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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects States’ Appeal Over Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects States’ Appeal Over Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

An appeal from Kansas and Louisiana over Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Latest Pregnancy News The two states were appealing lower court rulings that prevented them from withholding Medicaid money used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions, the Associated Press […]

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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. “Babies chronically exposed to opiates [during pregnancy] had a head size about a centimeter smaller” than babies born to moms […]

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estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

Which drugs or supplements interact with estradiol? Estrogens can inhibit the metabolism of cyclosporine, resulting in increased cyclosporine blood levels. Such increased blood levels can result in kidney and/or liver damage. If this combination cannot be avoided, cyclosporine concentrations can be monitored, and the dose of cyclosporine can be adjusted to assure that its blood […]

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New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say. The rapid test for the sexually transmitted disease (STD) means patients can receive treatment immediately, instead of having to wait for a follow-up appointment. […]

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alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

What is alendronate (Fosamax), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alendronate is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. The bisphosphonate class includes etidronate (Didronel), ibandronate (Boniva), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bisphosphonates are used for treating osteoporosis (reduced density of bone that leads to fractures) and bone pain from diseases […]

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An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop. “The data show that […]

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Guys, Avoid ‘Rhino’ Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says

Guys, Avoid ‘Rhino’ Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning men that “Rhino” products promising better sex may pose serious health risks. Since 2007, the FDA has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name Rhino that contained hidden drug ingredients, the agency […]

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How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Like mother, like child? Your mother’s romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. “Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at […]