Tag: "contraceptives" at medical news
Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy
...the disease. "It appears that progestin-only oral contraceptives
increase risk by nearlythree-fold and should not b...n's Hospital, about half chose to use hormonaloral contraceptives
and half chose a non-hormonal contraceptives. Of the womenopting to take birth control pills, 383 we...
Small Risk Of Pill Disappears After Ten Years
... million women throughout the world have used oral contraceptives
since their inception in 1959. Although the short... They conclude that the small risks of using oral contraceptives
are relevant only while they are being used and in the ten years after use ceases. After this time...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...e found no such effect. In fact, women taking oral contraceptives
showedslightly less of a stress response to caffeine than a control group of women. Lane's next study will measure the effects of eliminating caffeine fromthe diets of people with high blood pressure. The goal is to see if stoppingcaffeine us...
No link between oral contraceptives and myocardial infarction
and myocardial infarction: results of the MICA case-control study) (Commentary: Oral contraceptives
and myocardial infarction: reassuring new findings) There is no significantly increased risk of my...
Researchers seek postmenopausal women smokers for hormone, heart disease study
...leffects in smokers from certain discontinued oral contraceptives
high inestrogen. The UNC-CH researchers are conducting their study to learn whether womensmokers, who are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, could benefit evenmore than nonsmokers from supplemental estrogen, as the recentless-well-c...
Cautious evidence of third generation pill link to increase in thromboembolism
...lls representing 0.2 per cent of total use of oral contraceptives
in 1984; 17 per cent in 1988; 40 per cent in 1990 ...port for the hypothesis that third generation oral contraceptives
increase the risk of venous thromboembolism to a greater extent than second generation oral contrace...
U.S., Mexican scientific societies honor former Penn State professor
...d to the wideavailability of such products as oral contraceptives
and cortisone, a treatmentfor rheumatoid arthritis. The American Chemical Society and the Mexican Chemical Society will designatethe steroid work of Russell E. Marker and the development of the Mexican steroidindustry as an International Historic Che...
Scientific societies honor creation of the Mexican steroid hormone industry
...'s work later led to the wide availability of oral contraceptives
and cortisone, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Marker's work and the Mexican steroid hormone industry drastically reduced the cost of synthesizing progesterone. By the 1950s, over half of the sex hormones sold in the United States were produ...
Low-dose oral contraceptives are as protective against ovarian cancer as are older, high-dose pills, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
PITTSBURGH, July 24 -- Low-dose contraceptives
currently on the market are just as effective as t...women who are taking, or have taken, low-dose oral contraceptives
have a 40 percent reduction in risk of ovarian cancerthe same risk reduction provided by the older, ...
Emergency contraception is used when needed but doesn't increase high-risk sex, according to UCSF study
...d of the study. For example, if a woman uses oral contraceptives
inconsistently and switches to condoms but uses them more consistently or with emergency contraception as a back-up method, this may have a positive impact on unintended pregnancy rates. Future studies need to be done to determine the impact of incr...
Increase in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rate
...and the probability of undergoing an abortion when contraceptives
fail or are not used. In societies where large fa...al rate, but also on the extent to which women use contraceptives
and on their effectiveness. In theory, if all fecund women who did not wish to become pregnant pract...
Investigational oral contraceptive reduces premenstrual and menstrual symptoms
...on premenstrual symptoms in women newly using oral contraceptives
(OCs) and those who switched from previous OCs. Study Results There were 258 women who completed the study. At the end of cycle six, premenstrual and menstrual symptom scores on the negative affect and water retention scales were reduced significa...
UNC physicians seeking patients for blood clot, medication studies
...will be better able to make decisions about taking contraceptives
or hormone replacement drugs, both of which are associated with clotting." While treatment centers for bleeding disorders in hemophilia exist where different specialists work together, very few options exist for patients with thrombosis, he said. "We...
Teens' second pregnancy rates lower with long-term contraceptives
... first one is to encourage them to use a long-term contraceptives
such as Norplant or an intrauterine device, accord...e Childrens Hospital. "We suspect that these contraceptives
are uniquely effective with teenagers because they are currently the only methods that make the defa...
IUD still on the shelf for most women, survey shows
...se a condom. For example, with perfect use of oral contraceptives
only 0.1 percent of women get pregnant in the first year -- but more realistically, some women miss taking the pill on some days and so with typical use about 7 percent of women get pregnant while on the pill. The IUD typical failure rate is only 0.8...
Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill
...due to a blood clot that blocks circulation. Oral contraceptives
(OCs) are a mixture of synthetic female hormones. ...n whether to use second- or third- generation oral contraceptives
should be determined by the risk of venous thrombosis, blood clots deep in the leg, Algra says. Las...
Study shows synthetic pheromone in womens perfume increases intimate contact with men
... sexuality. In 1995 McCoy researched the role oral contraceptives
play in suppressing women's sexual interest. To he... the well-publicized study revealed that some oral contraceptives
instead enhanced a womans libido. In the pheromone study, one woman reported she engaged in kissing ...
The Pill may increase the risk of breast cancer according to a large study of younger women
...t was important not to over-state this risk. Oral contraceptives
have a lot of advantages as well as disadvantages,...f deaths from any cause amongst women who use oral contraceptives
is likely to be lower than women who have never used the Pill just as we have seen with hormone rep...
Long-term use of oral contraceptives could increase risk of cervical cancer for women with HPV
...ter risk of cervical cancer if they have used oral contraceptives
for five years or longer, suggest authors of a stu...h on Cancer (IARC) aimed to assess how use of oral contraceptives
affected risk of cervical cancer in women who tested positive for HPV DNA. The investigators poole...
Contraceptive needs of new mothers are unique and unmet
...ortunately, many of these same new mothers say the contraceptives
they currently use most often do not possess these...forms of intrauterine contraception. Intrauterine contraceptives
are easy to use, provide long-term protection from pregnancy and do not require a monthly trip to th...
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