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Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A woman’s age and previous pregnancy complications influence her odds of miscarriage, a new study says. The findings suggest that miscarriage and other pregnancy complications share underlying causes that require further investigation, according to the researchers. “More focused studies of these associations might lead to […]

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calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

calcium carbonate (Caltrate 600, Os-Cal 500, Tums)

What is calcium carbonate? Why is it used? Most people know that calcium is needed for strong bones, but it’s also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand, to send messages through the nervous system, and to secrete hormones and enzymes. This is the most abundant mineral in your body and makes […]

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Herpes Viruses Can Reactivate In Astronauts While in Space: Study

Herpes Viruses Can Reactivate In Astronauts While in Space: Study

Reactivation of herpes viruses is more likely to occur in astronauts the longer they are in space, a new study says. Latest Sexual Health News NASA researchers checked for eight human herpes viruses in blood, urine and saliva samples from astronauts before, during and after shorter space shuttle flights and longer International Space Station missions, […]

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What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

What Works Best for Women Struggling With a Leaky Bladder?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds. In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were better off with behavioral approaches […]

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Could Male Twin’s Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Could Male Twin’s Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 13,800 twin births in Norway between 1967 and 1978. Compared to women with […]

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eflornithine (Vaniqa)

eflornithine (Vaniqa)

What is eflornithine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Eflornithine is the first topical drug (used on the skin) for the treatment of unwanted facial and chin hair. It does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth. The cells surrounding the base of each hair (called the hair follicle) undergo rapid […]

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Evista (raloxifene)

Evista (raloxifene)

What are the uses for raloxifene? Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate. What brand names are available for raloxifene? Evista Is raloxifene available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription […]

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mifepristone (Mifeprex)

mifepristone (Mifeprex)

What is mifepristone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid with antiprogesterone and antiglucocorticoid effects. It is used for terminating pregnancy and treating people with Cushing syndrome. Progesterone is a female hormone and the principal progestational hormone. Progesterone prepares the uterus (the womb) to receive and sustain the fertilized […]