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A Guide to Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

Many of us feel that since we look fit we can handle minor disorders in our body


However that might not be the case; you might be overlooking some ailments just because you are unfamiliar with them. Bacterial Vaginosis is one such problem many females suffer from and they are often unaware of it.

Signs to Detect the Disease: 

  • There is a whitish or grayish thin discharge from the vagina
  • The fishy odor from the discharge
  • Inflammation and itchiness at advancing stages
  • Burning Sensation during urination

Often the above symptoms may not be clear. There are times when you live in doubt whether there is a problem or not. Remember, you are dealing with the most delicate as well as vital organ and there are various reasons which might make you vulnerable to this infection.

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Effective treatment for acute abnormal uterine bleeding

New research from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) found a progestogen-only treatment halted bleeding in women suffering from extremely heavy periods,


according to the study published online by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"Excessive uterine bleeding is a common problem we see in gynecological practices and emergency rooms. It can interfere with women's daily activities and put them at risk for anemia and other more serious health consequences caused by blood loss," said Anita L. Nelson, MD, a LA BioMed lead investigator and corresponding author of the study. "Until now, there has been no Food and Drug Administration-approved products for short-term treatment of this condition. Based on our study, we conclude that this new progestogen-only treatment is effective in stopping acute abnormal uterine bleeding."

Within five days of receiving the therapy, bleeding had ceased in 44 of the 48 women in the study, and the other four were only experiencing spotting. The mean time to bleeding cessation was 2.6 days, leading the researchers to conclude the progestogen-only treatment was an effective short-term therapy for acute abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Birth Control Pills Affect Memory

Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research


Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details.

"What's most exciting about this study is that it shows the use of hormonal contraception alters memory," UCI graduate researcher Shawn Nielsen said. "There are only a handful of studies examining the cognitive effects of the pill, and more than 100 million women use it worldwide."

She stressed that the medications did not damage memory. "It's a change in the type of information they remember, not a deficit."

The change makes sense, said Nielsen, who works with neurobiologist Larry Cahill, because contraceptives suppress sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. Those hormones were previously linked to women's strong "left brain" memory by Cahill's research group.

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