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Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

Metronidazole: Topical (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrogel Vaginal, and Others)

What is topical metronidazole? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Metronidazole is a synthetic (man-made) drug that is effective against certain bacteria and parasites (protozoa). The topical forms (gels, creams, and lotions) of metronidazole are used for treating vaginal infections with protozoa such as Trichomonas vaginalis, amoeba, and Giardia. Metronidazole topical also is effective […]

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‘Designer Babies’ a Long Way Off

‘Designer Babies’ a Long Way Off

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Designer babies” aren’t going to be a reality anytime soon, researchers say. Concerns about genetically altering embryos to have desired traits have been around nearly as long as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the technology to screen embryos have existed. But while recent live births […]

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It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not uncommon for a woman’s sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren’t the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, […]

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Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks contractions definition and facts Braxton Hicks contractions feel like true labor only typically less painful. Braxton Hicks contractions have been referred to as “false labor” and are contractions of the uterus that occur predominantly in the third trimester of pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions are typically less painful than those of true labor. Unlike […]

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What to know about endometrial thickness

What to know about endometrial thickness

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. It is one of the few organs in the human body that changes in size every month throughout a person’s fertile years. Each month, as part of the menstrual cycle, the body prepares the endometrium to host an embryo. Endometrial thickness increases and decreases during the process. […]

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Pregnancy Discomforts: Common Causes

Pregnancy Discomforts: Common Causes

What are pregnancy discomforts causes? Hormonal changes are the main cause for pregnancy discomforts such as morning sickness (nausea and vomiting), constipation, frequent urination early in pregnancy, skin color changes (mask of pregnancy or chloasma), yeast infections, mood swings, insomnia, headaches and migraines, and nasal congestion. Breast swelling and pain may be a result of […]

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Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antibacterial drug Fetroja (cefiderocol) has been approved to treat patients aged 18 years and older with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The drug is indicated for patients with limited or no alternative treatment options for cUTI, […]