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Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?

Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed a skin patch that might one day give women the ability to self-administer long-acting birth control. The patch, which contains “micro-needles” absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives. Those methods […]

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norethindrone (Aygestin)

norethindrone (Aygestin)

What is oral norethindrone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Norethindrone is a man-made progestin used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and related condtions (such as amenorrhea and endometriosis). Progestins are steroid hormones that have the same effect as progesterone. Norethindrone works by stopping gonadotropin production from the pituitary gland, leading to prevention […]

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Metrogel (metronidazole) Side Effects

Metrogel (metronidazole) Side Effects

What is Metrogel (metronidazole), and what is it used for? Metrogel, Metrocream, and Metrogel Vaginal (metronidazole topical) is an antibiotic effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Metrogel and Metrocream topical gel, cream, and lotion are used for treating rosacea. Metrogel Vaginal is used to treat bacterial vaginosis. It is not effective in treating Candidal […]

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Irregular Periods, Shorter Life Span?

Irregular Periods, Shorter Life Span?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women whose menstrual cycles persistently vary from the 28-day norm may have an increased risk of earlier death, new research suggests. The study found that women who had irregular periods or extra-long menstrual cycles had as much as a one-third […]

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Before Choosing an IUD for Birth Control, Know the Facts

Before Choosing an IUD for Birth Control, Know the Facts

Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite the fact that intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are extremely effective forms of birth control, one expert thinks many women don’t have all the facts when considering the option. Ob-gyn Dr. M. Kathleen Borchardt, from Houston Methodist Health System, is hoping to set the […]

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Germ Transplant Helps Women With Tough-to-Treat Vaginal Infections

Germ Transplant Helps Women With Tough-to-Treat Vaginal Infections

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women that’s usually easily treated with antibiotics. But for those who develop recurrent infections, treatment options have been limited. Now, Israeli researchers report they were able to put recurrent infections into remission in […]

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Make All Hormonal Birth Control Available Without Prescription, Doctors’ Group Says

Make All Hormonal Birth Control Available Without Prescription, Doctors’ Group Says

Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A leading group of U.S. doctors has broadened its guidelines on birth control, recommending that all forms of hormonal contraceptives, including vaginal rings and contraceptive patches, be sold over the counter. In addition, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said DMPA (depot […]

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Is It Safe to Order Your Birth Control Online?

Is It Safe to Order Your Birth Control Online?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In recent years, a growing number of companies have been offering prescriptions for birth control through web-based services and smartphone apps. Now a “secret shopper” study suggests it’s a safe and reliable source for women. So-called “telecontraception” services have emerged […]

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Forteo (teriparatide)

Forteo (teriparatide)

What is teriparatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Teriparatide (Forteo) is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis, a bone disease that over time causes bones to become fragile and more likely to break. Teriparatide is similar to human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and is made using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology. PTH is […]

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Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Hysterectomy Procedure Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn. This once common surgical option for hysterectomy or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) has been linked to worse outcomes for patients with […]