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Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections

October 28, 2009

Scientists have identified two genetic mutations that help account for the presence of recurring yeast infections in certain women.


Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

July 30, 2009

Women who are prone to the common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis, are less likely to have a recurrence if they take hormonal contraception, whether it be birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections, new research suggests.


Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

July 27, 2009

A drug used to help prevent recurring breast cancer appears to hold promise as a treatment for deadly fungal infections, new research has found.


Women's Sexual Health Issues Hit Home

June 25, 2009

A new survey finds that 70 percent of American women have experienced a sexual health issue, and 22 percent felt very or extremely concerned about it.


Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

March 26, 2009

Imagine how much nicer it would be to get vaccinated by drinking a yogurt smoothie instead of being poked by a needle.


Antibiotics May Kill Off Healthy Bacteria in the Gut

November 17, 2008

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2008 (Health.com) — Most of the bacteria that live in a healthy person’s intestines will bounce right back after they’re killed during an antibiotic attack, according to a new study.
But several types are wiped out by a course of Cipro, or they survive only in much smaller numbers, reports Stanford University’s Les [...]


Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

November 14, 2008

THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) — Teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) become highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes just weeks or months after treatment, researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report.
The findings, according to the researchers, suggest that treating PID “with a prescription and a brochure” isn’t enough to change [...]


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