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Archive for October, 2010

One hundred twenty healthy Chinese women with a history or recurring bacterial vaginosis (BV) were randomly assigned to a daily vaginal probiotic capsule as prophylaxis that contained 8 billion colony forming units of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, L. acidophilus and Streptococcus thermophilus or a daily vaginal placebo capsule. Women were to insert the capsule 7 days on, […]

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Hops and Menopausal Symptoms

A recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study was done to examine the efficacy of a hops extract for relief of menopausal symptoms. 36 menopausal women were randomized to take either a placebo or the hops extract for a period of eight weeks and then they were switched to the opposite group for another 8 […]

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