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Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older men take testosterone to boost their sex drive, but new research suggests that postmenopausal women who struggle with a sagging libido might want to follow suit. Applied topically, the hormone appears to increase women’s sexual function and satisfaction, […]

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Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of risky CT scans during pregnancy has risen significantly in North America in the past two decades, a new study finds. “It’s important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth defects, and should be kept to a minimum, […]

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Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The danger that air pollution poses to the hearts and lungs of adults is well-documented, but new research suggests that newborns are also at risk. Infants of mothers who were exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before giving birth were more […]

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U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. fertility rate continued to fall last year and reached an all-time low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Pregnancy News The general fertility rate fell 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women ages 15-44, according to a report released Wednesday by […]

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Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)

Birth Control Pills (List of Oral Contraceptives and Side Effects)

What are birth control pills, and how do they work (mechanism of action)? Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are medications that prevent pregnancy. They are one method of birth control. Oral contraceptives are hormonal preparations that may contain combinations of the hormones estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. Combinations of estrogen and progestin prevent pregnancy […]

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Ovulation bleeding: What to know

Ovulation bleeding: What to know

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Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Clinicians can help mothers and their babies by screening all pregnant people at […]

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AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman’s long-term heart health, new research shows. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, underscore […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir): What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Zovirax (acyclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Zovirax is also used to treat Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Side effects of Valtrex and Zovirax that are similar include headache, nausea, […]