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Uterine Growths

Uterine Growths

What other medical treatments are available for uterine fibroids? It is important to remember that fibroids only require treatment if they cause bleeding or pain. There are several medical treatments available for fibroids. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can provide many benefits for women with fibroids. They decrease the amount of uterine bleeding by about […]

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Vaginitis (Inflammation of the Vagina)

Vaginitis (Inflammation of the Vagina)

Vaginitis definition and facts Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Symptoms of vaginitis include vaginal pain or discomfort, itching, discharge, and odor. Pain with urination or during sexual intercourse is also common. Vaginitis may be due to infections or non-infectious causes. Infectious vaginitis may be due to bacteria, fungus, or the parasitic organism known as […]

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Pot Is Bad News for Baby During Pregnancy

Pot Is Bad News for Baby During Pregnancy

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking pot regularly during pregnancy won’t do your baby any favors, researchers warn. They studied sonograms from nearly 450 pregnant women who said they used marijuana daily. The researchers concluded that daily use of the drug is associated with delayed fetal growth, which may increase […]

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Is Childbirth More Dangerous in Rural Areas?

Is Childbirth More Dangerous in Rural Areas?

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you are pregnant and live in a rural area of the United States, new research shows that you’re at higher risk of life-threatening complications or death during or after childbirth. “Our study suggests that geographic disparities may put rural women at an increased risk […]

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Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria

Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria

New evidence shows that many makeup products that have passed their expiry date, as well as many beauty tools — particularly makeup sponges — that people do not periodically clean, harbor potentially harmful bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Share on PinterestDirty makeup sponges harbor the highest amount of bacteria among beauty products, […]

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Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Latest Sexual Health News (HealthDay News) — Arguing with a partner or feeling anxious about meeting the in-laws can induce stress. When these strains are intense or prolonged, your heart can suffer, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. The school mentions these healthier ways to deal with relationship stress: Discuss life stresses with your doctor. Check if […]

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Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that grow in the wall of the uterus. When fibroids cause heavy bleeding or painful symptoms, and other treatments are ineffective, a doctor may recommend surgery. Fibroids are common, but it is challenging for doctors to determine what percentage of people have them, as not everyone experiences symptoms. According to […]

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Mom-to-Be’s Diabetes May Up Odds of Heart Disease in Her Kids

Mom-to-Be’s Diabetes May Up Odds of Heart Disease in Her Kids

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had diabetes before or during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing heart disease by age 40, according to a new study. The findings “highlight the importance of effective strategies for screening and preventing diabetes in women of childbearing age,” said study […]

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14 myths about pregnancy

14 myths about pregnancy

Most people have heard pregnancy-related advice or information, which often focuses on what different symptoms mean, how to tell the sex of the baby, and what a woman can and cannot do during pregnancy. Although some pieces of information, particularly those from healthcare professionals, can be accurate and helpful, lots of myths circulate pregnancy. Here, […]