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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, […]

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Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns. “These findings should alert women’s health clinicians to be aware of potential increases in daily and weekly […]

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Family Planning Clinics Given Longer to Comply With New Abortion Rule

Family Planning Clinics Given Longer to Comply With New Abortion Rule

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics will have longer to comply with the Trump administration’s new rule banning them from referring women for abortions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Latest Pregnancy News The department said it “does not intend to bring enforcement actions” against clinics […]

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Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

Longer Rx for Birth Control Pills a Smart Idea for Female Vets: Study

Latest Sexual Health News FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Giving U.S. female military veterans a year’s supply of birth control pills would reduce their risk of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs, a new study finds. The researchers also found that the health care cost savings would more than outweigh the expense […]

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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 […]