Tag: "vaginal" at medical news
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...d intercourse and 10 percent had experienced oral, vaginal
or anal intercourse. Twenty-two percent had been subjected to exposure, which the researchers did not include as sexual abuse. "These figures, which are fairly representative of the general population, indicate that sexual abuse is quite prevalent...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...eeffects were reported by 18 women (primarily mild vaginal
redness or itching)but not serious enough to disco...fferGel and othermicrobicides work by reducing the vaginal
pH level, increasing the naturalacidity that provides a harsh environment fatal to many microorganis...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...d the world and placepatients into categories like vaginal
delivery without complications or simplepneumonia and pleurisy age greater than 17. "DRGs convert the patient to an object and the body into a collection oforgans and systems," says Dirsmith, the Penn State researcher. This classific...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...nuation," Ettinger said. "With Evista, there is no vaginal
bleeding and nobreast tenderness, which may result in women continuing therapy over the longerterm." In studies up to 39 months, Evista did not stimulate reproductive tissue orincrease breast or endometrial cancer risks. The first interim MORE findin...
'DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too
...s found an extremely rare reproductivetract tumor, vaginal
adenocarcinoma, in the young daughters of the treatedwomen. Although the incidence of cancer was ultimately determined to be low,other abnormalities, including poor reproductive outcome in DES daughters, arequite common. Other well-known us...
New outpatient surgery is helping women with stress incontinence
...a new outpatientprocedure called TVT (tension-free vaginal
tape) now is being tested on femalepatients. The tape forms a hammock for the bladder. Carl G. Klutke, M.D., associate professor of urologic surgery at WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine in St. Louis, reviewed his experience with TVT onApril 30,...
Bacterial vaginosis seems to affect miscarriage in early pregnancy
...ion rate between these women and those with normal vaginal
bacteria (flora). However, say Ralph et al, 31.6 p...r as opposed to 18.5 per cent of women with normal vaginal
flora. This increased risk remained significant even after the researchers accounted for factors kn...
Expectant mothers should know that most midwives would aim for a vaginal birth rather than a caesarean
Midwives would prefer a vaginal
delivery Ninety six per cent of female midwives would opt for a vaginal
delivery as their first choice of giving birth report two obstetricians in a letter in this week's B...
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...hetic agents that can be used to block the pain of vaginal
delivery orprovide anesthesia for a C-section. In... who had aC-section was 191 pounds, the average of vaginal
delivery was 182. "Weight alone isn't the best way to compare people, since obviously atall ...
Duke team seeks novel vaccine strategy for HIV
...observations about theprostitutes come in. In the vaginal
mucosal lining of these women, researchershave detected secretory IgA (S-IgA) that specifically binds to HIV. S-IgA is atype of antibody that is produced and secreted into mucosal secretions toprotect the body against bacteria and viruses that attac...
Study examines STDs among women-to-women sex partners
...isexual women, information about specific STDs and vaginal
conditions, findingsso far from the study, and rec...fy. BV is a common cause of vaginitis and abnormal vaginal
discharge. Itmay also be to blame for one out of five cases of preterm labor or babies bornwith low ...
Cedars-Sinai researchers participate in study to assess effects of soy-based supplement on symptoms of menopause
...ting in a variety of symptoms, including insomnia, vaginal
dryness, mood swings, night sweats and hot flushes - a sense of warmth that begins on the face and radiates to the neck and chest. These symptoms often are treated with estrogen replacement therapy but increased levels of estrogen can result in an o...
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
...therapy can relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal
atrophy and osteoporosis in women who have had their ovaries removed, many such women who take estrogen still report a loss of sexual desire, activity and pleasure, as well as reduced overall sense of well being. Norm Mazer, MD, PhD, senior med...
Post-cesarean delivery dilemma: to cesarean again, or not?
...k between elective repeat cesarean, and labor with vaginal
birth among women who had cesarean before Ann ...en who'd had previous cesarean deliveries consider vaginal
birth; at other times, another cesarean. This polarization has left some women questioning what's be...
Low dose estrogen improves bone health
...ach visit by a questionnaire. Women kept track of vaginal
bleeding with diaries and endometrial thickness was measured to the closest 1mm by transvaginal ultrasound. Bone mineral density of the hip, lumbar spine and total body was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan) at the first visit....
Atrophic vaginitis -- a common and treatable condition for women past menopause
...initis, an inflammation of or an irritation of the vaginal
tissues and a decrease in lubrication. The often-o...levels. Symptoms appear gradually and may include: vaginal
itching or burning in the vulva; irritation or pain during intercourse; light bleed...
Safer estrogen targets painful intercourse in older women
...rm of estrogen that could improve the treatment of vaginal
atrophy, commonly referred to as vaginal
dryness. Experienced by many postmenopausal and other women with lost or diminished ovarian function...
Yale researchers create topical estrogen that alleviates sexual dysfunction in menopausal women and eliminates side effects of conventional estrogen
To alleviate vaginal
dyspareunia or dryness, a painful symptom of menop...isease, bone loss associated with osteoporosis and vaginal
dryness, which affects about 40 percent of women within 10 years of the onset of menopause. But fear...
Lower dose hormone replacement therapy just as effective as often prescribed doses
... are just as effective at reducing hot flashes and vaginal
changes in postmenopausal women as currently presc...were proven effective at relieving hot flushes and vaginal
changes. The availability of lower doses should ease the fears of those who are concerned about the ...
High rates of caesarean section do not reflect women's preferences
...ng the numbers of women who have a straightforward vaginal
birth. A study in this week's BMJ finds that the e... safer for the newborn and more comfortable than a vaginal
delivery for most women. Alternatively, doctors may not have the opportunity or skills needed to eli...
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