Posted by
Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]

Posted by
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children’s Odds of ADHD, Autism

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Might Raise Children’s Odds of ADHD, Autism

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of American women take acetaminophen for the aches and pains of pregnancy, but the medication might not be as benign as thought. New research shows that women who took acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, at the end of their pregnancies […]

Posted by
norethindrone (Aygestin)

norethindrone (Aygestin)

What is oral norethindrone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Norethindrone is a man-made progestin used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and related condtions (such as amenorrhea and endometriosis). Progestins are steroid hormones that have the same effect as progesterone. Norethindrone works by stopping gonadotropin production from the pituitary gland, leading to prevention […]

Posted by
Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?

Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?

During menopause, many people experience hot flashes. A recent review and meta-analysis investigate whether Chinese herbal remedies might reduce the discomfort. Although the authors feel encouraged by the findings, much more data is necessary. Could Chinese herbal remedies relieve hot flashes? Hot flashes affect up to 90% of women during menopause. They have an association […]

Posted by
No Marijuana During Pregnancy; Not Enough CBD Info: Surgeon General

No Marijuana During Pregnancy; Not Enough CBD Info: Surgeon General

By Adam Townsend on 10/21/2019 2:41 PM Latest Pregnancy News Source: MedicineNet Health News Marijuana and its various distillates like cannabidiol (CBD) are increasingly popular among pregnant women dealing with morning sickness, but the U.S. Surgeon General has issued a strong warning against this practice. “Marijuana use during pregnancy can affect the developing fetus,” according […]

Posted by
Metrogel (metronidazole) Side Effects

Metrogel (metronidazole) Side Effects

What is Metrogel (metronidazole), and what is it used for? Metrogel, Metrocream, and Metrogel Vaginal (metronidazole topical) is an antibiotic effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Metrogel and Metrocream topical gel, cream, and lotion are used for treating rosacea. Metrogel Vaginal is used to treat bacterial vaginosis. It is not effective in treating Candidal […]

Posted by
Irregular Periods, Shorter Life Span?

Irregular Periods, Shorter Life Span?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women whose menstrual cycles persistently vary from the 28-day norm may have an increased risk of earlier death, new research suggests. The study found that women who had irregular periods or extra-long menstrual cycles had as much as a one-third […]

Posted by
Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

New research suggests that taking estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy may help women fight off cognitive decline. Share on PinterestDoes estrogen therapy have any cognitive benefits for postmenopausal women? The study paper — titled “Lifetime estrogen exposure and cognition in late life: The Cache County Study” and appearing in the North American Menopause […]

Posted by
Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study

Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Sex, Preterm Delivery Risk: Study

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Physical and mental stress during pregnancy may influence the baby’s sex, and physical stress may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed 187 healthy pregnant women between 18 and 45 years of age. About 17% were mentally stressed, with high […]