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Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is excessive blood loss within 24 hours of delivery. The definition is > 500 mL of blood loss in a vaginal birth, > 700 mL in assisted delivery or > 1000 mL if a C-section. PPH is a leading cause of maternal mortality throughout the world and occurs in 2% of all […]

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and women have much higher rates than men. Women face a quadruple threat for osteoarthritis: hormones, biology, a genetic predisposition and more recently, obesity. About 60% of the 27 million individuals in the U.S. that have arthritis are women. Prior to age 55, more men tend to […]

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Nausea can be a significant side effect of numerous chemotherapy medications and preventing and treating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a priority in oncology patients. There are indeed some important and often effective conventional medications but even then, the symptoms can occur in 25% (vomiting) and 61% (nausea) of cancer patients. Nausea and […]

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Menstrual cramps, when due to functional problems and the release of prostaglandin F2alpha in the menstrual fluid, are a common monthly problem in menstruating women. The usual immediate treatments are anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandin inhibitors. One such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid. A prospective, randomized, crossover study was conducted for 2 months in 122 […]

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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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This clinical trial evaluated the effects of treating postmenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) using Tribulus terrestris. All women received testing including mammography, vaginal ultrasounds, and serum levels of prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, total testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin before enrollment. Study participants were randomized to two groups with the treatment group […]

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Women with mild to moderate postpartum depression were enrolled in this study in Tehran, Iran, the site of many botanical studies in the last few years. Women were ages 18-45 and were 4-12 weeks post childbirth. To be included in the study they had to have a score of 10 or more and 18 or […]

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The objective of this 8 week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a standardized extract of Ashwagandha for controlling weight and improving general well-being in adults with chronic stress. Individuals were selected from several outpatient clinics in Pune, India, for the purpose of addressing stress and being overweight. Inclusion […]

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