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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of Chamomile Extract and Mefenamic acid (MA) on the severity of symptoms of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This study was conducted on 90 women in Iran, with 45 women in each group. Women were included if they were single, ages 18-35, normal body mass index, a […]

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Results from previous observational studies on the relationship between low serum levels of vitamin D and the risk for multiple sclerosis was recently advanced in a Finnish Maternity Cohort including 1.8 million samples of serum from 800,000 women. A group of 1092 women diagnosed with multiple sclerosis were included in the study and then matched […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, postpartum depression in the US is between 11%-20%. Postpartum depression is a disorder that affects the mother’s ability to care for and bond with her new infant, as well as her functioning in day to day life. It can also produce long lasting consequences in children’s cognitive, social-emotional […]

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Screening mammography guidelines have been confusing and conflicting since about 2009 when the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) made their evidence based guidelines of every other year starting at age 50 for average risk women. At the time, this was a sharp difference between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the […]

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We’re at the tail end of summer 2017, and a few things are on my mind. The total eclipse has passed, the number of and intensity of Western forest wild fires have been alarming, the number of hot days has been greater, and then there is the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The eclipse path of […]

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Douching is quite common among US women, especially African American women, despite previous research demonstrating negative health outcomes such as pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy. In the current prospective cohort study, researchers investigated whether douching or genital use of talcum powder was predictive of an increased risk for ovarian cancer. This was done in […]

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Pomegranate seeds have been used traditionally in Mediterranean countries and in ancient Ayurveda for a variety of disorders including infertility, insufficient breast milk, hypermenorrhea, and genital pain. Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids such as γ-linoleic acid (Gamma linolenic acid, or GLA) and linolenic acid and phytoestrogens (campesterol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol). These […]

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  Breast feeding exclusively decreases overall estrogen secretion and this mechanism is one that may contribute to the lowered risk of ovarian and breast cancer. This relationship may also link to lowering the risk of endometrial cancer. To investigate this, researchers pooled data from 17 studies (3 cohort and 14 case-controlled), that totaled 8981 parous […]

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