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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: iStock Bacterial vaginosis (BV) definition and facts Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. Bacterial […]

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Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) —Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won’t harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009 and October 2010. Of those, 30% were born to mothers who received […]

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Why do women have less sex as they age?

Why do women have less sex as they age?

As women get older, they tend to have less sex. They may also find it less enjoyable than before. So far, studies have explained these tendencies by pointing the finger at physiological changes during and after menopause. What are the other factors? What prevents a woman from having sex or enjoying sex later in life? […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What Is Pregnancy Planning? Planning for pregnancy typically involves discussions with a woman’s partner and her health-care team, and includes discussions about nutrition and vitamins, exercise, genetic counseling, weight gain, and the need to avoid certain medications and alcohol. However, because some women experience light bleeding known as implantation bleeding around the time of the […]

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Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than biology is at play when it comes to why older women have less sex as they age. A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims. Those factors include body image concerns, self-confidence, perceived desirability, stress, […]

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Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Source: Getty Images Vaginal yeast infection definition and facts Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination […]

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terconazole (Terazol, Zazole)

terconazole (Terazol, Zazole)

What is terconazole? What is terconazole used for? Terconazole is an anti-fungal cream and suppository used for treating vaginal yeast infections (Candida). It is related to several other anti-fungal drugs including fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), miconazole (Micatin, Monistat), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin). It prevents growth of yeast by preventing production of the membranes that […]