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Health Tip: Treating a Yeast Infection

Latest Women’s Health News (HealthDay News) — Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its uncomfortable symptoms may include burning and itching. A yeast infection is typically treated with an antifungal medicine. This drug usually can be purchased over-the-counter, and comes in […]

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Male Fertility Supplements Fail to Deliver

Male Fertility Supplements Fail to Deliver

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Supplements containing zinc and folic acid don’t appear to boost male fertility, a new study finds. Despite marketing claims, these supplements don’t improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts or sperm function, researchers say. “Our results suggest that these dietary supplements have little to no effect […]

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Yeast infections vs. STDs in Men and Women

Yeast infections vs. STDs in Men and Women

What are STDs? STDs, also termed sexually transmitted diseases, are infections that are mainly transmitted to others during direct sexual contact (genital, anal and/or oral); a few types may be contracted by nonsexual means like needle sticks (for example, hepatitis B, AIDS). What is a yeast infection? A yeast infection is the invasion and multiplication […]

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Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many American teen girls and young women under the age of 21 are undergoing pelvic exams and Pap tests they just don’t need, a new study finds. “Parents of adolescents and young women should be aware that cervical cancer screening is not recommended routinely […]

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Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know

Chest pains during pregnancy: What to know

Pregnancy can cause discomfort and pain in many parts of the body. When these sensations occur in the chest, the cause is often pressure from the growing fetus, acid reflux, or other relatively harmless issues. In rare cases, this chest pain can result from cardiovascular issues or complications of pregnancy. Keep reading for more information […]

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Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know

Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know

Lower abdominal pain is pain that occurs below a person’s belly button. Bloating refers to a feeling of pressure or fullness in the abdomen, or a visibly distended abdomen. Sometimes, these symptoms occur together. Though occasional lower abdominal pain and bloating are common, a person should speak to their doctor if it becomes a regular […]

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

What is a hysterectomy? Uterine fibroids: Uterine fibroids are the single most common indication for hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the uterus (womb) is removed. This surgery for women is the most common non-obstetrical surgical procedure in the United States. Approximately 300 out of every 100,000 women will undergo a hysterectomy. Endometriosis […]