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Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)

Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)

Endometriosis definition and facts Picture of Endometriosis Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is most commonly found on other organs of the pelvis. The exact cause of endometriosis has not been identified. Endometriosis […]

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Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)

Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)

What is Gardasil Vaccine (HPV), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Gardasil is a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Gardasil is a sterile preparation for intramuscular injection and contains purified inactive proteins from HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18. The proteins in Gardasil are structural, virus-like proteins (VLP) that resemble the HPV virus. […]

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Stillbirth Risk Rises With Prolonged Pregnancies

Stillbirth Risk Rises With Prolonged Pregnancies

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The longer a pregnancy continues past term, the higher the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study that analyzed 15 million pregnancies. The highest risk of stillbirth occurred when pregnancies went beyond 41 weeks — then the odds rose by 87%, the British researchers […]

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How Does Sunshine During Pregnancy Affect Learning?

How Does Sunshine During Pregnancy Affect Learning?

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids whose moms don’t get enough sunshine during pregnancy may be more likely to develop learning difficulties, researchers report. The finding stems from data on more than 422,000 school-aged children in Scotland. Low levels of exposure to UVB rays — but not UVA sunlight — […]

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acyclovir, Zovirax

acyclovir, Zovirax

What is acyclovir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Acyclovir is an antiviral drug, a synthetic nucleoside analogue, that has inhibitory activity (interferes with viral replication) against the herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes), varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox), and Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Viruses take over living […]

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Health Tip: IUD Fast Facts

Health Tip: IUD Fast Facts

(HealthDay News) — An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T-shaped device that is placed in the uterus by a doctor. The cervix keeps it in place and, once it is in, you typically cannot feel it. Latest Women’s Health News Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom […]

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Health Tip: Reducing PMS Symptoms

Health Tip: Reducing PMS Symptoms

(HealthDay News) — From crying spells to food cravings, many women feel physical or emotional changes before menstruation. These symptoms can be signs of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Latest Women’s Health News To help reduce PMS symptoms, the ACOG recommends: If your symptoms interfere with work or personal […]

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Boniva (ibandronate)

Boniva (ibandronate)

What is ibandronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ibandronate is an oral and intravenous drug that is used for treating osteoporosis. It is a member of the bisphosphonate class of drugs which includes etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bone is in a constant state of remodeling. New bone […]