new analysis suggests the cards of love might also be stacked against them. Previous studies have found that premature babies — especially the tiniest ones — face some long-term […]

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: iStock Bacterial vaginosis (BV) definition and facts Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. Bacterial […]

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Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) —Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won’t harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009 and October 2010. Of those, 30% were born to mothers who received […]