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Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you […]

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Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

(HealthDay News) — Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when the uterus lining grows outside the uterus. More than 11 percent of American women from ages 15 to 44 are affected, says the Office on Women’s Health. Latest Women’s Health News There is no cure for endometriosis, but treatments are available to minimize symptoms. […]

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Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) was as effective as the recommended surgery for treating fibroids in the uterus, a new study says. In UFE, the fibroid growths’ blood supply is cut off using a small tube. […]

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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most, according to a new report. For the study, researchers examined U.S. National Health Interview Survey data on […]

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Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus)

Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus)

Uterine fibroids definition and facts Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus (womb). It is not known exactly why women develop uterine fibroids. Most women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms. However, fibroids can cause a number of symptoms depending on their size, location within the uterus, and how close they are […]

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norethindrone (Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor)

norethindrone (Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor)

What is norethindrone birth control pill? Norethindrone is a progestin that is used as an oral contraceptive. What brand names are available for norethindrone birth control pill? Brand names for norethindrone oral contraceptive include: Camila Errin Heather Jencycla Nor QD Nora-BE Ortho Micronor Incassia Why is norethindrone birth control pill used? Norethindrone is used for […]

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calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

What is calcium carbonate? Why is it used? Most people know that calcium is needed for strong bones, but it’s also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand, to send messages through the nervous system, and to secrete hormones and enzymes. This is the most abundant mineral in your body and makes […]

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What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds. In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were better off with behavioral approaches […]

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eflornithine (Vaniqa)

eflornithine (Vaniqa)

What is eflornithine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Eflornithine is the first topical drug (used on the skin) for the treatment of unwanted facial and chin hair. It does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth. The cells surrounding the base of each hair (called the hair follicle) undergo rapid […]